By Marvianna Gray
Just when I was looking for some new music to vibe to this winter, I was lucky enough to stumble upon the talented members of MHPG Sound again. I’ve always been a fan of these guys but it’s so refreshing coming back to their music. Group mates Mali Smith, Apex Trizzy, Matthew Ali, and Cash Cobain are going harder than before and showing us why they’re the Most Hated Power Gang in the Tri-State area. With the help of their producers Keem XIX98 & Jackwiththemac, MHPG was able to silence the haters and deliver exceptional rhymes over some pretty dope beats on their highly anticipated project “Little Did They Know,” which dropped this past June.
What I enjoy most about MHPG is the guys are just as honest as their music. I had the pleasure of interviewing group member and producer Matthew Ali and I just had to ask “Who does MHPG make music for?” The response I got was both unexpected and …. REAL!
“That reminds me of the Twitter meme (who does this artist make music for?) So I’m gonna answer funny like that, MHPG Sound makes music for niggas who get caught cheating & say “believe what you want.”
Of course I blurted out laughing at the bluntness but I couldn’t even be mad at it, music is a form of expression for everyone. However, on a more serious note Ali continued by saying MHPG tries to keep their music as diverse as possible, so there’s a little bit of something for all of their fans.
Lyrics for the hip-hop purists, excellent beats for the fans of Sonics/production. R&B and down tempo for the ladies. Bangers & trap music for the clubs & shows. We do it all.
So what’s next for MHPG Sound? Well, Mali Smith’s 3rd and long over due solo project is underway and set to be released in Spring 2019. Matthew Ali’s wrapping up the finishing touches on his tape Antisocial Butterfly which he’s planning to unveil by the end of this year or early next year (release party details TBA).
We can’t reveal too many of the surprises but just know MHPG Sound is sending us two new tracks as we wait for their upcoming projects, Bounce Bounce, by Cash & Ali and Crew Love, by Mali & Spaceli Vietnam. Also dropping in March, be on the lookout for some new music from Cash Cobain Cash Cobain 2 and possibly an MHPG college tour! The gang is working toward performing at major universities within the Tri-state like Rutgers, Syracuse, William Paterson and MORE!
MHPG Sound is just getting started and they’ve definitely got us covered with the music and visuals this season, #Aphillyates keep checking back to see what the guys are up to and if they’re coming to a city near you!