12G – Dopeman Blues
12G is the undeniable evolution of an MC.
The Brooklyn raised, jack of all trades rapper has transitioned from Raw Talent to a Contender for the thrown.
In the last era of hip hop where challengers walked to the blocks of buzzing local spitters to battle, 12G torched all opposition under the alias Troublesome. As a newly emerging talent 12g/Troublesome began captivating crowds with amazing wordplay in cyphers and at block parties in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn.
Tackling any topic while being perfectly in sync with a beat many thought hip hop success was inevitable for the rising MC. Writing rhymes was an outlet for frustration, a voice for your story, a way to entertain your peers, everything except a source of income. Rap would take a back burner to the pursuit of fast money only the streets could provide.
The ambitious adolescent proved he could maneuver through the ins and outs of the underworld but financial prosperity could not over shadow the consequences for the lifestyle. After losing many allies to prison and violence, music began to look seemingly better than the road of illegally hustling. Troublesome slowly pulled himself out of the streets and placed his focus in performing at numerous venues, open mics and show cases (including The faces in the crowd showcase and The Pyramind ) while brewing up an underground classic.
The Definition of Trouble album
screamed raw talent giving listeners
a taste of sarcastic messages and rugged
bars over original production.
Armed with an arsenal of 14 tracks
and the same relentless hustle,
Troublesome pounded the pavement
in the Soho area reintroducing tourists
and locals to a level of lyricism
that was quickly becoming extinct
in the music industry.
One portable cd player, a case of cd’s
and an air tight pitch proved to be a perfect combination to get music to new ears. The album sold over a thousand units each summer under the nose of record execs and music labels before the undiscovered talent faded back into the shadows of Brooklyn.
The once troubled teen has inevitably returned to his musical passion under a new alias. Now a man, the MC has coined the name 12G, in reference to the east new york apartment he called home as a child. New music, new life experiences, new perspectives and a powerful sound will prove 12G is destined to erupt through the cracks of the underground.