Recognized as one of the most prolific rappers of his generation, Macntaj is indeed one to watch. The rapidly rising artist has been making great strides to make a buzz in the music industry. He recently added to his already well-built reputation with the release of his single “Blue in the Face.” In the same week, the rapper also released his debut album, Big Bloc Meign. Backed by beautiful and visually mesmerizing songs, many are asking what Macntaj will do next.
Growing up with divorced parents, Macntaj spent his formative years traveling between Seattle and Sacramento. The rapper grew up in gang culture. Spending most of his time with his mother and older brother, Macntaj experienced violence and childhood trauma. His brother, a frustrated boxer, would often use him as a punching bag. The artist has ensured neglect and abuse from a young age, but little did he know that his troubled teenage years would soon fuel his journey in the music landscape.
Macntaj first gained momentum in 2016 after getting featured on Bassnectar’s track called “Level Up” off of Unlimited. He was also on Bassnectar’s “Infrared,” part of the subsequent studio album Reflective. Furthermore, Macntaj collaborated with producer Levitate in 2017 for an EP entitled Omni, with tracks featuring Raz Simone and Gunplay.
On his own, Macntaj has also gained merit. He made waves in the music industry with his singles “Freefall” and “Hood Burger.” His songs are well-loved not only for their profound lyrics and unrivaled beats but also because the artist invests so much time and attention to their visual interpretations. In addition, Macntaj has cemented his name as a true artistic visionary when it comes to creating music videos, and audiences have certainly been swept off their feet.
But his celebrated visuals have not been without difficulty. Macntaj got himself involved in a feud with a fellow artist whose music video suspiciously closely resembled the one for his song “Hood Burger.” But instead of fueling the fire by debating, the rapper preferred to answer the allegations with what he does best: music. So to prove his unique vision, Macntaj released “Love Me The Same.”
Shortly after the controversy that stirred the music industry, Macntaj caught the attention of Sacramento rap legend X-Raided, who eventually offered him a seven-figure deal with his label, Bloc Star Evolution.
Following the success of his June release, “Look Up,” Macntaj immediately launched himself to create his first project with Bloc Star Evolution. Together with the label, the rapper released his debut album, Big Bloc Meign, a magnum opus of epic proportions. The album is narrated by X-Raided himself. It tells the rapper’s journey from his humble beginnings to his current status as a rising star.
In Big Bloc Meign, Macntaj also wanted music lovers to know him deeper. He shared stories of loyalty and betrayal, failure and success, relationship challenges, and his journey to obtaining his lifelong dream. With complete transparency, the artist fearlessly shared his life as an open book, and he wants his story to inspire others to reach great heights.
“I always believed in myself, always believed my brand offered something different. I’ve never claimed to be anything that I wasn’t. Everything I put in my music is from my life and nobody else’s–the good, the bad, and the ugly,” shared Macntaj. “I want to show kids who feel like the world is against them that they can succeed.”
Fortune favors the bold. Throughout his life, Macntaj has been nothing but bold. With music that reflects what he’s been through and where he wants to go, the rapper will indeed set deep roots in the industry.
Learn more about Macntaj on his website.