The beauty about working in this music scene is easily interacting with the REAL hip hop heads, but also when you get the chance to chat with emcees, producers and so forth. Through Raw Side Hip Hop we’ve made all sorts of connects and let me be real – it’s dope AF. This week I scored a sick track in my inbox from Boston born emcee Mayhem of EMS. Mayhem has just started his own artist website, he’s got an e-newsletter and he’s a rapper who’s giving fans and others a unique insight into the man behind the mic.

Anyway, the track was banging man – a true hip hop track, a story told through rhyme over a sweet beat and I have to admit I bumped it on repeat for a bit. Now, I’d never heard this before – it’s not on Spotify, it’s one of those perks and ‘exclusives’ you get if you sign up to the Mayhem of EMS newsletter, so make sure you head over to and sign up.

Now, a little bit about the man behind the mic. Originally from Nigeria and settling in America brought with it plenty of struggles and experiences. Mayhem uses these alongside his silky smooth flow to paint pictures and tell stories. He’s not an ‘in your face’ rapper, but certainly one that captures and holds your attention. I can’t think of anyone who is overly similar, but he does have that Jurassic 5 feel about his flow. He’s got a solid body of work, but his most recent album alongside production master Reckonize Real titled ‘Audio Murals’ is well worth the listen. Lyrically, Mayhem can really pen a rhyme. He’s clever and creative and at home over the on-point production on this one. It’s a smooth journey and easy listen, one that you will play multiple times and still hear something you missed on the first spin.

So, get across to Mayhem’s new website, subscribe to his e-news and enjoy getting some exclusives and an insight to a quality emcee. Then check out Audio Murals and let me know what you think.

About The Author

By Brutus Maximus

Founder of Raw Side Hip Hop. Been rocking with the hip hop culture for over 30 years. Love the creativity, authenticity of the art and the culture as a whole. Shout out to the real ones making and supporting true hip hip and the artists who make it!