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King Mez Understands Music With a Message Is Bigger Than His Career

By Yoh | Posted October 3, 2016
King Mez is a newcomer who understands that artists have a role to play in the world.

King Mez Says J. Cole Gives N. Carolina Rappers Hope

By Nathan S. | Posted March 11, 2016
We sit down with Mez to talk about working with Dr. Dre on "Compton" and the changing landscape of N. Carolina hip-hop.

King Mez on “Compton,” Writing for Dr. Dre & the Impossible Dream (Interview)

By Nathan S. | Posted August 10, 2015
How Mez went from young Raleigh emcee to Dr. Dre's right hand man on "Compton."
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Real Recognize Real: King Mez on Biggie’s Influence, Azizi Gibson & More

By Nathan S. | Posted June 4, 2014
Sometimes it can feel like artists move through the world in their own bubble, orbiting around each other but never touching, especially in hip-hop...

The DJBooth & Tuff Tunezz Present: The Grassroots Effect

By richard | Posted July 1, 2012
The Kid Daytona, Phil Adé, Zumo Kollie & More to perform live July 19, at Providence's Firehouse 13.

SXSW Long Days and Longer Nights

By Ivan Ibarra | Posted March 19, 2011
Oddly enough, as the days have progressed during my stay in Austin my nights (sleeping-wise) have been reduced. Not too odd after all right? Anyways,...
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King Mez Jumps “In the Mix” [DJBooth Interview Exclusive]

By Matty K | Posted May 20, 2010
In a world twisted by disagreements, two-sided arguments and split decisions, is there anything that’s not up for debate? Yes - the South has turned...

King Mez Spits “919” for Freestyle Series

By richard | Posted March 4, 2010
New York, N.Y. -- King Mez, the North Carolina native who earned reader acclaim for mixtape cuts "Winter" and "So Long," has stepped into the Booth to...
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