The first time Naj entered the contest it was for no jokes. He made mention it was his last $25 but felt why not enter. For the next three months he would go on to verbally assault the competition. The bars along with the relevancy of the subject matter and the demeanor carried him to victory. Our producer of the month SmartBoy Beatz made it a perfect match.
The next month he literally came to the studio from work in office gear to handle his business. Remaining a humble individual once locked in the booth the Mamba mentality rose to the surface. As you can view in the below video, it wasn't a problem dismantling the competition in a suit and tie.
“Hip-Hop is like a sport,” said Naj when explaining shots he took at other artists during one of the contests. He is not afraid to claim his crown and enjoys the competition aspect of the rap game. Each time he defended his spot, he wore an ensemble such as a cap and gown, or a boxing outfit, just to add a little extra sting to the punches.
Naj has built many relationships during his tenure as champion. Producers have reached out to him complimenting his consistency, style, and even offering to send beats. One relationship he definitely developed was with our 2x winning producer of the month and recently inked Patchwerk Beatz participant, Smart Boy. The two built chemistry and have been working together on music which should be hitting the streets very soon!
This contest is meant for real emcees and Naj Murph’s reign has shown that. True lyricism is undeniable. We all are expecting big things from the 3x champ and are grateful for the opportunity to build a relationship with him as well.
That Tight 32 Contest takes place every last Thursday of the month. For more information, and details on how to enter, click here.