M.O.P.’s Lil Fame Is Releasing His 1st Solo Album But He’s Still Mashing Out MCs (Audio)
Twenty-five years ago, M.O.P. asked “How About Some Hardcore?” They have been offering it ever since. Lil Fame and Billy Danze appear to have one of Rap’s strongest group bonds. The Brownsville, Brooklyn duo has remained in tact through the independent grind, mainstream recognition surrounding 2000’s Warriorz, and fruitless tenures that followed, both at Roc-A-Fella and G-Unit Records, respectively.
Bill Danze launched a music industry company, We Build Hits. Meanwhile, Fame has focused on production, lacing tracks on albums by AZ, Cormega, and Wu-Tang Clan compilations. In 2012, the MC/producer also known as Fizzy Womack released a collaborative side project with Termanology, called Fizzyology. However, the Mash Out Possé co-founders have never dropped solo albums.
In recent years, both Bill and Fame have spoken of plans to test their respective solo hands. Bill released a compelling breakaway video “6 O’Clock Briefing” ahead of the 2016 Presidential election. Four years removed from M.O.P.’s Street Certified EP (executive produced by DJ Premier), Fame releases the first glimpse and detail of his solo shot.
“Say Nothin'” is the song, from the album titled Walk Of Fame. Produced by I-Fresh, the track honors the script that Fizzy has kicked since his days running around with Biggie Smalls, Heather B, and longtime group affiliate Laze E. Laze. The MC spits orders, demanding that nothing be said to whoever it is that he’s verbally shaking down. It is armed robbery in audio, from an under-sung rapper throughout the ’90s, 2000s, and this decade.
Last week, Fame and Bill appeared on “Stomp Rappers,” by Apathy, also featuring Celph Titled. No date for Walk Of Fame has been given.