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Jay Z – 4:44

The man that proclaims to be “Jehova” of the Hip Hop industry has set the record straight on 6.30.17. I hate to sound biased because I’ve always been a Jay-Z fan, but outside of his musical abilities, this man has displayed his intelligence on making sure his profit returns 10 fold. Note that you can only access his music on “Tidal”. That within itself, was a very strategic move on his part. Virtually the game has been changed far as Hip Hop albums or projects in general. It’s very simple now a days to obtain music outside of actually buying it. Snoop openly admitted he had to bootleg Jay-Z’s album! Take notes local artist!!! In most reviews of the album 4:44, I’ve read that Jay-Z has dropped a number of “Gems” referring to his advice and clearing the air far as gossip and his personal life experiences. The greatest “Gem” in this project, in my opinion is his display of how he handles his business not only as a Rapper, but as an Entrepreneur. The Album 4:44 is about 35 minutes long. Being an individual that reviews a ton of music on a daily basis, I appreciated the project. The instrumentals on this project aren’t linear to what’s hot today in Hip Hop, but he still manages to execute and deliver. This project is a reminder to Hip Hop fans everywhere of his authenticity as a business man and a Hip Hop Mogul of today’s generation.
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Mobb Deep’s Prodigy

Born in Hempstead, New York. Prodigy became a member of the duo Mobb Deep. Propelled to awareness partially by fellow rapper Nas, who took a similar approach lyrically on his Illmatic album from 1994, as well as with the aid of a successful single, "Shook Ones Pt. 2," Mobb Deep released The Infamous in 1995. Sadly to say, on June 20, 2017, it was reported that Prodigy died in Las Vegas, Nevada after having been hospitalized a few days earlier. Mafia Magazine offers its love and condolences to the Johnson family and friends. You will be missed...

Cleveland Albino: Street Graduate and Entrepreneur

albino2 Cleveland Albino is a legend in the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, which is the hometown he proudly represents. His music offers his own unique style. His entrepreneurial skills have earned him self-made success. In this interview he drops some serious knowledge To read more, please subscribe to the Sept/Oct 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!


TOM MARVEL – Comfortable in Our Own Skin

The ability to find beauty in the faults, expressions, and attitudes through pictures is but a small bit of what attracts most photographers…. For Tom Marvel, his long-time hobby (dating back to high school) turned more into a professional attribute encapsulates all of what makes expression wonderful… To read more, please subscribe to the March 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!

Onyx – Shotgunz In Hell


Damien Dix was once a street corner rapper, who often became strong competition for other local emcees. Eventually, he and his friend Shawn Hart (also his neighbor) created their own Independent Record Label they named (HAMP) which meant “Holla At Me Productions”. Later, Damien was offered a contract deal with a major label, but by him being an artist that is very conscience about the overall lyrical content of Rap. To read more, please subscribe to the March 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!

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DJ Khaled - I'm the One featuring Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper Justin Bieber and Quavo continues the island flow that DJ Khaled has been putting out lately. Bieber starts the track off with a much more mature sound than recent. Quavo brings in the rap with a Caribbean vibe that just melts into the music fantastically with a perfect follow up of Chance the Rapper. Bieber handles the hook between the sets and last but not least enters Lil Wayne, who seems to get better every time he performs.

DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. Again Khaled sticks with the island flow, Rihanna starts the track off, who in my opinion can do no wrong, her golden touch of talent and sex appeal comes through loud and clear. Bryson Tiller follows the Caribbean Queen with a sultry, solid performance that strongly compliments Rihanna's set and background vocals. Very seductive number.

Bruno Mars - That's What I Like.
Bruno Mars' latest release, "That's What I Like" has that "outdoor summer party" feel to it. One of those tracks that a crowd knows every word to and sings along with. There is a definite "early Bobby Brown" impression to this track who Mars himself admits was an early influence of his. "Thats what I like" is a timely hit that will probably rock on most car radios through the summer.


adina-559 Adina Howard is a music legend. When she burst on the scene back in the 90’s she created a sexual revolution that has endured through the ages. She taught us it’s ok to be sexy and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. With songs like “Freak Like Me”, “T-Shirt and Panties” to her more recent songs “Nasty Grind”, which is classic Adina to her powerful, inspirational song “Blasphemy”, which addresses the issues we are dealing with today, such as police brutality and racial injustice. She has been in the industry a long time and she has seen a lot of changes. She drops some major knowledge. So, pay attention! To read more, please subscribe to the Sept/Oct 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!


heather 2 Treasure is just one of many words to describe Heather Deleon. Her art is extraordinary, wonderful and inspirational! Her talents know no limits and she is always pushing herself to do better. But how can you improve on perfection? The answer, you can’t and the artwork of Heather Deleon is perfection personified! Not only is her artwork amazing, but the artist behind the artwork is beyond amazing! Her story will truly inspire! To read more, please subscribe to the Sept/Oct 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!


lajoy8 Lajoy Lampkin knew at an early age of 13 years old that she wanted to make a positive difference in the world and help others. Now at the age of 16 years old she has not strayed from her mission to help others. This young lady is on a journey to make a difference. To read more, please subscribe to the Sept/Oct 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine <a href="">here!</a href>


Full page photo New Jersey’s own D.R.E Lloyd definitely is fulfilling his destiny in music and he is doing it beautifully. The message and intellectual flow in his songs are powerful especially with songs like “So Far Gone”, which addresses the community issues we face today. His music definitely makes a statement. Just one listen and he will have you thinking about life, the way things are and wanting to help effect change. To read more, please subscribe to the Sept/Oct 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!


Dj Freddy Ayeee was inspired to become a Dj after the death of a close friend. From that moment DJ Ayeee pressed forward. He began doing house parties and his name spread quickly. DJ Ayeee eventually worked his way to several venues and bars. The Break Room Bar in Fullerton, CA was a spot DJ Freddy Ayeee caught attention. DJ Freddy Ayeee’s continued to grow and began working with Rich Reems of SavRichRecords. Be on the lookout for a new mixtape release soon. Here’s DJ Freddy Ayeee in his own words- To read more, please subscribe to the March 2017 issue of Mafia Magazine here!

Surviving a Traffic Stop: 5 Ways to Deal With Law Enforcement

We have all driven by someone that has been detained by the police on a highway. We have all felt a sense of relief that it was them instead of us. On the other hand, we have all at some point been on the receiving end of a traffic stop. Clearly it is no fun getting detained by a traffic cop, but it is not the end of the world. Here are 5 ways to deal with law enforcement officers. 1. Remember police officers are just regular people doing their jobs. They have to provide for their families the same as us. Don't give them attitude when they stop you. Listen to what they have to say pertaining to the reason why they stopped you. Sometimes they stop you because they can see things we can't and that very reason could save your life. 2. Provide any vehicle documentation they request. Keep in mind that by law we are required to carry this documentation and their job is to ensure that every citizen is in compliance with the laws for their state. 3. If you feel you were wrongly pulled over you can state your case but remember to not be offensive or do it in a disrespectful way. Don't forget they are people too and not all cops are corrupt. 4. Be patient you must understand that their equipment is limited and it takes a while for them to verify your information. They are going as fast as they can. 5. Stay informed of the laws for your state. Know your rights and their limits as to what they can and cannot do and give them the respect that you expect from them. The next time you are stopped by the police just remember these 5 tips and you could emerge from the experience with a warning and not a ticket. Police Officers are just people trying to earn a living trying to do their jobs and the good cops do outweigh the bad cops. Give them a chance cooperate and you will be fine.

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