Trenton, NJ’s own B-Mafia is an artist and entrepreneur worth lending an ear to. His ambition is first rate, as well as the story behind his grind. From rapper to executive B-Mafia has laid his own path. By prioritizing creative control with his brand B-Mafia has progressed in the industry. His Black Attire Entertainment movement is ever-growing. B-Mafia recently sat down with Parlé Magazine to speak on some of the moves he has been making. Parlé with me as I present to you, Black Attire Ent’s own B-Mafia.
Parlé Magazine: So tell us about your start in rapping in Trenton?
B Mafia: To be honest and as humble as possible, my start was like anybody else’s. I love my city, I love where I’m from. It was a struggle at times, but we all struggle. Getting past it is what it is all about. At the end of the day, I’ve always been ambitious. I seen something I wanted to do so I made it my dream. And today I am here presenting what I do to the world, and grinding to make it happen.
Parlé: Who were some of the artists from your area who you looked up to when you first started out?
B-Mafia: Poor Righteous Teachers were the main group that I looked up to and I admired their work. There are a lot of significantly dope artists, everybody has their own lane .
Parlé: I understand that you are more than just a rapper, you’re an entrepeneur as well?
B-Mafia: Yes, and thats something that I am proud of. I am the founder of BlackAttire Entertainment and co-producer of BlackPaperPromotions PaperClipz which is a DVD.
Parlé: What sparked your interests into being an executive?
B-Mafia: For me a lot of it was about creative control. Now this is not a knock on anyone but what I have learned is that with the majors everybody has an opinion, and in turn it costs. It’s like everyone has their hands in your pocket and you can’t be yourself. I wanted to control the product that I present, so I figured out a way to be my own boss.
Parlé: What is Black Attire?
B-Mafia: Black Attire is my label and it’s more of a movement to be real. I’m trying to make it a brand that will remain in the mouths of millions. From everything regarding music to parties.
Parlé: What are some of the projects that you have released already?
B Mafia: There are a lot brother, I’ve been grinding. There is DJ Smarts and B-Mafia presents Mafia’s Top Notch Vol.1; The Rebirth of B-Mafia and Dj Dirty Money and B-Mafia Presents Mafia’s Top Notch Vol.2 The Life You can find all of those on itunes, Amazon, Napster etc…. I just hope that everyone supports unsigned artists and cop 10 of each. (laughs)
Parlé: Right now I’m gonna take you back in time, the year is 1998, and on the box is Camron’s “Pull it” featuring DMX playing, what are you thinking?
B Mafia: Man you really took me back with that one and the reality is that song is very significant. More than anything I would probably be thinking, “wow I want to do that. I want to put words together like that and get that same response. To have people love it and vibe with me would be great.”
Parlé: If Hip-Hop were a person, what would u say to it?
B Mafia: I gotta say that’s a good one. To be real I would say “Thank you for the different lanes you have opened up for me in the world and everyone involved with the culture.”
Parlé: What would you say was one of the pivotal moments in the progression of yourself as an artist?
B Mafia: You just got a lot of good stuff up your sleeve I see. (laughs) Man, I would say when my 1st CD came out. I remember a brother brought it for his daughter. A couple days later he came back for 4 more, his daughter’s friends were digging the music. At the time I was shooting my 1st video which was titled, “Lost,” which is a song I wrote for my grandfather and my cousin. That occurrence was kind of a reassurance that I was doing what I am best at and what is the most productive.
Parlé: What is next for B Mafia?
B Mafia: Currently I’m working on Mafia’s Top Notch vol 2.5 and vol.3. The new year is upon us, my partner Sal, and I are thinking and discussing expanding. Potentially venturing into model management, which we would brand as Mafia’s Angels, so please be on the look out for all thats to come. Also check out my latest videos.
I just wanna thank you, DeVon, and Parlé Magazine for this opportunity.
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