After the events this week in Charlotesville, M.C Bizzle sat down with Wade-O to talk about what is going on in America and race relations. What do you think about the events? Drop us a line below!
Born with a God given talent for music in general, the Los Angeles raised M.C. Bizzle (born Mark J. Felder) wrote his first rap verse at no older than 8 years old and also started writing R&B around that same time. He, now at 33 years old, has over 20 years under his belt as a writer and the experience shows in his sound and versatility.
Between the years 2004-2008 Bizzle released L.A.V. Mixtapes Vol. 1-5 in Southern California. He then released Dirty West Mixtapes 1 and 2 with 360 Records in Houston TX, and went back to CA to release his biggest yet, â€œCertified Mixtapeâ€. In 2005 he was offered a deal by 360 Records out of Houston and declined. Two years later he was offered a deal with Blackground/Universal, but he also declined that offer. Heâ€™s put on many successful shows as the headliner and opened up for artists like Lil Wayne, Juelz Santana, Lil Boosie, and more. Heâ€™s also worked with platinum producer Chink Santana, Darock Ramos, Stack Bundles, Lil Eazy E, Roccett from CTE, Dirty Birdy, Pretty Willie aka P-Dub, Mouthpi3ce, and many more including a compilation project feat. Ne-You, The Game, Nelly, David Banner, T.I., Akon, and many more. Bizzle spent 3 years preparing his debut album â€œGrind Paysâ€. With multiple singles gaining momentum, his myspace plays quickly reached over 500,000.With his street buzz in the Los Angeles and I.E. areas and his success on myspace, the expectations for the album were big, but God had bigger plans for Bizzle. In 2008 Bizzle started attending church more frequently and his relationship with God grew even stronger.
As a result of this he felt he needed to take his music in a new direction. In January 2010 he released the track â€œYou Got Some Explaining to Doâ€, a song directed towards Jay-Z, calling him out on his negative references towards Jesus in his raps; which caused a lot of controversy. The buzz was bigger that he could have ever imagined.
After continuously being called the â€œChristian Rapperâ€ that dissed Jay Z, Bizzle decided that he wanted to continue his movement to bring Glory to Christ through his music. He released his first Christian Mixtape entitled â€œThe Messengerâ€ in March of 2010. â€œThe Messengerâ€ was a huge success, receiving over 20,000 downloads and creating an even bigger buzz on the internet, with his views on Worldstarhiphop.com, Allhiphop.com, Mediatakeout.com, Bossip.com, youtube.com, etcâ€¦ totaling well over 3 million. Bizzle has done countless interviews on websites and radio shows such as Kingdomswag.com, Wade-O Radio, Dasouth.com, Holla-Fest radio, itmlive radio, G1 Magazine, NFormD TV just to name a few. He was also invited to perform at one of the largest music festivals in the United States, the South by Southwest 2010 & 2013 Music Festival and Conference in Austin, TX. Bizzle has since released The Messenger 2:Delivered, The Messenger 3:Truth Music, and Best Of Both Worlds: Knowledge and Zeal (A collaboration with P-Dub aka Pretty Willie). With each mixtape his buzz has grown even bigger.
In June 2011, he independently released his debut album â€œTough Love & Parablesâ€ which featured singles â€œForgive Meâ€ featuring Jin The Emcee (Produced by Boi-1da) and â€œBetter Wayâ€ featuring P-Dub aka Willie Moore Jr. under his own â€œGod Over Moneyâ€ label. â€œTough Love & Parablesâ€ was a huge success debuting at #7 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts and #15 on the Billboard Gospel charts. In February 2012 he joined forces with Willie â€œP-Dubâ€ Moore Jr. again; this time for a â€œBest Of Both Worldsâ€ album. The collaborative project hit #5 on iTunes Hip-Hop charts and #2 on AmazonMp3. Two years after the overwhelming success of his debut album, Bizzle released his highly anticipated sophomore album â€œThe Good Fightâ€ in May 2013. The collaborative project with Grammy award winning producer Boi-1da, did double the numbers in half the time and debuted at #1 on the iTunes and Amazon Hip Hop charts, #2 on the Billboards Gospel charts and #11 on the Billboard Hip Hop charts. The Good Fight also received the 2014 Stellar Award nomination for Best Christian Hip Hop album.
In July of 2014 Bizzle released â€œWell Wishes.â€ The project is a heavy collaborative Christian Hip Hop album in which 100% of the profits are going towards building water wells in Mozambique Africa. Well Wishes reached #2 on the Christian Gospel billboard charts and #12 on the Hip Hop/Rap billboard charts.