Entering the entertainment industry is not always a smooth ride. While creating music takes talent, it takes immense commitment and work ethic for one to survive controversies. Rising artist Macntaj has been nothing but professional when he faced a brawl between a fellow artist regarding the artistry behind his music video. But the rapper rose to the occasion, proving that his success sprung from his own uniqueness and authority as an artist.
Macntaj is one of the most prolific artists of his generation, spending his time between Sacramento and Seattle over the past few years. His masterful creations, including the visually stunning “Freefall,” have captivated audiences across the globe. The rapper is known for his attention to detail, from the lyrics to the visual representation of his tracks.
Despite his dedication as an artist, Macntaj’s journey has never been easy, especially when Tory Lanez plagiarized his song “Hood Burger.” But he did not let the circumstances stop him. Proving that he is here to stay, Macntaj released another single and music video for his February release entitled “Love Me The Same.”
Shortly after the success of “Love Me The Same,” Macntaj attracted the attention of Sacramento rap legend X-Raided, founder of Bloc Star Evolution. As a result, the rapper was able to secure a seven-figure deal with X-Raided’s label, propelling his career to the next level.
“I always believed in myself, always believed my brand offered something different,” shared Macntaj. “I’ve never claimed to be anything that I wasn’t. Everything I put in my music is from my life and nobody else’s: the good, the bad, and the ugly. I want to show kids who feel like the world is against them that they can succeed,” the artist added further.
Macntaj used his adversities to grow as an artist, and it paid off. Last June, the rapper released another masterpiece called “Look Up.” The single caught everyone’s attention with its profound lyrics and “emotionally raw” music video. Macntaj is best known for his colorful, comedic, and creative visuals, and he did not disappoint his loyal fans in “Look Up.” Critics have said that his June release is his most powerful work to date.
Following the success of his singles, Macntaj launched Big Bloc Meign, “a magnum opus of epic proportions.” The rapper wanted the album to amplify his goal of building a lasting legacy in the music industry, filled with music created to stand the test of time. Narrated by X-Raided himself, Big Bloc Meign tells the journey of Macntaj from an aspiring artist to a rapper standing at the pinnacle of stardom.
Big Bloc Meign sheds light on the hardships, loyalty and betrayal, failure and success, and the relationships Macntaj struggled with along his journey, leaving no stone unturned. The album is the rapper himself. It represents who Macntaj was, who is currently with his sound and musical taste, and where he aims to be in the next couple of years. Big Bloc Meign released on August 13, learn more about Macntaj and his upcoming album on his official website.