Welcolme to the Lumber Life, the contagious energy grounded in the neck of the woods of hip-hop that is Jitta On The Track aka Jordan Mackenzie. In the past year J.O.T.T. has completely emerged into our speakers, gaining heavy radio play in CT for his collaboration with his personal DJ, Dj Bent on the hit record “Connecticut Girls”. It was a house/hip hop record that took off immediately and has helped him to develop his relationships with radio stations and studios throughout the Tri State. Opening for Mac Miller and captivating the crowd was one of the many highlights of 2011.
His recently released mixtape “Be Right Back” hosted by Dj Big Mike, Harris Amilli & Dj Kg is still generating a lot of buzz in the streets the world over. Raised in the south in Florida Jordan was called “Jitt”, which is southern slang for a young kid. Staying true to his roots, Jitt became Jitta and he can be heard On The Track. The feeling of being an outcast in the south in regards to his northern style flow was a catalyst for J.O.T.T. to move and make Connecticut his home. Here has gained the attention of true pioneers such as Dj Premier and 45 King on the talk show Making The Beat. J.O.T.T. expressed that having Dj Premier take note of his music is one of the most memorable moments in his life. Jitta On The Track is one of the freshest hip hop artists emerging from the east coast with an undeniable natural talent for creating and performing, a dedicated work ethic and humility like no other.
Grammy nominated singer songwriter and Baltimore native born into a family of exceptional artists, Maimouna began performing traditional African and Native American songs on stage with her family at the age of five. As a youth she joined the Baltimore/Washington based musical theater group called Uprising. Maimouna toured nationally with Uprising as a lead vocalist. At the tender age of 16 Maimouna formed the jazz/hip-hop/funk/ band along with her cousin Omari “AzIz” Forman-Bey known as Cirius B. In the spring of 2003 the duo completed the recording of their independent debut album entitled “Subversive Activity”. Baltimore welcomed Cirius B with open arms and quickly became one of the city’s preeminent bands without exception to genre.
Also in 2003, Maimouna Youssef won the title of “Baltimore’s Idol” and began appearing frequently on Baltimore’s Fox 45 morning show as well as every major local radio station including 92.3FM’s Big Phat Morning show. Cirius B’s unique sound found it’s way to Grammy Award winning producer James Poyser and in 2004, Maimouna and Omari relocated to Philadelphia to work with. Maimouna’s dreams began to materialize when she was introduced to many of her favorite and most respected artists including the legendary hip-hop band The Roots. The Roots recognized Maimouna’s raw talent and was asked to sing lead vocals on their new hit single at the time, “Don’t Feel Right.” Shortly thereafter, Maimouna was packing her bags to join the Roots on their world tour. It was during this tour that Maimouna earned a name for herself as a world-class vocalist and emcee.
Kansas City, Missouri spitta "Watts The Future" is on the verge of something huge with his dope lyrics and wordplay he is due to make his mark in the hip hop scene. After a 2 year hiatus of polishing his skills, Watts is ready to go all in. After hearing one of his latest tracks "Atmosphere" it was clear Watts means business. The only way to go from here is up. Check out this dope interview.