BIO

Seattle-based rapper and vocalist, Macntaj, has lived in two worlds since early childhood. The son of a broken marriage, Taj bounced between his mother's toxic household in south Seattle and his Ghanian father's spiritual lifestyle on Seattle's affluent Mercer Island.

 

At 15, gang life beckoned and offered Taj the respect he hoped would be an antidote to his anger and the negativity that formed the fabric of his home life. What it did offer was an initiation into a brotherhood that spanned Seattle and the notorious Garden Blocc neighborhood in Sacramento.


In his 20s, Macntaj found that the psychology of gang life no longer interested him. But he knew that he would never leave the relationships he had built. With the full support of his brothers in Seattle and Sac, Macntaj has focused his efforts and energy fully on music.

 

 

ABOUT THE ALBUM

Trappy Gilmore Vol. 2 is a hard-hitting, unorthodox approach to modern-day trap music, much like Adam Sandler's golfing technique in the movie, Happy Gilmore.

 

It articulates the day-to-day happenings - both beautiful and ugly - in the life of a self-proclaimed "trap nigga" across a plethora if moods, colors, and emotions.

 

 

“Everything I don’t like about myself, everything I am ashamed of does not exist in that moment of creating music."

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"If you had to put a label on Taj’s sound “Intelligent Street Rap” might fit well, as Macntaj past pain leaks through his music as a man who is today trying to better himself and his community around him."
- The Hype Magazine
"Macntaj is all gas no brakes on his debut project. Making a name for himself between Sacramento and Seattle with the recent signing to Bloc Star Entertainment, Macntaj might be the next breakout star from the West Coast."
- 1stDayFresh
"Peeling back another layer of himself as an artist and person with each video and single, it’s becoming clear Macntaj is an artistic mind the culture will eventually have to respect."
- The Source
"So filled with as much entendres and innuendos as his rhymes, Mac gives us some top-notch, eye-poppin’ looks with Ochit Wally from this Ike Watson production."
- Voicelessmusic