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Muja Messiah / Press

“It looks like a pretty sure bet that the next big thing in local rap is Brooklyn Park’s Muja Messiah, who goes for the throat on harder-edged material than Minneapolis is generally known for— both unflinching inner-city postcards and perceptive political material like “Patriot Act.” He’s also smart, funny, and has a knack for letting his personality shine through his material...”

“...The man isn't hesitant to boast, but any MC of his caliber who could survive the Bush era and come out stronger for it deserves to shoot his mouth off when he can. ”

City Pages 2009

“URB Magazine Next 100 - 2009”

URB Magazine

“Minneapolis Best Hip-Hop Artist 2009”

“Best Local Records - 2008 Critics Poll”

Star Tribune

“one of the "51 Best MySpace Rappers"”

VIBE Magazine

“...we could always use more hip hop that hits the streets and clubs as hard as it hits the headphones, and Muja Messiah spent most of 2008 emphatically claiming that sprawling turf.”

City Pages

“Muja Messiah...definitely -- thankfully -- not for everyone. The best music rarely is. ”

“...openness flows through all these tracks, exposing itself in ways that are both candid and harshly serious. It makes for a great mix of subject matter, not to mention some great music. ”

cd baby on "Thee Adventures of a B-Boy D-Boy"

“Even though having “one foot in the coffin, one foot in the cell” (as he raps on “MPLS Poppin”) doesn’t leave much room to move, Muja refuses to be boxed in. ”

Liberator Magazine

“...they gave Ghostface’s classic “Fish” instrumental to this dude I never heard of named, Muja Messiah. But on his freestyle homie got right like Nah, na’mean. ”

XXL Mag.com on "Get Loud Volume One"

“Self-described as lyrically "abrasive," Minnesota native Muja Messiah has verbally accosted his way into the national spotlight.”

“There’s a fine line, of course, between rebellion and cultural co-opting, and Muja seems to work this to his advantage. Neither black liberation nor his narrative of hustlin’ and pimpin’ exhaust Muja’s rap identity.”

Liberator Magazine

“Never mind the bullets, here's Muja Messiah”

“...this is an MC who's not afraid to analyze his path his life, a man who wears his thoughts and emotions as a badge of accomplishment. ”

cd baby on "Thee Adventures of a B-Boy D-Boy"

“Just when I thought the local scene was as saturated as it could possibly be - this is a small city to have as many big names as we do - Muja is able to inject it with something that, if not completely new, is at least new to us. ”

Max Ross - secretsofthecity.com

“...known for his politically incorrect satire as he combines serious issues along with comedy and street anthems that attract the ‘thinking wo/man’ to his sound. With politically charged subject matter...Messiah is lyrically bursting of passion and his message is stronger than ever! ”

cd baby

“Muja Messiah just may be the next big thing so we fully recommend you jump on the bandwagon while there's still room.”

l’etoile magazine

“He's the rare rapper who knows inner-city violence first hand- but who also knows plenty about politics, socioeconomics and other topics popular in so-called backpacker hip-hop. Muja Messiah is, thankfully, the rare Minneapolis rapper not trying to sound like Slug.”

Chris Riemenschnider - Star Tribune