Published on January 20th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby0
Who Is Pesh Mayweather?
Back Story – Duct Tape Entertainment (Big Bank Black, Trouble, Alley Boy) affiliate Pesh Mayweather recently made his return to music with a new single entitled “Oh Ya” featuring Lil Keed (an affiliate of Young Thug’s YSL/300 Ent). “Oh Ya” has already started to receive airplay on Atlanta radio, and is heating up in the clubs. With a heavy violin/string sample, layered on heavy 808’s, the single pays homage to life in the street/trap. Pesh Mayweather drops melodic, yet distinctive lyrics that paint graphically unique pictures of modern day street life.
His new singles have been met with a warm reception, with Pesh appearing on Atlanta’s Hip Hop Station 94.5, and catching the support of the Core DJ’s.
Pesh Mayweather began his musical career under the mentorship of Atlanta’s Rico Wade and Ray Murray, the producers known collectively as Organized Noise of the illustrious Dungeon Family. His most recent connection with Duct Tape Entertainment provides the perfect backdrop for the edgy street music that Pesh Mayweather creates.
We got the re-emerging rapper to weigh in on a few things:
From the outside looking in, who is the artist, Pesh Mayweather?
To put it plain……Hashtag- Best Rapper in Atlanta!
What brought you to the entertainment industry, music specifically?
The love for music and wanting to create. I also was athletic coming up so I had a certain love for just being competitive, and this rap sh*t is competitive so it was a natural fit.
What do you think the key ingredient is to your music that makes people rock with it?
Right now, especially this generation its melodies they like. That is why mumble rap is popular. People love a good melody they can mindlessly hum to. I get it, I be humming to that shi*t too sometimes (Laughs). But where I come from…and what I was raised on, we care about lyrics. We care about what you’re saying, putting the words together. Saying something that’s gonna make the people say yeah I can relate to what he saying. So with my music, I mesh the two together, melodies and lyrics, authentic lyrics. That’s why people f*k with me. They know I’m the real deal. I’m coming out the south with bars… no bullsh*t.
Tell us about your current project.
I got a few projects coming… but the current one is the “Best Rapper in Atlanta “project. This is me showcasing my skill set. It’s very rare these days that artists come with lyrics, be on some real street sh*t, and come out of Atlanta. I want to bring a different kind of attention to Atlanta. Atlanta has a long history for a lot of things, (snap, crunk, mumble, etc) and I want to add lyrics to that resume. Real street sh*t. So right now we’re just dropping a bunch of singles, and then we’ll come with the project. Y’all can hit up your favorite streaming platform and check out the singles.
One of his latest singles “Blood Diamonds” is a hard-edged street story with a major kick!
What most excites you about making music these days?
Just being creative and figuring ways to implement the new with the old. I’m like a young old ni**a (Laughs) Also….these dudes can’t out rap me. They ain’t got the stamina. I’m the Best Rapper In Atlanta. They not f*king with me. I’m gonna outwork em. I’m a student of the game. I came up under Dungeon Family (Outkast, Goodie Mob, Organized Noise, etc) from the south. I got the mob (Duct Tape- Big Bank, Alley Boy, Trouble, Veli Sosa) with me, I got Arkatech Beatz (Big Pun, Nas, Raekwon, etc) from up top in my corner. You know what I’m saying?
Tell us a bit about your work and passions OUTSIDE of music…
Sh*t I love the streets, it’s an addiction. It’s like what Rich Porter said I love the hustle.
Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” aka WTF?! moment…
Yeah, I have a few of those. But the most recent….a woman called the police on me, got me put in jail just cause I ain’t want to mess with her. Fake charges and all, just making sh*t up. As a matter of fact…. 3 different women did the same thing, pulled the same stunt. Then they come see me on the visit saying they love me an all. What kind of sh*t is that? You just never know what you in for sometimes. Stay away from these girls man!