The ZYG 808 Brings It Home With “REAL EMCEES”

The ZYG 808 Brings It Home With “REAL EMCEES”


Bourne, MA — Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 — The Southcoast Thump & Soul movement continues, as The ZYG 808’s latest cut proves to be a who-is-who of microphone rockers from the New England region, while drawing a distinct line between MCs and rappers.


This is a joint just for real mcs/ hands in the air, but you don’t have to freeze, the boom bap attack will bring you right to your knees/ mumble mouth clown need speech therapy/ This is a joint just for real mcs, banging from the Cape to the West Indies/ Coming at you straight from 130/ I step to the mic and say what I please…

This one was definitely going to be a record and a great producer knows when a banger needs more than one voice, so The ZYG 808 set about looking at who was in his circle of rappers who represented the essence of being an MC as opposed to just a rapper. What is the difference you say? According to ZYG 808, “A rapper gets up and performs a song. An MC engages the crowd and the song is only part of their performance. MCs were the original rappers. The music industry created segment of folks who basically pose.”

The end result: Three versions of a song, with verses from Bridgeside Cipher MC, Ju$t Jill, and a cadre of MCs from ZYG 808’s Mashpee Wampanoag tribal community: JJnice, J.R. Native, Chris Koch, Madarrius Maximus, and -some words from an elder- MWALIM DaPhunkee Professor. “It was awesome getting to make a record with my cousins!” exclaimed The ZYG 808 when asked about working with some of the local masters of the mic.

REAL EMCEES is the latest single from The ZYG 808’s forthcoming mixtape, “BEAT LOUNGE NOTES”, joining “Glory of History” and “PIONEERS” as the hip-hop branch of the Southcoast Thump & Soul™ movement gains momentum.


Hip-hop Composer/Producer/Artist The ZYG 808 continues his Southcoast Thump & Soul movement with the release of REAL EMCEES, a pre-summer club banger that features a who’s-who of MCs from the New England region, including a version that exclusively features members of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. This is the third single from his forthcoming mixtape, “BEAT LOUNGE NOTES”.

REAL EMCEES is available on all streaming platforms and the entire mixtape will be available on bandcamp on May 14, 2021. For more info, visit,





7 FACTS About The ZYG 808:

  1. The ZYG 808 began making hip-hop music at the age of 13. His other genres include jazz, r&b, Afrobeat, Neo-Symphonic, Afro-Punk, and EDM.

  2. The ZYG 808 is a trained musician and composer who has composed works for orchestras, string ensembles, and jazz bands. He has earned numerous scholarships for music schools and college for his work in music composition. Beat making is an extension of his composition work and he makes all of his beats and loops from scratch.

  3. The ZYG 808 decided to learn about the music business by forming a label to produce and sell his music. He produced a mixtape called “At The Party” in his family’s home studio.

  4. The ZYG 808 busked (performing on the street for money) as a summer job in 2018, rapping and playing drums at the same time. He used that as an opportunity to sell his mixtape, and ended up getting two Grammy nominations for songs on the project.

  5. In 2019 he released the album BoOMBAPJAZz which included instrumental hip-hop jazz cuts that featured his drumming and vibraphone playing and gained a dedicated streaming audience in Germany and West Africa.

  6. The ZYG 808 is a staff producer and assistant engineer at Polyphonic Studios in Bourne, MA. He is a pioneering artist and producer in the Southcoast Thump & Soul movement, a cross-genre regional movement of Black and Brown musical artists fro the southeastern area of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

  7. The ZYG 808 created the K30 Collective as a not-for-profit community arts and education organization as a development platform for young performing artists of color in the New England region. The collective affiliates with the Black Rock Coalition and Universal Zulu Nation.



The ZYG 808
MJ Peters
260 Main St, Suite B



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