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Mekka Don, most prominently known for his online reality series, The “Legal” Hustler, is set to release his first mixtape, “Law and Order”, with DJ Mick Boogie on Monday, March 31st.
Emeka Onyejekwe, aka Mekka Don is a 26 year old lawyer in New York City who graduated from NYU School of Law in 2006, and upon graduation worked as an associate at a top law firm; then left his job to pursue a career in Hip Hop.
While some may think the decision to leave his day job was foolish, Mekka considers it the answer to a higher calling. "Music is my calling. God spoke to me and I listened," he said of the decision. In some ways, the decision to rap can almost be seen as an extension of his legal career. Mekka Don says he wants to use his talents to inspire and change the world. "Hip Hop needs a change. It needs to be revitalized with new and positive energy. It is such a powerful tool and mechanism to move politics, and if done the right way, it can be used to change millions of peoples' lives for the better."
Mekka Don is receiving a wide variety of criticism - mostly revolving around his decision to leave his law firm in order to pursue a career in Hip Hop. His critics range from lawyers to bloggers. Many have questioned the decision calling it a "search for fame/stardom", "stupid", "immature", "a bad business decision", etc. There are several online threads and blogs that criticize Mekka, but the interesting thing is that almost none of the critics have heard his music. Not all commentary has been negative however. Mekka also has a large following of supporters who believe he is a breath of fresh air - what hip hop needs. “I have thick skin and I can handle criticism. I have been criticized all my life. All I ask is that you take the time to listen to my music before you criticize. I know that I have a following of fans who really understand what I’m trying to do and that’s why I won’t stop.”
When asked about his participation in Mekka Don’s mixtape, "Law and Order", Mick Boogie said, "I was skeptical at first and with the status of the music industry I thought he was crazy for leaving his prestigious job, but he's proven a lot to me and I'm extremely excited to introduce his music and movement to the world."
The League Crew’s Terry Urban adds “He was definitely raised on 2pac. I think he’s got a lot of talent. He knows how to stay on the fence between hip hop and radio rap. Good morals and a smart guy. He’s going to be dope.”
Rapper Snoop Dogg took the time to watch an episode of The “Legal” Hustler and stated, “The Law is Rapping Now. That’s what’s up! Tell him to do his thing!”
Prominent entertainment attorney L. Londell McMillan adds, “Mekka is one of the most talented brothers I know. He is the future.”
Monday, August 4, 2008
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