Atlanta’s home team favorite A-Bomb is more than just a rapper, he's a true image of rap life and anyone who knows him loves it. As the southern influence in hip hop trio Mighty High Coup, Bomb brings to the table a slower and more conversational drawl that makes it sound like storytelling as opposed to simply spitting rhymes. Bomb’s verses frequently incorporate his favorite activities (‘weed, women, money booze/booze, women, money, weed’), and that honest representation of his life is presumably what keeps his fan base growing.
Bomb started rapping as a kid, and coincidentally grew up in areas hugely influenced by hip hop at those times: He reminisces about his elementary school days in New Jersey listening to Wu-Tang and Nas, his middle school years on the west coast during the Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg era, and by the mid-90s he had moved to Atlanta where the likes of Kilo Ali and Outkast reigned supreme. By the time A-Bomb met producer/engineer Wes Green in the late 90’s he had already written and produced a project and was ready to get his rap career moving (he was a teenager at this time). Since then he and Wes have worked on numerous projects together, including Mighty High Coup’s album “Boom Rap” (2011) and his solo projects "Bomb Is" and “The Movie”.
A-Bomb’s endeavors with ‘boom rappers’ Mighty High Coup are definitely exceptional, and those efforts have allowed him to work with accomplished artists such as Nappy Roots, Cool Breeze, Mayhem, Kicks and Licks, Kool Keith, Treasure Fingers, and famed dubstep producer Caspa. Also of note is MHC’s song “808” (from their freshman album “To The Moon”/2010) which was remixed by EDM great Bassnectar and later blew up the iTunes dance charts. A-Bomb’s third project with Mighty High Coup, “Dark Side of the Boom” (2012), flaunted an array of reputable producers (J. Padron, RadioActive Kids, Wes Green) and an impressive list of bass-laden tracks.
Being well-loved has never gotten in the way of Bomb's generosity and respectful nature. He taunts, “You put on for your city, I put my city on” (We’re Famous/“Boom Rap”) and it’s more than just a clever rhyme. A-Bomb spent a few years (he'll say it was the '90s but it was more like '06-'09) hosting Hip Hop Tuesdays at Lenny’s, which gave him the opportunity to give back to the local music scene and get some fellow hopefuls their shot on the stage.
Just about everyday is about making music, but it’s evident that for A-Bomb rapping is more than a career choice…it’s his natural lifestyle. His reputation for partying and women sometimes precedes him, but usually one encounter with Bomb and those notions become part of his charm. His talent is steady and dedicated, and his magnetic personality usually gets everyone’s attention. He is truly the rapper everyone loves to know. [+]
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Created: March 7, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
Last Modified: May 19, 2016, 9:42 p.m.