Ishmael Muhammad aka Mel Jay
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Ishmael Muhammad aka Mel Jay

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1988 | INDIE

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1988
Solo Hip Hop R&B


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"Stage Performance"

Media name: Bonita Lee Penn

Date: April 2007

Feedback: Mel-Jay of Organiz’d Crhyme performed a show stopper I'm a Rock Star.
- Soul Pitt Writer’s Block

"Album Feedback"

Media name: Herbert Schager

Company name: Radio FRO

Date: 10/20/2006

Feedback: I like the voice but the beats not to much... played on Radio FRO/Popspionage: 2006/10/2 MEL JAY: Rollin ISHMAEL MUHAMMAD aka Mel JAY: Get It On feat. LADY LATISA MEL JAY: Who You Know

"Album Feedback"

Media name: George Young

Company name: country club productions pty ltd

Date: 09/06/2008

Feedback: Hi Mel, Great work on this disc full of interesting stuff. It's one to be proud of. Cheers George Young

"Album Feedback"

Media name: Andrea Antonini

Company name: Nova Radio

Date: 11/17/2006

Feedback: This sound rocks.. good Work, I've played on my radio show, on 101,5 FM Firenze-- Peace from Italy Andrea Antonini skype: Andrea A.n.d. Antonini


Organiz'd Crhyme - The Tape 1993
Organiz'd Crhyme - Outta Da Basement 1997
Dangerus & Organiz'd Crhyme - N***** Is Broke 2003
Mel Jay - Treason (The Tearrible Is Coming) 2005
Tearrible (Rhymes From A Grown Man) 2006
That Black Power Sh*t (The Mix Tape) 2007

It Don't Stop(The Mix Tape) 2009

Militant (Thinking Men's Therapy) 2014

We Up In Here(single) - 2017



In the hip hop world oversaturated with tales of black on black crime, glorified drug dealing and extravagant spending, Ishmael Muhammad “The Tearrible Militant Rebel Warrior” is the voice of the poor that brings food for thought.

For over a quarter century Ishmael Muhammad aka Mel Jay has recorded and released music constantly. In December 2016 he keep this tradition going stronger than ever with the release of the single "We Up In Here" from his seventh solo project "Rebelution (The Beginning Of The End), due to be released 11-30-2017. "We Up In Here" begins with Mel Jay spiting before the heavy base beat drops 8 seconds into to the song. The rebel toned "We Up In Here" was produced by Mel Jay. The majority of the production on the "Rebelution (the beginning of the end) contains eleven tracks produced by Mel Jay himself, except for three songs .KOWE who has produced tracks in the past lends his supreme production on the songs "Never" and the bonus unreleased "Voice Of The Poor". Eric Epps aka the "Heavyweight Champ" provides his vetern production skills on "Rebel Forever". While the up and coming D Carr laid down the music for the song "Madd". Rebelution only has one feature rapper, Jay Waller who appears on the heavy rock influenced "Rock, Roc". Rebelution is the first Ishmael Muhammad release without at least one of his trio group members Organiz'd Crhyme and has less features than any other Mel Jay project. "I recorded this album fresh, I didn't use prerecorded music from the vault or wait for features like I would do in the past. The only song from the vault is the bonus track. With Rebelution, I set a date and when that day came I called it complete. I'm just recording and releasing these days instead of holing music like I use too. Time to flood the market." the self proclaimed "Voice of the Poor" explains.

After releasing the street mix tapes "That Black Power Sh*t" (2007), "It Don’t Stop" (2009), and "Underground Rappin" (2013), Ishmael is finally released his much anticipated sophomore effort ‘Militant (Thinking Men’s Therapy) (May2014) adding to his outspoken Rebelutionary Music collection. Militant featured production from G Thang Entertainments Grant Norris, himself and more. Guest features include, Rebelutionary Music’s first lady Kweilin, J Waller and Organiz’d Crhyme member Force. Militant also has a list of R&B artists that was absent from his debut solo project "Tearrible (Rhymes From A Grown Man)(2006). Like Almond Joy, Venny and Bey members of the R& B group Artistree, Ira Soul and put them on rough beats instead of R n B tracks.

Decades before Mel Jay said he was Ishmael Muhammad he brought conscious music to the underground with Organiz’d Crhyme and judging by the content of his upcoming project dropping 11-30-17 "Rebelution" it doesn’t look like that will change any time soon. Rebelution (The Beginning Of The End) shows Muhammad at his Rebelutionary best and “just when you thought it was safe, the rebel is back!”

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