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Real hip hop is Montana Blak's main influence. Biggie and 2pac were the life of the game in his opinion.Once they left,there impact on him directed him to use his skills and style to flush out all the commercial hip hop that was over saturating the market blak knew that the urban streets of philly had so much more to offer.
Selling over 5,000 copiers of his debut album "A Dollar & A Dream"that fetured a wide range of unsigned philly artist, out the trunk of his car was only the beginning. he then incorporated Hug-n-dablock ent.and in 2003 realeased his sophmoore album "M.O.N.T.A.N.A.BLAK"
In 2005 Blak created a new label Liberty city records and realeased his third album "ALL or NOTHING - GENERATION NEXT MAGAZINE


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YOU THINK YOU KNOW ? YOU HAVE NO IDEA ! MONTANABLAK AKA MAULIE BLAKWELL WAS BORN TRAMAR ORAH ROBERTS. RAISED IN NORTH PHILLY OR SHOULD I SAY BY NORTH PHILLY HE IS THE MIDDLE CHILD OF SEVEN SIBLINGS THREE BROTHERS THREE SISTERS.YEAH MONTANA IN THE MIDDLE..
GROWING UP IN A SINGLE PARENT SITUATION OF COURSE MOM DID WHAT SHE COULD BUT THE HOOD AND HIP HOP DID THE MOST PARENTING.HE HAD HIS FIRST RUN IN WITH THE LAW AT A EARLY AGE BEATING UP CRACK ADDICTS ON THE CORNER OF GERMANTOWN AND CLEARFIELD AFTER BEING CAUGHT RUNNING FROM THE POLICE HE THEN HAD HIS FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH RACISM YEAH ALL IN THE SAME NIGHT. WHEN THE ARRESTING OFFICER TOLD HIM "WE GONE BEAT YA NIGGA ASS " THAT MADE MONTANABLAK A DEVOTED N.W.A. FAN. WEEKS LATER HE WOULD FIND HIMSELF BEING A LOOK OUT FOR THE DEALERS WITH ONE OF HIS CLOSES FRIENDS ON THE CORNER OF THE BLOCK THAT THEY LIVED ON.IT WAS BLAK'S OLDER BROTHER WHO STARTED HIM RAPPING HIS BROTHER COULD RECITE EVERYBODIES LYRICS KANE,RAKIM,KRS-ONE SLICK RICK AND SINCE BLAK COULDN'T REMEMBER THERE LYRICS HE STARTED TO WRITE HIS OWN. GROWING UP IN A ABANDONED HOUSE WITH HIS MOTHER AND FOUR OF HIS BROTHERS AND SISTER LIVED IN WITH NO PLUMBING NO ELECTRIC AND ONLY A WELFARE CHECK MADE HIM A HUSTLER AFTER McDONALD'S HIGHERD MOST OF HIS FRIENDS FOR A SUMMER JOB AND NOT HIM I GUESS OPTIONS WAS SLIM AND THE CORNER WAS FASTER AND EASIER HIS MOM MOVED THEM TO MT.AIRY AFTER GETTING OUT OF REHAB AND THE STREETZ REALLY GRABBED HIM DADDY BEEN LONG GONE SO WHEN HE DIED IT WASN'T A LOT OF TEARS EVERY BODY KNEW HE COULD RAP BUT HE HAD OTHER PLANS OF ORGANIZING THE BLOCKS HE GRINNED ON BUT EVERY BODY WAS OUT FOR SELF SO THAT FELL APART FAST THATS JUST HOW PHILLY IS. HOMIES DIED SOME WENT TO JAIL FOR LIFE OTHERS MOVED TO ATLANTA. BLAK MET HIS FIRST BABY MOM ON MONTANA STREET THINGS AIN'T WORK OUT THATS WHEN HE CAME UP WITH MONTANABLAK EVERYBODY ELSE CALLED'EM MOEMAR KADAPHIE BESIDES THE ACRONYM MONEY OVER NIGGAZ TRICKZ ALL NIGGAZ AIN'T BLAK MONTANABLAK ALSO STANDS FOR HOW HE FEELS ABOUT THAT MEETING ON MONTANA STREET HE WISH HE COULD ERASE IT BLAK IT OUT. ANY WAY BLAK AIN'T JUST WANT TO RAP THAT WASN'T HIS FOCUS EVEN THOUGH HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET BEATS FROM PRODUCERS LIKE VIDEL DAVIS BEFORE HE DID THE BEAT FOR CIARA OR MICHAEL JACKSON BLAK FELL BACK HUSTLING WAS FIST PRIORITY . ACTUALLY HE DIDN'T RECORD HIS FIRST RAP TILL 99 HE RELEASED A INDIE PROJECT IN 2001 TITLED -A DOLLAR AND A DREAM- SOON AFTER MONTANA'S OF ALL SORTS STARTED POPPING UP EVERY WHERE HIS SECOND PROJECT SELF TITLED- M.O.N.T.A.N.A.BLAK- GOT HIM PHILLY'S ATTENTION AND SOME RADIO PLAY THAT'S WHEN HE HAD A CONFRONTATION WITH ANOTHER RAPPER WITH THE SAME NAME ON POWER 99 FM THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BATTLE FOR THE NAME THAT FRIDAY BUT THE OTHER GUY NEVER SHOWED UP MONTANA WENT ON TO DO A THIRD PROJECT -ALL OR NOTHING -SHARED THE SAME TITLE AS FAT JOE'S ALBUM AT THE SAME TIME BOTH WITH A VIDEO ON THE CD IN 2005 MONTANA IS NOW ON THE MIX TAPE CIRCUIT HIS FIRST JOINT WHERE'S THECHECK NOW HIS NEW RELEASE WHERE'S THE CHECK 2 FEATURING AKON AND MIKE KNOX AND THE LIBERTY CITY CARTEL IS OUT NOW SO STAY TUNED WE JUST GETTING STARTED