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New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1999 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1999
Solo Hip Hop




"Mysonne spoken Word Piece at Million Man March for Justice"

On the C-SPAN Networks:
The Million Man March has 3 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 1995, Million Man March. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2015 with an average of 9,478 views per program. Most appearances with Louis Farrakhan (3), Cora Masters Barry (3), Willie F. Wilson (3), Mysonne Linen. -

"Mysonne Freestyles on Funk Flex Show"

The NY General himself, Mysonne, came through Funk Flex to spit some knowledge and facts! -

"Mysonne Speaks On His Hip Hop Resurgence,"

Mysonne dropped by The Breakfast Club studio to talk about the following topics:

- Being signed to Violator early on in his career

- Catching multiple felony charges and serving prison time before his career popped off

- Coming up in the Bronx in the battle rap era

- Battling Shyne on the streets, meeting N.O.R.E. for the first time

- Speaks on 'real' dudes in the hip hop game

- Why the criminal lifestyle and gansta rap dominated the culture early on and how it's changed today

- Why he thinks Troy Ave is a bozo for his attitude


"Mysonne and Chi Ali - Drink Champs"

N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. In this episode the guys drink it up with Mysonne and Chi Ali. They discuss their careers and lives before being incarcerated and their lives after. They also talk about Violator Records, Native Tongue, Diddy, Shyne, activism and a lot more. -

"Mysonne Responds To Trinidad Jame$, Says “This Is Our Fault”"

The fallout continues from Trinidad Jame$’ comments about New York City last month, where he claimed at a show in Brooklyn that the South, and his hometown of Atlanta in particular, runs New York hip-hop.

“I remember when New York rap was the shit, and us in the South was like, ‘What the fuck,’ and we did our own thing,” Jame$ said on stage, prompting some boos and reactions from the crowd. “But now we run y’all, musically. That’s crazy… I’m not tryin’ to start somethin’, but if you want somethin’ we can do somethin’, I’m just bein’ honest with you. I looked up to New York music, and now every nigga that’s really poppin’ out of New York, he might as well tell you he’s from Atlanta.”

Jame$ had begun his monologue by commenting on Kendrick Lamar’s claim as “King of New York” on his verse on Big Sean’s “Control” from earlier this year, but he touched a nerve that many New York artists had been feeling lately; namely, that New York artists were being overrun by Southern sounds in their own city, and that radio DJs in NYC were not supporting local artists. Unsurprisingly, a number of rappers were less than happy with Jame$’ comments, and responses flew in from Maino, Action Bronson, Smoke DZA, Papoose, N.O.R.E., Hell Rell and even Hopsin. Trinidad refused to back down (even releasing a track, “L.I.A.A.R.S.,” to back up his claim), and now Mysonne has stepped into the ring. - XXL

"Game, Swizz Beatz, Saigon & Mysonne Freestyle on RapFix Live"

MTV's RapFix Live, hosted by Sway, had some dope MCs for their latest broadcast—who all came through prepped to spit a few lines.

Rappers Game, Saigon, Mysonne, & superproducer Swizz Beatz all dropped a few off the top of the dome.

Watch below, and take your pick of who you think got this round. -

"Mysonne keeps it real on Ebro in the Morning"

Mysonne shares his come up, jail, and his music on Ebro in the am. - Hot97.1FM

"Justice League NYC Treks From New York To D.C. To Shed Light On Police Brutality"

African-American men and women have a strained—oftentimes fatal—relationship with law enforcement. And while common sense says not all officers should be categorized with Daniel Pantaleo (Eric Garner), Timothy Loehmann (Tamir Rice), Darren Wilson (Mike Brown) or Dante Servin (Rekia Boyd), the constant names of dead black men and women at the hands of police make that thought difficult to believe.

Tired of injustice and lustful for police accountability, Carmen Perez, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Mysonne Linen—all members of Harry Belafonte’s social justice organization Gathering For Justice—created #March2Justice. For nine days, new and seasoned activists, Black Panthers, teens and elders walked 250 miles from New York to Washington, D.C. to bring attention to police brutality and hand off three pieces of federal legislation to Congress they believe will combat the problem.

But you can’t just march across state lines and think you’re not going to come across your fair share of aggression, resistance and even racial hate. Perez, Mallory and Linen stopped by the VIBE offices to discuss the logistics of the march, Freddie Gray and what needs to be done to stop another black life from becoming a hashtag. -




“The NY General”

Music has helped Mysonne get through his darkest moments. He was forced to grow up fast when his father died at the age of 11.  While his family found a loving home with his grandparents, outside was a treacherous, poverty-stricken world of drugs, gangs and violence. Mysonne kept himself out of trouble by pouring his energy into hip hop and his other love, basketball, competing in the Rucker Park Basketball leagues with future NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Stephon Marbury and Rafer “Skip To My Lou” Alston. In the 90s, Mysonne made a name for himself in the rap game, battling artists like Shyne and DMX and taking over the mix tape circuit.  It seemed like Mysonne was on top of the world.  He was appearing on magazine covers, killing the mix tape game, his son was born and he scored a major deal with the iconic record label, Def Jam by the late Chris Lighty.
Then, Mysonne was picked up for a line-up one day, and a witness misidentified him as the culprit in an armed robbery. Prosecutors offered him a plea deal: five years in prison. But Mysonne didn't want to accept time for a crime he didn't commit. He went to trial to prove his innocence, and ended up spending seven years in prison.  

Mysonne has been working diligently to reestablish himself in the trenches, constantly releasing new videos, music and rocking stages nationally and internationally. He has numerous music collaborations with ground-breaking artists such as; Fabolous, Dave East, Rick Ross, Jadakiss, Styles P,  Pusha T, The Game, Raekwon, Cory Gunz, Chinx Music, Hopsin amongst others. Even though record labels have thrown contracts at him left and right, Mysonne has decided to remain independent to deliver exactly the type of music that his fans want.

Mysonne shares his insight, strength and hustle through his music.  He isn’t afraid to reflect and examine his thoughts and feelings, to put his life and emotions into his music. His experiences with the justice system compel him to voice the social and economic issues of the ghetto. When Mysonne isn't in the studio, he volunteers his time to mentor incarcerated youth, through the Gathering for Justice, a civil rights organization founded by Harry Belafonte.  

Mysonne represents the underdog, refusing to succumb to negativity. While his life has been full of struggle, those struggles have made him the man he is today.  He constantly defines his own success, breaking through the barriers society has placed on him. Mysonne is ready to prove to the world that the “General of New York” is here to stay.

Mysonne, known as “the New York General” to his fans, is a Bronx MC. He is known for his introspective style and brutally honest lyrics, laid artfully over heart pounding beats. With an undying love of hip hop, and an impressive resume of mix tapes and videos, this experienced MC is out to prove that struggle can make you stronger.

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