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The best kept secret in music

Press


"Record Report"

Chicago best kept secret. Project Mayhem, impresses with their latest mixtape. Highlights include the group's first single, "La La La" as well as "Best of the Best." - Source Magazine Feb 2007


"Unsigned Hype"

As Chicago rap continues to impress Hip Hop's collective consciousness, underrated artists such as Project Mayhem, who have been blazing the city's hip hop scene for years, are stepping up to the plate and reppin' Chi-town with a clever swagger. Comprised of Paypa, Lennon, Ish Claiborne and Marco Dane, Project Mayhem has been flooding the streets with various mixtapes such as "I Just Told Ya" and "Get Ya Paypa Up."

Each Have their own personality that contributes to the term 'mayhem,' yet their chemistry goes beyond dope beats and hot hooks, the song "It's Us," outs a stamp on their ability to rep their hood with catchy hooks like: "Chicago stick ya chest out/make niggas open the door, we the best out/We go the da streets locked we winning/Paypaman, Ish Claiborne and Lennon."

The content coming from Project Mayhem can be described as lyrical b-boys with a hardcore edge. Songs such as "Showtime," allow each one of them to flex their wit with fly lines like Ish Claiborne's: "I might put ya lights out or better yet/I smut ya wife out;" or Paypa's "Every sucka ain't a mac/if he spending a stack." Other songs like "La, La, La" and "Hustlers," showcases the group's definition of that Midwest sound that firmly keeps the spotlight on Chicago. With the party hooks, black music and humor, Project Mayhem is guaranteed to emerge from under the radar and cause many problems on the mic, in the streets and in the music industry. - The Source March 2007


"6 Under the Radar MCs to Watch"

Project Mayhem, all MCs, special delivers more than a school of hard knocks story to rap music. PM is a young entourage with subtle, authoritative hints of lyrical maturity and range. Lennon, cut from the same egg as group member Dane, leads with a calming yet wickedly baritone voice and an emotional composition book of rhymes. Easy Paper in contrast breaths a lax, simpleton tone and swagger. Completing the flare is Cashus Clay, with comedic rude lines hinting that he’s still wet behind the ears. Entering the hip hop stage the day before yesterday, they have history no deeper than their handful of mixtapes but battling in everyday life – they figured, “Rapping? Oh, we can do that too and do it better.” Doing it better, find them at Buddha in September for an encore performance.
- UR Chicago Sept 2006


Discography

"I Just Told Ya."
"Reefa and Rhymes"
"Get Ya Paypa Up."

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Project Mayhem, representing the West side of Chicago, is a group of impressive, lyrically-savvy MCs that are demanding the attention of the Chicago Hip Hop community with their vivid storytelling and energetic delivery. With a wide range of identifiable characters, Paypa, Cashus Clay (Ishbah), Young Lennon and Marco Dane, create a distinctive and eloquent sound on the mic that is appealing to the ears of a truly diverse audience. Project Mayhem has and continues to book a wide range of shows. Past shows include: Park West (opener for EPMD and Eryka Badu), The Big Horse, Live Music Wednesday at Funky Buddha Lounge (with Twista, Mikki, & GLC), PHLI Block Party (opened for Kanye West), London Calling’s Tribute Performance at Schuba’s, Windy City Flavor, Tommy's Place, to name a few.