After setting it off at last month’s Hot 97 Who’s Next event, Mike Zombie from Willingboro, NJ stopped by the studio and kicked a few bars in The Hot Box with DJ Enuff! To start things off, Mike Zombie pays tribute to his South Jersey upbringing, performing “Southside Anthem” from his Rebel Without A Cause album. Let’s hope he can get those features to really put Jersey on the map, and fast!

Mike choosing to perform this particular single on one of the hottest freestyle shows in hip-hop is totally landmark in itself. Not only is the state of New Jersey as a whole largely overlooked in the rap game, but South Jersey more specifically is almost totally eclipsed by our brothers from up top (North Jersey), New York, and across the river, with our biggest local competition being the Philadelphia music scene. Mike definitely gets my salutes by choosing this song to start the show with. Mike Zombie closes out his segment with a crazy freestyle on an exclusive beat, “N*ggas In Japan”.

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