“STRAIGHT OUTTA AUSTIN”
Many music listeners know that Austin, Texas is famous for Live Music, Blues, Soul, and even Country. However, many people are unaware that the Hip-Hop scene is just as big!! The guys making noise and carving their lane is known as Money On Delivery or M.O.D. for short. They are comprised of Austin Hip-Hop Veterans SINATRA & MR. MEO and the Young Gunner, Papi Cannon.
SINATRA was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and relocated to Austin, TX at the age of eight. Sinatra comes from a family of music. By the age of thirteen, he started rapping with his older brothers’ group Rise of Fame Records. Music made SINATRA’s life speed. Between 1998 and 2013, Sindrome became the Freestyle King of Austin, appeared on BET’s 106 & Park Freestyle Friday’s. He opened and performed with numerous artists including Mac 10, Cameron, Too Short, Lil' Wayne, Scarface, T.I., Trina, Texas Legends Pookie, H.A.W.K. and Lil’ Keke from the Legendary Screwed Up Click ,S.U.C., ( created by the Late Robert Davis, better known as DJ Screw).
SINATRA is a solo artist and former member of groups such as Black Hands Supa Group, Gutta Gang & Legion of Poon (L.O.P.) He has enjoyed local, regional, and some national success working with DJ’s like DJ Latin Prince to the Bomb Squad DJ’s, Bum Squad DJ’s, Go DJ’s and more. For the past few years, SINATRA has continued to release solo mixtapes, features, & perform live. In August 2018 he opened for Texas rapper Slim Thug and DJ Snoopadelic (Snoop Dogg).
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, MeoSoul has been playing drums since he was three years old. Through the years, MeoSoul has developed into a multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, songwriter, vocalists and music director. As a vocalist and musician, MeoSoul has recorded and played for Gospel Choirs, R&B, Hip-Hop, Country, & Reggae artists including: 80H Project, Da Hebeegeebees, Top Choice, J- Kells, My Daddy’s Records, D-Soul Davis, Million Dollar Minds.
In 2008, he collaborated with Austin rapper SINATRA and created Gutta Gang. Lending his soulful vocals and even rapping on some songs, L.O.P. introduced the world to the New Austin Sound. After Gutta Gang disbanded, Mr. Meo as he became known, and Sindrome would form another hip-hop group called Legion of Poon (L.O.P.). Once again, Mr. Meo added his touch and helped the group experience quite a bit of regional and some national success.
Papi Cannon strives to not sound like anything you have ever heard before. Growing up, Papi Cannon developed his gift and passion for playing & arranging music his own way. He is a three-headed monster. He makes his own beats, sings and raps. In 2013 he released ‘Class Clown’, his first album. Although the album lacked promotion, it was still exceptional.
In 2015, Papi Cannon met SINATRA and Mr. Meo, who became Austin legends with the group Legion of Poon. The connection was instant and a friendship formed. Papi Cannon worked on several features with SINATRA. The duo of Sindrome and Mr. Meo assisted with the production of Papi Cannon’s Sophomore album, ‘Chips and Chocolate Milk’. The album was nominated for Lyricist of the Year at the 2017 Austin Hip-Hop Awards.
Also, Chuccsweet and TGC collaborates with MOD for music projects.
Writing Contributor: Jarrod Dixon, Manager BILLIONAIRE EVENTUALLY MEDIA GROUP
Editor: Alicia R. Smith, People Leading People- Publisher