BIO


Introducing Maffew...


            Armed with pure lyrical prowess and with the hunger and talent that comes along with a Brooklyn emcee pedigree, Maffew enters Hip-Hop as an Artist on a mission.
Growing up in the Brownsville Section of Brooklyn, New York, Maffew began rhyming at the age of 7, during a time in Hip-Hop when rappers and rap groups were as different from one another, as one day is to the next. Influenced by his youngest uncle who kept the likes of Big Daddy Kane, Notorious B.I.G., Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, Snoop and Dre, Slick Rick, KRS-One, and so on, in heavy rotation Maffew was both nurtured and forced to "push his pen" at an early age. Having spent a number of years in Virginia, he was able to fully focus and hone every aspect of his repertoire. His presence in the booth similar to that of a confident quarterback in the pocket, Maffew makes and arranges songs of various contents, flows, pace and purpose, that both summarize the environment as well as capture the moment.

              
Maffew eventually would return to BK- and with the team coming together- bubbling quietly- like the thunderous roar from the 3 train leaving Brooklyn, his talent would not go unrecognized. The young, up and coming emcee was quickly enlisted by Shakedown's very own, Bad Boy/Konvict recording artist Red Café, for his album with DJ Envy called "The Co-Op" in which Maffew featured on two tracks (Invincible, Section 8). Then under his moniker St. Maffew, he also appeared on the Boot Camp Clik General, Sean Price's mixtape "Kimbo Price"(Weed & Hoes). Since then Maffew has ventured out and collaborated with artist such as Das Racist, Roc Marciano, Action Bronson, Mr. MFN eXquire, Skyzoo, Torae, and a host of others.
 
“I originally met Maffew when he was 15, in a store where everyone was battling. I thought he was the best out of all of them lyrically but thought he needed to grow up because his voice wasn't there. Flash-forward, a few years later I met him again when he grew up and his voice was right, his rhymes, and his swag. He is an artist. So right from there, I started fucking with him.”- DJ Clark Kent (abcdrduson.com interview excerpt)
            
Presently Maffew has 3 critically acclaimed releases under the belt (Where I'm From The Experience E.P., Rare Gems The Collection Hosted by DJ Delz and DJ Dub Floyd and Rhyme Pays presented by Boundless and Peter Rosenberg). Those critically acclaimed projects gained Maffew national media exposure with 4 video’s in rotation on MTV Jams/MTVU, two interviews with DJ Envy on MTV2 Sucker Free and his first appearance on BET 106 and park follow Friday.  Ragazino or Sr. as some may call him is a pure talent with the ability to be honest while crafting his music and will be a force to be reckoned with in the near future.