Top Tacoma Rappers 2015 – MotaMouth Jones | by SIC ILL
Recently a list was made of the top rappers from Tacoma, Washington. Tacoma geographically is just south of Seattle by 30 miles. Some of Tacoma’s best acts in hip-hop include General Wojack (of Criminal Nation) Mr. D.O.G., Jay Barz, Sawchosiz and Motamouth Jones during the late 90’s 2000’s. Post 2000 popular rap acts include Lebowski (who formerly lived in Tacoma), Rockwell Powers and Josh Rizeberg.
Who is MotaMouth Jones? Born Christopher Jones in Littlerock, Arkansas, his family moved to Tacoma when he was two years old. He then moved away and grew up in Hinesville, Georgia until moving back to Tacoma at ten. The first rap group he was apart of was Lil Tyme Mafia in his teens which would turn to So Sick. He would later associate with Jay Barz and Sawchosiz in his late teens/early twenties. His movement he stand behind is K.O.E., which is short for Klowns over everything. For his influences he names Do or Die, Ruff Ryders, Pastor Troy and Brotha Lynch Hung.
It’s a family thing: MotaMouth is not only networked deep within the northwest hip-hop scene, he also has blood relatives that thrive in the scene as well. His sister is one of the best female rappers ever from the northwest, Nena Kapone who is also signed under the label Sumtin different ent. His cousins are Sikk Stylz and Trace Da Face.
The criteria of the Top Tacoma rappers list (made by “SIC ILL”) was atleast one show and one single/album release within 2004-2005 and an unmistakable buzz. Few passed the criteria and the resulting list and the rest left were named best of the city.
Top songs on youtube:
1. Second Family ft. MotaMouth Jones – Drugs in my Pocket
2. Motamouth Jones – Kusk kloudz
3. Motamouth Jones – Animal Houze ft. Sikk Stylz and Nena KapOne
Articles that feature Motamouth Jones (links)
1. Northwest Military | Motamouth Jones, Graffiti Garages
2. Second Family – Drugs in my Pocket ft. Motamouth Jones
3. Pink Bead Federation & Motamouth Jones