Buenos Tardes Mi Gente!!
Bienvenido, today I will be continuing talking about what has inspired me as an artist and where I will interview other artists, art students, and people involved in the art & entertainment world and who are community activist in the coming months. I am always touched and empowered by the stories of artists and powerful people in the art world and I wanted to use this opportunity to get to know what inspires others.
I wanted to give credit to a few of the artists that have really impacted and inspired me. I started my interviews with my dearest friends and fellow Boricuas, Ponce Solo, Jessica Flores, Iris Toro, Bobbito Ross & El Vis Katari . Today, I want to introduce you to The Narcotechs.
In January 2016 a new movement was born as underground group MPIRE (artists Dax and Arc) joined forces with up and coming producer/MC, Doza The Drumdealer. These two Latino entities formed the NARCOTECHS in an attempt to revive the Latin hip hop sound in the urban market. The term “Narcotechs” is a clever play on words using Narcos– meaning Latino hustlers, and the techs being short for architects. The self titled album is a fusion of classic sounding hiphop with the influence of Latin upbringing. Using legendary Latino samples and orchestration with modern day sound and bang, Doza displays remarkable, production range through out the 15 track album.
MPIRE has worked with the likes of Prodigy (Mobb Deep), DJ Paul (ThreeSixMafia), Scram Jones, Murda Mook, and Iman Shumpert (Cavs), while DOZA has produced for Tru Life, Saigon , M1 (Dead Prez), and GRAFH. Merging both their lyrical abilities with classic New York production, including features from the legendary DJ Tony Touch, and verbal veteran AG Da Coroner, this project seeks to break boundaries and regain respect for the Spanish rap culture in a highly competitive climate – sort of like picking up where the late Big Pun left off.
Without a doubt, the crew has been making their waves in New York’s underground scene for some time, and they’ve been faithfully delivering the sound their fans love. Coming from the gritty city of NY has kept the crew true to the game with respect to the hip-hop culture, and they always pay homage.
They geared up for their release for their then upcoming Brown Album, the NYC-based Narcotechs are joined by legendary Wu-Tang Clan MC Raekwon for the “Medellin (Remix).” The all-Latino group – formed by MPIRE members Dax and Ark as well as producer/MC Doza the Drumdealer – trade bars with the Chef over vintage NYC production provided by Doza.
It’s very evident the Narcotechs hold their own with the veteran MC and continue to show why they are a force to be reckoned with in the underground scene. With their first video off their upcoming project Soulfrito, the NARCOTECHS delivered “Uh Huh.” In light of the song title, the New Yorkers pay homage to the late great Notorious B.I.G. with their own rendition of “Things Done Changed.” As for the video, the trio of Dax Mpire , Ark, and Doza bask in the New York City night life as the vintage production carry them through. It’s all good be-be bay-be.
The NARCOTECHS had returned to unleash their most recent visual for “My Name is Juan.” Using the classic Ismael Rivera’s “Las Caras Lindas” and flipping it into a trap masterpiece, the crew delivered the second single off the self titled LP My Name is Juan. With the country in turmoil and presidential candidates like Donald Trump stating he would build a wall to keep the Mexicans, and all immigrants for that matter, out. The Narcotechs had decided that a Latin declaration of pride and importance was necessary. Dax with a lyrical barrage of bars and Doza with his witty Spanglish definitely delivered.
The NARCOTECHS are back with the release of their third, and latest, LP, Tres, and once again, serve up another … it’s very clear, these guys and the rest of the Latinos in this country are here to stay. Lyrically, the NARCOTECHS are flawless and prove they are a force to be reckoned with. More explosive musical creations coming soon…..
Gracias for reading this article about my fav artists The Narcotechs. Please be sure to follow Doza’s Instagram to check out more of the groups upcoming events as well as new releases. DM for more info if you’re interested in networking; serious inquires only. Music links are provided below.