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Girl Talk With First Lady of MASON ENT, LLC, Erica Von


Snook, LB (middle) and Erica Von

Columbia, SC natives from rap group MASON ENT, LLC hosted a private listening party recently. The trio did a run-through of their mixes so that tastemakers and other supporters could give feedback about their hip hop buzzers.

About that night:

Using that good ole southern hospitality, the group served bottomless pizza and moonshine from mason jars—or maybe the drinks were tasty spirits filled with fruit. Actually, we aren’t sure what they were serving, but the guest seemed to enjoy it. 

There were empty mason jars sprawled all over the place. The panorama was reminiscent to kickbacks from back in the day, when everyone vibed to good music, while catching the feels. However, the group’s efforts were a bit more classier than the juke joints from way back when. 

SMALL FACTS ABOUT MASON ENT LLC:

MASON ENT, LLC is a faction comprising three rappers, LB, Snook, and front woman, Erica Von… No, lie, their librettos are tough like armor crushing through brick walls. They are fiercely dope. We say MASON ENT, LLC  is dope because they are. Each artist, they come with juice, their own metal sonic gifts called hip hop.

Single for your listening pleasure: Where Da Money

We aren't ashamed to admit that we love our female MC’s with our whole hearts. We’re downright bias about them, especially the ones who hustle and flow at command.

Erica Von certainly does that and more.

During the music release, she sprang to the floor, mic in hand, while using crazy drive. Von pronounced herself, by using meticulous stanzas for presentation. We loved every minute of her performance. It bled with passion at its best.

The live wire is originally from Philadelphia, PA. Initially, she lived in Columbia, SC, before trucking to California. She’s resided in Columbia for the last 8 years, and that’s where she reinforced her career as a hip hop artist. 

Her backstory is simple. She was a versatile diva, who grew up surrounded by music.

"I was a singer as a child," Von says. "I sang on the the church choir, throughout high school [and], in chorus. During my freshman year of college, I ran into [an old] high school classmate, Xzoria Pringle, who did music. I wrote a verse for one of the songs she let me hear. She listened to it and liked it. From that, we became a duo called XclusiV Chicks. That's when I found out I could actually rap (lol)."

The 30-year-old is a mother to one beautiful son. When Von isn't working, she's spending time with him, being best mom of the century.  

 Von and her young King (BIGGEST fan) at Inspire the Fire Xperience Showcase 2018.

The rhymester enjoys acting, but she admits music is her sole focus.

And speaking of her melodies-- Von released newest track from her solo project, "Profit," featuring Jazmine Phoenix. 

"Profit" is definitely a banger. The track hurls intense wordplay from both female artist, whose skills are quite proficient.

Von mentioned that although she's been mounting her career for a minute (which explains her explosive repartee), it was difficult because support is fleeting; however, she maintained a relentless drive through all of the ups and downs of her métier.

"It was tough for a while because no one heard the finished product of my solo records," Von says. "I bounced back after taking a few years off, but once they [supporters] heard the material, it's been all love. There are some who won’t support until they see some things happening, but that's to be expected."

Listen here for "Profit."

Girl Talk stemming from the listening session: