RAVAGE aka MeccaGodZilla is one of Long Island's most promising entrepreneurial prospects with a plethora of professional and artistic talents at his disposal.
Musically, he teamed up with DJ SARASA to produce the music and soundscape for NIKE AIR TROUPE's Sneaker Battle website, collaborated with Eric Bobo of Cypress Hill, modeled for & secured a sponsorship from the Tokyo street brand Applebum, received over 80,000 (80K) downloads (by way of mininova & mp3.com) for his American Monsta: The Jay-Z American Gangster Remix Album and more.
Training with Judy Almer of the legendary Hannah Barbara Corporation from the age of 12, RAVAGE'S young, impressionable mind was molded by the limitless creative potential of the audio and visual arts.
RAVAGE imbedded his presence in the music industry by working closely with Omowale (formerly L. James) and M-1 of Dead Prez. They later teamed up with 6 other students to found G.A.ME, The Grassroots Artists MovEment. G.A.ME is a hip hop union comprised of prominent rap artists dedicated to the development of health insurance, promotional and legal assistance for Hip Hop professionals.
RAVAGE also worked for and rhymed alongside MF GRIMM of Day By Day Entertainment where he learned the "ins and outs" of running a music label / distribution company (he specialized in shipping, online promotion, national/international sales, scouting new talent, and more). He became a member of the Monsta Island Czars by way of Rodan and MF GRIMM however differences within that crew resulted in the crew members, many of them, going their separate ways. RAVAGE took 1 year off in 2007 to recreate his identity as a solo emcee and producer. Bouncing back in 2008 with the help of the talented artist/mentor Urban Envy, RAVAGE Restored his Artist Vision And Growth Eventually joining Urban Envy's collective NY TRIBUTARY Artistically, RAVAGE created music and artwork from some of the best and bright hip hop artists, notably Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill), DJ TOMOKO Vordul (Cannibal Ox), Hasan Salaam, Masia One (Canada) and more!
His commitment to his work continues to secure sponsorships, marketing opportunities and promotional events that propel him forward as a viable entertainment entity.
Currently in the works is the upcoming project "Perfect 天" under the moniker Ryu Black. The project was entirely funded by the people... YES THE PEOPLE FUNDED THIS ONE... click below for more info ;-)
1998 – As a student at Hunter College, he got involved with the Hip Hop Advocates club, a student group based on making the world of hip hop a better place for the artists and fans.
2001 – Mecca helped conceptualize and found the Hip Hop Union in NYC known as The Grassroots Artists MovEment with the guidance of Omowale, assistanct from 4 students from Hunter and m1 of dead prez (record artist from Loud Records/SRC/Universal Music ).
2003 – Joins the underground hip hop group, The Monsta Island Czars
2003 – the “Hip-Hop for HealthCare” G.A.ME benefit concert and help launch the “Poetic HealthCare Plan Initiative.” - Allhiphop.com
2004 – Producer Debut on first Hip Hop release Rodan - Theophany: The Book Of Elevations through Day
By Day Entertainment. Mecca also did the album photography and cover illustration collaborating with Allhiphop.com (produced song 6 [War In Heaven Pt. I], 11 [War In Heaven Pt. II], & 14 [Human Inquisition])
2004 – Supervised Art Direction and provided Illustration for "Megalon - A Penny For Your Thoughts" Also credited as A&R
2004 – provided back cover illustration for "Raylong - Spazz Sessions"
2005 – Produced “Nada Como Antes” for Puerto Rican release “Agent 29 Tiempos Kietos”
- [Video] "Nada Como Antest"
2005 – Collaboration project with Backwoodz Studioz “SoundClash #1: MeccaGodZilla Vs. 007 (CD, Album). Half of the release is MCin and Production by MeccaGodZilla
2005 - A&R for "Hasan Salaam - Paradise Lost"
2005 - Graphic Design and Illustration for "Rockabye Presents - Landsharks" mixtape
2006 – Produced the song “Day By Day” via Hasan Salaam - Tales Of The Lost Tribe: Hidden Jewels
2006 - Featured as MC on "Triumphant" via "Majesty - Heir to the Thrown" mixtape
2006 – Appears as guest MC on the MF GRIMM American Hunger Triple CD/60 song album and helped create album art (Disc #1 song 12 [The Path], song #18 [M.I.C] | Disc #2 song #12 [Brand New])
- Graphic Design/CD Packaging
2007 – Assistant to CEO of Day By Day Entertainment. Responsible for selling CDs, contacting distribution companies and online promotions.
2007 - [Video] Masef Documentary - Nyama - West African Griot Tradition by Magee McIlvain Sol Production
2007 - Graphic Design/CD Packaging for "Bashton da Invizabul Mang - Tha Floods"
2007 - Produced the song "Mystery" via "G.A.ME - Point G.A.ME" album by the Grassroots Artists Movement (Disc #2 song 16 [Mystery] instrumental)
2007 - Featured on "DJ Chong Wizard - They Robot III Robots of Dawn" mixtape (song 3, 13).
- graphic design for Robots of Dawn web banners
2008 – Leaves the Monsta Island Czars crew and no longer works for Day By Day Ent.
2008 – Releases American Monsta Jay Z Remix album to date over 100,000 downloads worldwide
2008 – Releases Producer / Instrumental album titled MeccaGodZilla “Erroars”
2008 – Featured as producer on Eric Bobo of Cypress Hill’s solo album on “Tread” featuring Keen
2008 – Produced and Executive Produced the album “Shackles Off” by Kong.
- Graphic Design/CD Packaging
2008 – Featured as producer on Vordul Mega’s solo album Megagraphiti via “Learn” mixed by Mez
2008 – Featured as producer on Super Chron Flight Brothers, The* - Indonesia via “John Mccain Remix”
2009 – Artwork for Tommy Gunn [Megalon] - The Nickel Bag Album
2011 – MC/Produced/Executive Produced Ryu Black - Perfect 天: The Ryu Black Musical (CD, Album) featuring art by Ron Wimberly
2011 - Guest Appearance on Jazzysport album "Sick Team - Sick Team" (song #6 Tokyo Driftin)
2011 - Guest Appearance on "Ish One - JP State of Mind Volume 4" (song #12 Road to Riches - Kojoe feat Cavalier & MeccaGodZilla)
Megalon, Rodan, Kong, Spiega, Mez, Eric Bobo of Cypress Hill, Majesty, Hasan Salaam, Vordul Mega, Billy Woods, Masia One, DJ Sarasa, DJ Tomoko, Ucca-laugh, Dashah, Krohme, Hiden Beatz, Budamunky, S.L.A.C.K, Issugi, Ron Wimberly and more!