Best hip-hop artist

Prince Golden

click to enlarge Best hip-hop artist - Brian Mahar
Brian Mahar
Best hip-hop artist

The Tampa-by-way-of-Columbus, Ohio rapper (real name Mateo Prince Henley) has been popping up in hip-hop showcases on both sides of the Bay, both as a deliberate bombastic-spitting solo performer known for collabing on tracks with other local emcees (MsBronx and Louis Jr. among them), and as the commanding rhyme-flinging frontman of prog-alt hip-hop outfit Samurai Shotgun, a fivesome that combines turntables tricks and aggro-rocking live instrumentation (drums, bass guitar).

Scroll to read more News Feature articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]