As the Harrisburg stop on Kota the Friend’s Flight Night Music Festival approaches, it is essential to remember the true purpose of the tour, and of the fltbys brand. That mission is clearly restated in a fltbys Instagram Post:
“Ever since 2008 we’ve been giving people the opportunity to get on stage, when no one else was giving the opportunity,” said Kota. “Fltbys has always been a young company of people who just want to do something but have no platform.”
Embracing the concept of connecting up-and-coming talent to their community, we will showcase a stacked lineup of opening acts in Harrisburg, before Kota takes the stage at HMAC on November 11th. One of Harrisburg’s independent legends, Mazon, will display his talents as a writer and a performer at Harrisburg Flight Night.
Mazon has found the perfect balance of lyricism and bounce, crafting tracks that are equal parts powerful and captivating. With razor sharp flow, and superb vocal intonation, Mazon is comfortable over harder style beats with elements of soul and boom bap.
His talents as an emcee have not gone unnoticed. Mazon has had the opportunity to open for artists from Trina to Dave East, Talib Kweli to Cory Gunz. After next week, he will be able to add Kota the Friend to that esteemed list of artists who have recognized his potential.
Mazon’s effortless flow carries potent bars across a variety of beats. He uses superb cadence and silky switch-ups to touch all corners of each instrumental. While vocal performance is certainly a strength, Mazon’s greatest strength is as a lyricist. He crafts bars that range from clever, to emotional to downright funny based on the nature of the song.
With tracks ranging from playful, to voraciously precise, Mazon’s discography has more than enough range to be appealing to fans of all hip-hop subgenres. The common factor is the insane flow and high-energy, both factors that will undoubtedly draw love from the Harrisburg crowd.
Mazon pointed to his 2021 album Clarity as the body of work that best represents him artistically. Tracks like Famous, Atlantis and Spectacular see Mazon at his very best. Equal parts lyrical and catchy.
One of the true hidden gems from Clarity is Seam, which sees Mazon sharing his experiences in the rap game and as a human being. One of the track’s primary themes is accepting the mistakes we make, and moving past them. Mazon reminds us that there’s no time to dwell. The best step is to move forward, carrying the lessons that we learned. “Why you worried ‘bout them if we next up/personality, but really won’t impress us/Guess I learned from the women that I messed up/No regrets, sometime you just gotta press reset.”
Clarity is chalk full of superb bars and powerful moments. A true front-to-back listen.
Like many artists on the independent wave, Mazon noted the struggles of finding the right people to surround himself with.
“I’m Definitely indie, the biggest challenge is building a solid team.”
Mazon will continue to put the right pieces around himself. As he does, look for his talents to continue to make their way to broader audiences.
Harrisburg born and bred, it must be a special moment for Mazon to share the stage with many of his city’s prominent artists.
“It’s a true honor to share the stage with esteemed peers at Flight Night.”
Look for Mazon to make his mark on Flight Night at HMAC on November 11th. Limited tickets are still available at FlightNight.com.