R.I.P: Fonce Mizell DWNLD Dj Matthew Africa “Best of the Mizell Brothers”

posted on July 11th 2011 in Music & R.I.P with 3 Comments

(Larry & Alphonso Mizell)

R.I.P Fonce Mizell 1 half of the most important production duo in music history. These cats have produced some of my favorite songs that many hip hop producers have sampled.

Fonce work as a part of a crew called The Corporation who wrote and produced all of the early Jackson 5 LP’s.

I first got light of the brothers from the works of  Donald Byrd “Wind Parade”. This song is one of the many life changing joints on my mental jukebox.

Download”The Best Of Mizell Brothers” a dope comp put together by DJ Matthew

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Have fun catching and naming all the samples.

You will be missed, but never not heard” Rest In Power  Alphonso ‘Fonce’ Mizell.


Greg "Cognito" Barr first entered the hip hop world as a dancer during the early 1990s in the DC metro area. Later his love for hip hop brought him to Atlanta, GA where he formed the underground group massinfluence. With massinfluence, the relationships within the music industry grew both here in the US and abroad during their many European tours with the likes of the Company Flow, Beat Junkies, Jurassic 5, De La Soul, Blackstar and many others. Also during these years is when Cognito, also known as "Nito", put his mark in hip hop iconography by introducing his line of t-shirts "Nonstop Hip Hop" which was featured in classic video by De La Soul and Jeru the Damaja. Over the past 10 years, Nito has captured classic footage of some of hip hops greatest, including Jay Z, Mos Def, The Gorillaz, Nikka Costa, MF DOOM, De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch and The Roots. Recently, Cognito shot and compiled 4 years of concert and behind the scenes footage of Talib Kweli for a still to be released documentary.

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  • Damedu

    commented on July 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Is that a picture of Nito and John Shaft?LMAO…

  • Damedu

    commented on July 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Rest in peace, brothers… we CAN’T forget you.

  • visionist

    commented on July 13, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Dame now you know that hairline looks more like yours than mine. LOL!
    Might try the John Saft stache next.

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