To Top

Rising Stars: Meet NO GOOD ENT

Today we’d like to introduce you to NO GOOD ENT. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Mari Peso and President Bandz, both childhood musicians, founded NO GOOD ENT. Bandz, a Californian native, used to play the organ, drums, keyboard, and guitar in church. Meanwhile, Peso honed his keyboard abilities while participating in sports. Bandz grew up listening to rappers like Waka Flocka Flame and Soulja Boy. Meanwhile, Peso took inspiration from Lil Wayne, Kanye West, The Notorious B.I.G., Ice Cube, and JAY-Z while growing up in Richmond and Oakland. During high school, they threw the wildest parties under the moniker YBK, which stands for “Yo B*tch Know” – yet did not consider recording together.

After a while, they decided to record a video for “Jack Party.” It became viral on Instagram, with over 200K views. However, buzz reached a boiling point on the 2020 single “Bruce Lee.” Bandz bodies a hard and hypnotic beat with high-register bars before Peso responds with nimble flows. It received over 100K YouTube views in a matter of weeks.

In 2021, they released songs on their own YouTube channel and garnered traction. They worked with various Michigan artists, including YN Jay, Teejayx6, and YSR Gramz, among others, but appear to have taken a break since they wanted to take their time with their next drop creating authentic pieces for their audience.

Being one of the west coast’s fastest rising hip-hop acts – recently releasing their bumping new single “No Good 2” following their debut project Ignorant Music, NO GOOD ENT has seemed to find the perfect blend of a unique mix of west coast style rap with Flint, Michigan inspired beats, making this duo stand out. Fans are now eagerly waiting for the release of NO GOOD ENT’s highly anticipated project, Mean Music, on May 27, 2022.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
No, it has not. A big struggle being an independent artist is doing everything alone. You build to build your team, figure out who to trust, handle bookings, features, beats, licensing, management, marketing, PR, and much more without the support of a major label. Along with that is the financial aspect. Everything is paid for out of pocket which can take a toll on two young guys who do not come from money. We’ve invested over 50 to 60 thousand dollars alone within the last 2-3 years which is a lot when you factor in we still have to live like regular people too. Just because you are rapper does not mean bills disappear lol. We pay rent, eat food, etc. just like everyone else. We also live on the better side of things so that all adds up.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
We are rappers & we are most proud of building our career from scratch with no help. We literally had no extra financial support, no insiders, no hometown support. We did this all from scratch with our money and promotion skills. That sets us apart from everyone. We take care of all our business in-house amongst the two of us. We are easily set apart musically because of our backgrounds. We can musically create anything and all of our music is calculated. Nothing we did was luck or unplanned. We know exactly how to execute from the desired outcome of a project or single.

Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
We love fans. We don’t really collaborate or work with people as far as music goes but we welcome all support. We can be reached via email – We are always open to collaborations on the business side of things. Venues, Sponsors, Endorsements, Brands, Investors, and other forms of partnerships.

& you can stream our music on all platforms! Here is the link to our latest project “Mean Music”

Contact Info:

Image Credits

Suggest a Story: VoyageLA is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in local stories