It's been 15 years since he left the shores of T&T. And Lydell Birch, aka Moka Blast, is ready for his homeland to hear his music. Now a household name among those who love rap music, Moka Blast, also known as The Punchline Prince and My Wrisses, finally got the breakthrough he has been waiting for. Born and raised on Alamanda Street in Malabar, Arima, the New York-based singer remains patriotic to his Trinidadian roots. At age 12, right after successfully completing the common Entrance Examination and passing for Holy Cross College, he left for New York with his brother, Dellroy.
Emotional hardship and the birth of his daughter were the main factors that turned the page of focus for the rapper in his later years. With a deafening swag, unique voice, and good looks, Moka Blast lends his unique vocals to assist an industry that is over saturated with the same sound. Backed by world renowned Dj Kay Slay, Moka Blast's meteoric rise to the top is one that is heading for legendary status. He is known for his clean lyrics, unlike most entertainers in his genre, and is set to be the opening act in what may be his biggest concert to date.
He released his mixtape, Coming For The Crown 2010, which featured Bun B, Slim Thug, Gillie Da Kid, Mr Cheeks, Shade Sheist, and reggae star Deano Baggio. With his rhythmic delivery, riddled with vicious punchlines and over confident demeanor, Moka Blast is the perfect prototype of what an emcee of the future should be. His songs give a scripted detail into his life, as he dialogues his struggles of having so much sex appeal. Whether it's the incessant nagging from female admirers, or the haters hoping for his downfall, Moka Blasts lays it out in the open.