|Zangba Thomson, musically known as Zangba, is an urban, best-selling novelist and recording artist at Bong Mines Entertainment LLC. He was originally born in Bong Mines, Liberia, and at the tender age of 8, he migrated to Jamaica, a rough and tough neighborhood in Queens, NY; just one block from the famous Coliseum Mall. Zangba and his sister lived in their mother’s studio apartment, next door to the legendary Shirt Kings, known for airbrushing custom designs on t-shirts and sweaters for the likes of LL Cool J, Jam Master Jay, Audio Two, and Just Ice to name a few.
Zangba adjusted well to his new concrete environment, and later became good friends with juveniles from South side, Jamaica. One comrade in particular, Sal Brown, kept Zangba up to speed on everything he needed to know. But when Sal got murdered in cold blood, Zangba felt lost, and spiraled out of control. One day he unexpectedly walked into a video shoot, and seen LL Cool J with his arms around two female models. That up close and personal view, much closer than what Yo’ MTV Raps could have shown him, left such an everlasting impression on Zangba’s mind, that he took a special liking to the emceeing aspect of Hip-Hop. But what really solidified the art form in Zangba’s heart was when he saw Boogie Down Productions’ My Philosophy music video. Immediately, KRS-One became the first emcee that Zangba admired because Kris’ word play, his philosophy, and raps about Africa hit home, and Zangba began writing his own raps, eventually forming a rap group with his good friends, Guerilla Maine and Boo Harv; their first recorded song ended up on Cutmaster C’s “Back To School” mixtape.
Years later, Zangba befriended the late Mazaradi Fox on the same block where he met Large Professor, who ended up recording Zangba’s first demo in his basement. Around that time, Zangba’s late friend Kentele sent Zangba a letter from prison, with instructions, which resulted in Zangba’s pivotal meeting with rap mogul 50 Cent. After that, Zangba recorded Three Black Boys at Hillie Hill’s studio, and later adapted the song into the urban, best-selling novel Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper. The following year, Zangba and Jean Alerte co-wrote “Do Right Do Good”, endorsed by Russell Simmons and Dr. Dennis Kimbro; in 2015, Alerte and Zangba, along with 6 other authors, released the urban, best-selling relationship guidebook “Single Man Married Man”, which received major media attention from ABC, NBC, and FOX; in 2016, Zangba released “Take a Look… There’s Money All Around You!”, a prosperity, life-changing guidebook, which highlights the secret ingredients needed to become a prosperous moneymaking machine; and now, “Hip-Hop, Soul, and R&B”, a lovable, 10-track album with relatable lyrics that will surely take listeners on a joyful ride down lovers’ lane, where true love is the theme and being “in love” is the name of the game.