A Vermont Hip-Hop battle in 2009 placed music producer/lyricist Mertz & veteran producer/audio engineer Nastee in each other’s path. At that time, Mertz had just put out his first independent release, & Nastee, after becoming fed up with the NYC music business, had moved up to Vermont & made a name for himself in Burlington as an MC/DJ/Producer & the leader of the VT Union.
The two built a working relationship in the Vermont music scene before going their separate ways in pursuit of furthering their careers. Recently, Mertz & Nastee crossed paths again, in Brooklyn this time, to mix "The Good in The Bad", Mertz’s first full-length solo LP, as well as collaborate on the album’s first single Life & Love.
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