Grambling Student MC Fiji and Music Artist Aha Gazelle’s New Single ‘Momma House’ Premiers on BET Jams

Grambling student Shelby Prout also known as ‘MC Fiji’ and music artist and GSU alum,  Aha Gazelle pair up and  score big as their new single ‘Momma House’ released on April 21 was featured worldwide on BET Jams  on Tuesday.

“Momma House ft. MC Fiji”  from Gazelle’s mix-tape Trilliam 2 became available June 9 on all music platforms! Gazelle is a 23-year-old artist that recently signed with Atlanta-based label Reach Records.

The televised premiere of the music video “Momma House” on BET Jams will air at 10 a.m., 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Both Fiji and Gazelle hail the state of Louisiana, specifically New Orleans where many artists have built names for themselves such as Kevin Gates, Boosie Badazz, Pj Morton, Frank Ocean, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Mater P and so much more.

MC Fiji is a senior mass communication at GSU that has been ‘The Voice’ and host for several events around campus since he started at the university. He and now well-known Shreveport Louisiana 103.7 The Beat radio and event host, Tina B, were known as ‘The King and Queen of Turn Up’. If the event was not ‘lit’, you better know they were!

Fiji always had this hype energy in him, but he hosted his first fashion show at GSU during the fall of 2014 and that is when he realized his true passion for keeping a crowd entertained and putting a smile on their faces.

In addition to hosting, MC Fiji also had a love and passion for music since he grew up surrounded by it with his father and brother both being passionate DJ’s, but he never thought he would become a nationally known rapper. He even has a hashtag that he uses faithfully that says #IAmNotARapper.

He may not believe so, but the world thinks otherwise. Fiji released a song entitled “Fiji Made Me Do It’ nearly a year ago that now has over 89K views on YouTube. This song is being played on stations in multiple states including Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas.  He also is featured on the popular song “I’m Lit” by Poppa Hussein and produced by Wild Yella that totaled 668K views on YouTube.

Last year, the artist got the opportunity to perform his single alongside The World Famed Tiger Marching Band  in his hometown of New Orleans at the Bayou Classic, a huge rivalry game between Grambling State University and Southern University during half-time.

In a story by The News-Star, Fiji said, Performing was a dream come true, it felt like I was performing at the Super Bowl because I grew up watching the Bayou Classic and I always wanted to go, so that performance brought chills down my spine.”

About 8 months ago to rep his university he teamed up with a few other GSU artists and producer Deezy On Da Beat and Mr. Excitement to create “I’m So GramFam Anthem” that came in at 10K views and had the entire University and Grambling community dancing and singing along.

Creating this song with his friends and schoolmates meant a lot to Fiji because Grambling has become a second home to him. He is the first in his family to go to college and soon to become an alumnus of the university “Where Everybody Is Somebody.” This song will be an anthem in Grambling for years to come.

All of Fiji’s accomplishments have come from hard work and the grace of God, but there is more! The artist will release his debut mixtape “I’m Not A Rapper” on July 26 with a BIG tour in surrounding cities as well. This is something you DON’T want to miss!

Check out MC Fiji’s Tour Dates Here:


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Follow E'Vonne: Instagram: @forever_evonne Twitter: @EVonneGipson SC: @byevonnegipson E'Vonne Gipson is an award winning journalist from Missouri City, TX. She is a graduate of Grambling State University where she received a B.A. degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in journalism and public relations. Gipson has written for several publications including Sheen Magazine, HBCU Buzz, The Black Beat, The News-Star, The Ruston Daily Leader,, and Houston Style Magazine. She is a former business reporting intern at Abilene Reporter-News in Abilene, TX and a current social media intern for MC Lyte's Hip Hop Sisters Network. She first began her journalism career writing for her school's newspaper "The Gramblinite". In 2016, Gipson worked with the Web Department at Houston television station, KHOU-11 TV where she gained professional photography and social media skills. Gipson is currently a producer at USA Today Network newspaper, The News-Star in Monroe. She is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


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