Hanz On

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Hanz On
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Background information
Birth name Anthony Messado
Also known as Hannibal The Great
Born (1974-07-24) July 24, 1974 (age 42)
Origin Staten Island, New York, United States
Genres East Coast hip hop
Years active 2010–present
Labels Hanz On Music
Associated acts Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Carlton Fisk
Website www.hanzonmusic.com

Anthony Messado (born July 24, 1974),[1] better known by the stage name Hanz On or Hannibal The Great, is an American rapper and an affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan. He released his solo debut, Out Of Chef's Kitchen in 2010, and has since co-founded a record label called Hanz On Music. He is closely tied to another W-Tang Clan affiliate named Carlton Fisk.

Music career[edit]

Out Of Chef's Kitchen[edit]

Hanz On released his debut album, Out Of Chef's Kitchen, after signing to Ice Water Inc. in 2010. He had previously been a part of Ice Water and featured on their debut crew and compilation albums. The solo album contained verses from Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, and Busta Rhymes among others.[2]

In August 2009, Hanz attained notoriety after an incident during that year's Rock The Bells festival. Hanz punched rapper Joe Budden in the face because of a feud that Budden had with Raekwon and other members of the Wu Tang Clan.[3]

Hanz On Music, Back to Sicily Mixtape, and Method Man Presents: Hannibal The Great[edit]

In 2012, Hanz On partnered with Staten Island businessman Ettore Mazzei to launch record label Hanz On Music, formally leaving Ice Water Inc. In late 2012 it was announced that the new label's first release would be the "Back to Sicily Mixtape"[4] hosted by DJ Kay Slay. Back To Sicily featured appearances from Method Man and Inspectah Deck.[5] A music video for lead single We Did It was produced in September 2012. Hanz On's second solo LP titled Method Man Presents: Hannibal The Great was released in 2013 and featured Method Man, Ghostface Killah, and Inspectah Deck.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

  • 2010: Out Of Chef's Kitchen
  • 2013: Method Man Presents: Hannibal The Great

Mixtapes

  • 2012: Back to Sicily Mixtape

Collaborations

  • 2007: Raekwon's "Ice Water - Polluted Water"
  • 2009: Raekwon "BabyGrande Recordings"

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