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Mayday's Wrekonize on Solo Debut, War Within: "Written on Some Real-Life Shit"

Never give up. Never give in. Miami makes champions.

Ten years ago, Wrekonize won a series of MTV rap battles for $25,000 and a recording contract with Roc-A-Fella Records.

The deal never materialized, and he spent his prize money on DVDs and pizza. But he never stopped working on music. And now his debut solo album is finally hitting the streets, the web, and store shelves across America.

With all the force of Strange Music, his Mayday bandmates, and fans like The Rock behind him, Wrekonize and The War Within are ready to rush back into battle. Here's what he has to say as it officially drops.

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