“I Never Fell Off, I Just Fail Back” - A line from one of many lead singles on the hotly anticipated street release Wondabread The Mix Tape, but the phrase also explains the prolonged hiatus of Greensboro’s finest, P-Wonda. Putting in work since 2003, P-Wonda’s had his share of highs and lows in the industry. After serving some time in jail and dealing with the loss of his father, Pierre Trepaul Conway aka P-Wonda reemerged with a fever to destroy any MC in his path. North Carolina’s undisputed freestyle champ put out dis-tracks taking jabs at the hottest rappers. Rap Star 50 Cent took notice after hearing P-Wonda go hard on the classic “Stick You if You Stunt” record. 50 tried to sign the talented young lyricist, but P-Wonda stayed loyal to his independent label and family Othaz Records. Now free and clear of all legal woes, Othaz Records and P-Wonda’s management company Monalis360 are eager to get his music to the masses and introduce the world to the “Middle East” movement; the rap scene that’s making noise in The Carolinas, Virginias and surrounding regions.
The name P-Wonda came during his days as a young MC. P-Wonda always knew rapping was his thing; he recalls writing his first rhyme in the third grade. Winning freestyle battles throughout his neighborhood had the streets buzzing; P-Wonda began rapping with friends, they formed a rap group called The Committee. The Committee put out songs that got airplay on their local radio stations and in local nightclubs. DJ Waleed Coyote of 102 Jamz in North Carolina is founder and CEO of independent label Othaz Records. He felt the pain and passion in P-Wonda’s songs and knew he wanted to work with the rapper. Once the deal was completed and P-Wonda was officially signed to Othaz Records he jumped in the studio and began making songs. Rhyming came easy to Pierre; he studied Rakim, LL and KRS-One – his favorites.