HazernomicalQueens, NY
John Hazelton
Rapper, Producer
Years Active
2000 - present
Hip-Hop, Alternative Hip-Hop, Funk Rock, Rap Rock, Alternative Rock, Experimental Hip-Hop, Avant-Funk
Them Recordings



Queens, New York-based MC Hazernomical began rapping seriously in junior high school and joined a group called Concentration Camp several years later. The group almost signed to a few labels including Def Jam, released one single, with fellow member Shawn Dawn Moet — all before Hazernomical reached the tender age of 20. Thanks, in part, to local support by the likes of Rookie "The Beatmaker" and Adam Strife (Forced 2 Fight). Hazernomical decided to record as a solo artist to Home Team Ent., but before anything of significance was able to happen (only a promo single and a couple guest appearances were set up), the company shutdown, leaving the MC without a label.

Hazernomical eventually landed at Trackside Prod. teaming up with long-time friend & producer Wally G, J. Slinger, S.P.S. & Nyce (Off Pitch). Preceded by the underground single "F*** Wit Me," as well as several mixtapes and an appearance on Adam Strife's album, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. The album Without Warning, Adam Strife was set to surface during early 2005, though an unfinished unmixed version leaked during the spring together with several other minor complications, resulting in the decision to push its official release back to 2006 instead.

The album ended up not being released, but was instead replaced by a new EP the artist had been working on. A highly conceptualized follow-up, The Coming Soon EP, was released in Summer 2008, including the now popular and highly downloaded song "Love Me Notts;"Point Of No Return, 2010, and Present; Wally G of Trackside Productions teamed up with Phillip Smith and 'C NotE of Power Punch, whom assisted him in the production of what would become his debut album The Point of NO Return.

The title of the album is a reference to the definition meaning:

it is the point beyond which one must continue on his or her current course of action because turning back is physically impossible, prohibitively expensive or dangerous. It is also used when the distance or effort required to get back would be greater than the remainder of the journey or task as yet undertaken.

The Point of NO Return was officially released on December 07, 2011. The album was mainly produced by Wally G featuring production from The Rookie, 'C NotE, and Phillip Smith. The record spawned the singles "Why Wouldn't I," "Make Me Feel" and "So Far Away" featuring Toni. Although the album took about 7 actual days to complete, the mixing, engineering, and final production expanded over a year. While waiting for The Point of NO Return, Hazernomical completed another album, originally slated to be called, Past the Point Of No Return. It has been retitled, Some Heroes Ain't Super They Just FLY. Out of desperation to put out new music and keep the vibe going, "Fall Deep" was released with a mock video on YouTube. He also pursued numerous side projects in the midst of the delay.

Several songs have been recorded with the likes of Undeniable, Uppanotch, O7, Chilo for his Natural Evolution album, and Life The Darknight for the song "U Don't Want It" recorded for the Street Wise Volue 1: Urban Art Of War Soundtrack. Some Heroes Ain't Super They Just FLY or S.H.A.S.T.J.F is the upcoming second album scheduled to be released April 2012. Production for the album began in 2011 during the delay of The Point Of NO Return. Hazernomical was quoted saying, "The album is done; Just some final touches and polishing need to be applied. The mixing is going to take awhile because of a shortage of funds but we should still be able to release it on time."