We would like to share a statement that went a bit unnoticed but very much deserving of attention. The statement came courtesy of NESS from MZK (formerly Mighty Zulu Kingz) and goes as follows:
To our family, friends, supporters, and Hip Hop enthusiast worldwide.
We, the members of MZK, formerly known as “Mighty Zulu Kingz/Kweenz Worldwide”, hereinafter referred to as “MZK”, have elected to take on a major change in our organization. Effective immediately, MZK are hereby declaring our organization to operate as its own entity. Though we have operated as an independent entity for several years, we will no longer be associated or be under the umbrella of any other organization. Therefore, MZK declares no involvement of any kind in any actions perceived to contradict the moral values of MZK that might have taken place while or before operating under the umbrella of any organization. What all this means is that MZK is its own crew/organization, and it is NOT associated to any other crews or organizations whatsoever.
In addition, MZK has come to an agreement to no longer operate under the name of “Mighty Zulu Kingz/Kweenz.” Though, the rights of this name along with the logo design of the “Mighty Zulu Kingz/Kweenz” are trademarked and owned by the President of MZK, Luis Martinez Jr. a.k.a. Alien Ness, we feel that the course of order needed to continue a positive impact worldwide is to discontinue operating under this name.
Any attempt to recreate or represent the name “Mighty Zulu Kingz/Kweenz” outside of our organization will be considered a direct violation/infringement of Intellectual Property protected by international laws. The name “Mighty Zulu Kingz/Kweenz” is not being released for public circulation or public representation of any sort. However, the name “Mighty Zulu Kingz/Kweenz” will be used by our organization to detail the vast history established by our members beginning in the year 2000.
In result of all that has been stated, we would like to emphasize that “MZK” is the OFFICIAL name of our organization from now onward. We are excited to begin the process of rebranding ourselves under the MZK denomination and the effect that this action will take in our ongoing efforts to have a positive impact worldwide. Along with the rebranding process, all apparel under the name “Mighty Zulu Kingz/Kweenz” has been suspended for sale. Besides, MZK will no longer wear any apparel associated with “Mighty Zulu Kingz/Kweenz.” There is no shortage of small intricacies involved in this change, so please bear with us through this rebranding process.
In our efforts as MZK, we will continue to be a worldwide organization of Hip Hop ambassadors promoting a positive lifestyle, change, and a bond of peace to all humanity. We will continue to teach with passion the historical facts of the origins of the Hip Hop culture. We will also continue to educate about the origins of our history as an organization beginning in the year 2000. This newly branded vision will be conceived worldwide in communities, events, and any venue provided to spread this positive message. Our mission and passion will continue worldwide.
We thank you for all the years of support and hope it continues while we usher in a new era.
MZK Worldwide est. 2000
To Ness and the rest of MZK Lifestyle, we respect and support what you guys are doing and wish you guys best of luck as always.