I wrote my first rap in 1987, after hearing Doug E. Fresh's "The Show" for the first time. My parents (who are musicians and songwriters themselves) encouraged me to develop my musiclal interests by letting me make music in their home studio. In high school, I built my name and reputation doing demos and shows alongside Tony Deshae as part of the rap groups Codename: ICE and QnA. In college, I held it down alongside Waxo, Hookdiggy and Devastator as part of the groups M2S and Maize & Blue. Postgrad I represented Flint-town and the D with ZOD DA GOD as part of the group Phalanx International. As part of these groups I released four CDs, appeared in two music videos and performed in countless shows in Flint, Ann Arbor, Mount Clemens and Detroit. I've always had solo material, and I even recorded a few projects, but I was never able to get my solo music to the masses...until now.
My styles and subject matter change as often as my inspiraiton does. Most of my songs lean towards high-concept art rap (a la Open Mic Eagle), Nerdcore (A La Mega Ran) Conscious rap (A la Common) and backpack rap (a La Black Thought).
Lyrically, I lean more towards complex, multilayered lyrics that are heavy with metaphors, wit and wordplay. I like showing off how clever I think I am :)
If you'ew into rappers like Pharoahe Monch, Ras Kass, Chino XL, Jean Grae, Common, Royce Da 5'9, Black Thought, Mega Ran, Childish Gambino, Open Mic Eagle, MF DOOM, and J-Live...then you might like me.
Production-wise, I go in whatever direction my inspiration takes me. I've made just about every type of instrumental a person can rap to, from Boom Bap to Trap, from G-Funk to Crunk, from Jazz to Salsa, Afrobeat, country, and everything in between.
I also have an affinity for concept albums. I love to take a theme or story and develop it over the course of a bunch of songs on a project. so if you hear one song from a project, you're going to want to hear the other songs to see where I take the concept, theme or story to next.