I first started in music like a lot of hip hop artists and bboys in school wit my friends aged around 11 to 12 years old. At the time I was more in the reggae MC style of things and we were b-boying just prior to the days when “Looking For A Perfect Beat” and “Planet Rock” started popping up on casette tapes .
I came up both sides of the Atlantic because my family’s time was split between New York and London, so maybe at the time I thought I got the worst of both worlds. But now I look at the fact that as an MC, my word plays are enhanced having the influences of different places likes Queens, NYC and Stockwell in South London..
My first proper recording that wasn’t a basement or someone’s dad’s garage was at SWS Studios in south london, on a track called “Chess” and I still remember the blues guitar on it. I wasn’t really interested in recording before that time but I loved it so much, I never looked back. I added to the repertoire, constantly writing, freestyling, and recording with my peers and we toured all over the world including Japan Taiwan, Spain, Italy, Thailand, Australia and North America alongside guys I looked up to big time like Public Enemy, Pfunk, The Last Poets, Company Flow, The Pharcyde, Gil Scott Heron, Mos Def, The Roots, Cypress Hill...the list goes on.
Do you have any favourite tunes that you have made and if so why?