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Phadol “Pinhead” Gotti was born December 2nd 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He started out rapping in High School with some of his fellow teammates on the football team. His love for music grew, as well as his love of the streets.
While being in and out of jail most of his adult life, he always found solitude in his music. Being in jail gave him the time to perfect his trade, this also unfortunately ruined any chance of him becoming a rapper at the time. After years of trials and tribulations, Pinhead was able to pull himself out of the streets before it was too late. He decided to change his life around and become serious about his music. While the idea of being a rapper wasn’t so appealing to him anymore, he decided to try his hand at producing.
While working with various artists he met Sharard Baker. Sharard along with Pinhead's wife, convinced him to start up a record label. Though he was hesitant at first, he finally agreed and created a label. He named it Mizzle Bean, a nickname he uses for......? You'll have to ask him. Soon after, he signed Sharard to his label, followed by Praze and Money Mitch.
Now there’s no looking back for Mizzle Bean Records.
Money Mitch :Biography
Money Mitch and his twin brother were born on March 2nd 1989 at the Beverly Hospital in Montebello, California. At 3 pounds 12 ounces, Mitch was born premature and very ill. He wasn’t expected to make it out of the hospital. After 3 months in an incubator, Mitch was allowed to go home to his mom, dad, sister and two brothers.
With the passing of his father, life wasn’t easy growing up in East Los Angeles. There was plenty of drug, violence and gang activity in his environment. Inspired by his older cousins hobby of rapping, Mitch started freestyling his own raps when he was only in the fifth grade. He found it was also a great escape from negative influences. Throughout middle school, Mitch practiced his hobby and perfected it. In high school he battled during "Freestyle Fridays" an event hosted by one of his teachers. Many friends complimented him on his style and ability to keep his raps relevant to a subject.
In 2009, Money Mitch moved to the San Fernando Valley. While hanging with friends, he was introduced to Praze and soon started collaborating. Praze moved into Money Mitch's spare room and set up his studio. They recorded songs on the daily. A couple months passed when Pinhead Gotti was introduced to Mitch as well, and the rest is history in the making.
Daniel “Praze” Espinoza was born March 27th 1990 in Glendale, California. He was raised in a very musical household. His uncle taught him to play the guitar and his mother taught him to sing. One day, Praze saw his neighbor outside throwing away a piano. He went down the street, dragged it into his house and taught himself how to play. As a child, he was always involved in music one way or another.
One of Praze’s childhood friends introduced him to hip hop music. After that, he lived and breathed records, he listened to the music in detail instead of just hearing it. In 7th grade he had finally saved enough money to buy his first microphone. He started a small rap group with his friends, doing amateur recordings in the garage. Even though his group didn’t last long, he continued practicing recording and producing for the next couple of years.
In 2009, Praze met Money Mitch and there was an instant musical connection. They started collaborating and found they worked very well together. A short time after in early 2010, the duo met Pinhead Gotti. Pinhead was impressed with their talent and decided to sign them to Mizzle Bean Records.
Sharard Baker :Biography
Justin “Sharard Baker” Dent was born July 5th 1986 in Flint, Michigan. He started rapping at a young age and never took it too serious until High School, when the other kids praised his skills, telling him he should pursue it as a career. Around this time he also developed a passion for acting. He started out acting in a couple of plays during his junior and senior year of High School.
In 2004, he started performing music on stage with his then group, Corrupted By Society. He knew from that moment on, this would be his career.
After two years of performing at McCree Theatre and the University of Michigan-Flint, Sharard auditioned and was accepted to America Musical Dramatic Academy in Hollywood, CA.
Upon Graduating, Sharard decided to get back into music. After working with various music producers, Sharard found a home with Pinhead Gotti at Mizzle Bean Records.