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Hailing from Metro- Detroit, Moonchild has been influenced by hip-hop since childhood. Moonchild became inspired from an early age, choosing to follow in the footsteps of his uncle “Brian”, older brother “Oronde” and his cousin “Uncle P” – who are all respected musicians within his home state of Michigan. His talents developed first as an emcee before he soon found his calling as a producer. He cites his other musical influences from a production perspective as being J Dilla, Timbaland, and DJ Premier.
A hard working and humble individual, he prefers to remain behind the scenes and shies away from the glare of the spotlight, choosing instead to quietly push his artists. As he prepares to release “Love Of Music Part 2”, Moonchild is also getting ready to graduate with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a specialism in Healthcare proving himself to be not only a talented musician, but something of an academic too.
A true advocate for Michigan hip hop, Moonchild has released collaboration projects with artists from his local area such as the “Save the Music” LP back in 2008 with Robo Robb. The “Better Late than Never” EP which dropped last year and was presented by popular hip hop blogger – Kevin Nottingham. “Love of Music Part 1” (also a Kevin Nottingham collaboration) was released in September 2011 and has received positive recognition both in the US and Europe alike. The project has been spotlighted on blogs such as Planet Ill, The WordisBond.com, Hiphopdx, Urb magazine, Okayplayer, Real Detroit, Pot In My Holes, Urbanologymag, Whutupdoe, Rawroots, stupidDOPE.com and of course – Kevin Notthingham.com to name a few.
Fans now wait in anticipation for “ Love for the Game” LP, which is scheduled for release by early December. If you are not onto Moonchild yet, you have definitely been sleeping on one of the game’s hottest new talents. He has his sights set on becoming one of the most respected in the game before 2012 is over and if you take a listen to the music, you’ll know it’s about to happen…