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MCsquared / Bio

“MCsquared” was born August 23rd, 1986 in Montgomery, Al on Maxwell Air Force base into a diverse world surrounded by all cultures and backgrounds. Raised in the church, MCsquared acquired an ear for music(mainly gospel) and God at a early age. Growing up, MCsquared would hear, listen and retain the rap music played by older siblings and friends. While in grade school, MCsquared’s older brother began to play the trumpet for his middle school band. Acting as the hazardous little brother, at the age of 11, MCsquared finally found his older brother’s trumpet hiding under the bed. Every since then, MCsquared has been growing into a musician molded by each and every musical influence experienced along the way. Once in middle school, MCsquared became classically trained and began to listen to several jazz artists. Thereon, MCsquared began to freestyle as a hobby with friends and would soon after become influenced by different hip-hop artists such as NAS, Outkast, Common and The Notorious B.I.G. MCsquared started to take his free-styling gift serious and began to write songs, poetry, and began to compete in freestyle battles at the early age of 14. In High school, MCsquared began to perform locally and go on to become a 3 time Alabama high school all-state band member. Even though the lack of jazz programs in Montgomery forced him to be only classically trained, Mcsquared had a natural knack for jazz. Entering college as a young aspiring music major, Mcsquared would listen to hundreds of jazz musicians. MCsquared would become heavily influenced by the music of Wynton Marsalis, Miles Davis, Roy Hargrove, Dizzy Gillespie and Clifford Brown. Thereon, MCsquared would become a skilled Trumpet/Flugelhorn player, diverse poet/lyricist and composer. Mcsquared now blends his cumulative style and experience to become what people in the early AND late 20th century called a “Master of Ceremonies” or “MC”. Only now, he will successfully fuse the gap between a Jazz “MC” and a Hip-Hop “MC” and give meaning or birth to “Mcsquared.”

General Info

Band Members
Mike Bean - Producer, Jonas Schultz - Keys/Saxophone, Jesse White - Guitar, Duron Hale - Drums, Cordaryl Ford - Bass and MCsquared - Trumpet/Flugelhorn/MC
Artist Name
MCsquared
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/mcsquaredlive
Active Since
11/11
Genres
Hip Hop / Jazz / Soul

Contact Info

Location
Montgomery, AL
Manager
Jonathan Avant

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