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Vic aka Convic253tac / Bio

HELLO,MY NAME IS VICTOR HERMAN,MY STAGE NAME HAS BEEN CONVIC 253 T.A.C. WHICH HAS BEEN MY STAGE NAME FROM 1998 TO CURRENT.I HAVE A WHOLE DIFFERENT OUTLOOK ON THE RAP GAME,MYSELF AND LIFE IN GENERAL NOWADAYS,JUST LIKE MY ART-FORM I AM ALWAYS GROWING AND LEARNING MORE AND MORE.BORN IN SEATTLE,WASHINGTON, RAISED IN THE NORTHWEST, MY STRONGEST MUSIC ROOTS CAME FROM THE EVER PRESENT EMERGING HIP HOP SCENE IN A CITY I CALL HOME TACOMA,WASHINGTON,AREA CODE(253).SOME OF THE FIRST INFLUENTIAL ARTISTS THAT STARTED TO CATCH MY ATTENTION WOULD BE,(N.W.A.-EAZY E-DR.DRE-SNOOP DOGG-BONE THUGS N HARMONY-E-40-) AND MANY MORE.I STARTED RAPPING AS A HOBBY WITH FRIENDS I LIVED WITH IN THE TACOMA AREA(OAKLAND PARK 31ST) WHERE THERE WAS NEVER A PROBLEM FINDING A CYPHER TO STEP INTO. THE MORE I FOUND MYSELF OPENING UP AND LISTENING TO MORE MUSIC DAILY AND IT PULLED ME INTO THE HIP HOP SCENE MORE AND MORE DAILY.I PRACTICED DAY N NIGHT AND GRADUALLY STARTED TO SEE A IMPROVEMENT AND OTHERS NOTICED ALSO. I WAS FEATURED ON TWO TRACKS AS OF 1999,ONE PRODUCED BY(BIG SQUEEZE)IN WOODBROOK AND ANOTHER PRODUCED BY(DJ JEREMY)IN OAKLAND PARK.BETWEEN THE YEARS 2000 & 2008 I STARTED REALLY WORKING ON MY CRAFT DAILY FREESTYLE RAPPING EVERYDAY WHILE CONNECTING WITH LOCAL ARTISTS AND PROMOTERS.ALSO ALONG THAT SPAN OF TIME I STARTED WRITING MY RHYMES DOWN,THOUGH FREESTYLE WAS MY ENCORPORATED TRAINING MECHANISM.IN 2008 CONVIC MET A RAPPER NAMED WIKKEDSIXX,AND THE FIRST TIME MEETING EACHOTHER WE CUT A SONG THAT NIGHT,LEADING TO A FRIENDSHIP THAT FORMED THE TWO MAN RAP GROUP (EVAGREEN UNKNOWNZ)WIKKEDSIXX AND CONVIC 253.THE GROUP RECORDED AN ALBUM WORTH OF TRACKS WHICH FEATURED THE HIT SINGLE(BACK 2 DA BASICS)WITHIN LESS THAN A COUPLE MONTHS.WITH THE RAPID GROWING CONFIDENCE OF THE UNKNOWNZ FEEDING OF EACHOTHERS STYLES AND PERSONALITY,WITH A GOOD FEEDBACK FROM LOCAL HIP HOP FANS AND ARTISTS IT WAS TIME TO STEP UP. WIKKEDSIXX'S FRIEND/MENTOR ILLIZM OF(TACOMA),HAD BEEN WELL ESTABLISHED AS A RAPPER AND PERFORMING ARTIST FOR YEARS AND HE HELD THE TITLE OF C.E.O. OF HIS OWN LOCAL RECORD LABEL (EVG 4 LIFE)ILLIZM WAS INTRODUCED TO CONVIC AT A SHOW BY WIKKEDSIXX.ILLIZM HAD KNOW WIKKEDSIXX FOR A WHILE AND AFTER A FEW MONTHS OF THE UNKNOWNZ MAKING MUSIC THE THREE ARTISTS STARTED DOING SHOWS TOGETHER(CONVIC & WIKKED AS THE UNKOWNZ AND ILLIZM A SOLO ARTIST)IN THE TACOMA AND SURROUNDING AREAS.WIKKEDSIXX AND CONVIC AKA THE (EVAGREEN UNKNOWNZ) THRU SIXX'S KNOWING ILLIZM AND THE RECOGNIZATION OF OUR TALENTS,WE WERE EXTENDED A HAND TO JOIN ILLIZM'S RECORD LABEL(EVG 4 LIFE)WHICH WAS A BLESSING AND OPENED ALOT MORE DOORS FOR THE UNKNOWNZ.WE PERFORMED AT DOZENS OF LOCAL VENUES FOR A WHILE.THEN AFTER THE PURCHASE OF WIKKEDSIXX'S AKAI MPC5000 BEAT MACHINE THATS INDUSTRY STANDARD. THE NEW MUSIC BIENG MADE WAS AT A WHOLE NEW LEVEL,THE UNKNOWNZ BEGAN WORKING ON THIER FOLLOW UP SOPHMORE ALBUM,WHILE ALSO STILL PERFORMING AND LEAKING OUT NEW UNRELEASED TRACKS AT SHOWS AND ONLINE.WHICH WERE GETTING GREAT RESPONSE.THEN UNEXPECTEDLY,AFTER ABOUT A YEAR OF JOINT PARTNERSHIP THE UNKNOWNZ DISMANTLED AS A GROUP & CONVIC AND WIKKEDSIXX WENT ON THIER OWN WAYS AS SOLO ARTISTS.CONVIC TOOK A BREAK TO REFLECT ON HIS ROLE IN MUSIC AND HIS ASPIRATIONS TO PERFORM HIS MUSIC.WIKKED STAYED ON WITH EVG TOURING WITH ILLIZM WHILE ALSO PRODUCING HIS SOLO CD(WHICH IS HOTT), CONVIC TOOK TO A WHOLE NEW GAME PLAN KNOWING HIS COMMITMENT TO MUSIC AND PERFORMING,I KEPT ON WITH LOCAL PROMOTERS LIKE LEVI LYON C.E.O. OF(LYON PRIDE RECORS)FORMERLY WITH XIL RECORDS,WHILE ALSO PRODUCING MY OWN MUSIC.THE YEAR OF 2010 PRODUCED A TOUR CALLED(THE CALM B4 THE STORM TOUR)IT WAS PRESENTED BY SKRILLA THE C.E.O. OF A LOCAL TACOMA BASED RECORD LABEL NAMED (PLATINUM DREAM RECORDS) NOW W (PERFECT 10 ENT). A LOCAL PAPER FEATURED AN ARTICLE ON THE TOUR WHICH CONSISTED OF ABOUT 8 LOCAL ARTISTS INCLUDING MYSELF AND SKRILLA,ALONG WITH ARTISTS DIP, KRUCIAL BARZ,SERIOUS MAK,JOSH RIZEBERG,AND ALOT MORE.THE TOUR RANGED FROM OLYMPIA WA,PAST SEATTLE, ETC.SINCE THE END OF THE TOUR I HAVE CHANGED MY RAP NAME FROM CONVIC 253 TO VIC.I HAVE ALSO BEEN INVESTING IN STUDIO EQUIPMENT FOR MY LAB FOR A WHILE,IVE BEEN BUYING EXCLUSIVE BEATS FOR TWO YEARS NOW AMASSING A COLLECTION OF INDUSTRY QUALITY BEATS FROM PRODUCERS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. I HAVE BEEN LEARNING MORE ABOUT PRODUCTION,MIXING,AND MASTERING OVER THE 2 YEARS I HAVE BEEN PRODUCING AND ITS COMING ALONG EVERY DAY.I HAVE MADE AND NEARED THE COMPLETED MASTERING OF OVER 50 BEATS WHICH IM PRODUCING,MIXING AND MASTERING,(AS GOOD AS CAN WITH WHAT I GOT)GETTING BEATS READY TO BE SOLD MAINLY THRU WEBSITES LIKE SOUNDCLICK, MYSPACE AND OTHER PERSONAL WEBSITES.I AM CURRENTLY RECORDING MY DEMO(USING MY OWN IN HOUSE BEATS, WHILE RECORDING LYRICS AT OTHER STUDIOS)AND IT IS GOING WELL,SHOULD BE DONE BY SEPT. B.N.M.

General Info

Artist Name
Vic aka Convic253tac
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/convic253tac
Genres
Hip Hop / Rap / NorthWest

Contact Info

Location
Tacoma, WA
Manager
(MYSELF)"

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