Born in the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, this soulful hip hop artist started his career with music at the early age of seven. Growing up predominantly listening to Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Floetry, and DMX had a big effect on his life. From 1998 he began to write rhymes but at the time he just seen it as a fad. Throughout his life he constantly would take time out of his day to write new material. He gradually started to feel as if this were more than a fad. He seen it as a skill or gift from GOD that he would never mask from the world.
So interested in mainstream music throughout the beginning of 2010, he would constantly make the type of music that would catch record labels attention. As the year went on he started to notice that his approach was wrong. Then, around the start of 2011, he started to do his research on these labels that he once wanted to be apart of earlier in life. Once he found out the truth behind these record labels he began to form his own label "The Alex B. List." Set to uphold some of the best but underrated artists in North Carolina.
Midyear 2010 he released a few tracks under his former name "Mack Swavey" which would later become his first mix-tape entitled "Back To The Drawing Board." With features from Jedi Jynx, Shi Gunna, M.I., and productions from The Elite and Vibe Beats.
The Soul Section, once known as The League, is a conglomerate that was formed mid October 2011. It consist of one emcee and three producers. Picassoul (MC), Brad M, Vinyl Richie, and Canis Major are the producers. Picassoul is an emcee of The Alex B. List independent record label. Brad M is a producer from Louisiana and member of 9th Wonder's Jamla Army. Canis Major is a young producer from Canada and Vinyl Richie is a producer from California. These four artists hail from different locations from around the globe with one thing in common, their love for Hip Hop music.
Around the month of July Picassoul and Ike Ellis, former member if The League, put together their first tour "The Maximum Exposure Tour". This tour promotes artists from North Carolina starting with two in particular "Picassoul Music" and "Ike Ellis." With the anticipation of the release of their latest projects, The "Cornbread" album from Ike Ellis and the "Music While Cruising" album from Picassoul Music. These two artist are eager to express the latest sounds around the city of Raleigh. Throughout the month of August they will be touring around the city of Raleigh and New York. To keep up with these dates you can track these artists on bandsintown.com. Track Picasso at www.bandsintown.com/picasso and Ike Ellis at www.bandsintown.com/ikeellis
The Intellecturers is a poetry group that also makes hip hop/jazz, R&B, and soul music. Their aim is to teach the truth to the world through their influential content. Formed in the month of January 2012, this group has already made an impact on its listeners by delivering a soulful, intellectual sound. Even though this is a poetic group of individuals, they all take on solo projects as well. Since majority of their music consist of many instruments, it is only right that they gather a group of musicians to perform alongside them giving their audience a live energetic performance.
"Success starts here!"