Christopher McDaniel, otherwise known as McNastee, is a diamond hidden in the desert sand. When you read his list of features, production credits, design clients, and show dates you may ask yourself, "Why haven't I heard of this guy?"
Residing in Phoenix, AZ but hailing from the midsize town of Lawton, OK it is pretty easy to see why McNastee, up to this point, has gone mostly undetected. The emcee also has a chamillion like quality to his approach, blending into almost any scene while still maintaining his unique view on hip hop.
McNastee's musical endeavors have placed him in the right place at the right time on many occasions landing him guest spots on records with some of rap music's biggest names. In 2004 he was featured alongside the late PROOF of D12 on the MENACIDE single, "Drugz." In 2010 his alliance with Arizona artist INTRINZIK led to McNastee dropping 16 bars on the track "We Wrote The Book" featuring the incomparable SNOOP DOGG. McNastee has also been featured on tracks with Wu Tang Clan's Cappadonna, Never So Deep Records artist Donnie Darko, and countless independent artists and groups.
Behind the boards McNastee has produced tracks featuring names that are just as notable. The Kapital Punishment track "Mr. Christian Man" saw features by King Gordy, and Strange Music artist Prozak, along with this partner-in-crime Madness of Bedlam. GrindTime Now battle emcee Marv Won appeared on the track "Big Belly Pimpin" from the Big Slack Album, Wake Up Call produced and mixed by McNastee. McNastee has even bigger plans for the future and is already placing notable emcee's on his production for upcoming releases.
McNastee has played shows all over the country and had the opportunity to open for acts like E-40, Tech N9ne, Andre Nickatina, Twiztid, Insane Clown Posse, and more. The combined efforts of the Intrinz Ink family on stage make for an entertaining live show and has promoters calling them first when national acts come to town.
McNastee currently has a slew of unreleased material he is periodically releasing through digital distribution and limited hard-copy releases. The first full length project from McNastee and Oklahoma producer Saevio.Is.Dead is expected in the summer of 2011.