Douglas Cameron Sücher (better known by his stage name "CerebraL") was born in the logging town of Grand Rapids, MN (pop. 8,000) on Aug 23, 1988.
He was raised by his disabled, single mother in a 1 bedroom home-with only the rusted train tracks to separate them (both physically and figuratively) from the worst part of town. Battling bi-polarism and chronic depression, raising her 3 children always proved to be a struggle. She often fell short on bills, clothing & putting food on the table-but as any good mother does, always found a way to make ends meet.
Ironically, (despite having 2 sisters) CerebraL's closest sibling was his eldest sister's firstborn son, Skyler Anthony Yazell (Ominous the Monster), who was born on Sept 10th, 1991. To this day, his entire family (both parties included) consider them to be brothers.
Raised in a home rife with musical diversity, (his mother having pursued a country music career in her 20's) his younger years introduced him to many different types and genres of music.
It was 1995 when he got his first taste of Hip Hop when Skeelo's "I Wish" hit mainstream notoriety. From that moment on, he was hooked. His 90's rap influences include (but are not restricted to): Coolio, LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G., Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg & finally Eminem in the late 90's.
Despite his family's social status, CerebraL excelled at academics. He spent hours at the local library, soaking in any information he could get his eager hands on. Even with his love for literature, athletics proved to be his true passion. He literally participated in EVERY available sport at his tiny elementary school. Football always stayed at the pinnacle of his interest, though-having entertained a fantasy of playing in the NCAA, and eventually the NFL-which proved impossible down the road.
2000 was a turning point in his life, as his entire family moved to Kerrville, a medium sized town in South Texas, about 60 miles from San Antonio. Adapting from life in Northern Minnesota to Southern Texas proved a challenge. Within months though, he was fitting in with his peers and teachers perfectly.
In 2001, a 13 y/o CerebraL forewent a debilitating back surgery. Quelling any hopes of ever pursuing his dreams of a life in football, he slipped into an ever-worsening depression. Just as in those younger years, he used music as a way to escape from the cold reality that surrounded him.
Drug use, falling in with the wrong crowd & dealing with his depression eventually caused him to give up on school altogether. Dropping out in 2004, drinking and partying soon became his only priority.
CerebraL soon moved back to MN to live with his eldest sister, as an attempt to escape the lifestyle that awaited him back in Texas. It was at this point that He and his brother (Ominous) were finally reunited.
Spending every day together, he watched as Ominous took up the passion and lifestyle that was Hip-Hop. Having such deep emotional ties with rap music already, It didn't take long for that same hunger to take ahold of him. That hunger would lie dormant though, as CerebraL once again left his home state to be with the rest of his family in Texas.
The years that followed proved uneventful, bouncing around between dead-end jobs until the birth of his daughter in 2009. That was the same year that he found God, and made a pact with himself that he would provide a better life for his newborn daughter than he had.
2011 was a major turning point in his life. Experiencing his first live Hip Hop show, standing there in the crowd-vibing out and connecting with every word, every bass drop & syllable gave him a feeling that he never felt before. Belonging.
There in that 110 degree heat, he looked around-and for once-it didn't matter what you looked like-or what hell you had been through-for that 3 hours-they were all free. That was the moment he realized that music was his true calling.
What a surprise that Ominous had just moved back to Texas. As if some divine coincidence, he and his brother were in prime position to team up and take world by storm. Starting a new label-to put a name to their music (Monsters Ink), they began writing-recording-and doing everything in their power to kickstart their careers in music.
From open mics and poetry slams-to rap contests and live shows, CerebraL was firing on all cylinders. It was as if every shred of passion he had ever lost had finally found an outlet, and it had been right under his nose the whole time.
Bursting at the seams with inspiration, he wrote verse after verse- chronicling all of his life experiences and hardships-while at the same time, creating passionate and relatable music-perfect for those that were going through similar trials.
Never adopting 1 style of music, CerebraL was quick to evolve and grasp whatever he put his mind to. From soulful R&B to the choppy Midwest rap style that has been slowly taking over the underground, he was finally home.
CerebraL and Ominous continued to do everything in their power to excel, and reach for their ultimate goal: To touch and reach as many people as possible. To stand tall and let the world know: No matter where you are, what you are going through, or where you have already been...you are not alone.
Finally being discovered in early 2013, big things are clearly on the horizon for this dynamic duo. Keep your eyes peeled, and don't be alarmed if CerebraL & Ominous are tearing up the stage soon-in a city near you~