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ZanytheMicSmith™ / Bio

I began my dream of emceeing in 1991 with my brother Craze M.C. and Nine Mils in Portland, Oregon. After forming various crews and learning bars and measures, I moved to Illinois with my family momentarily putting my dream on hold. Thru many life experiences such as the birth of my daughter Alexis in 1994 and my mother's death in 1996, I moved back to Portland reinvigorating my hip-hop dream in 1997 while attending studio and MIDI classes at Portland Community College with my homie Pain. I learned to put complete songs together and more about the recording side, then chose to move back to Illinois in 1998 for personal reasons aside from music. I still continued to travel back to Portland to do music and create songs(much love Mr. Wright!) until 2000 when I decided to go to college in Champaign for Radio Broadcasting. I met some people who helped me realize my dreams could become reality, Damon Davis and Steffon Jones. We even won a talent show together reinforcing my drive even more. At college I met Cerbo and in 2004 we created a group called The F.E.W performing on the local scene, releasing an E.P. called The Catalyst Project in 2005. While doing shows I met another emcee, Rod Mac and in 2007 I moved to Spokane to work with Real Life Arts Ent. We went on to release 9 albums independently with the label including 2 projects, our group The Have-Nots and my first album "The Media Circus" In 2009 The Have-Nots was nominated for best hip-hop at the local "Somi" awards. In 2010 I moved back to Portland for personal reasons and am currently working on the next sh...

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Portland, OR