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MC IMPRINT / Press

“Watch MC Imprint’s first ever music video for “Dreams.” The track is from his album, Sobriety Date, which was released in August of 2013.”

“Good to see two of my homies link up and do a stellar collab. This record has power 106 written all over it – Mike XXL”

“Our California homie MC Imprint has been making steady moves as of late, and has been sober from alcohol and drugs for over five years (March 18th, 2008). Following the release of his previous album The First Impression, the Power 106 Who’s Next Champion gives us a new album Sobriety Date LP with guest appearances from Lauren Coleman, Kameron Ray, Gabi and Six Reason. Production is handled by The Optimist, DJ Pase Rock and Ned Cameron, who is known for his work with Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Tyga and numerous others. TTM is a proud sponsor of this project, and we highly recommend purchasing the LP on iTunes. Also included below is the promo video.”

“California native MC Imprint has been making steady moves as of late, and has been sober from alcohol and drugs for over five years (March 18th, 2008). Following the release of his previous album The First Impression, the Power 106 Who’s Next Champion gives us a new album Sobriety Date LP with guest appearances from Lauren Coleman, Kameron Ray, Gabi and Six Reason. Production is handled by The Optimist, DJ Pase Rock and Ned Cameron, who is known for his work with Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Tyga and numerous others. Check it. #NoGimmicks Read more at http://hiphopsince1987.com/mixtapes/mc-imprint-sobriety-date-lp/#dz63b1IFOXYe2Fff.99”

“MC Imprint has kept grinding since the day he won the first POWER 106 "Who's Next" contest! He came by POWER 106 to show love to J. Cruz and the crew and let them know when his LP "Sobriety Date" is dropping. #SobrietyDateLP”

"#WeekendMixtape with MC IMPRINT WHEN TO WATCH Wednesday, December 5th @ 3:30pm HOW TO WATCH 1) Log on to Facebook and watch on the KIIS FM fan page here! 2) Log on to Ustream and watch on the KIIS FM Ustream here! 3) Be part of our LIVE audience. Send an email to: weekendmixtape@kiisfm.com Read more: http://www.kiisfm.com/pages/weekendmixtape.html#ixzz2EJLJqgB3"

““I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing the very talented MC Imprint this week. The up and coming rapper visited us in the studio to talk about his debut album “The First Impression,” how he got started in the music business, and what it’s like to be living his dream after a long history of dark times during his adolescent years. MC Imprint won Power 106′s “Who’s Next” contest a few months ago and was awarded by opening for J. Cole at the SXSW show in Austin, Texas. Imprint’s next appearance will be this Saturday, June 23 on the New at 2 stage at the sold out Power House show at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Best of luck to Mr. Imprint!”

“MC Imprint Performs At The (Powerhouse 2012) Pre Party Presented By Power 106 Powerhouse 2012 - MC IMPRINT MC Imprint performed a new song, and current radio single "Hopscotch" to an amp'd crowd in the Honda Center parking lot for the Powerhouse Pre Party. Power 106 DJ - Yesi Ortiz, hosted the party, and introduced the "Who's Next?" winner/upcoming hip hop artist. Upon stepping on stage, Imprint immediately tossed cd's and shirts out to the kids. Check the coverage below!”

“The Powerhouse 2012 New@2 Stage Line-Up is HERE! Watch the New@2 artists live on Saturday, June 23rd 4pm at the Honda center parking lot. Everyone is invited to this outdoor event and it’s completely FREE! Artists to be performing on the New@2 Stage are: Schoolboy Q, Joe Moses & Ty Dolla$, Finattics, Driickey Graham, Clyde Carson, Six Reasons and MC Imprint, our Who’z Next winner”

“At the sold out Powerhouse Concert, Power 106 fm DJ Yesi Ortiz, interviewed performing artist - MC Imprint back stage at the New @ 2 stage.”

“Congratulations to MC Imprint for being the winning artist of our Who's Next Contest! MC Imprint will be going up against New York at SXSW for our Battle of The Best!”

“Tell a friend to tell a friend that it is about to go down! (Insert played out Nicki adlib here)! The Battle for the Best has come down to two MC’s and they are ready to duke it out (lyrically of course) for the title at SXSW! Even though the main competition is happening in Austin, you won't be left out of the fun. HOT 97 is streaming the entire event live on hot97.com. Make sure you are close to your computers tis Thursday March 15th at 2pm. ”

“In his song “Sidelines,” Seal Beach hip-hop artist MC IMPRINT raps “Get me on the field, and I’ma shine like a diamond.” Well, he’s finally getting his chance, and he’s not wasting it. A little over four years ago Brett Guidry was a drug addict, in jail, facing a 6-year prison sentence and had a choice to make—prison and drugs or music and positivity. That’s when he made the decision to turn his life around and pursue music full time. Since then, he has been on the grind making music, and its all starting to come together for the MC.”

“I can’t remember the last time my younger brother cried. He’s always been the toughest kid I knew. Hell, I can remember when i realized that my baby brother could beat me up. Kind of sad, I know. But I heard him cry today. My bro Brett Guidry AKA MC IMPRINT has been through a lot, starting at a young age. He got into drugs, went to jail, stole cars, robbed…you name it, he did it. But the last time he got out the pin, over 4 years ago, I saw something different in him. He had this look in his eye that was like, “I’m never going back there”. He was always a talented hip hop artist but 4 years ago was the start of his mission. The change that he’s made in himself, brings tears to my eyes. Anyways…for the past 4 years, he’s had his nose to the grind stone. His producer The Optimist would give him a beat and IMPRINT would destroy it. So when my bro won the WHO’S NEXT contest on POWER 106, I wasn’t surprised at all. No more waiting on the Sidelines, this dude is going t”

“MC IMPRINT Takes The Gold In The Power 106 Whos Next Contest West Coast stand up!!! Out of over 2,200 competitors, MC IMPRINT won the Who's Next Battle For The Best Contest held by L.A's Power 106 radio station. Imprint will represent the West Coast at SXSW in Austin next month, and battle it out against Hot 97's East Coast winner B.Martin. The two will perform a 20 minute set for the judges and the crowd. Power 106 and Hot 97 will then open the voting again, allowing fans to either text or tweet who they think should win. The final winner will get the opportunity to open for J.Cole! This is probably the biggest and most exciting thing to come out of small Seal Beach. At least in my life time! Congrats to Imprint!! Hard work really pays off, especially if you have an enormous amount of talent to go with it!”

“THE TIME HAS COME! #WHOSNEXTBATTLE You are now watching the Battle Of The Best! In a few seconds, you will witness the fight of East vs. West between New York’s B. Martin and Los Angelas’ MC Imprint Watch the battle closely and cast your vote for the best mc by texting BMartin or MCIMPRINT to 69106 You can also tweet your votes to @whosnextlive using #BMARTIN or #MCIMPRINT May the best rapper win!”

“We are so happy to be partnering with MC Imprint to empower those in poverty! Imprint is an amazing individual who has a heart to influence our world to do good for others ! We are joining with countless others to help MC Imprint in a compeitition to furthur his already amazing career! So.. Vote for MC IMPRINT!:~~~ http://whosnext.power106.com/voting.php So log in with Facebook, click “whos next home” then click on the picture of j cole that says “vote now” then his see his picture (mc imprint) and click on the red voting tab that’s on his picture . ”

“Nailing the Beat100 top spot was USA citizen & Beat100 débutante MC Imprint. Coming from Seal Beach, California, MC Imprint tells Beat100 what the upload finishing at first place in the chart named ‘Dancing in the Shadows’ is about; “This song is a story about my father passing away from a drug addiction & in turn I almost lost my life to the same addiction, but I chose music to change my life around.” – MC Imprint, California Real name Brett Guidry, Imprint was raised in Seal Beach, California. After MC Imprints father passed away, the MC found solace on the streets and became hooked on drugs at a very early age. Progressing worse and worse, Imprint began chasing this illustrious lifestyle as a way to buffer personal issues and eventually ended up in custody fighting a six year bid in prison. Through these moments, Imprint realized a change needed to happen. ”

“Having introduced his album almost 1 year ago MC Imprint has been on his grind to formally inject himself into the veins of the rap game with his Freshman LP The First Impression.This project provides a narration of his experiences through the depths of depression and is most visibly exposed on the tracks “Dancing in the Shadows” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.” He is able to balance braggadocio and girl problems while shining a discerning light on the seriousness of substance abuse. Rather than relapsing, Imprint has conjured up a cocktail of self reflection and positive progression. His internal battles are externalized through lyrical confessions.”

“Six months ago a friend sent me an email asking to check out her cousin's new music video. I thought it was well done with nice lyrics so I posted it on this blog tryin' to help spread the word. Since than I've gotten many hits on that video with positive feedback. Today I'd like to share with you MC Imprints new music video "Sidelines". A Seal Beach resident (MC IMPRINT) dedicating this song to those you lost their lives in the tragic Salon Meritage event on Oct. 12, 2011.”

“Brett Guidry aka Imprint shares the life turnaround story that drives his music on Conversation Crossroad’s INDIEvening Monday, October 24th, 7pm EST”

“Street Radio Mag: What inspired you to write the song “I Got You”? MC Imprint: So the song “I Got You,” was inspired by my trip to the ATL. Some opportunities arose and there was a chance that it would further my music career in music so I dropped everything and ventured to Atlanta! I used the situation with my mother because she has always stuck by my side through thick and thin! My mother has done so much for me, being that she raised my older brother and I by herself since we were the age of 4 and 5! Going to Atlanta meant leaving her back in Cali by herself until I made something happen. I wanted to let her know that I was doing this for us, because WHEN I make it, life will be better for her! I don’t want my mother to have to work anymore because she’s worked so hard her whole life, with no breaks! She did everything she could to try and make a better life for my brother and I, now I want to give her a better life!”

“TRADE: My fans give me their support, so i give them music with my heart and soul in it! (THE REAL ME) AGE: 25 NATIONALITY: Im half white and half black/ African American HOME TERRITORY: Seal Beach California! I REP THAT WEST COAST FLAVOR INSPIRATIONS: My mother! she is the strongest person i know. Also my brother, he also is a man after his dreams and he goes harder for them than anyone i know! he’s a very wise individual! But when it comes to music i was/ am inspired by Biggie, 2 pac, A Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, KRS ONE, J. Cole, Drake, and the list goes on! PERSONAL IDOL: I have no Idols! worshop no one but the lord! he has brought me so far and guided me through the darkest times in my life! FAVORITE FOOD: Pumpkin pie…. Yes! i said Pumpkin pie is my favorite food! lol! FAVORITE MUSIC: Hip Hop, R&B, and pop! (most pop) DAILY MOTIVATION: The Lord, my family, friends, and fans! faith that one day my music will reach people around the world! ”

“MC Imprint “Sidelines” Teaser Announcing Imprint’s second video from his debut album The First Impression. Get ready for the end of October!”

“MC IMPRINT-Side Lines- Premiering Oct 22nd”

“Brett Guidry, alias Imprint, understands strife. Raised in Seal Beach, California after his father passed away, he found solace on the streets and became hooked on drugs at a very early age. Progressing worse and worse, Imprint began chasing this illustrious lifestyle as a way to buffer his own problems and eventually ended up in custody fighting a six year bid in prison. Through these moments…,”

“Brett Guidry, alias Imprint, understands strife. Raised in Seal Beach, California after his father passed away, he found solace on the streets and became hooked on drugs at a very early age. Progressing worse and worse, Imprint began chasing this illustrious lifestyle as a way to buffer his own problems and eventually ended up in custody fighting a six year bid in prison. Through these moments…, he realized a change needed to happen.”

"Exclusive Interview Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today. I am from the WEST COAST, Southern Cali! From a little city called Seal Beach. To be completely honest, what led me to become a rapper, was my extreme addiction to drugs! Well, what I mean is, growing up i had always been in love with hip-hop, so with the Lords help, I used the music as an outlet to overcome my addiction! (Currently 3 yr’s and 4 months clean and sober from alcohol and drugs! Sobriety date: March 18th 2008)...."

“MC Imprint (Brett Guidry), a member of Mash Down Babylon community, has released his first album “The First Impression”. An independent hip-hop artist from Seal Beach, and he sounds exactly like how an indie hip-hop artist from Seal beach would sound like in your head. I got an email this morning from a friend saying check out my cousin’s video, let me know what you think. In response to her email, it made it on my page, so it’s gotta’ be good.”

“This emcee is very talented. I enjoyed his whole album. He’s out of Seal Beach, California and the album is titled The First Impression. Imprint sent us over a brand new exclusive. He it is, its called Dancing in the Shadows. Keep it locked! ”

"Keeping Up with My Brother… By CBG123 My brother Imprint tells his story… The First Impression An old friend by the name of Soomin Kim approached my brother about doing a lil video doc about himself. Sometimes you want to know the person behind the art and if the stories they tell are true. There is a lot of passion, blood, sweat and tears in my brothers music. It would be great if you could listen to his story. And please remember, you are never stuck…YOU CAN ALWAYS CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER!!!"

"What does an up and coming hip hop artist have to do with Independent Network Marketers? Find out for yourself and see if you can pick up on several parallels in this first video of the ‘My Platform’ Video Series. In order to find success in business, music, relationships or just life in general… once must face their past and take account of the errors and also in many ways, stand upon those obstacles as a platform of redemption and success. In my opinion, no one does it better than the rapper or hip hop artist. Time and time again we hear songs of trials, error, objections, obstacles, pain and ultimately overcoming it all. Although I am not a musician, I feel in many ways network marketing has given me the opportunity to overcome so many of life’s shortcomings of a broken family, economically challenged upbringing, etc. Listen as I sit with Brett Guidry AKA MC IMPRINT as he shares his story. Friends; music or business, the themes DO NOT change….. enjoy."

"MC Imprint Album Release By CBG123 This is one of those proud big brother moments where I am going to talk about how much I’ve seen my younger sibling grow into a very talented artist. From us growing up without a dad, him being in and out of jail and having had a drug problem since the age of fourteen, Imprint has turned his past into inspiration to succeed in the music Game. Imprint Released his Freshman Album on Thursday, January 27th at The Shore in Long Beach, CA. This party was Hosted by the online Magazine “fakeRICH”, Study Footwear and yours truly CBG123. Study blessed the party with shoes to raffle off to all of the fans, it’s weird to say that…MY BROTHER HAS FANS!!! This turned out to be a really successful event and I will forever have a smile on my face, when I think about it."

“IMPRINT'S ALBUM RELEASE PARTY/PRODUCER - THE OPTIMISTS' BIRTHDAY, WAS HELD AT SHORE ULTRA LOUNGE IN LONG BEACH CA, ON JANUARY 27TH 2011. THE EVENT WAS SPONSORED BY fakeRICH AND STUDY FOOTWEAR. THE NIGHT COULDN'T HAVE GONE BETTER FOR THE UPCOMING HIP HOP ARTIST. THE PLACE WAS FULL BY 11PM AND IMPRINT TOOK THE STAGE WITH HIS BROTHER @CBG123 TO RAFFLE OFF SOME RAD STUDY KICKS. AFTERWARD, IMPRINT AND THE OPTIMIST GOT THE SET UNDERWAY. THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, T-SHIRTS, STICKERS, AND ALBUMS WERE SOLD AT THE MERCH TABLE. ”

“LET'S SEE.. WHERE DO I START WITH THIS KID... I MET BRETT GUIDRY (AS EVERYONE IN SEAL BEACH KNOWS HIM) WHEN HE WAS 9 OR 10 YEARS OLD. HE WAS PROBABLY THE MOST HUMBLE 4TH GRADER YOU COULD EVER COME ACROSS. ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE, AND YOU'D MOST LIKELY RECEIVE 10 "THANK YOUS" FOR GIVING HIM A RIDE A FEW MILES DOWN THE COAST TO THE HUNTINGTON BEACH SKATE PARK. HE COULD ALWAYS BE FOUND AT ONE OF THREE PLACES WITH HIS OLDER BROTHER BRANDON. THE BASEBALL FIELDS AT MC GAUGH ELEMENTARY, PLAYING A GAME OF S-K-A-T-E IN FRONT OF 711; SLURPEE IN HAND, OR AT THE MC DONALDS PARKING LOT...SKATEBOARDING........ ”

“Imprinted 2011-02-10 by JOYRICH On Thursday, January 27th an indendent artist by the name of "MC Imprint" released his freshman Album called "The First Impression" at The Shore in Long Beach CA. This event was hosted by his brother Cottrell AKA CBG123, an Online magazine by the name of fakeRICH and our close friends at Study Footwear. Study Footwear was actually kind enough to let CBG123 raffle off some shoes, while Imprint was getting ready for his performance. Styled in our JOYRICH lettermans jacket, the young MC kept the heads bobbing and hands in the air. LINK: twitter.com/mcimprint ”

“January 28 2011 Mc Imprint Album Release Party Study shoes all around. Sponsored by: Study Footwear, FakeRich.com and CBG123 ”

“ "One of our good friends, MC IMPRINT is getting ready to make your heads explode with his new album entitled “The First Impression” dropping next week 1/27/10. In case you have missed it, we have always been huge supporters of MC IMPRINT even way back since our 80s vs. 90s Jam when he opened for FATLIP, and so when we heard he was releasing an album we couldn’t wait to be a part of it. Plus another good friend of ours STAMP’D LA will be giving away some FREE SHOES that night.. trust us, this is one event that you DO NOT want to miss!!" ”

“The first rapper, Imprint, performed a solid mix of hot rhymes. Although Imprint looked tense for the first two songs, he settled into a rollicking hip-hop groove with songs such as “Magnified Development.” He rampaged through rhymes, spitting “I’m passing out free prescriptions/Every time they poppin’ a pill, they think im healin um/ I’m a really kill ‘um/Injecting venom in their temple to leave ‘em crippled.” By the time he reached the last song, “Check the Index,” he had the crowd of 30 to 40 people waving their hands in the air to his rhymes. ”