Hometown: Washington, DC
Sounds Like: C Gats
Genre: Hip Hop
MC Brooks is a hip hop artist that hails from the nation's capital of Washington D.C. An eclectic emcee whose maturity and intellect well surpasses his age, Brooks deals with various subjects in his music - including politics, love and relationships, and the love for his craft. Among his musical influences are: The Beatles, Talib Kweli, Atmosphere, My Chemical Romance, The Rolling stones, Ella Fitzgerald, KRS-One and Rage Against The Machine.
A graduate of Delaware State University, Brooks first began making music at the age of 14 after being encouraged to rap by his friends. His interest in hip hop grew over the years as he performed with several rap-rock bands in high school. Eventually going solo in 2005, Brooks continued to hone his lyrical skills while studying audio production. It was during this time that he also developed long lasting friendships with other young freethinking lyricists, including C-Gats and Gripp – which resulted in some great collaboration on each others bodies of work (including the single, “The ARC”).
In 2009, MC Brooks released his first mix tape, "Lines to Stripes, Rhymes to Mics". He then followed up with a second volume by the same name in 2011. His first full length album titled, “The Dead Zone” was released in April of 2015 featuring the singles "Personal Foul" and "Criminal Minds". In 2016, Brooks released the "Liberation EP" which featured the singles "Vanity Sick", " Tell Your Friends", and "P.S.". Currently, Brooks is working on "Tales of Omni Khaos" which will be his second full album and the follow up to "The Dead Zone".