I grew up in Chicago on soul and rock n' roll and was always surrounded by music. Then I was lucky enough to be around during the golden age of hip-hop and instantly caught the bug. I wrote my first rhyme at 15 and haven't stopped since. I was an open mic junkie. I did the battle scene as well, but it wasn't enough. I wanted to write songs. After years of paying producers with the chump change I was making stocking shelves I took matters into my own hands, took out a loan, and bought some recording gear. Over time, I taught myself how to make beats, play guitar, drums, and master my craft on the mic. Always a concert junkie, I paid close attention to how any genre of artists moved the crowd. I'm from the era where your stage performance was just as important as, if not more than, your recorded performance. I don't think many people put in as much work and thought as I do into a set. My stage show is like a live mixtape. A real mixtape. Not that bullshit these morons call it now. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with legends. I've rocked crowds of 10 to 10,000. I am more than a rapper. I'm a song writer. I am an entertainer. I am Mic One.