- Artist: K>Nup
- Format: CD
- Release Date:11/25/2008
I began developing as an artist in 1987 when I was challenged to my first battle. From that point I wanted battling every chance I got. Being an M.C. really became a vital part of my life when I started high school. I attended The Rayen School where I won my first school wide contest during the annual Showtime competition. That sparked a confidence in me that made me want to do more. I had the opportunity to work with two of the greatest artists I've ever met, Derrick Lewis and Keisha Toney. We formed a group called Kummin' Korrect. Soon after Keisha, went off to college and Derrick and I continued to work together. We recorded a song with a local production company, but it went nowhere. Derrick and I performed some small shows in downtown, Youngstown, but soon after, we also went our separate ways. In 1994, I joined the United States Marine Corps. After months of basic training and school, I was stationed overseas. I performed a few shows in clubs, around base and some in the local community. I'm a husband and a father of two and I'm always on duty as a United States Marine, which takes up most of my time. I do however believe, that nothing worth a damn comes without sacrifice and hard work, so I dedicate myself to the duality within me (M.C. and U.S.M.C). My wife and I formed our company, TimeLess International, in 2006 as a way of developing and promoting artist. In conjunction with the start of TimeLess, we promoted our first concert in Okinawa, Japan on October 20th 2006 at the Mihama's American Village with great success. Which lead to a weekly performance at Blue Dragon's Utopia. Lyrically, I try to uphold the standard of true Hip Hop without sacrificing the art for the flash. I have much respect for artist like; Redman, Jay-Z, NAS, KRS-ONE, Common, EPMD, Rakim, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Big L, Scarface, Ice Cube and Gang Starr, just to name a few. These artists have inspired me to stay true to who I am as an artist. I am currently living in Long Island, NY and anticipating my "Maddness" album release in the very near future. Thanks to my family and friends for all their support. God, Country, Corps! K Nup.
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