Formerly Mr. Anonymous. His name alone carries a sense of urgency. For those of you who are new to this talent, this Detroit born MC graces every scene by special request. His fluid style, voice, versatility and musical talent cannot be denied. His raw textured vocals, rhythmic patterns and concrete edginess masterfully captures audiences everywhere.
Honing his skills on the Motor City streets of Detroit, rhyming his way out of the infamous Brewster projects, this 7 Mile raised MC got his start from Detroit’s very talented Open Mic scene at places like C Note Lounge, Ebony Showcase, The Shelter @ St Andrews Hall & Hip Hop Shop (host Maurice Malone) with the likes of G Side, Trick Trick, Eminem, Kid the Producer, Royce 59, Proof, D12, Slum Village, JDilla, etc. & the Karaoke scene where he turned these platforms into concerts, generating a fan base, performing his own songs like “Lyrical Killer”, “All Out To Get Money” & “I Got Love For U”, all of which had major street buzz.
Unlike most artists of today, ANON chooses to rarely, if at all, use profanity in his music. “Yeah my Moms challenged me one day not to cuss in my music because she couldn’t let my Aunt listen to it. From then, I just didn’t.” This decision gave him the advantage of getting booked @ Venues that usually avoid rappers because of the profanity or vulgar content. It also expanded his music reach.
He was brought to the attention of former Death Row Records Producer/bassist, T Money Green by a local promotor. T Money Green signed ANON to his label Hyped International/Bellmark Records developed a 2yr relationship with the Mr A.N.O.N. brand. They went on to release the “Organized Kaos” compilation project with the single “Suicidal Cases” feat: Steve Boyd (Parliament Funkadelic) on the hook, & “Players Holiday” feat: Moet on that hook. Local Radio/Club DJs started adding ANON into their rotation. That was a big boost to the brand, and ANON rode the wave. He unofficially showed up at a UDMA Records Conference in Detroit & performed his song “Lyrical Killer” and was immediately signed by the record head, Tyrone Bradley, and the EP “Can You Relate” was released soon after. Around the same time, ANON did a feature on “Crazy World” with G Side for 2 Short’s “Nation Rider’s” compilation.
He took his skills to the West Coast and entered a few rap contests, all of which he came in 1st. He was invited to perform at several venues around LA. Label exec, Alan Bailey of IRecords/Paramount saw one of these performances and asked to sign him. This relationship lasted 3yrs before ANON decided to go back to his independent roots. Once free of all contractual obligations, he continued doing shows, building his brand and becoming one of the most requested MCs to do features & shows with artists of various genres. Artists like Neo-Ragtime Speakeasy soul group Parlor Social, Reggae artist Mr Surprise, R&B songstress Sarah Daye, House of Vibe Allstars Hip Hop Album, Eric Valentine’s Jazz project, which spent over 20wks on Billboard, Corey Barksdale’s R&B single & Myra Washington, just to name a few. ANON was also the featured MC on a project with Italian Composer, Andrea Morricone (son of Composer, Ennio Morricone, “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly”), and he showed off his acting chops playing a Landlord MC in the musical theatre production "Rent Party". He performed with Parlor Social & legendary Teddy Riley on the anniversary of Teddy's hit single "No Diggity" at Sayers Club in Hollywood, CA. He was the featured MC with the neo-ragtime speak easy soul group duo, Parlor Social, at the Playboy Jazz festival hosted by George Lopez in 2018. Also in 2018, Mr A.N.O.N's first single"New Guy" off the "Attention Spann Volume I "EP, coming summer of 2019, was debuted by Detroit's own Bad Boy, DJ Gary Chandler.
If this wasn’t enough, Mr A.N.O.N currently has residency @ the world famous Harvelle's performing with the House of Vibe Allstars, a lineup of up & coming & established MCs, like Charlie 2Na of Jurassic 5, Talib Kweli, Res, Supernatural, etc. He is also collaborating with the Legendary reggae artist, “Shinehead”, on a project which no doubt will be fire.
ANON has undoubtedly streamlined into a seasoned artist creating his own lane in the music game. His latest work is testimony to his diverse experience. But more than that is his genuine love for Hip Hop and where he chooses to take it. His music inspires and positively encourages people to urgently pursue themselves. No matter what their perceived challenges are. “Life will pass by you thinking about it,” he says. “We got right now. What are you gonna to do with it.”
Mr ANON is putting the finishing touches on his "Attention Span/Volume I" project. In the meantime, watch his new “LSD's” video here Also, click on the Music page and hear some of the teasers from his library, pick your favorites & leave a comment.