Born in 1992 in Chicago, Illinois, Moc-1 became interested in rap at the age of 8 years old. Throughout his childhood, he developed an appreciation for rap stars such as Eminem, Twista, 50 Cent, Jay Z, T.I., Tech N9ne and many more. Moc-1 would often be seen wearing headphones with a pen and paper in his hands, writing his own masterful lyrics to his idol’s beats everywhere he went – “a lot of people thought I was doing homework” he says, “…but little did they know!!”
As Moc-1 got older his collection of CDs and MP3’s influenced his own unique rap style, which led him to start creating and producing his own beats. Having no prior education in musical arrangements, he proceeded to begin a quest that would lead him to discover a hidden talent for music production. After he combined his lyrics and beats together and heard them for the first time, he began to be more intricate with his rhymes and started working more on his flow and delivery. Moc-1 says “I practiced over and over for hours and hours every day, and more and more people were starting to take notice, which was driving me even more to be a success!”
At 13, Moc-1 was performing for birthday parties and in school every chance he got. At 17 he got his 1st taste of the studio with Roger Adler, a 4 time Emmy Nominated Composer/Producer/Performer.
In 2010, Moc-1 hooked up with famed Chicago Music Pioneer, and world renowned Producer/DJ, Jesse Saunders, which resulted in the final piece to the puzzle. Together they are working on his debut album. Stay tuned…