EX is a talented lyricist who was born and raised in Harlem, New York. His name represents his exacting approach to his craft and extraordinary style, exhibited as he exposes his life through music. While growing up EX listened to artists such as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. At age thirteen EX became interested in the hip-hop world. At age fifteen, upon hearing work from artists such as Scarface and Nas, EX experienced the desire to share the feelings that these works gave him with others. While writing rhymes started as a hobby, over time EX became increasingly entrenched in the hip-hop world.
As a teenager, EX spent a substantial amount of time in South Carolina. For EX, experiencing this spiritual and more relaxed environment provided an opportunity to expand both his worldview and musical direction. EX returned to New York with a heightened awareness of the struggles of all men and an increased desire to share his music with listeners throughout the world.
EX loves music, from writing to recording to performing. He is an intelligent songwriter and a passionate artist that embraces his emotions and shares his personal side with his audience. EX possesses a unique aura and brings a substantial amount of charisma to the game. While he has been close to realizing his dreams in the past, he continues to pursue his ambitions. EX is confident that he has the skills and talents necessary to succeed in his ambitions and believes nobody but God can take his music away from him.
EX has worked with artists such as Blackstreet, Bathgate, Posta Boy, Sacario and Jinx Da Juvy and producers including Teddy Riley, Michael Bivins and Jay Brown. He has performed in front of audiences ranging from 500 to 10,000 people, opening for acts such as Dru Hill, KP & Envy and Blackstreet.
While his hunger is a motivating factor, hes confident hell stay on the grind well after success arrives, as he recognizes how easy it is to fall out of the limelight. Through his lyrics, EX paints a clear picture of where he came from, both as an individual and as a product of his environment, and where hes striving to reach. EX believes that the grind hes endured is only a part of Gods plan and with perseverance he will eventually reach his goals.
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Daniel “Mix-Alot” Edwards