Born in notorious Kingston, Jamaica, the story of Mr.Xquisit is truly unique. Growing up in one of the most dangerous and impoverished cities in the world, he developed a deep-rooted connection with the struggles and sounds of the working class. Surrounded by music, he drew inspiration from legendary reggae artists such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, and dancehall greats Shabba Ranks andBuju Banton.
At ten he relocated to Seattle where he spent the next few years consumed by his new found intrigue in Hip-Hop. LL Cool J, Tupac, and Jay-Z sparked a creative fire and helped to develop Mr.Xquisit’s undeniable commercial appeal. By fifteen, his journal entries and poems were replaced by clever wordplay, vivid imagery, and a voice that commanded attention.
Upon graduating from the prestigious Lakeside High School, Mr.Xquisit relocated to Los Angeles to continue his music career and simultaneously attend Occidental College. While there, he studied Sociology, History, and Music Theory, and was granted access to industry standard audio equipment which he utilized daily. He boasts an extensive catalog of original recordings, the vast majority of which are unreleased.
With a rare combination of charisma, intelligence, talent, and sex appeal, Mr.Xquisit is as original as the music he writes, produces, and performs. “Ambitious and driven, his 15-track LP Hypnotix Muzik blasts a badass conglomerate of beats and rhymes…an autobiographical epic,” says OC Weekly’s Erin DeWitt. He has been featured on radio across the country and around the world, most recently, the Playboy Radio Morning Show with over 5 million viewers daily.
Epitomizing the style and image of the mainstream market, he has appeared in print ads, television commercials, and live fashion shows. Although modeling and acting are not his focus, his style, and appearance tremendously benefits his audience appeal and marketability. Continually sharpening his skills and intelligence, he is undoubtedly poised for music greatness.
Mr.Xquisit is currently in the studio working on his "E.ndless Party EP", a Pop/Rap/Reggae fusion hybrid. Combining unforgettable melodies, ear grasping lyrics, and an eclectic selection of songs, the project promises to be a musical feast. Attached is a brief description of his new mixtape "The Most High" 1 of 4 releases this year from Mr.Xquisit. The Most High mixtape will be available on 3/11.