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Quote The MC
Where are you from? Born in Harlem, moved to the Bronx in 98.
How old are you? 28 years old
What does your name mean? Quote was originally my tag name when I drew, with the intent that every time I may tag up somewhere, there was something being said. Quote is or was a visual artist with a mission to enlighten and catch viewers attention. My rap name use to be Ref which was an acronym for Rap Efficiently. With my growth as a rapper and finally coming into myself as a writer, I decided to make the switch. Quote is still rebellious and rugged as Ref, but also more wise and at peace with himself. I titled myself Quote The MC while looking for an Instagram name that would be dope and easily tell who I am and what I do. I love the name and it stuck that way as a title and nickname. Quote The MC aka Quote.
Why do you rap? I started writing raps at 11. It was my way of venting. It was my journal, my therapist that accepted me and didn’t judge me. My rhymes and rhyme book always understood me the way nobody else did. It was my escape and way for me to express myself because I had major issues expressing myself as a child and still have struggles with it now as a man. It’s still my escape, but it’s also part of my soul, part of my activism; speaking to and for others that don’t have a voice or doubt their own strength and potential. Music is a quick way to get people to listen and I want my people to trust our people. I’m aiming to revolutionize the way we think of rap music and hip hop. I’m really doing what hip hop intended, but people have forgotten the role of hip hop culture and the MC which is to stay on code, bring light to situations and uplift those around you.
How did you get started? I love writing and writing rap is my favorite way to express these narratives
You can find Quote on Instagram and Soundcloud.