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The best kept secret in music

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"MC Squared's skills are undeniable, and one of the very few to capture one's imagination." - Rahzel, the Godfather of Noyze - The Godfather of Noyze


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MC Squared's DVD!! It's banging, people. It's about 45 minutes of nasty live footage with some extra goodies and treats. And IT'S A GOOD CAUSE. Proceeds from the DVD sales go to KEEP A CHILD ALIVE (keepachildalive.org) to pay for HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy) medication for children in Africa with HIV/AIDS.

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MC Squared was born David Gudis in Brooklyn, New York, on July 20, 1981, and grew up in New Jersey. Always passionate about music, he studied piano and jazz guitar for many years. His beatbox career began spontaneously one morning at the age of fourteen in high school when class clown D.J. Everly was bouncing around the classroom with air drumsticks dropping synthesizer techno beats with his mouth. As soon as Squared saw what was going on, his body and soul instantly froze, mesmerized, and it hit him: "That is what I have to do with my life." It was as though he had just witnessed a miracle. With only his mind and his mouth, D.J. was making real beats. He was rhythm. On that day, having never heard of "beatboxing," Squared started spitting what he thought were beats, every day drilling and training his mind and mouth. Despite pleas from his parents to "stop clicking," he taught himself to better and better enunciate the rhythms that had already been throbbing through his head for years. Equipped with the knowledge from lifelong friend/producer/mc Platypus that it's called beatboxing and it's dope, Squared quickly learned that mimicking the new Biggie jam on the radio would earn props and make the honeys scream.

In 1999 MC Squared moved to NYC to attend Columbia University, and he immediately seized the quietly rumbling beatbox scene. First put on a stage by nasty fellow beatboxer Baba, Squared's popularity steadily grew. Over the next few years, either as a solo opening act or as the tag-team duet with Afra, the Japanese beatboxer with more horsepower than any other of his country's exports, he shared a stage with many artists including Blackalicious & Lateef the Truth Speaker, J-Live, Sage Francis, Mr. Complex, Aesop Rock, Cannibal Ox, Living Legends, Anticon, Zion I, Murs, Jin tha MC, P.E.A.C.E., Mikah 9, Self Jupiter, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, The Oddjobs, Clarity & Eternal, and many more.

In 2002 MC Squared entered Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater Amateur Night Competition. He won first place in all four rounds of the annual competition, earning him the distinguished first-place title of 2002 Apollo Theater Amateur Night Super-Top Dog. He subsequently competed and won on the internationally televised production, "Showtime at the Apollo." MC Squared has had the true honor of performing with one of his heroes, Doug E. Fresh, a few times, including at a Nets Game in the Continental Arena with Rob Base and Slick Rick. He is also very proud to have performed with fellow beatboxers of mind-boggling talent who are driving the pulse of the art, including: Afra, Taylor McFerrin, Kid Lucky, Kenny Muhammad, Matisyahu, and many otheres. Rahzel, "the Godfather of Noyze," said, "MC Squared's skills are undeniable...one of the very few talents to capture one's imagination," after he gave MC Squared props in the liner notes of his 2004 release "Rahzel's Greatest Knockouts."

In 2003 MC Squared moved to Japan to teach English and make beats. He ended up performing and recording with 2002 DMC World Champion DJ Kentaro, opening up for Xzibit, performing at the 2004 Fujirock Festival, performing and recording with multiplatinum rock band Ulfuls, in addition to shows and tracks with DJ Mitsu the Beats, Gagle, Hifana, and more.

MC Squared is currently living in Philadelphia studying in medical school. His dream is to be a doctor and help people hear. A boom click and he don't fucking quit.