Microphone Messengers

Microphone Messengers

 Mobile, Alabama, USA
BandHip HopAlternative

Underground, intellectual hip hop. Keeping it positive in a negative world and shining light in this dark, bleak, bombed-out united state of whatever.

Biography

Microphone Messengers consist of AyDee and JustnMC, two cousins from way down south. They grew up listening to the Beastie Boys and RunDMC in the 80's, and started writing their own rhymes around 1995. JustnMC started out sitting in with local rock bands, doing covers and slowly but surely the cousins started putting songs together in 2000. They have played shows in New Orleans, Denver, Atlanta and Pensacola, but the majority have been in their hometown of Mobile,AL. They have been lucky enough to open for such acts as Evidence, Big Brother, Wu-Tang Clan, MC Chris, Collective Efforts, Psyche Origami, DJ Klever and more. The Messengers were also featured in the November 2006 Urb Magazine in the Myspace column and received a positive review by Josef Carmelo. Their biggest influences in hip hop are the Beasties, Run Dmc, ATCQ, Ugly Duckling, Pharcyde, Jurassic 5, Lateef & Lyrics Born, Blackalicious, Aceyalone and Outkast.

Discography

JustnMC produced a track by Pistol Pete that was featured on The Antidote, a compilation Cd of remixed breaks by iLLY B, aka Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin and Wood fame. It was a limited release on Billy's label Amulet Records.

Set List

A typical set for us is usually 30 minutes, all originals. Songs include Revival, MC's on the go, Hip-Optimists, Organix, Get Lifted, Pictures in my mind, Big Bros.,Love Is.