Big Meridox

Big Meridox

 Tucson, Arizona, USA
BandHip Hop

A representation of an element of Hip-Hop that has been deprived of its hunger, and thirst for the underground art of rhyme.

Biography

Marcus Meridian a.k.a. " Big Meridox" (pronounced mur-id-ox) know known as OxillaBornAllah represents an element of Hip-Hop that has been deprived of its hunger, and thirst for the underground art of rhyme. A distinctive artist with devastating lyrical abilities forms a rebirth of an age-old art of skill. Meridox wishes to deliver the masses from the poisons of industry tyranny, the infectious threat of mainstream disease, and the outbreak of corporate takeover within the art of hip-hop! "Rap is something you do, Hip-Hop is something you live!!!"

To truly comprehend his style, imagine the hard rhymes of Chuck D, the fierce delivery of Rakim, the old school braggadocio of EPMD! This was a time when hip-hop was pure! When thought provoking lyrics and battle rhymes defined skill.

Apart of the local Arizona underground hip-hop scene for 25 plus years Meridox builds with fellow gifted emcees and diverse beat professors who all share the same vision of preserving the art form and it's purest ethics since the early 90's. In 1999, Meridox (Then known as Nzyme) together with local underground legends Jamesciphurphace and Scripts God formed a group called Reddirt Specimenz who released an EP entitled "The Monsoon Cometh: Season of Redemption". Over 1,000 copies were sold independently in the underground community. They opened up for renowned artists such as the Pharcyde, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, and Fat Joe. Also voted best Hip-Hop group in southern Arizona, Reddirt Specimenz received an accolade for the 2001 Tammies (Tucson Area Music Awards). Their self-proclaimed underground classic "Green Evil" was selected for The Alpha Project Vol. 1 compilation released by Chris Craft and alphabeats.com, which featured the likes of Styles of Beyond and MF Doom.

After the super groups break up in 2002 Meridox appeared on local mix tapes "The Mercury: Point of Impact" with many Arizona local emcee such as Louis Mercury, Mankind, and Rise 1. He also appeared on "The Mercury Project: Strange Inertia" with his own homage to KRS-1 on 'Quality', and "The Blaze City Mix tape" with his mentally disturbing track SICK. After a long list of guest appearances on mix tapes and miscellaneous songs, in 2003 Big Meridox came together with long time friend and beat master Lee Hybrid and formed THE GREYZ. Together they became defenders of a faith that has been lost for what seems to be decades. With there hardcore style The Greyz single handedly molded their styles into a force of infectious beats and "in your face" braggadocio rhymes. In 2005 they recruited former RDS co-member Scripts God and quickly became local underground legends.

Big Meridox is a monster on the microphone; his stage presence and unorthodox rhymes go unsurpassed throughout the streets of Tucson, Arizona. He has appeared on Jamesciphurpace's "Antique Skies'" and "An Honest Day's Work". Currently he is working on his solo LP entitled " BLOCK BULLY" which hopes to bring you back from the depths of commercial hell!!!!

Discography

2002- REDDIRT SPECIMENZ - The Monsoon Cometh: Season Of REDemption - EyeSoulated Legendz Ent.

FEATURED ON:
-2003 THE ALPHA PROJECT - VOLUME 1 - Shaman Work Recordings.

-2001 LOUIS MERCURY presents POINT OF IMPACT: THE MERCURY PROJECT - Chicken Salad Recordings.

-2003 BLAZE CITY MIXTAPE - Durty Worldz Productions.

-2004 JAMESCIPHUPHACE PRESENTS: ANTIQUE SKIES - Flux Jargon Music.

-2005 JAMESCIPHURPHACE'S: AN HONEST DAY'S WORK - Flux Jargon Music.

-2005 JUMP MOBILE presents HOMETOWN HEROES (Tucson) - Rebel Organization/Native Son Media.

UPCOMING PROJECT:
-2006 THE BLOCK BULLY: Bullysquad Ent.

Set List

25-30 min set. Although still in the works basically factors out to this:

Ox the bells/Ooh Baby the Ox is Raw/Dj intro
Jello Thug
Menacing Angels
Price of Insanity
Novocaine
'88 tribute
Block Bully
Outro/cover of hip-hop anthem