DraMatiQue ( drah*mad*ick ) is a West Coast rapper who specializes in the creating cutting edge, hip-hip music for the masses...
Originally introduced to the hip-hop/rap genre at a relatively young age , DraMatiQue began writing and performing songs in high school. With a solid catalog of music that continues to receive rave reviews across the nation including a feature in THE SOURCE magazine, a coveted spot in urb.com's NEXT 1000 listing, a profile as Gotv.com's HIP HOP OFFICIAL artist of the week and a radio interview on the L.A. WAKE UP SHOW ( Power 106FM ) with Sway and Tec.
DraMatiQue has also had the opportunity to open for prominent hip-hop acts such as A+, the late Mc Breed ( RIP), Talib Kweli, Mims, WuTang Clan , and Tha Alkaholiks. DraMatiQue's music infuses radio friendly mainstream oriented production with a fresh sound that undoubtedly showcases his remarkable talent as an innovative hip-hop artist while simultaneously entertaining the listener.
DraMatiQue has released two well received mixtapes; Kill The Game Mixtape -hosted by Dj Omega Red & The Burn Mixtape -hosted by DJ Smoke and is currently working on several new projects while also service as C.E.O. of indie hip-hop label..Newborn Records LLC. The highly anticipated debut album " Millionaire " is currently available now on all digital platforms via The Orchard/Sony Music.
Yes I play live as much as possible and I definitely enjoy performing. I have performed live with BenFlowz and we opened for Talib Kweli, A+, The Alkoholiks . I also performed in a showcase with the late MC Breed and Radar Zan from Wu Tang. I have met other major artists such as RZA from Wutang Clan, Dialated Peoples, Digable Planets, etc.. We have also done shows in Toledo, NY, DC, LA, San Franciso, Detroit, Las Vegas, and even at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. I recently opened for Mims unexpectedly in San Francisco at Club Sixx
I grew up listening to old Motown records and alot of funk stuff ( like Gap Band ). I was introduced to hip-hop at a young age by my older brother ( R.I.P. ) and I was inspired to become an emcee by artists like Rakim, EPMD, GangStarr, MC Lyte, & LL Cool J.
Pen & paper, CakeWalk Music Studio, Sound Forge 6.0, Cool Edit 2.5 , Acid Pro, Fruity Loops, Reasin, some keyboards, a drum machine, and a couple of REALLY GOOD microphones.
I live and die for this hip-hop music....shout outs to all the " real " emceez out dere....be on the lookout for my nephew " Trappa Jae Light "....another hot emcee to carry on the hip-hop family tradition while maintaining our musical legacy!!!