"I don't feel no MC like I feel MCD.." Rodney P & Skitz "Dedication"
"Big up to all those who came before me , Rodney P , Bionic and MCD.."
Fallacy & Fusion "Groundbreakers"
MCD is back! His new album entitled "Entrapment" is finished and is due for release in Spring 2003 on Ronin Records. It features guest
appearances from General Levy, Richard Blackwood, Noel Mckoy, Intenz, Rosita Lynch and a host of new talent. The first single "Love Thing" feat. Noel Mckoy & Intenz is due for release in August and is set to blow up on the underground/pirate radio. Watch out for the raunchy new video coming to a screen near you soon. The b-side track "Biters" is blowing up on the underground and features some of the most rapid fire verbal skills ever witnessed. 279 played this track twice in a row on his show and it is also oné powerplay on Skitz and Rodney P's Radio 1 Xtra show. The single is rounded of by "Connoisseurs" a straight up hip hop banger featuring 2 Ice.
MCD began his rap career in 1985. The mid Eighties were an explosive time in hiphop music and this geographically universal MC namechecks Roxanne Shante, UTFO and the Beastie Boys as influences on his young self, "No other group has made me rip bits off cars," he says of the Beasties.
By 86/87 D had set up his first group, 2xDef, alongside Audio, Kid D and Shyski and through this performed with Dream Warriors, Definition Of Sound and at a legendary Academy jam with Big Daddy Kane. He then formed Silent Eclipse alongside Diano and MC Howie at the turn of the decade and performed with the likes of
Gravediggaz, Craig Mack, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Brand Nubian and A Tribe Called Quest.
It was in this formulative period that groups such as London Posse, Demon Boyz and Overlord X were running tings in the UK, majorly influencing D who regarded himself as part of the next generation aspiring to continue what they had started.
Silent Eclipse has continued over the years, having gone through many different stages it is now in operation as a production company spanning hiphop, RnB and garage.
The early Nineties were a time of cultural development for D during which major hiphop artists such as Public Enemy and Ice Cube centred themselves on social issues and Black awareness. By 94/95 D was signed to Island Records as a solo artist and recorded his debut LP 'Psychological Enslavement'.
This was the start of a turbulent period in D's life, which he regards as an important learning experience. Encouraged by others, he had become overpolitical and upon self-analysis realised this did not reflect his true feelings. Initially it had never been political or racial issues that enticed him to hiphop but the love for the original b-boy ideals of skill in the 4 elements - MC-ing, DJ-ing, writing , breaking and straight up partyting.
He returned to college to do GNVQ's in Business Administration and Information Technology, and having completed the course rediscovered a sense of achievement enabling him to reinstate aspirations in the music world.
His return to the scene was marked by an appearance on a SoulIISoul remix of 'No No No' around 98 and on a track with Omar and Janet Kay which unfortunately was never released. A year later he was immortalised on wax by Rodney P on 'Dedication' when he rhymed: "I don't feel no MC like I feel MCD," bringing awareness to a hundred new jacks who had yet to hear the delights of D.
D's musical versatility (he plays cello, piano as well as programming his own beats), is reflected in his participation in seven-piece metal band Scare Electric and it was in this capacity that he met Deckwrecka and featured on the track "Vibe Killer" (heavily rotated on MTV Base). Agzi introduced him to Ronin and the rest, as they say, will be history.