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Voltron Recordz Takeover: Seige Monstracity

Voltron Recordz Takeover: Seige Monstracity

November 26, 2013 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-Ellis

Get ready for the season of Seige Monstracity, as the hip hop producer has the seal of approval from Tyrese Gibson himself.

Marcus White, better known under his producer name Seige Monstracity, grew up in Detroit, but later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in an art that he loves; music.

Growing up with a love for hip hop music in particular, the likes of LL Cool J, KRS One and Black Moon caught his attention in particular, as his musical roots were fed from a young age.

Did you know his aunts toured the world singing Gospel? Plus his grandfather had experience playing saxophone with Dexter Gordon and John Coltrane.

Though originally starting his music journey as a rapper, with Erik Sermon and Rocwilder to look up to, producing was where his true passion laid, as a first hand opportunity to produce on his first album came along, rapping took a back seat and the rest is history.

Like many, Seige’s journey wasn’t any easy one. Falling on hard times in the past led to a period of being homeless, but an opportunity to work as a sales associate soon came along, instilling a continued hope in Seige for the direction he continued to work hard for.

Not giving up on his dream, his break came by making a great impression on Tyrese with an unfinished track eventually being played for the singer. Fast forward to today and they have an eight year working relationship.

Needless to say, working with Tyrese has played a major part in Seige’s professional production career. “The people he put me around granted me access to so many opportunities,” Seige said. “He plays a serious role in my life and in everything I do.”

Now with work credits including Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, T Pain, Too Short, Kurupt, Marsha Ambrosius and Busta Rhymes to name a few, Seige has set his sights on his next projects, as he is currently working with Voltron Recordz’ Kristal, David Banner and even has a production role on movie Fast and Furious 7.

Ready for ‘any and everything that comes his way’, expect ‘more music, more me and more Monstracity’ in 2014.

‘Seige is the future of hip hop producers period,” said Tyrese. “I believe his breakthrough is right now.” You heard it here first.

Remember Issue 17 is out next week (December 2nd), where you can read the full feature of Voltron Recordz artist Kristal.

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Image Source: Gibson and Gibson Music Publishing