|Also known as||NeMo|
|Origin||Brooklyn, New York|
|Labels||E1/Culture Kings Music/Domination Recordings|
|Associated acts||BlakOut/The Transcontinental/Strangaz Productions|
|Website||www.imakemadbeats.com (Flash video)|
IMAKEMADBEATS is affiliated with the groups and projects BlakOut, The Transcontinental, Strangaz Productions, and the 3 Wisemen. He has a collection of over 2,000 beats to his name.
Early life and career
In 2004, IMAKEMADBEATS moved from Orlando to New York to further his career in the music industry, and began working as an engineer at Quad Studios. His stint at Quad led to collaborations with Rah Digga, Steele (of Smif-n-Wessun), Mic Geronimo, and others.
In 2009, IMAKEMADBEATS teamed with Stones Throw recording artist Roc C to release the album The Transcontinental. The album also featured Rakka, Dilated Peoples, Wildchild, rapper Big Pooh, Oh No, and Chino XL. This album was one of the first releases on the E1 label, which had formerly been known as Koch.
Roc C and IMAKEMADBEATS supported The Transcontinental with the Smash Mouf Tour on the east coast of the United States. The tour also featured Oh No, Chino XL, Butta Verses, MidaZ the Beast, Hezekiah, and AmIAm.
IMAKEMADBEATS released his long-awaited self-titled debut album on January 18, 2011.
Shortly after releasing his debut, IMAKEMADBEATS relocated to his hometown of Memphis, TN. Since moving, he has become a figure in its burgeoning hip hop scene, working with local talent out of his Dirty Sock Studios and collaborating with artists such as Preauxx, Alexander O'Dell, and other members of the TRDON collective.
- The Transcontinental (with Roc C as The Transcontinental) (2009)
- IMAKEMADBEATS (2011)
- Daylight/Nightlight EP (with Butta Verses and MidaZ the BEAST) (2012)
- Underground Hiphop Store, Roc C and IMAKEMADBEATS are The Transcontinental, retrieved 6 December 2009
- E1 Press Release, Former Stones Throw Artists on E1, retrieved 6 December 2009
- Urb Magazine Review, The Transcontinental (4 out of 5 Stars), retrieved 6 December 2009