Supernatural (rapper)

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MC Supernatural

Reco Price (born April 23, 1970), better known by his stage name Supernatural (aka Super Nat or MC Supernatural) is an American rapper best known for his "on-the-spot" freestyle and battle rap abilities[1][2] He has been a regular performer and host of the Rock the Bells Music Festival since its beginning in 2004.[3]

Biography[edit]

Born in Marion, Indiana, Supernatural began rhyming at the age of 14.[1] Moving to New York City at the age of 19, Supernatural began to make a name for himself on the hip hop scene and by 1993 he won the New Music Seminar. A week prior he was signed by Elektra Records, where he recorded an album titled "Natural Disasters". His first worldwide known single was "Buddha blessed it". He had landed a radio-show on 98.7 Kiss-FM 1994 where he met KRS-One from the group Boogie Down Productions who became not only a friend but his business manager.[1]

A compilation album of previously recorded tracks entitled The Lost Freestyle Files was released in 2003.[2]

In the end 2005 MC Supernatural has also released a second full-length album, called S.P.I.T. (Spiritual Poetry Ignites Thought) (2005, Up Above Records), which featured Raekwon (of the Wu Tang Clan), B-Real (of Cypress Hill), and Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5) and had Producers like Vitamin D, Jake One, Bean One, Marco Polo, DJ Muggs, DJ Khalil, DJ Rhettmatic and Evidence (of the Dilated Peoples).

On August 5, 2006, Supernatural set a new world record for the longest continuous freestyle rap at the Rock The Bells Festival in San Bernardino, CA. where he rapped for 9 hours and 15minutes.

Supernatural's story and performances are reported in the documentary film Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme, which contains clips of his and Craig G's battle and of the epic battle between Supernatural and MC Juice.

Other appearances[edit]

  • Supernatural is seen in the documentary Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (2000).
  • He is credited as a commentator in Midway's basketball game, NBA Ballers.[4]
  • Supernatural appeared on Assassin (French hip-hop classic) on the single "Undaground Connexion" in September, 1996 as well as the 2000 Assassin LP "touche d'espoir" with Rockin' Squat on "Undaground Connexion Part. II".
  • Supernatural is mentioned at the end of the Tech N9ne song 'Show Me a God'
  • "Internationally Known" appears on the soundtrack of the 2003 video game Tony Hawk's Underground

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • 2000: Natural Disasters (Recorded 1994)
  • 2003: The Lost Freestyle Files (Babygrande Records)
  • 2005: S.P.I.T. (Up Above Records)

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist Album
1998 "Revelation 3313 Revolutions" Public Enemy He Got Game OST
2000 "Big Dreams" DJ Honda 2000
2003 "B Boyz"
"Bomb Bomb"
"I'm Ready (Y'all Ain't Ready For This)"
will.i.am Must B 21
2009 "Tribute To The Breakdancer" Grandmaster Flash The Bridge - Concept of a Culture

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: GOWANUS; Freestyler Takes Rhymes From Streets to a Recording - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 1995-02-12. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Supernatural". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  3. ^ "History | Rock the Bells Festival Series". Rockthebells.net. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  4. ^ "NBA Ballers (2004) PlayStation 2 credits". MobyGames. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 

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