|Birth name||Morris W. Ricks II|
April 19, 1990|
Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United States
|Origin||Raleigh, North Carolina, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, Producer, Songwriter|
King Mez (born Morris W. Ricks II) is an American rapper, producer, and writer, most recently featured on Dr. Dre's latest album Compton. He was born on a military base, Fort Campbell, KY and grew up in Southeast Raleigh, NC.
The Los Angeles Times stated: "Mez has dropped a few acclaimed mixtapes including his most recent, "Long Live the King," but he most recently appeared on Dr. Dre's Compton, which arrive during "Darkside/Gone," "Satisfiction" and "Talk About It. He also wrote on 14 of the 16 songs. He is the majority writer after Dr. Dre himself."  Mez has also collaborated with fellow North Carolinians J. Cole, Rapsody, and Drique London, as well as producers 9th Wonder and Khrysis in the past." Mez appeared on the song with Daniel Day on the Lecrae song "Lost My Way" on the Church Clothes 2 mixtape. His first official co-sign from Dr. Dre came about during the airing of 'The Pharmacy' on Beats 1, via a freestyle Mez rapped over a beat produced by Cardiak, with Dr. Dre on the ad-libs.
- The King's Khrysis EP (with Khrysis) (2011)
- My Everlasting Zeal (2012)
- Long Live The King (2014)
- Data Plan .001 (2018)
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- Timmhotep Aku. "Dr. Dre's 'Compton': Who Are The Album's New Artists? : The Record". NPR. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
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