King Mez

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King Mez
Background information
Birth name Morris W. Ricks II
Born (1990-04-19) April 19, 1990 (age 28)
Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United States
Origin Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Producer, Songwriter
Years active 2010-present

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.[1][2][3]

Musical career[edit]

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." [4] 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."[5] Mez appeared on the song with Daniel Day on the Lecrae song "Lost My Way" on the Church Clothes 2 mixtape.[6][7] 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.[8]


  • The King's Khrysis EP (with Khrysis) (2011)
  • My Everlasting Zeal (2012)
  • Long Live The King (2014)
  • Data Plan .001 (2018)


  1. ^ "King Mez: Taking The Throne | Shuffle Magazine". 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  2. ^ "King Mez | Topics". BET. 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  3. ^ David Turner (2015-08-04). "Get Hip to Dr. Dre's New Favorite Rapper: King Mez". Inverse. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  4. ^ "Dr. Dre's new album "Compton: A Soundtrack": The cast of characters". LA Times. 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  5. ^ Timmhotep Aku. "Dr. Dre's 'Compton': Who Are The Album's New Artists? : The Record". NPR. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  6. ^ "Lecrae Releases Church Clothes 2 Tracklisting". Rapzilla. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  7. ^ "Lecrae - Church Clothes 3". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  8. ^ Kreps, Daniel (2015-07-05). "Dr. Dre Praises J Dilla, Talks N.W.A Biopic on 'Pharmacy'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-02-05.