Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire

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Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire
Birth nameHugh Anthony Allison
Also known as
  • eXquire
  • Mr. MFN eXquire
Born1986 (age 35–36)
New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2008–present
Labels

Hugh Anthony Allison (born 1986), better known by his stage name Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire (often censored as Mr. MFN eXquire or simply eXquire), is an American rapper. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he debuted with the release of his first mixtape, The Big Fat Kill, in 2008. Allison would follow-up with what is considered to be his breakout project, the mixtape Lost in Translation, released by Mishka NYC in 2011. He signed his first major-label record deal with Universal Republic Records, in 2012, which he subsequently left. In 2017, with the release of Allison's fourth EP Brainiac, he launched Chocolate Rabbit, his own record label imprint. His self-titled debut studio album was independently released in 2019.

Early life[edit]

Hugh Anthony Allison[1] was born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City in 1986.[2] He grew up in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood.[1][3] Since his parents separated at an early age, he spent his weekdays with his mother and weekends with his father.[1] He dropped out of high school at the age of 15.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2008, eXquire released his first full-length project, a mixtape titled The Big Fat Kill.[4] He first began gaining major recognition in June 2011, when he released the music video for a song titled "Huzzah".[5] On September 11, 2011, eXquire released his second mixtape, titled Lost in Translation, which features "Huzzah".[6] The mixtape, which was released on Mishka NYC, includes 18-tracks, one of them being the remix to "Huzzah", titled "The Last Huzzah". The remix, which features guest verses from fellow American rappers Despot, Heems, Kool A.D., Danny Brown and El-P, was called one of the best songs of 2011 by Rolling Stone.[7] eXquire's third mixtape, titled Merry eXmas & Suck My Dick, was released on December 25, 2011.[8]

On March 15, 2012, it was announced eXquire had signed a recording contract with Universal Republic Records.[9][10][11] In November 2012, eXquire released his first major record label project, an EP titled Power & Passion, on Universal Republic.[12] In May 2013, eXquire announced he would release a new project titled Kismet and premiered a song titled "Illest Niggaz Breathin'".[13] In June 2013, he released a 16-track mixtape titled Kismet, which was recorded mostly in Woodstock, New York.[14] In October 2013, eXquire re-released Kismet, re-titling it Kismet: Blue Edition and adding 16 tracks.[15][16] On October 7, 2013, Universal Republic released eXquire from his contract.[17] On May 13, 2014, he released a song titled "I Ain't Even Fuck Rihanna aka Mr. Lime-A-Rita Papi", in which he details his signing with a major record label and then getting dropped without accomplishing anything.[17]

On January 7, 2015, eXquire released Merry eXmas & SMD 2, the sequel to his 2011 Christmas mixtape.[18] On January 8, 2015, eXquire released another mixtape, this one titled Live from the Danger Room, which is compiled of unreleased tracks.[19] On October 8, 2015, eXquire released his second EP, titled Live Forever.[20] On July 12, 2019, eXquire released his self-titled debut studio album.[21]

Style and influences[edit]

eXquire has stated that the capital X in his stage name derives from DMX.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Details
Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire

EPs[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Details
Cheap Thrills
Power & Passion
Live Forever
  • Released: October 8, 2015[26]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Brainiac
  • Released: July 28, 2017[27]
  • Label: Chocolate Rabbit
  • Format: Digital download

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Details
The Big Fat Kill
  • Released: June 10, 2008[28]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Lost in Translation
  • Released: September 11, 2011[29]
  • Label: Mishka NYC
  • Format: Digital download
Merry eXmas & Suck My Dick
  • Released: December 25, 2011[30]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
The Man in the High Castle
  • Released: October 19, 2012[31]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Kismet
  • Released: June 4, 2013[32]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Kismet: Blue Edition
  • Released: October 3, 2013[33]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Merry eXmas & SMD 2
  • Released: January 7, 2015[18][34]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Live from the Danger Room
  • Released: January 8, 2015[19]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Merry eXmas 3
  • Released: December 22, 2017[35]
  • Label: Chocolate Rabbit
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

  • "360 WAV" (2018)[36]
  • "Somebody's Sleeping in My Bed" (2019)[37]
  • "Fck Boy!" (2019)[38]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"You Have to Ride the Wave" 2012 Himanshu, Danny Brown Nehru Jackets
"Oh Hail No" El-P, Danny Brown Cancer 4 Cure
"Flowers" Prince Samo, Remy Banks, Goldie Glo, Maachew Bentley Street Viceroy
"Pt. 7: The Explanation" The Alchemist Russian Roulette
"Coogi" Fashawn Champagne & Styrofoam Cups
"B.N.E. Remix" 2013 Alexander Spit, E-40 A Breathtaking Trip to That Otherside
"Poisonous Thoughts" Czarface Czarface
"Rock Steady"[39] Diplo, Action Bronson, Riff Raff, Nicky da B Revolution EP
"BKNY (Remix)"[40] Fat Tony, MeLo-X, Tom Cruz
"Tight"[41] 2014 Kool A.D., Lakutis Word O.K.
"Still" Michael Christmas Is This Art?
"Pretty Bodies"[42] 2016 YC the Cynic The Farewell Tape

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Millard, Drew (May 20, 2013). "The Cosmic Adventures of Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire". Vice. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  2. ^ Yeung, Neil Z. "Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire: Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Markman, Rob (August 19, 2013). "Mr. MFN eXquire Flavors Brooklyn's 'Melting Pot' With Dope Rhymes". MTV.
  4. ^ a b Frederick, Brendan (December 6, 2011). "GEN F: Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire". The Fader.
  5. ^ Noz, Andrew (June 17, 2011). "Video: Mr. Muthafukin Exquire, "Huzzah"". The Fader.
  6. ^ Cohen, Ian (September 29, 2011). "Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire: Lost in Translation". Pitchfork.
  7. ^ "46 - Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire feat. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown and El-P, 'The Last Huzzah'". Rolling Stone. December 7, 2011.
  8. ^ Cohen, Ian (January 5, 2012). "Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire: Merry eXmas & Suck My Dick". Pitchfork.
  9. ^ Maloney, Devon (March 15, 2012). "Universal Grabs Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire: Who's Left?". Spin.
  10. ^ "Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire Signs To Universal Republic". HipHopDX. March 15, 2012.
  11. ^ "Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire signs to Universal Republic". Dummy. March 16, 2012.
  12. ^ Bromwich, Jonah (November 13, 2012). "Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire: Power and Passion". Pitchfork.
  13. ^ Iandoli, Kathy (May 16, 2013). "Mr. MFN eXquire Premieres New Single, Compares Censorship To Suicide". Billboard.
  14. ^ Battan, Carrie (June 4, 2013). "Download Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire's Kismet Mixtape". Pitchfork.
  15. ^ Coplan, Chris (October 5, 2013). "Stream Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire's Kismet: Blue Edition". Consequence of Sound.
  16. ^ "Mr. MFN eXquire re-releases Kismet with 16 extra tracks – hear Chance The Rapper on 'Untitled'". Fact. October 6, 2013.
  17. ^ a b Neyfakh, Leon (June 20, 2014). "Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire's Music Biz Misadventures". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015.
  18. ^ a b Lyons, Patrick (January 8, 2015). "Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire - Merry eX-Mas And SMD 2". HotNewHipHop.
  19. ^ a b Goddard, Kevin (January 8, 2015). "Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire - Live From The Danger Room". HotNewHipHop.
  20. ^ "Nah Right".
  21. ^ Strauss, Matthew (July 12, 2019). "7 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Purple Mountains, Blood Orange, and More". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  22. ^ "Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire by Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire". iTunes. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  23. ^ "Mr-Muthafuckin-eXquire-Cheap Thrills". Archive.org. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  24. ^ "Power & Passion - EP by Mr MFN eXquire". Apple Music. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  25. ^ Soderberg, Brandon (November 5, 2012). "Mr. MFN eXquire. 'Power and Passion EP' (Universal Republic)". Spin.
  26. ^ "Live Forever by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire". Apple Music. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  27. ^ "Brainiac - EP by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire". Apple Music. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  28. ^ "The Big Fat Kill". Bandcamp. June 10, 2008.
  29. ^ "Lost In Translation". Bandcamp. September 11, 2011.
  30. ^ "Merry eX-Mas & Suck My Dick". Bandcamp. December 25, 2011.
  31. ^ "Mr. MFN eXquire - The Man In The High Castle". LiveMixtapes. October 19, 2012.
  32. ^ "Mr. MUTHAFUCKIN eXquire! - Kismet". DatPiff. June 4, 2013.
  33. ^ "Mr. MUTHAFUCKIN eXquire! - Kismet: Blue Edition". Audiomack. October 3, 2013.
  34. ^ Brydon, Grant (January 8, 2015). "LISTEN TO MR MFN EXQUIRE'S NEW MIXTAPE 'MERRY EX-MAS & SMD 2'". RWD Magazine. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  35. ^ "Merry eXmas 3 by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire". Apple Music. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  36. ^ "360 WAV (feat. Iceberg Black) - Single by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire". Apple Music. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  37. ^ "Somebody's Sleeping in My Bed - Single by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire". Apple Music. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  38. ^ "Fck Boy! - Single by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire". Apple Music. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  39. ^ "iTunes - Music - Revolution EP by Diplo - Apple". iTunes. October 8, 2013.
  40. ^ Kearse, Stephen (September 17, 2013). "New Music: Fat Tony feat. Mr. MFN eXquire, Melo-X & Tom Cruz – "BKNY" (Remix)". Respect.
  41. ^ Breihan, Tom (April 21, 2014). "Kool A.D. – "Tight" (Feat. Lakutis & Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire) Video". Stereogum. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  42. ^ "The Farewell Tape". Bandcamp. Archived from the original on May 30, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2016.

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