Mez (rapper)

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Mez
Birth nameMorris W. Ricks II
Born (1990-04-19) April 19, 1990 (age 30)
Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United States
OriginRaleigh, North Carolina, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, Producer, Songwriter, Director
Years active2010–present
Associated actsDr. Dre, J. Cole
Websiteheirs.us

Mez[1] formerly known as King Mez (born Morris W. Ricks II) is an American rapper, producer, and writer. He is perhaps best known for his work with Dr. Dre and on the 2019 rap album Revenge of the Dreamers III. He was born on a military base in Fort Campbell, KY and grew up in Southeast Raleigh, NC.[2][3][4]

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." [5] 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."[6] Mez appeared on the song with Daniel Day on the Lecrae song "Lost My Way" on the Church Clothes 2 mixtape.[7][8] 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.[9]

Discography[edit]

  • The King's Khrysis EP (with Khrysis) (2011)
  • My Everlasting Zeal (2012)
  • Long Live The King (2014)
  • Data Plan .001 (2018)
  • Data Plan .002 (2018)
  • Data Plan .003 (2019)

Filmography[edit]

Music Videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mez Delivers Some Dope "MF+G" Visuals". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "King Mez: Taking The Throne | Shuffle Magazine". Shufflemag.com. September 7, 2012. Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "King Mez | Topics". BET. November 5, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  4. ^ David Turner (August 4, 2015). "Get Hip to Dr. Dre's New Favorite Rapper: King Mez". Inverse. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Dr. Dre's new album "Compton: A Soundtrack": The cast of characters". LA Times. August 6, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  6. ^ Timmhotep Aku. "Dr. Dre's 'Compton': Who Are The Album's New Artists? : The Record". NPR. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  7. ^ "Lecrae Releases Church Clothes 2 Tracklisting". Rapzilla. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  8. ^ "Lecrae – Church Clothes 3". HipHopDX. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  9. ^ Kreps, Daniel (July 5, 2015). "Dr. Dre Praises J Dilla, Talks N.W.A Biopic on 'Pharmacy'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 5, 2016.