The Man: I Am a fresh voice in Hip Hop! I’m a ASCAP registered hip hop recording artist, producer, promoter, publicist, published author, poet, freelance writer, songwriter, blogger, graphic artist and artist. I grew up Oceanside, CA, my family resided in Dallas, TX for about 10 Years, we are in the process of moving to Santa Barbara, CA. I picked up the nickname AddLibbz for my ability to flow on any topic and ad-lib of any comment and freestyle. I have made mixtapes and have put out mixtapes that have been listened to over 90,000 people under the Dj alias Dj XDC (X-Dark Child) through Tripple H Mixtapes. I started making mix tapes (when they where still actually tapes). I’ve had a few brushes with my 15 minutes of fame, starring in episode of Beach MTV in 1993, along with receiving some local news coverage. In 2002 I spent two month traveling Western Europe with a Traveling drama groups performing a play before hundreds of audiences in Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium and Holland as well as visiting France and Switzerland.
I've been writing for over ten years, as a freelance writer. I have
experience in writing for print magazines, internet magazines, music
news websites, and personal blogging. I have authored a few e-books. I
have experience creating press releases and artist bios along with a
wide variety of experience writing promotional, perspective pieces,
motivational and political articles. I have written album and movie
reviews, as well as writing promotional press releases for record
labels. I am familiar with internet publishing and HTML. I am a
developer, writer, and designer of a wide range of promotional and
written materials, including newsletters, artist bios, one sheets, and
other promotional materials. Clients have included Much Luvv Records, Dasouth, Rapzilla, Marital Bliss, Complex Melodies, C.A.R.M., para-DOX parABLEss, and Triple H Mixtapes.
Experience Internet, HTML, and Desktop Publishing: Webmaster for para-DOX parABLEss, Triple H Mixtapes, Revival Times, and JustparaDOX.com, previously RealityRap.com. Familiar with HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Trained in HTML, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, and Fireworks.
The Graphic Artist: Accomplished graphic designer with desktop
publishing, print production, web page publishing, artistic set design,
logo design, flyer design, illustration, event promotion, writing and
personnel management experience, trained in graphic design,
illustration, art and personnel management, as well as being
knowledgeable in creative design.
The Musician: my first live performance doing rap that I had written over a beat I produced was at a Mars Music store open mic a friend invited me to. He failed to mention it was put on by CMT, I placed well & got recognition for my writing abilities. I placed better than a friend of mine who did an original rock song and another friend who did an original acoustic song. I started rapping as full time as am emcee in 2003 with a group we formed called SoulFIRE. I supervised the independent release of our album Fired Up on my XDC Record label. I also promoted us statewide and nationally, getting us on a cable battle of the bands on the Damascus Road Show in which we received second place performing a song I wrote and produced. After moving on due to members getting married and moving I started the Dallas/Fort Worth Hip Hop Alliance to bring artist together we did some really successful shows Faze1 Final Fridays & Faze1 First Fridays, along with others shows in conjunction with other local promoters. We also had local meetings for artist to network, build and grow. For a season I worked for Dj Maj’s Virtual Frequency as their Dallas representative, helped get the show back on the air, as well helped plan and promote a Virtual Frequency Christmas show at The Neotropolis in Carrollton, TX. After that I started working for Tre-9 and Much Luvv Records as their Marketing and Promotion Manager, getting “The Next… Now!” album reviewed by the likes of OkayPlayer & into such store as Under Ground Hip Hop as well as putting out mixtapes to promote Much Luvv Records releases. I promoted to magazines and radio CY’s The Ringleader as his publicist for a while. I have also worked for the Texas Holy Hip Hop and All Eye’s On Me Achievement Awards as their Media Manager and Red Carpet Coordinator for three years. I have been a featured panelist and speaker on a few panels about Christian Rap, Dj'ing and other topics for the Gospel Announcers Guild and Texas Holy Hip Hop / AEOM Awards. I started the Right-Just Rap Foundation For Social Justice to raise awareness about Social Justice caused and created avenues for change and involvement. The Right-Just Rap Foundation For Social Justice is a community seeking justice for those affected by genocide, human trafficking, poverty, disease, illiteracy, poverty & civil rights. I started Tripple H Mixtapes to reach the lost with ministry minded mixtapes. I am a freelance writer for Rapzilla, The Message Mag, Dasouth, Marital Bliss Magazine and para-DOX parABLEss.
The Crew: I am with Secta 7 a crew of underground emcee’s who’ve been in the industry for years. We are an underground group that has credentials going back to the 80’s including the Ministers Of The Underground TV. I’m one of the newest members. We are Intellectually Deep crew, We are battle emcees, we’ve honed our skills in Rap Cyphas. We address issues such as Politics and Social Justice. We can lyrically hang with and handle the roughest and toughest emcees.
- Brookhaven Community CollegeGraphic Design, 2007 - 2009
- Palomar CollegeSports Medicine / Art, 1995 - 1997
- El Camino High SchoolArt, 1989 - 1994
- Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversityChurch Planting & Revitalization, 1997 - 2003
- para-DOX parABLEsEditor In Chief, present
- para-DOX parABLEsWriter, present
- JAG'D Edge MediaChristian Rapper, Graphic Designer & Editorial Writer, present