A long time ago, from a far away place, came the future. It all began in New York. The artist known as
'the EXTRA' is the future of music. He was rescued from an abandoned spaceship in the wastelands of Brooklyn, by the Pollard’s. They took the EXTRA home and cared for him.
As a child the Pollard's introduced him to God and taught him how to play the piano. Then Hip-Hop arrived. Fascinated with the culture EXTRA immersed himself into it. The EXTRA is a M.C. and beat-maker, who is true to the underground, NYC, Boom-Bap sound. Yet, as an experimentalist he is taking Hip-Hop to places it hasn’t dared to go.
The EXTRA is a veteran of freestyle battles and open-mics and he has performed on stage with some of Hip-Hop’s most influential artists. Some of the EXTRA’s musical influences are: Redman, Fishbone, KRS-One, Beastie Boys, Prince, Raphael Saadiq, among others. This is key to understanding his approach to music.
“My vision is to contribute quality music that will further our distinguished tradition of American popular music. Whether I make Hip-Hop, Gospel, EDM or whatever, my goal is to expand the possibilities of music. I feel that this is my responsibility as an artist from the new generation of music-makers”.
Committed to Christ, making Hip-Hop music with purpose. The EXTRA's intent is to provide music with lyrical skill with Boom-Bap beats that provide hope for the world.