METAPHORICK: THE MC
METAPHORICK represents the best of Boston flavor and New York's Hip-Hop legacy. Definitive as a lyricist, he is exceptional
in battle and on record. His innovative style incorporates extensive imagery and wordplay, internal rhyme and dead-on timing.
Combined with commanding stage presence and a vibrant personality, Metaphorick delivers.
Born DAS SANYIKA DREHER in Brooklyn, NY, Metaphorick got started at the age of nine in New York by watching ciphers in
the park. The first time he heard Run DMC, BDP, and Public Enemy, he fell in love with Hip-Hop and stayed with it ever since.
Meta starting writing and performing attalents at little shows, drop-in centers, school functions, dances, and so forth.
In 1995, Metaphorick met producer/writer CEZARE WILLIAMS, who helped Meta develop his signature sound. Over the years,
Metaphorick's reputation as a lyrical MC rose, and he was introduced to other personalities like CINDY DIGGS (founder of UMMF)
and C1 (head of C1 ENTERTAINMENT,) who opened the world of show promotion to him. In addition, they provided Meta with ample
opportunities to perform his own material and build with other area MCs such as INSIGHT, SMITTY, ED OG AND THE BULLDOGS, T-MAX,
and the FLOORLORDS, to name a few.
Meta’s hustle is unstoppable. He's graced the stage of THE MIDDLE EAST, THE WESTERN FRONT, THE FREEDOM HOUSE,
THE MILKY WAY, and HARPERS FERRY. He' been seen at the SUPERBOWL BATTLE, THE SKITZOFRENIKS MARCH MADNESS BATTLE, THE VARIOUS
5 DOLLAR SHOW (NYLCOR PRODUCTIONS). He's performed at many up and comers jams, including MYSHOWCALLEDLIFERECORDS.COM, BLACKOUT
BOSTON, and VERBALIZATION. He's actively involved with CRITICAL BREAKDOWN shows and has opened for PHAROAHE MONCH, SUPERNATURAL,
BLACKALICIOUS, MEDUSA, OVM, 7L & ESOTERIC, VIRTUOSO, and more. He also appeared weekly with the band LIFTED and INVASION
at REDLINE in Harvard Square, and to rave reviews with R&B quintet VELVET STYLUS.
Meta has been heard on several radio spots for WERS 88.9 (MONDAY NIGHT RAW with Optimus and Rob, TAPE DECK TUESDAYS with
NOMADIK and CV ESSENCE) and WMBR 88.1 (THE CHOICE IS YOURS with DJ JIMIZZ.) A more-than-competent DJ himself, Meta uses Technics
1200's and the Pioneer CDJ's 800 and 1000's. He also holds many MC Battle titles including Winner: CHEZ VOUS BATTLE (October
2003,) Semi-Finalist: SKITZOFRENIKS MARCH MADNESS BATTLE (March 2004,) Winner: THE WAR OF THE WORDS BATTLE (June 2002) and
Quarter Finalist: 1st annual MTV MC BATTLE (Winter 2001.)
Currently, Meta is working on his debut album on HOOD KID RECORDS entitled "THE HIP-HOP HUSTLE BEGINS NOW."
Also a Hip-Hop educator,
Meta teaches children and young adults about Hip-Hop through various programs including THE TRUE HIP-HOP CULTURAL CENTER,
THE TRUTH YOUTH WORKSHOP, CRITICAL BREAKDOWN, PROJECT HIP-HOP, and others. He's also working closely with the BOSTON HIP-HOP
ALLIANCE. These organizations are designed to bring positive music to the inner cities as they engage the youth and fellow
citizens of all ages about the Hip-Hop Culture.
Aside from his life as MC, DJ, and teacher, Metaphorick is a successful host and associate event promoter for MOGL ENTERTAINMENT,
which provides and outlet for 19+ partygoers to have a good time in a safe atmosphere at clubs including Avalon and Axis.
Meta has his own dreams regarding
event promotion, and is working toward development of his own event production company.
When asked what sets him apart perhaps Meta says it best...
"I am a scholar of the culture since 1986 and have always lived for the elements of the Game (graf writing, emceeing,
DJ-ing, and B-Boying.) At the same time I stay true to myself and be the same artist at all times by not being afraid to challenge
and step out the box daring to be different. When it comes to writing I first start by saying and holding true the fact that
I DON'T CURSE at all.
"I also refrain from sounding like everyone currently blowing up, I don't limit my talk to being all about money,
rings, cars, glocks, sex, drugs, police, the hood, drama, kids, the system, jail, gangs, material items, etc. I choose to
be an artist that inspires through his music, Jesus Christ whom I believe in totally is my first and only support in this
cut throat industry. I am never at a lost for words for saying that Jesus is my Savior.
"I believe in the art form of Hip-Hop and trying to represent the culture and do it for the love and not the fame.
I love to represent all the elements of hip hop and will continue to do that until my life line stops. It's what I love and
will never quit being a positive force in the Boston Hip-Hop scene. "
- Darcie-Nicole Wicknick, Founder
"...Ask Darcie" Music Business Consulting
METAPHORICK: A Lyrical Profile
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