B4 Tha Beginning
ASHLEY McDONELL / McDee d.o.b: 11 March 1986 mobile: 0432 520 781 email: firstname.lastname@example.org current residency: Alice Springs, NT LIVE SHOWS June 2007 - supported Brother Ali with fellow MC Kaydence St. Paul's - Adelaide Feb 2007 - B4 THA BEGINNING - CD launch Todd Tavern - Alice Springs Dec 2006 - Supported "Terra Firma" with fellow MC Kaydence Electric Light Hotel - Adelaide April 2006 - Supported "TASK" (best new up and coming talent at the NT Indigenous Music Awards 2006) for OUT OF THE DARKNESS - CD launch Music NT Hall - Darwin April 2005 - Performed with MC Monk and James Bassman from "Culture Connect" Araluen Arts Centre - Alice Springs Sep 2005 - Performed at Bass in the Dust. Supported bands such as The Living End, Frenzal Rhomb, Dallas Crane & DJ Lenno Alice Springs WORKSHOPS Oct 2006 - Conducted a Hip Hop workshop for primary school children from Papunya Community and Braitling School Alice Springs For the past two years during the school holidays myself and fellow MC / producer Dan The Underdog have conducted Hip Hop workshops out on several bush communities. The communities surrounding Alice Springs include - Papunya, Ikuntyi, Kintore, Mt Liebig, Town Bore and M'Bangarah. The youth holiday program has proven to be a huge success and continues to be funded by Northern Territory government. CURRENT CD B4 THA BEGINNING - is a mixture of raw Hip Hop and Soul. A handful of local artists feature on the album - Dan The Underdog, Mackie, TASK, Panda B, Casper, Big B, Kaydence, Moni (my daughter makes a cameo appearance on the CD's interlude) and Mel. My never ending journey began as a writer at 17 years of age where I realized my passion for Hip Hop . I found this type of music was and always will be a magical way of expressing myself through rhyme. WHY?... . Because it challenges my inner strength, enhances my every day life and nurtures my soul. The essence in each script that I write will resonate within you because the truth is only spoken. Disillusion ain't Reality.....and the fact is music be a way of life so why live in fantasy? I certainly don't, as my music portrays the Good with the Bad and the Happy with the Sad, Balance is Vital.... McDee.