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After spending six continuous months as 103.9FM's
freestyle champion, MC Armanni decided he needed a change. The cutthroat and ghetto style
of the hip hop industry had given Armanni chills and it was time to switch
His introduction to drum and bass was an experience shared by many
first timers; Sutpens' Jungle, February 2000. His first mixtape was "DJ
SS live at Sutpen's Jungle" on which the vocal skills of MC Skibadee
gave Armanni insight to the lyrical potential of drum and bass. Sighting MC
Skibadee as one of his influences, Armanni has developed a distinctly powerful
and diverse style of lyrical delivery which has garnered respect amongst
his peers as well many of the top dnb mcs and djs in the World. Staying
true to his hip hop roots, Armanni delivers bounce, flavor and lyrical
2003 was a fantastic year for MC Armanni. Not only was he nominated
Best Breakthrough MC at the Knowledge Drum and Bass awards, Armanni
also became the official Metalheadz Americas MC. He is undoubtedly
the most well known lyricist in drum and bass with his popularity
surpassing the once indominatable forces of Skibadee, GQ and Dynamite. With releases
already on Freak, Intasound and forthcoming Area 51 and Metalheadz Americas,
MC Armanni has set his sights on the grand realm.
Armanni performs with many of the top dnb artists at almost all
the top shows. Residencies include Bassrush (LA), Platinum, DJ Series,
Heavy Duty, Metalheadz, Ultraworld at Sonar and Destination. He has amazed
crowds at the World of Drum and Bass, Electric Daisy Carnival, DJ Series,
Starscape, Buzz and Ultra. Armanni tours with the likes of Goldie, Dj Rap,
Kenny Ken, Ray Keith, DJ Craze, Dieselboy and is frequently sequestered to
mc exclusively for many other top djs in the industry.
Having completed his first long play project, "On and Poppin" with
MC Sharpness, Armanni is ready to expand his performance repertoire.
His vocals are featured on hits of 2004 such as "Ruff, Rugged and Raw", "Enter
the Hive" mix cd . Already his release schedule for 2005 is setting a frenzy in the industry with tracks such as "Uk to Stateside" on Formation, "
Fahrenheit 215" on Photek's 51st , "P.H.I.L.L.Y" , Pergatory and
a full length hip hop album to be released on Photek's new label. As the duo, MentalSharp, Armanni and Sharpness will perform live hip hop sets of original material. Thus far, performances by Mentalsharp have received fantastic reviews and future shows are set to raise the bar even higher.
KEEP MY HEAD AS HIGH AS MY MIC AND NOT MUMBLE ALONG THE WAY. IF I FUMBLE? CRUMBLE
THE THOUGHT, THEN SPIT IT AGAIN THE NEXT DAY. WITNESS THIS PEN AS A METAPHOR
HOW I DEAL WITH THIS LIFE. I WRITE MY INSIGHT, YOUR RIGHTS TO INSIDE OF MY MIC. I OWE MORE THAN RESPECT TO PEOPLE WHO SAID " BE WHAT YOU WANNA BE".THEY
ARE THE REIGN, ARMANNI'S JUST WHAT IS FRONT OF ME. ANYBODY IN-BETWEEN, WILL JUST HELP US EVOLVE. THIS SUPPORT IN PROBLEM SOLVING I RESPECT FROM YOU ALL.