Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Born on November 1st 1985 to parents of Black and East Indian descents, Siege was always recognized as composed, humble being. He was blessed with artistic abilities in poetry, painting and visual arts. He was both respected and admired by his peers
Residing in the town of Belmont located in Port of Spain, Trinidad. In Willis Street he grew up amongst mixed influences, being exposed to the bright and dark side of life. Siege observed his counterparts and gained knowledge and was greatly educated about the rules and ways of street life
Although he was exposed to the drug pushers and the street life, he still completed his education. He gained an average job and tried to establish himself in the economic world. Still having a love for poetry and rap music Siege recognized that he had a great talent and should put it to good use. “Being exposed to music by great MCs such as NAS, Killer Priest, Rakim, Black Thought from the Roots. KRS One, Busta Rhymes, The Wu Tang Clan and Dr. Dre just to name a few, tends to have an effect on you over a period of time” He said
Realizing this he started his journey as an MC at the age of 19 years in 2004. He was quickly recognized for his ability to be uniquely lyrical and hold down freestyle session like days of old on street corner ciphers. Other MC’s from around the way heard of him and started to vibe of his style and persona. “We use to have ciphers all the time, we used to feed off each others lyrics just making our own internal flame spark, priming us to spit our hardest and do lyrical and verbal damage to opponents” he said
He started recording with some underground artists and it went well for a while but he later decided to spread his wings and pursue his own path and squash the whole group idea. “It wasn’t for me, I just didn’t mesh with those brothers, we all had creative differences and like crabs in a bucket they tried to push down each other ...not my style” he said
He took a break for a while and concentrated on graphic arts but as with any addiction he was back to developing his talent as a MC once more. Later on in November 2006 he started working on music with his long time friend Christopher Crossley aka D’Chris of D2B (Dem 2 Boie). “I knew Chris since childhood, we chopped it up a few times but decided to take it serious in 2006” he said. Christopher then introduced Siege to Miguel Hernandez aka Boogie of D2B, MC/ Producer. “First time before I went to studio D’Chris warned me, Boogie don’t feel bullshit, he is real, as real as you could ever be when it comes to Hip Hop. But soon as he heard me rap, he got all the proof he needed that I was indeed a force to be reckoned with.” he said. Since then we’ve worked on different projects such as “The Urban Re-Collective” Album, “The Brick Soup Kitchen” Album, D’Chris Flip City Mix Shows and two international Mix shows.
From here the rest is history