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   The journey for “Bottum Lyne” within the Hip Hop culture began at a very young age. From being introduced to it at 4 years old, to Break Dancing & Beat Boxing in Elementary and Middle School talent shows, all the way up to the current in becoming an MC. Who knew that when he said his first rhyme in the 4 th Grade in front of the whole school that it could lead to a possible career in the music industry.“Bottums”, as he is affectionately known, has been writing rhymes since 1993 till the present where he has taken part in may MC battles, talent shows and competitions and overall sessions of rocking the “MIC” at parties. AT NO TIME HAS HE EVER BEEN CONSIDERED WACK.

   He is heavily influenced by both the pioneers of the old school rap and many of the leaders in the new school. Favorite MC's and groups consist of RUN DMC, EPMD, Public Enemy, Wu Tang Clan, Redman, NAS and a host of other talented MC's. As an MC, his style parallels the definition of Hip Hop. He is unique, peculiar, extremely creative and charismatic. One who constantly goes against the grain and mostly never conforms to the norm.

   His lyrics and personality stand out and sets him apart by not being like anyone else. Bottums considers himself a fan of the music and culture, which allows him to judge himself harshly and unbiased, making him a perfectionist who consistently makes good music. In all, the Bottom Line is, “Bottum Lyne” is ready for the world. He has worked hard. He has paid his dues. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience when doing shows. Mix all these factors together and combine them with an overall LOVE for the music & culture, and you have a talented, dedicated Artist who is definitely platinum bound. In other words GIVE BOTTUMS GOOD PROMOTION + GOOD PRODUCTION & HE WILL GIVE YOU INSTANT PLATINUM.

   (3p's---P+P=P!) OPENING ACTS 8/97 – Ethnicity 97 (WVU) Bill included: “Mad Lion, Tracy Lee, & Camp LO” 9/97 – WVU Mountainlair “Mic Geronimo & Royal Flush” 3/98 – Club Elements (WVU) “Big Pun f/members of Terror Squad” 5/02 – Jadakiss Erie, PA Civic Center 8/05 – Power 99FM Peace on the Streets Concert f/ Mike Jones, David Banner, & Young Gunz – Philadelphia, PA OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES 12/03 & 4/04 – “Soul Café” - Manhattan, NY 6/04 – “The Cutting Room” - Manhattan, NY 7/04 – “Bethlehem Musicfest” - Bethlehem, PA 7/04 – “MTV Rock the Vote” - Harrisburg, PA (Club Remy's) 7/05 – Cherry Lounge - Harlem, NY 7/05 – Shuga shack – Harlem, NY GROUP AFFILIATE 97-00 Lead Vocalist of Live Hip Hop Band “Circle 6” (Baltimore, MD) Performed over 100 shows in major cities such as NYC, Bmore, DC (9:30 CLUB), NC, WV & Philly. Recorded 2 CD's and 1 EP sold over 10K Units (Independently) **WVU = West Virginia University** Offered a Recording Deal by “Philadelphia International Records” in 7/98 but declined offer.