was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and
grew up in the Glenwood Housing Projects. During the 80's, you could catch Necro
either fighting every day or playing some kind of sport. As a kid in the P.J.'s
you wouldn't have caught Necro in the Youth Center socializing or dancing that
fresh, he was too busy burning ants to death. He lived there for eight years
with the roaches from about 6 years old to 14 years old and then he moved to
Canarsie. In 1988, Necro started rhyming after being influenced by his older
brother Ill Bill, who would constantly kick rhymes in the house. Fiending for
props Necro realized he had something original to contribute to HipHop. He would
rhyme in the lunchroom everyday until he was kicked out of South Shore High
School for fighting.
He made his first demo in about 1990 and won a
demo battle contest on the Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito show on WKCR 89.9FM. He
bought an Ensoniq EPS in '91 and started producing music everyday developing a
morbid sound. Necro is a self-taught musician and has been playing instruments
since the age of ten and producing HipHop beats for nine years.
In about 1993 Necro started rapping brutal full
time making a demo called "Do The Charles Manson". He started getting
a rep for rapping rugged. At this time in Necro's life he was young, evil,
angry, packing weapons and hustling in Canarsie selling drugs to get by. Growing
up in a dysfunctional family with lack of communication makes it ironic that
Necro's career choice revolves around communication. He's been influenced by
rappers like the Ghetto Boys and Kool G. Rap plus anything that has had an
impact on the HipHop generation.
In 1994 Necro hit up radio stations and dropped
rhymes that are considered legendary by fans on the Stretch and Bobbito show. In
'95 he proceeded to drop rhymes on the Wildman Steve and DJ Riz show WBAU 90.3FM
with verses that earned the man a large following and to this day kids are still
trading his freestyles. He's very popular on the Internet, especially with
www.necrohiphop.com blowing up now. The first record he produced that got
airplay was "No Tomorrow" by Non-Phixion in '96 put out on Searchlight
Necro went to Brooklyn College 2 years for film
where he had access to film making equipment. His movie 187
Reasonz Y had an anti-cop theme with a police officer getting shot in the
head at the end of the film. The film department was repulsed by Necro's visions
and he received no support from them.
He started producing beats for groups like Non-Phixion,
Cage, Krist, and Missing Linx, who all released independent singles. Combined,
all these records have sold over 48,000 copies. The Cage single he produced,
Orange" b/w "Radiohead"
is an underground
classic and has received a lot of airplay on college radio.
He's taught himself to be an industry executive
by reading books and has experienced dealing with industry snakes. Necro likes
to record all by himself so he's not interfered with other people's views. In
the end, if Necro's feeling it he knows others are gonna feel it. He's his own
worst critic. "I like to work hard so I can play hard." - says Necro.
He likes working on the Ensonic ASR-10 keyboard exclusively except that its disk
drive takes to long and it constantly crashes. Necro believes it's not really
what you use as far as equipment or records as much as the brain behind it.