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About Soncier: Born on December 7, 1987 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, hip-hop artist Soncier is a free-spirited young emcee with a bright message coated in dark overtones. The middle child of separated parents, Soncier shuttled between Ohio and Maryland as a child, learning to adapt to his environments along the way while trying to keep himself out of trouble. His introduction to came hip-hop and R&B came at the young age of seven, when his mother would play classic artists as 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Bone Thugs N Harmony, Brandy and Monica. Later, his older brother put him on to NY lyricists including Jay Z, The Wu-Tang Clan and Pharoahe Monch.

Soncier started writing rhymes and rapping in the neighborhood around age 14, beginning his early work with a group called Major Ballas originating in his neighborhood. As he matured as a teenager his music became more personal and aware of his environments and the violence all around him. At age 16, Soncier was involved in an altercation in which he was stabbed inches from his spine and left nearly paralyzed for several months. It was during this whirlwind of events that Soncier decided he was going to seriously pursue music as a career. After recording his first demo, Soncier worked on his craft for the next three years; known around the community as “the headphone guy,” Soncier began to find his own style and express himself openly. In 2006, Soncier signed to his father’s record label, T.T. Hamco Records. His father, a pianist and former recording artist with jazz roots, assisted him as he released several projects, going on to do press on major radio and performed at college campuses over the next four years. During his last two years under the label, Soncier began to expand his style from raw rap to R&B-inspired songs and an increase in versatility. In 2010, Soncier branched out on his own and ventured into the music industry with creative ideas and his past experience with the business. His work that year landed him a stint on BET’s 106 & Park segment, Wild-Out Wednesdays, and several meetings with major labels. After a hiatus to focus on school, where he only dropped singles on occasion versus releasing full-length projects as usual, Soncier was interviewed on Shade45’s “Sway in the Morning” and had his music on rotation at the station for a month afterwards. This brought resurgence in his public interest and prompted him to create his own artist channels on major sites as Spotify and Pandora.

As his music has evolved over time, Soncier’s style has become more edgy and fearless of opposition or consequences. Recently, Soncier started his “Fuck Negative Shit” movement, another daring call to bring positivity and remove stress from a stressful environment—even if that means causing a stir. In reality, this movement and other concepts in Soncier’s music display his ability to channel anger at his environment into aggression in his music.

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