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 things
His introduction to drum and bass was an experience shared by many first
timers; Sutpens' Jungle, February 2000. His first mixtape was "DJ
at Sutpen's Jungle" on which the vocal skills of MC Skibadee gave
insight to the lyrical potential of drum and bass. Sighting MC Skibadee
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
his hip hop roots, Armanni delivers bounce, flavor and lyrical wizardry.
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
Sharpness, Armanni is ready to expand his performance repertoire. His vocals
are featured on hits of 2004 such as "Ruff, Rugged and Raw", "Enter
Hive" mix cd . Already his release schedule for 2005 is setting a
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.
TRY TO KEEP MY HEAD AS HIGH AS MY MIC AND NOT MUMBLE ALONG THE WAY. IF
FUMBLE? CRUMBLE THE THOUGHT, THEN SPIT IT AGAIN THE NEXT DAY. WITNESS THIS
PEN AS A METAPHOR TO 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