Musician / Promoter
MC. Producer. Promoter. The multi-talented Vancouver-based MC XYL(pronounced 'Exile') began his journey into hip-hop at the age of ten, listening to groups such as the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and Run DMC. Intrigued by what he heard, XYL began writing his own verses. As time went by, he shaped his own lyrical style and perfected his flow. Having built up skill in guitar, piano, bass and drums, XYL set to recording the musical ideas inside of his head. XYL's new EP entitled 'Make Way' heralds a bold sound with massive, danceable beats and radio-quality production while still maintaining an elevated level of musicianship. "Play any track from this CD in any club and people will move." XYL stresses, "This is a dance-based record with intelligent lyrics. Those two elements are not often combined." His smooth-as-velvet flow and spine-shaking beats prove that Canada has something big to offer to the hip-hop world. The next step? A Canadian-wide tour set for summer 2007. This MC will never back down until the world has heard his voice.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Anime Evolution 2007 - August 17-19, 2007 in Burnaby, BC