b. England. A former member of the well-regarded British hip-hop group Caveman, rapper MCM left that band due to internal friction and problems with their record company, Profile Records. MCM was the first of the former members to secure a solo contract, this time through BMG Records. He made his debut with the 1994 single, ‘I Got Soul’, produced by DJ Biznizz, which was stylistically familiar to the work of Caveman and their largely imported US style, but with a rawer, funkier edge. However, delays in the release of his debut album ensured he was unable to convert the positive reviews for ‘I Got Soul’ into artistic momentum.