MR.44 was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. After entering into many competitions he has built an impressive fan base. He’s opened for artists such as Naughty by Nature, MC Lyte, Dana Dane, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Outkast, Gucci Mane, Young Dro, Flobots, and the list goes on and on and on. He is one of the top 100 indie artists of 2009. He was also nominated for “Midwest Artist Of The Year” at the underground music awards held in New York City in 2009. Plus in his hometown at the Ohio Hip-Hop Awards the nominations kept on coming, including “Best Male Artist”, “Best Mixtape” and “Best Album”. MR.44 is full of raw talent, with outrageous appeal to not only the hip-hop audience but has swaggered into the rap and R & B scene as well.