Mellz, Age 17

From: Brooklyn, NY

Focus: Emceeing

My name is Isaac Murphy but on stage I’m Mellz. I started rapping when I was 12 but I was garbage and I didn’t take it seriously until I got locked up. I’m from Bedstuy Brooklyn, NY and I love Hip Hop. I mean, I want to be one of the nicest MCs – no questions asked . In my time at Art Start as an emerging artist, I have performed for Africa Bambata at Zulu Nation events, The Playroom Theater, Russell Simmons’ Rush Arts Gallery, Carnegie Hall, and Town Hall with the legendary Mark Nadler, Chita Rivera, and opening for Bill Cosby. I”ve been fortunate to perform at Hot 97’s event, hosted by Kevin Powell, and to be recognized by internet radio host Benny Negro who interviewed me on Turn it Up a Notch Radio at The Matrix Studios in Bronx, NY.

My biggest dream is to perform at Madison Square Garden, packed to its maximum capacity. I also want to perform in Times Square on New Year’ Eve, as as the ball drops. These are big dreams that I must achieve, and if I don’t I must at least come close to achieving them. Hip Hop is my life.  Like I always say, “I’m NEVER SATISFIED. I want BETTER and BETTER”. So stay tuned because “YOU GOT MELLZ.”  Let’s Go.