Artist Focus: MC Creed

Friday, 07 July 2017

A true Godfather of the UKG scene, MC Creed was one of the driving forces behind UKG’s explosion in the 1990’s.

Under his influence (along with close allies Norris Da Boss Windross and Jason Kaye) UKG spread like wildfire across the UK. Here’s a short look back at his career.

Born in Hackney, Creed was immersed in music and dance culture from a young age. His first love was raving – he soaked up the scene as much as he could, and eventually starting writing down his own rhymes, practising his technique, and gradually making a name for himself.

By the early 90s, Creed was known all over London for his creative flow, his connection with a crowd, and that voice. He started touring with Windross and Kaye, taking UKG to a much wider audience, and nurturing up and coming talent: together they set up ‘vocal fusion’, which launched the careers of the like of Ms Dynamite.

In recent years, Creed has stayed busy using his experience to help others. He’s immersed in youth projects, from djing and mcing workshops, to projects dedicated to fighting knife and gun crime.

But despite these other focuses taking up his time, MC Creed remains active on the scene. He’s the mind behind ‘Twice as Nice’, the artist behind ‘Good Rhymes’ and he’s played everywhere from Ayia Napa to Angel. He’s a proper UKG legend, and we all know he’s going to tear it up for Backto95 at 51st.