Xperience or XP as he is widely known as, is a skilled lyricist, R&B musician and star rapper; he was a church boy raised by his mother in Detroit before his metamorphosis into a musical juggernaut. As a young boy, XP was shuttled between his mother and father’s before finally, in 1995, he moved across the country to Olympia, WA to live with his father full-time.
Moving to Olympia had the most significant impact on his life; his lifestyle was completely revolutionized. He began penning dope lyrics and putting rhymes to beats, and it was at this point the idea of being a career artist was cemented.
The turning point in his musical journey came in 2004; XP opened up for Brother Ali, alongside a young, up-and-coming, white MC and fellow Olympia-based MC Ben Haggarty aka Macklemore. They clicked immediately and started writing together soon after.
XP was ultimately featured on “Hold Your Head Up,” “As Soon As I Wake Up,” and “Good for You” on Macklemore's 2005 “The Language of My World” and was promptly enlisted to join Macklemore's first worldwide tour. XP’s desire to be at the top of his game fueled his hunger which led him to meet other notable Pacific North West hip-hop artists like Sleep, Onry Ozzborn, JFK, Smoke, and Candidt. By 2006, XP was the last member to be inducted into the famed Northwest collective, Oldominion.
XP continued to tour the world, working with Macklemore, contributing to both Macklemore's' massively successful releases “The Heist" & "Gemini” landing multiple gold & platinum certifications, including Platinum tracks consisting of Macklemore's “Good ol days” feat. Kesha, “Marmalade” feat. Lil Yachty, “Glorious” feat Skylar Grey, and “Downtown” feat Eric Nally, and more. He also landed a gold plaque for his contributions on “Gemini.”
The relentless world touring and the amount of sales was massive by any standard. Yet in between all of this, XP has managed to release numerous projects of his own, including The Mixtape, “The Durden Papers "Vol 1" , “The Revelations e.p”, “Chasing Grace” which featured the critically acclaimed "Not Today" produced by Ryan Lewis, 2018's Picsean and he is currently working on his next R&B/Soul project slated for release later this year.
XP continues to tour the world with Macklemore as he prepares for his next release, which promises to be his most ambitious and personal musical masterpiece yet. XP is out to express himself, and continue to elevate artistically. His love and passion for music & performance has reached millions, passing a message, telling his story, and entertaining the world!