Freestyle / R&B and Soul / Rap and Hip-Hop /
|08.05.09||Traverse City, MI||Union Street Station w/One Be Lo|
|09.02.09||Traverse City, MI||Union Street Station|
Nation Of DominationNov, 2009
I Am No Martian MixtapeApr, 2009
Loud and ClearOct, 2008
When a young man named Ian Prokes heard Tupac California Love for the first time back in the 90's, he knew from that point on he would love hip hop and rap music. Grew up diggin the sounds of Gangstarr, Binary Starr, and Eminem, Ian Prokes slowly began learning to rap. Once he grew up and started going to High School, he learned that he loved speaking and broadcasting his voice over the radio. He was part of the birth of a High School radio station, and was a producer and DJ of the station WCNL. As the radio station slowly died off, Ian's love for talking, and the center spotlight did not fade. One day someone came up to him and said "Ian, you know what you should call yourself, DJ Voice, cause you are like the voice of our school, and DJ is just a cool thing to put in front." Well, Ian liked the idea of Voice but did not really do much DJing. He was a maker of music, and freestyle rapper. One day Ian walked into his brothers room and saw a program up called Cubase and wanted to give it a try. Since then it has been 808 drumkits, synths, and harmonizing. Ian has loved music all his life and then decided to make it a part of his life. When he got his own computer, he started making beat, after beat, after beat. Until he decided he wanted to try and market his music, he was just known as himself, but decided to try the name Voice and people caught on. Next thing he knew he was doing freestyle battles and producing beats and songs for friends and himself thus coming out with his first studio release Loud and Clear. Voice is currently working on new music every day trying to get better and better. It finally paid off when he had his first show August 5th, 2009 and did exceptional at the freestyle portion of the show. So much so he gained attention of a on looker who gave him a card to a website and contact information. And the right to the mic as some fans in the crowd described.