Tonight the Cipher team brings you another up and coming MC. Back to the foundation that BKS1 Radio was built on, bringing you the best kept secrets in the entertainment industry. The up and coming artists have that hunger and drive that many of the established artists has lost. Wanting to show the masses that hip hop isn't dead in any shape form or fashion, they go hard to bring witty lyrics, strong punch lines and catchy hooks. Lets see if Jaecyn can continue with this formula that the past best kept secrets have delivered here on the Cipher show.
Featured Artist: Jaecyn Bayne
Born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1982 Terrell Porter better known as Jaecyn Bayne spent his childhood infatuated with Hip-Hop. From the sounds of Rakim, Jay-Z, Lauren Hill and more, as a teenager Bayne had no idea how the sounds of his favorite artists would provide the passion he holds so dear today in the design and craft of his own music.
Moving to Indianapolis, IN at the age of 15 Bayne continued to build his repertoire of musical favorites while truly embracing everything Hip-Hop culture had to offer. It wasn’t until several years later where Terrell Porter decided to embrace his love for the music and culture and become the artist the world now knows as Jaecyn Bayne.
Fast forward to the year 2012 where Jaecyn Bayne has risen through the ranks of local new guy to famed and herald nationally known emcee. Bayne’s talent on the mic was easily apparent to all the right people who lent their assistance along the way which led to Bayne uniting with a team of producers and emcee’s known as Concrete Beats. Even as a new head on the scene recording his first tunes, Bayne’s prowess was strong enough to command stages alongside the likes of Too-Short, Mobb Deep, Lil Jon, Raekwon + Ghostface, Wiz Khalifa, Planet Asia, and more as Bayne’s buzz for his live stage show and vivid wordplay quickly became a hot topic of discussion in Indianapolis.
In 2008, Jaecyn’s music and presence in the city caught the attention of another Artist and A&R known as M-Eighty who had recently moved back to Indianapolis from the Bay Area. Jaecyn and M-Eighty instantly clicked and M-Eighty was very anxious to add Jaecyn’s talents to his A&R roster consisting of Wu-Tang, Canibus, Redman, Keith Murray, Planet Asia, and more. Jaecyn got his 1st big national break in 2009 appearing on Canibus’ “Melatonin Magik” album which debuted at #94 on the Billboard Hip-Hop & R&B Top 200 charts.
That appearance would also earn Bayne a spot of Canibus’ 25 city 2009 United States tour where Jaecyn would finally have the opportunity to display his talents to a much broader and critical audience. Audiences throughout the United States accepted Bayne as one of Hip-Hop’s burgeoning new talents and praised him for his lyricism, storytelling abilities, and humble personality. Critics have compared him to such emerging talents as Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y, Fashawn, and Phonte (Little Brother / Foreign Exchange) as Bayne continues to navigate his own lane in Hip-Hop. In 2010, Bayne hooked up with a famed Jazz group “The Headhunters” of former Herbie Hancock fame and was personally selected to appear on the group’s first single titled “Funk Wit Us (D-Funk)” featuring Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, & Killah Priest (Wu-Tang). Impressed by Bayne’s content, delivery and charisma, The Headhunters featured Jaecyn prominently on their album “Platinum”.
The album was given top honors by Jazz and Progressive music enthusiasts alike as one of the finest contemporary releases of 2011. Bayne’s vocal appearances alongside Canibus and the Headhunters coupled with his new found love for the open road and live showmanship and the growing popularity of a free weekly freestyle series Bayne started in the name “Audio Therapy” all played a part in his 2011 signing to Owl Studios / Allegro Distribution. After a year of more press, more shows, and non-stop album construction, Jaecyn Bayne’s National Debut “Audio Therapy: The Album” is slated for a May 8, 2012 release. The album boasts an all-star line-up of features and producers including Styles P, Fred the Godson, Canibus, Street Runner, Bronze Nazareth, MIZBEATS, J. French, and more.
Originally founded in 1990 by two Connecticut teens; Reflex and Open Mic (known then as Jedi). Calling themselves “The Nobility,” they were heavily influenced by the progressive hip-hop of the time, including Public Enemy and the Native Tongues Posse. The duo recorded countless demos in Reflex’s garage with the song lyrics focusing on science fiction and conspiracy theories.
In an attempt to be heard they hooked up with University of Connecticut radio DJ Cool C to showcase their songs over the local college airwaves. The buzz being created by the airtime resulted in numerous battles with local MCs which also increased the recognition of the increasingly-popular teens. It was also during this time that Open Mic renamed the group “The Demigodz,” taking inspiration from one of his own verses.
During their high school years the group expanded with the additions of New London County lyricists; Feedback & De Ja Vu who were involved in the recording of the Demigodz: Coming Like A Storm To Your City demo. One day when the tape was playing on UConn’s 97.1 radio station it caught the ears of a young aspiring rapper named Apathy.
During the early nineties the Demigodz were taking countless trips to New York City, and were slowly but surely breaking into the industry. Shopping their demo around town and spitting in ciphers on Harlem’s 125th St., they began to get connections including Force Five (famous for their roles in the “House Party” movies) who taught them the ropes of the production scene by allowing them to sit in on their recording sessions.
In late 1994 the group split in half due to musical differences. Reflex and Feedback left the group and formed Skin N Bones (also known as French Connection), while Open Mic and De Ja Vu scouted for new talent to fill the void left by the former members. Through a friend of former Demigodz MC Feedback, Open Mic was introduced to Apathy (at the time known as Apathy The Alien Tongue), who he immediately brought in as a member. With his superior lyrical abilities Apathy soon became the group’s most prominent member and formed a strong friendship with Open Mic. Not long after Apathy joined up De Ja Vu dropped out.
During the summer of 1995 the duo joined the New England chapter of the Zulu Nation but soon left and became affiliated with the New York based Alien Nation instead. Using their connections in the Alien Nation the group added MCs Eternia and Naptron the Meta Predator to the Demigodz roster. With new production equipment purchased by Open Mic the group put out a new demo which circulated around the underground and created a buzz on the independent hip-hop scene.