Biography

Peace 586 is a prolific hip-hop artist (producer and MC) from the United States, whose career has spanned from the 80’s to the present. A beatmaker who also raps, he’s made a mark with a signature, sample-based production style and down-to-earth lyrical content—best known for expressing his Christian faith as it relates to life here now, as well as that to be gained.

Peace 586 was first known as MC Peace in the late 80’s while recording with J.C. And The Boyz. Freedom Of Soul was formed later—a partnership with DJ Cartoon (Victor Everett) that resulted in two albums (Caught In A Land Of Time and The 2nd Comin’) and considerable popularity in the early 90’s. The development of Freedom of Soul’s fan base was helped by affiliation with other popular Christian hip-hop artists at the time, including SFC, Dynamic Twins, and I.D.O.L. King. Peace would eventually follow other pursuits in the mid-90’s, making way for more collaboration with MCs Theory & Jurny of LPG, producing their landmark album The Earthworm, and becoming a member of the Tunnel Rats crew.

From that time on he produced for the Tunnel Rats, along with his own solo projects starting with The Risen Son (1996). After a number of years, a new album was released on Sphereofhiphop (and later re-released on Uprok Records), simply titled 586 (2001). A less-collaborative effort than his initial solo offering, which heavily featured the Tunnel Rats, 586 is said to have been largely produced and recorded in five days—an impressive feat to yield any collection of substantial songs. Generations (2003) was thought to be a retirement album from rap, and saw a reunion with musical peers from early on. 2009’s re-entry album Hear marked a significant turn in his artistry, as it was the first in a series of instrumental beat tapes to feature guest vocals by other MCs, with no rhymes from the artist himself. 2010 saw the release of heAr’s successor, Able.

Edited by estaples on 12 Jan 2011, 17:05

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