Born in Small Heath, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Serocee showed signs of his musical talent at an early age. As a baby he was sent back home to Kingston, for a Jamaican education and this was where he had his first real exposure to Reggae music. A lasting love affair was born. Though a self-proclaimed hip hop master now, Serocee’s native roots still resonate through his work. A strict Christian household meant no reggae, but his family embraced the church choir scene and music was always an integral part of life for the young Serocee. He penned his first melody at age eight. On his return to Birmingham, Serocee found the transition tricky, and often fought with his new counterparts. It isn’t in his nature to enamor violence though, and soon his foes were suffering from a more verbal punishment. “We’d spend hours cussing/blazing at lunchtimes, during class, break times then after school, I was a champion at it and that’s how I learnt to build witty lyrics”. At 14 Serocee created a rap group called “Crossfire” and they achieved local success working with the likes of Pato Banton. He won all the rap battles at the Porsche and Q clubs, and further perfected his technique from watching his favourites in the sidelines. Artists such as Cutty Ranks, Macka B, Shabba Ranks, Ninjaman, Tiger, Mad Cobra and Papa San saw most of his pocket money. Since moving to London in 1999, he has been extremely busy.
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