5 M.I.C-Z hails from Lakeland, Florida. He discovered his talent while in middle school and found that, despite excelling in sports and physical activities, his musical side was beginning to become more the focus of his attentions. With his ethos of “Staying true to who you are” being his sole direction, he left sports to focus on what would ultimately become his life-long career.
A peerless ability to harmonize alongside those artists who inspired him saw 5 M.I.C-Z quickly develop his own voice and style amongst a slew of others emerging on the scene at the time.
After a brief collaboration in 2000 saw him create the R&B group C.O.A. with his cousins, he envisioned a more focused line-up would create a clearer vision and move forward with Stevie Jackson (aka Dirty Old Man Joe Reese) from C.O.A. on board, 5 M.I.C-Z (aka Aaron Forte, Ryde Wit Me Dogg) formed the self-styled R&B duo Ace Hygh in 2003.
Support was duly won through hard-work and a high level of musical creativity that earned them the respect and attention from both fans and luminaries of rap; reaching such lofty heights, however, was not without its casualties. After several years of trying effort that saw both artists stretched to the point of breaking, 5 M.I.C-Z realized the music, and more importantly their friendship outside Ace Hygh, was suffering, and in 2011 took the regrettable but inevitable decision to be the one to remove them self from the group and begin again.
My Name Is Aaron was the album marking these new beginnings, and birthed him as a solo artist in his own right. With production and writing duties falling squarely on the performer’s shoulders he unveiled his own musical vision to an overwhelming response. Amply carried and heroically received, My Name Is Aaron became the bench-mark Aaron aka 5 M.I.C-Z has continued to reach and surpass with each subsequent release.
The following years saw a reuniting with his former writing partner, Dirty Old Man Joe Reese, the self-imposed distance between the two friends allowing them both room to grow and discover the scope of their abilities. Proving time sharpens, rather than dulls a blade, the duo found it almost effortless to combine their new-found strengths into producing the collaborative single, ‘Lady Your’.
A decades worth of experience and knowledge has helped define Aaron aka 5 M.I.C-Z into becoming the ‘force de measure’ that culminated in his signing with BWD – ‘The Independent Music Label of the South‘ – Records in October 2012; and with it comes his latest scene stealing release, the intoxicating single, “Head Turna”.
Head Turna is a beguiling rhythm and hypnotic tone that turns the lights down to romance and hearts up to passion, the vocals liquid intimacy that coax you through the track. As smooth as the silk shirt strewn across the floor and delivered with a sensual lust, Head Turna is a song to turn dance floors into decadence, bed-rooms into bliss and the night into a world of indulgent promise.
The confidence in delivery and production marks it out among any you’d care to line against it, the list of named artists currently content to sit ‘at a level’ made all the more obvious and stark when listening to the creativity and craftsmanship of an artist fully in control and capable of taking everything you think you’ve grown accustomed to, and presenting you with a vista of panoramic grace that’s as fresh and exciting as some named artists wish they could still be.
With such a start to his fledgling signing, 5 M.I.C-Z looks set to not just reach the heights of his luminaries before him but, with the backing of BWD, is set to become the benchmark of the genre(s) he’s quickly making his own.
The follow up single, ‘Bout Dat Lyfe’s strong vocals, lyrics and fresh beat proves 5 M.I.C-Z versatility as an Artist. He lyrically paints the picture of living that ‘life on the streets’ from his perspective; easily allowing the listener to relate with the story-line.
Presented by BWD Records, the Official ‘Head Turna’ Music Video was released on March 11, 2013 and is now available for viewing on YouTube athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?
Head Turna is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and all major digital outlets worldwide. The iTunes ‘Ringtones’ Store also has ‘Head Turna’ available for download.
5 M.I.C-Z upcoming, self-titled debut album “5 M.I.C-Z” is expected to be released in the summer of 2013. Keep up with all of 5 M.I.C-Z updates by following him on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/5_MICZ and http://www.Facebook.com/5MICZ or visit his official website at http://www.5micz.com.
“I am not a singer, nor am I a rapper.
I'm not a producer, nor am I a writer.
If it is too confusing, I will end the confusion.
I am 5 M.I.C-Z, my D.N.A is music.”