Entering into the world of music was almost inevitable for Ruthless MC. Heavily influenced by his Caribbean parents; he was surrounded by the sounds of reggae and soul from birth. As a teen Ruthless discovered Hip Hop, and artists such as ‘Public Enemy’ and ‘Run DMC’. Then in the 90’s with the rave scene emerging, Ruthless started heading out to big raves at ‘Dreamscape’, ‘Milwaukkees’ (esp/equinox) whilst being inspired by the tapes of ‘Grooverider’ and ‘Ratty’ on the ‘Edge’. Then came a darker more breakbeat side of hardcore, Jungle.
Jammin’ around a set of decks with friends, a young Andrew Alleyne favoured picking up the mic instead of the headphones, drawing inspiration from ‘Mad P’ and ‘MC Conrad’. Ruthless MC was born.
The Mid 90’s also saw Ruthless honing his MCing skills at local events like ‘Junglejuice’ and eventually becoming resident MC at events such as ‘Flavaunit’, ‘Sounds of the streets’ and ‘Rebirth’, and further afield in Oxford at events like ‘HQ’ and ‘Depth Charge’.
After hearing him at random concept, ‘SP:MC’ asked Ruthless if he’d like a trial at a Hospitality night in London as they were looking for mcs. He was immediately picked up by Hospital Records ‘Chris Goss’ who booked him to play Cardiff soon after. Both events were a huge success. Ruthless was now cemented as one of Hospitality’s MCs of choice.
Rolling with the Hospital Records collective has seen Ruthless Mc all over the world, from Tokyo to Washington DC. Because of this affiliation and his talent, Ruthless is regularly on the billing for Nottingham and Sheffield’s premier Drum and Bass night Detonate. He is also one of the front men for ‘Jungle drummer vs Dj Fu’ playing in front of crowds of up to 6000 people.
Ruthless has a distinctive and powerful voice which lends itself to any environment. From the mightiest rave arenas, to the smallest basement rave. Ruthless’s attitude to performing means that he always finds the balance between MC and DJ, always complimenting the music. Depth, clarity and delivery are paramount. He pushes conscious lyrics through to those that are listening, and brings the vibe and hype like a true showman.