CLEAN is a Hip-Hop recording artist, performer and writer. Raised in Oakland, California, he grew up surrounded by revolutionary ideas, genuine diversity, and a solid support system. Inspired by the inclusive and independent spirit of his city, he began rapping at the age of nine.
In 2011, Clean founded his own recording label, GREENMUSIC. The name stems from an effort to merge music with his love for the environment paired with his desire to build a brand that is beneficial to music culture and the world at-large. Since its inception, he has released three mixtapes: The Director’s Cut (2013), My Brother’s Keeper (2014) which he released with long time music collaborator, A.B. and X KINGS (2015) with another long-time collaborator, Tony Mazarati.
Clean is in the process of recording a Mixtape entitled, “The Feature Presentation”. The project details his life journey and the moments leading up to his relocation from Oakland to Los Angeles and back to Oakland. He performs with The Black Excellence Band at venues all over California and other parts of the West Coast. He has been a member of ASCAP since 2005.
Aside from Mixtapes, Clean completed a 5 song EP entitled, “In The Mean Time” which was fully produced by Luke Shrestha and released October 25, 2015.
Clean employs an independent and patient approach to build his online fan base with the most important part of the equation, the music. His EP was the first cohesive project fully written and produced by the GREENMUSIC team.
When he is not making music, Clean likes to read, spend time with loved ones, explore the outdoors, and give back to his community.
“It’s sink or swim, win or lose, do or die and no draws.” -CLEAN