M.O. brings a pure distillation of hip-hop and the polar ice cap.
Producing beats and using complex wordplay M.O. "hopes to update
southerner's perceptions of Inuit life." (Kate Porter, CBC Radio One)
M.O. has performed at the Great Northern Arts Festival 2009 (where he
was named Most Promising Artist); at the Museum of Civilization; at
the Aqpik Jam Music Festival in Kuujjuaq, QC; and for Her Excellency
Michaelle Jean, among many others.
M.O. was born in Iqaluit, Nunavut (Frobisher Bay, NWT at the time)
during the coldest November in the town's recorded history. A product
of an Inuk mother and a Brooklynite father, he and two sisters were
raised by their father in Iqaluit and in Vancouver, BC.
There were varied musical influences floating through M.O.'s
childhood: from classical Indian music like the sitar and sarod, the
Talking Heads and Nine Inch Nails to Kool Moe Dee just to name a few.
This eclectic range of influences, coupled with M.O.'s cultural
history and connection to the North, has led to a unique style of
music, with beats and lyrics that soothe and inform and get your mind
and body working.