Over ten years of writing, performing, and experiencing all that life has to offer, has allowed the current artist known as Victory to emerge. He brandishes a polished , soulful, yet gritty style of hip hop music. Victory was born Randell Morgan, in Newark, NJ on June 11th to Michael and June Morgan. Randell was raised the oldest of two children in a lower-middle class family. Raised in a religious atmosphere, his earliest musical influence was Gospel. Randell and his sister sang in the “Little Angels” choir of their uncle, the legendary gospel producer, Dr. Lawrence C. Roberts. Later, he was strongly influenced by the songwriting of Stevie Wonder and the lyricism of Notorious BIG, Lords of the Underground, Redman, Nas, Jay-Z and other hip hop greats.
Although young Randell grasped hip-hop in the area of graffiti, carefully observing and creating the illustrations found on the local buildings and trains, he was also drawn to the rhythms and rhymes of hip-hop music. Victory’s love for Hip-Hop and his career started back in the late 90’s when he and his friends formed a group called The Association. They created a mixtape that quickly garnered the attention of their peers as well as the older natives that served as mentors to aspiring artists. However, Victory didn’t become serious until years later when one of his old group members posed this question: “What is something that you think that you can do better than anyone else?” His response was “I rap”. He gave Randell this look and then shook his head in confirmation. It was like a moment of truth for Randell and he has been grinding ever since.”
Randell Morgan took a hiatus from music though when he went to college and graduated magna cum laude from Shaw University, home of the Golden Era platinum group, Lords of the Underground. He has been working with inner city youth as a counselor since graduation. Since then he has started and is currently directing many programs that encourage youth in positive ways of thinking through their musical talents. After moving around and building ties in major cities such as Chicago, New York and Baltimore, he has settled in Atlanta . He is working with the high risk youth of the Metro area. He has linked up with fraternity brother and Lord Gang General DoItAll Kelly to maintain the authenticity of the great artists of the past.
Victory has released three mixtapes “Mr. Morgan's Human Experience”(2007), “Destined For Greatness” (2008), “Baby Steps”(2010), and the recent release of Learner's Permit (2012). Noteworthy singles of each include “Give it to Ya”(2007), “Classified Date”(2008), and recent hits “Baby Steps” and “Game is Mine”(2010). Victory's first major crossover attempt came in the Emergenza International Music Competition of 2008 where he performed with rock band Inward Stare to collaborate an effort to win the international alternative/rock competition. Victory, then known as PharaohShus took home first place during the first round of competition with very little initial support other than the fans that were won over that night. Since then Victory has been working diligently to collaborate with other artists and produce as well as facilitate the dreams of the youth that he works with.
PharaohShus Victory is the leader of Champion music.