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Motion Man

Biography

A Bay Area super-emcee with a long history in the rap game, Motion Man began his career as a DJ, working with the late-1980s crew Zero Tolerance. Throughout the '90s, he was often featured on Sway and King Tech's world-famous "Wake Up Show" radio program, appeared on a slew of compilation records (Laid In Full, Droppen The Bomb, etc.), and collaborated on several records with Kool Keith. In 2000, Motion, Keith, and KutMaster Kurt joined forces on the exceptional Masters Of Illusion album, where Motion's alter ego Clifton Santiago arguably stole the show from his better-known counterparts. Motion continued to work with a variety of artists, popping up on two editions of Playstation's "Knock Out Kings" video game, and making a cameo on Linkin Park's remix album Reanimation. In 2002, he released his long-awaited debut solo album Clearing The Field, which also featured the likes of Biz Markie, Planet Asia, and E-40. Known for his hyper-unique, ultra-charismatic rhyme schemes and diverse flow, Motion is one of the most original emcees in hip-hop today.
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