- Imcpayne a.k.a C-Payne, born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He started writing poetry at the age of 7 in primary school, from this grew a journey into the creative side of himself. He attending Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts high school where his writing and creative spark started to flare. Imcpayne started writing and rapping at the age of 18 and soon found his calling and passion. He continued to write and build a lyrical arsenal and creative perspective on music until the age of 24, where he met Viennapeople owner Michael McGlynn and started making his debut E.P. Drawing from inspirations such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The rolling stones, Tupac, A tribe called quest, Mac miller, ASAP Rocky, Joey Badass and Earl Sweatshirt to name a few, Imcpayne’s main objective with his music was too experiment, be different and original with his music to stand out from the crowd, considering himself as a “lone wolf” of the Australian Hip Hop scene. Imcpayne’s abstract thinking mixed with creative motives and unique blend of space odyssey vibes, delivers a universal sound to his music mixed with lushes textures and bright Sonics mixed with authentic lyricism.
“I’m a ’90s kid. I was raised on boom bap and when rappers actually rapped, so it felt right to give something back to the culture and inspire from the people that helped shape me as a person,” Imcpayne says about the new track.
“I’m inspired from the likes of De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and Jurassic 5 mainly on this one. When I made the beat, they were heavily in mind, although I did want to change the style and put some more relative sounds with an electro flavour in the mix of it all to make it my own take of boom bap in 2018; lyrically and musically I wanted it to be old-school with some new-age flavour.”
- The Sydney-based musician started writing at the ripe age of nine. He then started rapping at age 18 and has spent the past years honing his craft throughout his local scene.
He recently teamed with producer Michael McGlynn (L-FRESH The Lion, Little May) of Vienna People to record his debut EP.