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Hugh Anthony Allison (born 1986),[1] better known by his stage name Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire (often censored as Mr. MFN eXquire or simply eXquire), is an American hip hop recording artist from the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, New York.[2] In 2008, he released his first mixtape, titled The Big Fat Kill. His follow-up would come in 2011, with an 18-track mixtape titled Lost in Translation, released on Mishka NYC. In March 2012, he signed a record deal with Universal Republic Records.

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire
Birth name Hugh Anthony Allison
Also known as eXquire, Mr. MFN eXquire
Born 1986 (age 30–31)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Origin Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2008–present
Labels Universal Republic (former)
Associated acts Danny Brown, El-P

Contents

Musical careerEdit

In 2008, eXquire released his first full-length project, a mixtape titled The Big Fat Kill.[3] He first began gaining major recognition in June 2011, when he released the music video for a song titled "Huzzah".[4] On September 11, 2011, eXquire released his second mixtape, titled Lost in Translation, which features "Huzzah".[5] The mixtape, which was released on Mishka NYC, includes 18-tracks, one of them being the remix to "Huzzah", titled "The Last Huzzah". The remix, which features guest verses from fellow American rappers Despot, Heems, Kool A.D., Danny Brown and El-P, was called one of the best songs of 2011 by Rolling Stone.[6] eXquire's third mixtape, titled Merry eXmas & Suck My Dick, was released on December 25, 2011.[7]

On March 15, 2012, it was announced eXquire had signed a recording contract with Universal Republic Records.[8][9][10] In November 2012, eXquire released his first major label project, an extended play (EP) titled Power & Passion, on Universal Republic.[11] In May 2013, eXquire announced he would release a new project titled Kismet and premiered a song titled "Illest Niggaz Breathin'".[12] In June 2013, he released a 16-track mixtape titled Kismet, which was recorded mostly in Woodstock, New York.[13] In October 2013, eXquire re-released Kismet, re-titling it Kismet: Blue Edition and adding 16 tracks.[14][15] On October 7, 2013, Universal Republic released eXquire, from his contract.[1] On May 13, 2014, eXquire released a song titled "I Ain't Even Fuck Rihanna aka Mr. Lime-A-Rita Papi", in which he details his signing with a major record label and then getting dropped, having accomplished exactly nothing, with the key line being: "My stupid ass sold his soul/and didn't even get the fame/I ain't even fuck Rihanna."[1]

On January 7, 2015, eXquire released Merry eXmas & SMD 2, the sequel to his 2011 Christmas mixtape.[16] On January 8, 2015, eXquire released another mixtape, this one titled Live from the Danger Room, which is compiled of unreleased tracks.[17] On October 8, 2015, eXquire released his second EP, titled Live Forever.[18]

ArtistryEdit

InfluencesEdit

eXquire has said: "The capital X in my name is a tribute to DMX."[19]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US Rap
Black Genius
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

EPsEdit

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US Rap
Power & Passion[20]
Live Forever[22]
  • Released: October 8, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Brainiac[23]
  • Released: July 28, 2017
  • Label: Chocolate Rabbit
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

MixtapesEdit

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
The Big Fat Kill
Lost in Translation
  • Released: September 11, 2011[25]
  • Label: Mishka NYC
  • Format: Digital download
Merry eXmas & Suck My Dick
  • Released: December 25, 2011[26]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
The Man in the High Castle
  • Released: October 19, 2012[27]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Kismet
  • Released: June 4, 2013[28]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Merry eXmas & SMD 2[16]
  • Released: January 7, 2015[29]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Live from the Danger Room
  • Released: January 8, 2015[17]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"You Have to Ride the Wave" 2012 Himanshu, Danny Brown Nehru Jackets
"Oh Hail No" El-P, Danny Brown Cancer 4 Cure
"Flowers" Prince Samo, Remy Banks, Goldie Glo, Maachew Bentley Street Viceroy
"Pt. 7: The Explanation" The Alchemist Russian Roulette
"Coogi" Fashawn Champagne & Styrofoam Cups
"B.N.E. Remix" 2013 Alexander Spit, E-40 A Breathtaking Trip to That Otherside
"Poisonous Thoughts" Czarface Czarface
"Rock Steady"[30] Diplo, Action Bronson, Riff Raff, Nicky da B Revolution EP
"BKNY (Remix)"[31] Fat Tony, Melo-X, Tom Cruz N/A
"Tight" 2014 Kool A.D., Lakutis Word O.K.
"Still" Michael Christmas Is This Art?
"Pretty Bodies"[32] 2016 YC the Cynic The Farewell Tape

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Neyfakh, Leon (June 20, 2014). "Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire's Music Biz Misadventures". Rolling Stone. 
  2. ^ Markman, Rob (August 19, 2013). "Mr. MFN eXquire Flavors Brooklyn's 'Melting Pot' With Dope Rhymes". MTV. 
  3. ^ Frederick, Brendan (December 6, 2011). "GEN F: Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire". The Fader. 
  4. ^ Noz, Andrew (June 17, 2011). "Video: Mr. Muthafukin Exquire, "Huzzah"". The Fader. 
  5. ^ Cohen, Ian (September 29, 2011). "Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire: Lost in Translation". Pitchfork Media. 
  6. ^ "46 - Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire feat. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown and El-P, 'The Last Huzzah'". Rolling Stone. December 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ Cohen, Ian (January 5, 2012). "Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire: Merry eXmas & Suck My Dick". Pitchfork Media. 
  8. ^ Maloney, Devon (March 15, 2012). "Universal Grabs Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire: Who's Left?". Spin. 
  9. ^ "Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire Signs To Universal Republic". HipHopDX. March 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire signs to Universal Republic". Dummy. March 16, 2012. 
  11. ^ Bromwich, Jonah (November 13, 2012). "Mr. Muthafuckin' esquire: Power and Passion". Pitchfork Media. 
  12. ^ Iandoli, Kathy (May 16, 2013). "Mr. MFN eXquire Premieres New Single, Compares Censorship To Suicide". Billboard. 
  13. ^ Battan, Carrie (June 4, 2013). "Download Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire's Kismet Mixtape". Pitchfork Media. 
  14. ^ Coplan, Chris (October 5, 2013). "Stream Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire's Kismet: Blue Edition". Consequence of Sound. 
  15. ^ "Mr. MFN eXquire re-releases Kismet with 16 extra tracks – hear Chance The Rapper on 'Untitled'". Fact. October 6, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b Lyons, Patrick (January 8, 2015). "Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire - Merry eX-Mas And SMD 2". HotNewHipHop. 
  17. ^ a b Goddard, Kevin (January 8, 2015). "Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire - Live From The Danger Room". HotNewHipHop. 
  18. ^ http://nahright.com/news/2015/10/22/mr-muthafuckin-exquire-live-forever-ep-stream/
  19. ^ https://twitter.com/MRMFNeXquire/status/679749658802032645
  20. ^ "iTunes - Music - Power & Passion - EP by Mr MFN eXquire - Apple". iTunes. November 6, 2012. 
  21. ^ Soderberg, Brandon (November 5, 2012). "Mr. MFN eXquire. 'Power and Passion EP' (Universal Republic)". Spin. 
  22. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-forever/id1044474244
  23. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/brainiac-ep/id1259978465
  24. ^ "The Big Fat Kill". Bandcamp. June 10, 2008. 
  25. ^ "Lost In Translation". Bandcamp. September 11, 2011. 
  26. ^ "Merry eX-Mas & Suck My Dick". Bandcamp. December 25, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Mr. MFN eXquire - The Man In The High Castle". LiveMixtapes. October 19, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Mr. MUTHAFUCKIN eXquire! - Kismet". DatPiff. June 4, 2013. 
  29. ^ Brydon, Grant (January 8, 2015). "LISTEN TO MR MFN EXQUIRE'S NEW MIXTAPE 'MERRY EX-MAS & SMD 2′". RWD Magazine. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  30. ^ "iTunes - Music - Revolution EP by Diplo - Apple". iTunes. October 8, 2013. 
  31. ^ Kearse, Stephen (September 17, 2013). "New Music: Fat Tony feat. Mr. MFN eXquire, Melo-X & Tom Cruz – "BKNY" (Remix)". Respect. 
  32. ^ https://ycthecynic.bandcamp.com/album/the-farewell-tape-2

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