HORSE is an American, independent hip-hop recording artist, who hails from Brooklyn, New York. With his rugged style, unique voice, and thought provoking storytelling ability, HORSE is becoming a strong representation of New York hip-hop. The most intriguing part of his story is that music began as just a hobby for the young star. But his competitive nature and his will to #BeGreat has led him to follow his heart and perform behind the mic.
HORSE, born Michael Becton, is from the Brownsville secton of Brooklyn. Coming from one of the toughest neighborhoods within the 5 boroughs, and the son of a single mom, his hard work ethic was formed at a young age. His father was killed just weeks after his first birthday. But he never used that as an excuse to fall victim to the temptations of his environment. After earning his H.S. Diploma, he attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, graduating with a degree in Television Production. While in school, he found his love for music, being inspired by a poetry class assignment. He decided to contact a local studio to tell his stories behind the mic. His first song, 'Yes We Can', was dedicated to, then, Presidential candidate Barack Obama. The song was played at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
He returned to New York after graduating, determined to put his degree to use. He gained extensive experience in the music industry, working as a video producer, videographer, and editor for several artists, most notably, 50 cent. But his first love was sports. In 2009, he began to work with the National Football League and the New York Giants as a television producer.
Even within his work as producer, HORSE's passion for music was evident. In 2011, he released his first full mixtape, 'For the Hell of it'. He would follow that project up with 'For the Hell of it part 2' in 2012, all while working for the New York Giants on their Super Bowl 46 championship run. He even got a ring for all of his hard work. Not bad huh?.
His debut studio album, 'Brooklyn Nights', released on 4/28/2015 independently. He continues to work as television producer while creating some of the dopest music coming out of New York City. His creativity is continuosly expanding and you should expect to see, and hear, more from the budding Brooklyn star.