DRC - Small Morris, Monkey Nuts & Nazty
Lead musician Morris Sibanda (aka Small Morris) was born in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. He grew up in Gokwe, which is situated in the middle of the country, before moving to Hereford with his parents, who are nurses.
After moving to the UK, Morris decided to start writing music. At the age of 12, his brother helped him write lyrics and find his unique rap style.
He then went to study at St Mary's High School in Lugwardine before moving on to the Hereford Sixth Form College and the Hereford College of Technology.
He teamed up with Vusumuzi Mlilo (aka Monkey Nuts) and formed a group called DRC.
Together they wrote an entire album called "Mirror At His Graveside" which never got released. They then went to work for a record company, but they didn't have enough money to publish their work. So DRC decided to take their music out on the road.
During their live performances, they met Nathan French (aka Nazty) who become the third member. Together they went on to record more work but felt their music wasn't being recognised and nearly split up.
Their families offered them lots of support and told them to stick at it, and soon their music was being played in clubs and on radio.
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last updated: 10/11/2009 at 23:58
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