Label: Draft Records
Genre: Hip Hop
Online: Artist Website


Consequence was born in Queens at the dawn of the hip-hop era, when all rap was East Coast rap and all of rap's influential early artists were based in the New York City area. Throughout his career, Consequence gained credibility not only on the streets with his peers but with the critics as well. A gifted storyteller, he has a keen and unwavering sense of what he is all about. His objective realism provides a clear alternative not only to gangsta rap but also to the watered-down and overly calculated pop-rap.

Consequence received his first big career boost from the pioneering alternative hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest. As a kid performing on the streets of his neighborhood he attracted the attention of A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip and began running with the Tribe while still in high school. A Tribe Called Quest were consistent chart toppers in the 1990’s and were known for their musical eclecticism. Consequence appeared on A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats Rhymes and Life album which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Album Charts in 1993. He co wrote and appeared on several tracks and the track “Stressed Out” garnered significant attention from fans and critics alike and placed him on the radar of the power players in the industry.

In the years to follow, Consequence worked diligently on his craft, establishing his identity as an emcee separate from A Tribe Called Quest. The prolific artist emerged with several mixtapes: The Cons Vol. 1: All Sales Are Final (which was featured on MTV’s Mixtape Mondays on December of 2002, and in April 2003 was #1 Show & Prove in XXL and #1 Off The Radar in The Source), Consequence presents: An Evening Wit EPC, The Cons Vol. 2: Make the Game Come to You and Take ‘Em To The Cleaners (voted in the top ten independent releases of 2004 by The latter mixtape's bonus track, "Turn Ya Self In," has already been released on twelve-inch featuring soul-inspired rhythms by Baby Paul on ABB Records along with joints "B*itch Rider" and "Yard 2 Yard". Take Em To The Cleaners is hosted by Kanye West who also appears on and/or produces nine tracks. The chemistry between West and Consequence is undeniable and Kanye’s involvement is no mystery as Consequence has always surrounded himself with and attracted the best in the business. On Take ‘Em To The Cleaners, he also collaborates with Common, Talib Kweli, 88 Keys and John Legend among others.