BioThe story of Cex's career so far is one of non-stop artistic AND physical movement. His newest full-length, Maryland Mansions, Jade Tree Catalogue Number JT1090, is his fifth since releasing the 2000 Tigerbeat6 Records debut Role Model, a fact even more startling when you look at his touring history. Cex went on his first tour with Kid606, the Soundboy Yakuza tour, recognized by Apple Computers as the first ever DIY laptop musician tour (summer of 1999) and has been dedicated to the road ever since (supporting Mogwai, Dismemberment Plan, Postal Service, The Roots, Death Cab for Cutie, Super Furry Animals, all at the request of those artists. Since the beginning of 2002, he's been on tour almost as much as he's been not on tour, playing at least 118 shows in 2002 (that's about 2 shows a week!) and is set to top that number by the end of 2003. His live shows are legendary, where he often showcases his incredible free styling talents, rocks the mic out amongst the crowd rather than on stage, routinely strips to his underwear and generally blows the audience away.
Cex's creative movement rolls out at an equally frenetic pace. Is the "weirdest guy in hip-hop" (sayeth Rolling Stone) the same "lo-tech Marilyn Manson" publishing his syndicated and much celebrated tour diaries online? A web search will probably bring you a whole crowd of Rjyan Kidwells; a plethora of Cexi; a heap of completely divergent and seemingly contradictory perspectives that serve to further the legend of Cex's rising stardom.