Anyone who enjoys “Baby Got Back” by Sir-Mix-A-Lot should appreciate “Curves” from MrE. You’ll immediately notice the influence as soon as the song starts. It’s a song for only the grown and sexy who aren’t ashamed of their freakiness.
MrE, who also goes by the alias, the Dark 1, is a Nigerian-American music artist born in Bronx, N.Y. MrE started writing songs at the age of 14, crediting DMX’s debut album, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot”, for both his influence and courage to finally attempt song writing. In 2001, MrE started performing at local talent shows, showcases and open mics all at his college, local clubs and venues such as Karma Lounge, Sullivan Hall and the Apollo. In 2009, MrE recorded then released a couple mix tracks, further building his internet presence.
In 2015, he produced and released the “Prodigal Son Returns” EP. In 2017, he released the “Keep On” EP, (featured in the short film, “Our Brothers”, produced by Ariella Media and winner of Award of Merit for Best Shorts Competition of 2018 by the Seattle Jewish Film Festival) followed shortly by “Uncle Tom N Jury”, “Fairy Tale”, and this year’s “Curves”, all of which he produced with Ethan Rose, Kati O’ Toole and Robb Hutzal of Studio Pros, Inc.
Besides DMX, MrE has also been influenced by a massive list of artists from numerous genres such as Eminem, Kanye West, Jay-Z, the Lost Boyz, Slick Rick, Heavy D, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, The L.O.X., Redman, Snoop Dogg, Kriss Kross, Onyx, Da Youngsta’s, N.W.A., Digital Underground, Wu Tang Clan, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Das EFX, the Pharcyde, Cyprus Hill, Arrested Development, MC Lyte, Salt N Pepa, Queen Latifah, Eve, Remy Ma, Da Brat, Left Eye, Monie Love, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, P.O.D., Collective Soul, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Alan Sylvestri, Ramin Djawadi and many more. MrE has also appeared in several TV Shows such as NBC’s Mercy, USA’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent and CBS’s Blue Bloods.