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Mochief is a music producer born in Manhattan, raised between the Bronx and Washington, DC. While living in DC, he joined a youth orchestra and advanced through a 10-year program in roughly three years. He also spent six years playing with go-go bands. 


He recalls listening to his parents’ records growing up, from Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band to Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire. His early connection to music encouraged the wonder to explore across genres, ultimately leading to a career in the music industry with a short yet impressive roster. 


In 1997, Mochief started Shadytown Entertainment, not to be confused with Eminem’s Shady Records in 1999. At Shadytown, Mochief produced for artists signed with Roc-a-Fella, Section 8 Mob and Virgin Records. During this time, Mochief was offered deals with Sony, Atlantic and Roc-a-Fella, but put his career on pause to raise his children in the early 2000s and ultimately owning his own Fiber Internet provider business.


In 2021, Mochief made his return to the art industry with a new clothing label as the CEO of Parle Black and new entertainment label as the CEO of MCM Entertainment Group. In this role, Mochief helps independent artists to establish themselves, providing the expertise of a major label while allowing artists to maintain their independent, creative endeavors.


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