The "artist that can hit all angles," "Hip Hop's Lethal Weapon" and "Golden Tehk," are all aliases of Omaha emcee Max Supreme. J.Stephens Music's first artist might attribute his many names to his extensive experience and evolution in the Hip Hop genre. Born Ozzie Johnson in Omaha, he began performing in 1994 with several combinations of local artists at venues like University of Nebraska's Student Union in Lincoln and Fines Tier 3 in Omaha. Supreme continued to work with a mix of local talent, including Crossphade Entertainment and began his recording career with two tracks on Crossphade's "Behind Enemy Lines" in 1997. He has appeared on a series of compilations since then, including Crossphade's formidable 1998 record "681," which garnered national attention. He is set to release his first truly solo album, "Street Gumbo." His performance history is also grown to include numerous venues in the Midwest, including many college campuses and clubs in Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. Influences on Max Supreme include local MCs like Jay Money and legendary street lyricists like Biggie, and Tupac. But Supreme's style is not truly derivative of any artist. He's not interested in being "the Next Jay Z or the next Nelly," but rather, "the first Max Supreme".
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