About Brother Maniac: Born & raised in Washington, DC, this brother is on a mission to create awareness in his community by way of the hip hop culture; he is a brother who mesmerizes the ear with a sound that’s all his own; a brother who has a distinctive style of body moving beats and rhyme; a brother that’s not your conventional rapper. If you haven’t guessed, this brother is Brother M.A.N.I.A.C. – a Brother Mainly Addressing Negative Information About the Community. On top of telling symbolic stories of life, struggle, dreams, goals, aspirations and the plight of society through his music, Brother M.A.N.I.A.C. is constantly creating music for the Indie Community to reflect, vibe, and party to. This music inspires and grabs hold of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. As many indie artists continue to go with the flow of the music industry, Brother MANIAC makes it his business to go against the grain. He speaks out against issues such as drugs, crime, police brutality, homelessness, and many others. Brother M.A.N.I.A.C. has many accomplishments. In 2006…. Brother M.A.N.I.A.C. was nominated for the (Best Rap Recording) “Wammie” Washington Area Music Awards. His music created such a buzz from 2005 to 2006, he was awarded “Artist of the Year” by Hype Magazine. During his Army stint from 2003-2005, Operation Iraqi Freedom, he received numerous awards; 4 Army Commendation Medals and 5 Army Achievement medals for his dedication to the Maryland Army National Guard. Brother M.A.N.I.A.C. has also performed throughout the United States. Some notable performances have been at the Hip Hop Palooza Tour 2006(New York, NY; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington, DC; and Atlanta, GA); The Upper State Tour (Syracuse, NY; Rochester, NY; Toledo, OH); and The Grinders Tour of 2007(Washington, DC-Charlotte, NC- Atlanta, GA). Brother M.A.N.I.A.C. has opened for Petey Pablo and Bone Thugs in Harmony, just to name a couple. Brother M.A.N.I.A.C. mentions: We had a huge show in NC at the Triangle Record Pools Annual Summer Jam. The audience was like 10,000 people! The reaction was like something from a Jacksons Tour back in the day!! Conspiracy, his 2006 thought-provoking album, steadily climbed the charts and contained the Top 30 hit single “School No More” along with other smooth, R&B/hip-hop singles such as, I wonder, Eye Don’t Know (Reached 1 in Australia), Imagine, and Get Ur Groove On. These singles not only made people dance, but more importantly it touched on those important issues that he has continually worked to bring awareness to. His soon to be released project is entitled “Still Rising.” So other than the obvious. What are his career goals??? He firmly states: My goals are to continue to build Brother M.A.N.I.A.C. Music as a promotion company to assist artists in building their buzz and selling music either CDs and/or digital downloads along with merchandise, such as T-Shirts. I want to tour and have chart singles nationally for Brother M.A.N.I.A.C. and many of my closest associates & clients. My intentions are to complete a Hip Hop for the Homeless National Tour in at least 8 cities and in at least 3 international cities. I want to increase sales of CD’s and digital downloads around the globe. I also would like to continue to build upon the DMV Music Awards. I am definitely looking to maintain a presence on the national scene for 2009 and beyond. Brother M.A.N.I.A.C. is not afraid to express issues that truly affect society, and he does it well. “Hip-Hop music is not a thing of the past.” He declares. Brother Mainly Addressing Negative Information About the Community will not allow it to be.