have been called a group of destiny, destined for stardom
and success, but more importantly destined to make a
strong impact on Hip-Hop culture as a whole. The story
of the Virus begins with Merciless Stylz born Douglas
Jones in Los Angeles, California on March 5, 1981. A
student of the history of Hip-Hop, Merciless Stylz began
writing and crafting his emceeing skills at a very young
age. As a result of his witty intellect that will define
his career, Stylz began to make a name for himself around
LA hip-hop circles.
Years of battling and performing began to cultivate
the man who will be seen as the Langston Hughes of Hip-Hop.
In the Summer of 2000, Stylz took a trip with cousin
Kipper Jones who was relocating to Texas. The trip could
change Hip-Hop forever.
Born Kedrian McPhearson in October of 1976 in Merced,
CA, Versatile has been rhyming since the age of 12.
Raised in South Carolina, Indian, California, as well
as Texas, Versatile is the product of a Gumbo mesh of
a result of the carious influences, Versatile has been
described as the Total MC, with an AK 47 like lyrical
delivery. Dallas, Texas is where Versatile really began
to polish his emceeing, performing and battling around
the city. It was in the Summer of 2000 where these two
Hip-Hop giants crossed paths and put the groundwork
together for what would become the Virus. Stylz and
Versatile began to work furiously in the studio together,
supplied by beats via airmail by J. Wells for LA, creating
a body of songs that would soon take many in the industry
by storm. As a result of the tremendous work, The Virus
was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2001 after less
than 6 months of working together. The Virus is now
poised to take the industry by storm on their own terms.
Set to release their first album "Outbreak"
independently on Wolfpac Records, The Virus is ready
to infect radio stations, record stores and the hearts
of Hip-Hop fans alike. Get ready and find your quarantine,
The Virus is coming..........