Madd Joker was a huge fan of Hip-Hop and Reggae music. His influences include such artists like, RUN-DMC, The Beastie Boys, Krs-One, Public Enemy, King Yellowman, Brigadier Jerry, Toyan among others. Especially interested in the social and political awareness that both of these genres of music carried within their lyrical content, and being the offspring of two parents who fought for civil rights in the1960’s, Madd Joker was hooked on the music and culture. At the age of 19, Madd Joker began recording and performing throughout the city of San Diego, California.
Joker’s background as a reggae and hip hop fan laid the foundation for him to develop a style and sound that is unique, entertaining and engaging to the masses. Madd Joker’s music contains a message that promotes social consciousness and seeks to expose the ongoing social and political injustices throughout the world. Madd Joker views himself as a crusader against the mainstream way of thought manipulated by corporate interests. In today’s Hip-Hop and reggae music and culture, Madd Joker has proven himself to be an electrifying artist both in the booth and on the largest of stages. Joker’s seamless blend of Jamaican Patwa and traditional rap is unrivaled in the genre.