A rapper since the '80s, Motion Man has dozens of highlight features, though few of them have appeared on his own records. While Kool Keith fans know him for his tracks on three of Keith's LPs (Black Elvis, Sex Style, First Come, First Served) and fans of The Wake up Show would recognize his rhymes in a flash, his best-known track of all, "The Terrorist," was done under the heading of Russian mixer/producer DJ Vadim. He also guested for several tracks on the KutMasta Kurt record Masters of Illusion, and was invited by Kurt to appear on a high-profile remix for Linkin Park ("In the End"). Motion Man, a self-professed fan of football and malt liquor, debuted on wax back in 1993 -- under his own name, no less -- with the King Tech production "Mo' Like Flows On." His debut full-length, 2001's Clearing the Field, found him calling in favors from over a decade of rapping, with features from E-40 and Busta Rhymes as well as the expected Kool Keith and KutMasta Kurt. ~ John Bush, Rovi