Glenford "Lee" Prospere, better known as MasSicker or "King Mas", is a prolific young singer/songwriter/composer/selector whose star has only begun to shine.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 21st, 1987, MasSicker, affectionately called "Lee" by close friends and family, was born into a very musical environment and a very musical Caribbean family.
MasSicker, who overcame a 7 year bout with a childhood disease, was born a fighter and a rebel who always questioned and fought that which he saw as unjust or untrue. At the age of 17, after much meditation and searching, MasSicker found Rastafari as his philosophy and began writing songs inspired by the likes of Bob Marley, Sizzla, Capleton, & Jah Cure. However, as an American born West Indian child, his influences were very diverse which give MasSicker a great amount of versatility is his style from R&B, to dancehall, to calypso, to rootse and lovers rock. It was a lovers reggae tune entitled "Ackee in my Saltfish" that first garnered the attention of many, including the TCOOO label who he came in contact with in 2006. Subsequently, he released his first true smash entitled "Look Around", a social commentary inspired by world events at the time that it was penned. This cry for counsioucness among the youths was selected by iTunes to join the ranks of Damian Marley, Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley, & T.O.K amongst others in it's iTunes Essentials "Rising Stars: Reggae" compilation and is currently enjoying rotation around the globe for Boston, to Jamaica, all the way back to Lebanon.
At 22 years old, "King Mas" is continuing to write and record hits. Most recently, the self produced "Mek Dem Gwaan” and the herbalist livication "Strictly The Herb" have been making waves. Mas is looking to release his debut album in 2010 but is keeping most of his project under wraps. Look out for this promising young artist to step out in a big way in the near future and "MasSicker" babylon with words, power, and sound
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