Born and raised in Montreal, QC and based in Brooklyn, Megadon has developed a reputation for being a jack of all trades, as he produces and records all of his own work, and even directs his own videos. From his lengthy Facebook Fan Page bio, this shouldn’t be terribly surprising as he had studied pure and applied science at Montreal’s Dawson College, and was accepted into McGill University and Concordia University’s Civil Engineering Programs before studying sound design at Trebas Institute.
After completing his studies at Trebas, Megadon along with a few other area emcees formed a group Black Sash and a production company, Stealth Mode Productions, which housed a few artists and other producers. He released a few street albums and some videos before deciding to relocate to New York, where he wound up being cast in an Off-Off-Broadway hip-hop play, Big Apple Turns to Cider.
While teaming up with a fellow cast member, L, Chain for a number of shows, started a production company with the realization that there would be a market for his skills as a producer and director – and a result he found himself working with a variety of both underground artists and renowned artists including Large Professor, Ruste Juxx, Tragedy Khadafi, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Nitty Scott MC, Mr. Cheeks, General Steele and Tek from Smif-N-Wessun – many which appear on his solo debut effort, No Man Is The Best. Megadon recently released the official video for “Reformat” featuring Large Professor and DCQ from Medina Green. Simply put, the track is just pure, real hip hop – emcees spitting fire over a bass heavy, menacing beat.
The video manages to pay tribute to some beloved landmarks that are no longer with us including footage of Large Pro digging through the crates at Big City Records and a scene that features Megadon and Large Pro at 5 Pointz. Just looking at that footage should bring to mind the LCD Soundsystem song, “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.” Sigh.