Who is MyndPlae?
MastaMynd AKA WordPlae AKA MyndPlae, was born Courteney McClure on February 27th 1984 in Cook County, IL, at Cook County Hospital. Growing up on the Southside of Chicago AKA Chi-raq was not easy for the singer, rapper/ songwriter also diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia at birth, the amount of violence he was subjected to at such a young age, made a perfect breeding ground for his storytelling ability. Back and forth from Chicago to Denver, CO, after his mother passed when he was 9 yrs old he lived in Chicago and moved to Denver, CO with his Grandpa, Stanley and lived with him. His Grandpa passed away in 2017,
“He was the greatest man I’ve ever known”
His musical ability was most likely inspired by his Aunt Lynn Hilton, an international singer/songwriter & pianist, who has traveled the world sharing her music. He hopes to do the same in the future in his career.
At the age of 13 he met his Brother, Brandon Michael Smith aka Dub at church. He is also an artist.
“ He's the one who got me started rappin, he got talent as well”
Less than a year out of prison which he spent 7 years for a crime he did not commit, he is currently working on clearing his name and right now is currently signed to Grim Beard Productions, a opportunity given to him by Morgan McNeece after his talents were bragged about by a fellow artist Kyle Warner AKA Eulogy the Skrybe, which is one of his closest friends, something like a brother who he met 5 years ago in prison, all it took was one meeting and a verse that lyrically caught Morgan’s attention and he was handed a contract,
“ I scoured that contract for weeks trying to make sure that it wasn’t a trick, I couldn’t believe it. ”
When asked why he wants to do music he simply said,
"I want to show the world what type of talent I got, its something different and something that I know people would love to hear and also relate."
Currently working on his 6 track EP which is set to drop summer of 2018, he has already opened up for Do-Or-Die, a dream come true of his, also opened up for Krizz Kaliko and headlined his own show when another artist Kaos the Misfit was unable to perform. His one and only best friend Lakila Davis aka Keke who he known for about a year now has been one of his biggest fans and his number one supporter.
“She has been there for me since day 1 and I really appreciate her a lot, I love her, that’s my bestie”
All in all my music is something never before heard with new and fresh styles, ideas and going to be the next big thing. I’m better than all these new Mumble rappers, they’re garbage, want to hear some real shit come see MyndPlae the artist, this industry isn’t ready for what’s coming, I’m three different rappers and I write Rap, R&B and Rock….Psssh!!