Merkules is a 20 year old Hip Hop Artist from Surrey, British Columbia. At the age of 16, with the help of a few top tier locals, he began making music, and quickly left his stamp in Vancouver's hip hop scene. Shirtless in all his glory, Merkules brings something different to the table with his music every time. Although humour plays a huge factor when it comes to his material, he has always offered his fans a wide variety of emotions in his music. Merkules connects with his fans on a personal level every day through various social media platforms. Although he is young, he has created an eccentric character that young people all over the world have come to know and love.
Past & Present
Merkules works every day on his craft, constantly in his home studio working on the next big song. He's earned respect from hip hop artists all over world and he's barely in his twenties. He makes music that any young man, struggling to find his place in this life can relate to. At the age of 16, Merkules was attacked by older teenagers while walking home from a friends house late one night. The attack left his face badly disfigured with large lacerations crossing his cheeks and and near his eyes. Although the wounds have become scars, he still deals with anxiety from his attack. His escape from these feelings has always been through his music.
The Road Warrior
His relentless touring schedule over the past 4 years shows his hard work and dedication. He's played over 350 shows in Canada since he started. Merkules has been the main support act on multiple Canadian Tours, and shared the stage with Domestic & International acts such as Talib Kweli, Raekwon, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Tech N9NE, Xzibit, Hopsin, D-12 and The Beatnuts just to name a few. His stage presence is highly energetic, and he never seems to let his size slow him down. Every time Merkules steps on a stage, the crowd is instantly drawn in to his oversized belly and outgoing confidence.
Merkules works harder than any 21 year old around. He has hundreds of unreleased songs, piling up on the hard drive of his computer at home. He has released 2 projects so far; ''Canadian Bacon'' and his latest, ''The Bacon Bits EP'' which was downloaded over 4000 times on Bandcamp.com since its release, December 26th 2012. His latest project, ''Hunger Pains''; is definitely his strongest work yet, and set to release October 2013. This release will be accompanied by 3 brand new music videos, plus he'll be hitting the road to promote his new EP this October, with 20+ shows across Canada. He's the next big Canadian Hip Hop Star. And when we say big, we mean BIG. Look out for Merkules this year in a city near you!