Uncle Meg is a West Virginian born, Brooklyn-based Transgender rapper whose visual & lyrical talents have been featured in Paper Magazine, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, among others. He has played multiple SXSW showcases in 2015, 2016, & 2018, and has performed at major venues in Brooklyn, such as Brooklyn Bowl and the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
In 2016 Uncle Meg released his debut 15-track album titled, Bug, and started going by he/him pronouns, beginning a personal exploration with his gender expression, starting with his medical transition.
Can’t Stay The Same, a ten track duet album with MC John Debt (Berlin, Germany), was his second studio album released in late 2017. The collaboration explores the concept of life’s various transitions, twists, and turns, and captures the pain from growth and death.
Continuing the concept of change and transformation, Uncle Meg introduces his brand new EP Butterfly featuring guests, Laura Lee Bishop (Austin, Texas) and S.O.U.P. (Bronx, NY). Butterfly is a 5 song Emo Hip-Hop EP that was written during the first two years of Uncle Meg’s transition from female to male. The title track “Butterfly,” starts the journey off from caterpillar to butterfly as he prepares to enter the world as a brand new person, both brave and bittersweet. In “Choke,” a small hole appears in the cocoon and the butterfly starts to struggle to come out. The butterfly looks desperate and like he is making no progress, even though his feet are moving and his small shriveled wings are fluttering. As the butterfly came out, the Maxie Boy was surprised. It had a swollen body and small, withered wings. In “Chopper Jet,” the butterfly feels as if he will spend the rest of his life crawling around with a skeleton frame and broken parts. But Maxie Boy learned that the butterfly was supposed to struggle. In “Take Me Away,” Maxie Boy realizes that without the conflict, the butterfly would never, ever fly. In fact, it is the struggle that caused the butterfly the ability to fly.
Butterfly was self-released on April 5, 2019