M.C. Brainz (born James DeShannon Davis) was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 24th. Born with a love for music and a talent for performing; Brainz grew up knowing he wanted to be an M.C. He performed anywhere and for anyone who wanted to listen to him; but Brainz had to face a few life struggles to get there. After the loss of his brother and stepfather; Brainz, by the age of 13, had found his comfort in the streets. He was gang banging, drug dealing, and losing friends left and right. He was saved just in the nick of time. One day as a youngster everything changed overnight for Brainz.
A friend who worked at the local Dennys called Brainz's mother to let her know that Michael Bivins (of New Edition fame) and his entourage were dining at the restaurant. At roughly about 2 a.m. Brainz mother woke him up and they were off to Denny's to take a leap of faith. After mamas quick introduction to Biv's security, Brainz was freestylin in the parking lot of the Denny's for Biv and the next month he was on airplane to L.A. As Brainz puts it; it was just like Trading Places. He was on the Sunset Strip donning new clothes, meeting beautiful women and riding in luxe cars. He is now part of Michael Bivin's Biv 10; and now James DeShannon Davis is MC Brains. MC Brains 1st major performance was at The Apollo in 1992. He was added to the roster with Boyz II Men and ABC at the very last minute. His single had not yet been released. He gets on the stage and performs "Oochie Coochie La La La" and gets a standing ovation. After that astounding performance, Motown Records calls and they want his album completed in 30 days. In 1992, MC Brains 1st CD release entitled Lovers Lane on Biv10/Motown went gold and his 1st single Oochie Coochie went platinum. This album also birth to billboard charting songs entitled "Everybody's Talkin About M.C. Brains" featuring Val Young of the Mary Jane girls and followed by "Brainstormin" featuring Boyz 2 Men. Brainz even has a song with the great Johnny Gill on this album! Now he is Cleveland's 1st platimum rap artist.
Brainz has also performed at the famous Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve event, then on to touring the United States, Cananda, Japan, and Europe. He presented at the Soul Train Music Awards and hosted shows like Yo! MTV Raps. MC Brains graced the covers of many urban music publications; including Black Beat and Word Up! Magazines. The women fell in love with his sex appeal and now Everybody's Talkin about MC Brains. Unfortunately he had the fame but didn't reap the benefits finatially from this project due to not knowing the loopholes of the music industry at the time.
He released his second album on Ichiban Records; an Indie-label out of Atl. It was a new experiences coming out independently for Brainz at that time, with pretty much no promotion. Still doing what he love to do, he traveled and did shows to promote the album. Even tho sales wasn't like the first time around, he was able to generate revenue. Brainz is also known as "Cleveland's 1st Platinum M.C.". A real M.C. stay sharp on his craft and that's just what he did. While still working in the studio and performing spot dates, he decided to focus more on DeShannon, family, and life as a man at whatever cost. As fame became more silent, he resulted back to the streets to keep up his super star persona and almost lost his life on several occasions. At this point he realizes that God was reveling to him that the streets is not what he was put here for. Now a grown man that has been though a lot more then the average man his age, he understands his role and purpose in life. Juggling normal life and life as a entertainer, this gave him a sense of reality as a writer. Releasing a few underground albums and mixtapes during this time kept him sharp for the best to come.
His new project CINDERFE77A is just one his hottest releases yet come. Released late of 2017 under his own company Gettin' Brainz Ent. Brainz felt the need to take control of his career, so that's just wat he did. This album can be purchased and streamed directly through his website MCBRAINZ.COM. It showcases the many different sides of his talent. Substance is the key for this M.C. Although the ladies is his primary fan base and focus, he also showcases his hip-hop roots and
lyrical ability. Brainz says..."When I was growing up the adults were avid listeners of hip-hop music, not anymore but I’m here to give that back to them". Brainz has a tremendous amount of talent and heart; not only making this release justified; but just the beginning of the Brainz legacy.
These days he is not only focused on being a recording artist but being a brand. Increasing his value, Brainz has transformed into a great producer, engineer, and actor. He has starred several stage plays and dabbled in some independent movies also documentaries. He is now working on his own variety show called "The Brainz Davis Show". This show showcases the comedic acting side of Brainz and also a platform to showcase up and coming recording artist. Brainz is also very proactive in his community and the betterment of our future leaders. The latest great accomplishment is that he will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this year! Date that his artifacts will be placed is coming soon! His new mixtape and next album is under construction and will be ready by summer 2018. Brainz is back and on a mission. When you look up the word "resilience" in the dictionary you should see this man's picture next to the definition. Brainz Is BACK.