What's Good?! My name is Carlos M. Simmons Jr.aka "The Northwest King". I have a Bachelor's Degree in Business. I'm enrolling for my Master's in the next few years. I spent five years in the United States Air Force. My stage name is MadLo$. My debut album was called "Anger is a Gift". However, Rage Against the Machine already used that title. So, I have to come up with another one.
My biggest influences in music are James Brown, Prince (he plays 13 instruments), Michael Jackson, Jimi Hindrix (electric guitar), Norman Brown (jazz guitar), Carter Anthony Beauford (drummer), Marcus Miller (bass guitar) Usher Raymond, Nas, Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Method Man & my bilogical mom and dad.
I can play six different instruments myself' alot of which I did in the songs I recorded. In addition, I sing, rap, and can cut a mean rug. I still play music at my church. Basically to show GOD that I want to use the gifts He's given me to glorify Him! I know God's got something greater for me than just performing within the confines of my city. HE wants me to use this music to reach people. "I'm addicted to the stage, the lights, the crowd gettin' hype; just to hear me talk about my life!"~ NO STOPPIN' LO$. I'm so passionate about music AND getting mine out there, that I've been giving my CDs away for free. You can go to MySpace.com/Madlos509 or FaceBook Carlos Simmons .
My most popular song is called ROCK WITH YOU remix. It's a tribute to the late Michael Jackson, sampling his 1979 hit. In that song I used his number hits to write my verse. I sang the last verse. EMBRACIN THE PIAN & OMG are popular amongst my female fans. BATTLE TESTED & VENGEANCE portrays my inner most hatred and anger. I hope you enjoy my music. I truly made something for everyone.