Born March 18th 1986, Pressley Farrell a.k.a. Osiris was born to Ednie Jean-Louis and William Farrell in Brooklyn, New York. The second oldest of seven kids, two sisters and four brothers, he learned how to cope with hardships, set examples for others, and earn his own. He inherited his natural talent for entertainment, fashion sense, perseverance, and his desire for success from his mother who was a model for Lanc..me and other various magazines. His business mindedness, strong opinions, and leadership skills were gained from his father, chef and entrepreneur. Growing up in the streets of Lenox and Flatbush to a fast-paced New York lifestyle, Osiris first developed his love for hip-hop, rapping and writing with his peers at the age of 8. His first musical influence was ..Real Love.. by Mary J. Blige introduced to him by his older stepsister. Infatuated with the streets, he would sneak out of the one- bedroom apartment just to associate himself with the hustlers, basketball players, and rappers. Living with his mother and siblings at the time, his love for the streets was a concern of hers. At the age of 10, he and his younger sister were obligated to move to Colorado with his father because of a combination of his mother..s financial situation, his father..s business expansion, and his behavior. The disassociation with his mother hit him hard and he became very rebellious, angry, and depressed. His grades started to slip. He went from being a straight A student to a D and F student. He also had to deal with racism being the only African-American kid in his school. He started to become distant to his sister and father. Around age 13 he began to use poetry and his rap more frequently to express his feelings. When he was in middle and high school, he didn..t fit in with any of his peers. From freshman to junior year he found himself getting into trouble and fighting, causing him to attend an alternative school. His trouble at school led to arguments at home with his father who eventually kicked him out of the house. He was running and living on the streets from the age of 14 to 17. With no money and no family he learned how to survive on his own. In his senior year he met a friend who helped him to realize that it doesn..t matter how people feel about you as long as you..re true to yourself. During his time of hardship one of the places in downtown Denver that he felt appreciated and cared for was .. The Spot.. where he began to record himself and was mentored. He was always involved in music whether it was singing, dancing, or performing on stage throughout his childhood. While he was doing music he was also very involved in basketball, but after being cut numerous times in high school he gave up on basketball and turned solely to music. He vows that would be the first and last time he ever gave up. Spending hours, days, weeks, and years devoted to writing and recording music, his evident growth was apparent and caused his peers to believe in his dream as well. Those around him could clearly see his talent and drive. Now, age 20, he has many accomplishments under his belt as a local artist. To him, one of the most prized accomplishments was the ..King of Colorado.. battle where he overcame numerous rappers to win the title two years in a row at the age of 16 and 17. He also has become the champion at every battle venue he has attended and held the title for no less than a month. Starting out on ..Street Life Records.. he began to get recognized at local shows and developed a loyal fan base. In the beginning of the new year of 2006, he severed his ties with Street Life and on February 6th he started his own record label, Black Avealanche Records LLC, (merging the word avalanche with the word avenue). He has one album under his belt, First Impressions (which earned him four out of six music notes and the title of ..one of the best freshman LP..s to come out in ..06.. in ..Denver..s Finest.., a local hip-hop magazine). His biggest musical influences are Jay-Z, Biggie, Nas, 50 cent and Tupac. Osiris raps about the high points and low points of life, ranging from the materialism of cars and women to the struggles of being out on the streets. He uses his personal experience to connect with the listener. Beyond mc battling, his focus is to put Colorado on the map musically and to overshadow and outshine current artists in the industry putting lyrical talent above ..ignorance.. once again. His ultimate goal, in his own words, is .. to take over, shut down, and rebuild music... Living by the phrase ..Go Hard or Go Home!!!.. The King of The Mountain vows to make one of the strongest impacts in the history of music- Get Ready for the unstoppable force known as the Avalanche!