As a frequent collaborator of former XXL Freshman Blu, this BK native is on the verge of making an impact in hip-hop. Get to know the MC behind Ella: The Prologue.

Also check out: "Enjoy Tonight"

And: "Song In A Glass"

Name: Jamal Monsanto

Age: 26

Hometown: Planet Brooklyn, NY

I grew up listening to: Everything my big brother listened to. Bob Marley, Black Moon, KRS-One, Redman, Wu-Tang… the list goes on. In high school I took a break from hip-hop and fell in love with rock music. Bands like Brand New, Sum41, Jimmy Eat World, and Incubus.

Most people don't know I: Pray in the bathroom before every performance.

My style's been compared to: A refreshing glass of lemonade….. or iced tea.

My standout records and/or moments to date have been: Connecting with my bro King I Divine (producer) to make the Divine ScienZe LP. That record spawned the single “Enjoy Tonight” and inspired us to form the group “Divine ScienZe”. Another stand-out moment would have to be meeting the homies Blu and Sene and building with them over the years to make musical history. One more would be forming DopeLeague.

My goal in Hip-Hop is: Leave a mark. Empower people to be their GREATEST selves.

I'm gonna be the next: ….. ScienZe.

To check out more of my music go to: Follow me on Twitter @dopeScienZe, check me out on Facebook and my website.

UPDATE (July 9th): ScienZe new project, Ella, is available here.