Money B is a founding member of the multi-platinum Grammy nominated iconic group Digital Underground. He’s noted as having one of the most recognizable voices in hip hop. Money B has collaborated and helped sell millions of records with the likes of Tupac, Digital Underground (DU), Raw Fusion, Ne-Yo, Ice Cube, George Clinton, The Luniz, Above The Law, and more! Recently, Money’s career has come to a new light as he played himself in the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez On Me” along side Chris Clarke who plays Shock G / Humpty Hump. The two are collectively called Money B & Young Hump and currently represent The Digital Underground Camp on stage.
Raised in Oakland, California during the rise of the Black Panthers, Money B has always been aware that music cohabitates well with social change. This revolutionary spirit is what Money brought to DU. The group was more than a collaboration of rappers and MCs, it was a revolving door of influential artists and entrepreneurs whose sound and spirit changed the hip-hop industry. Two examples of this spirit are Money and Tupac Shakur both of which blossomed into successful solo artists.
Dgital Underground was one of rap’s most popular acts during the early ’90s. The seminal Oakland crew aesthetically represented the Bay Area’s image of unabating party lifestyle, sexual freedom and an ethnically diverse population, while their music reflected the national hub for political activism. Their greatest contributions to Hip Hop covered a wide spectrum, from the slapstick comedy of the Groucho Marx-like caricature Humpty Hump to former bandmate and late rap revolutionary Tupac Shakur.
The group’s iconic lyricist and hypeman Money B was there to witness the humble beginnings and rise of Tupac’s recording career and much of his short adult life before he passed away in 1996. As detailed in his new book Hype Man: The Money B Story, and as portrayed in a role as himself in the new Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me, Money B and Tupac were kindred spirits as close friends and their ties were strengthened by their politically charged stances after being raised by Black Panthers.
Money B brings over twenty years of experience to The MusicMakers Workshop. His stories and expertise are why Notes to the Soul are proud to announce Money B as a mentor.