Staten Island has bred a handful of talent over the years with the most legendary crew in Hip-Hop, The Wu-Tang Clan, calling the borough home.
Now, 26 years after Wu-Tang first broke through the industry, 22-year-old Cheeky The Hot is set to represent West Brighton Projects through his music.
Born Markquise Ali Ancrum, Cheeky got his stage name from taking on a lot of medicine due to health complications, which made him to stop playing football. Sometimes, it would cause his face to become bloated. “The Hot” was a nickname given to him from the streets, as Cheeky became known for the fiery energy in his music.
Inspired by Michael Jackson, DMX, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, to name a few, Cheeky is a charismatic performer that aims to be one of the best entertainers on the East Coast.