MUGPUSH Rapper Alias John Brown derived his name from a friend who was making fun of him while reading about John Brown the Abolitionist; the nickname stuck as AJB began developing his rap and performance skills. After climbing the ranks of the underground Hip-Hop scene in Chicago, he moved to the Bay Area California and became a MUGPUSH Collective Member in 2015.
Alias John Brown is featured on numerous mixtapes by the Demolition Men, DJ Child, DJ Rah2k, and the Take Me Back to Chicago mixtape series. He has also recorded features with Mistah FAB, The Jacka, Equipto, Planet Asia, Q-Billah, J-Stalin, and many other up and coming hip hop artists. AJB has put out 3 solo cd's, including For the Non-Believers, The American Nightmare H1N1 and RETRIBUTION Featuring Production From Mr. Maliguti, Dug Ifinite, F.A.M.E (Fresh, Analog , Music, Experience) Big D Beats, and Tommy Skill Fingers.
An endless freestyler and seasoned performer, Alias John Brown keeps MUGPUSH Collective to the street and has opened for artists such as Wu Tang, E-40, Young Buck, Tech 9, Too Short, Hopsin, Twista, The Outlaws, Bone Thugz N Harmony, Mistah FAB, Andre Nickatina, The Jacka, San Quinn, Equipto, Shawna, Crucial Conflict, Q-Billah. AJB has performed extensively including both national and international venues including The Congress Theater in Chicago, The El Rey in Hollywood,The Mezzanine and Elbo Room in San Francisco, The Knitting Factory Reno, The Roseland Theatre in Portland, Petite Campus Montreal.