|Born||March 17, 2004|
|Place of birth||Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan|
Isaak Clarkson, better known by his stage name MC Icy is an American rapper who previously had beef with the Flex Entertainment label. This included several Submarine Man diss tracks and a fake Lil Flexer collaboration.
He was on good terms with Flex Entertainment and became the most active member in their discord.
On November 27, 2020, MC Icy signed to Flex Entertainment. He was kicked on June 25, 2021.
Music career[edit | edit source]
2019-Present: Commercial Debut[edit | edit source]
No one exactly knows, or even cares where MC Icy really came from. Flex Entertainment paid slight attention to him when he released a terrible Submarine Man diss track titled "Don't Dr. Seuss It" which absolutely everyone, including Icy, hated. MC Icy, continuing to be a clout chaser, proceeded to make a second Submarine Man diss entitled "Put Da' Mic Down!" to revise the previous one as the previous was downright terrible.
Shortly after releasing two terrible Submarine Man diss tracks, MC Icy went on to make a fake collaboration with Lil Flexer entitled "Flexing Ice" which is easily seen as MC Icy's worst song. Lil Flexer's verse was sampled off of his 2019 Flex Gang Freshman Freestyle. Despite heavy amounts of criticism, Icy proceeded to release a terrible music video made in Plotagon for the song. Eventually, Lil Flexer was forced to get into contact with him and force him to delete the song. MC Icy complied and even released a now unlisted apology video.
But that's not where the beef stopped, MC Icy dropped a THIRD diss track against Submarine Man entitled "Closing The Casket" which was also hated by virtually everyone. Eventually, Submarine Man even dissed MC Icy in his music video for "Footi". After that, Icy didn't exactly escalate the beef any further than that. Until Lil Flexer released Memes, Pt. 2, which contained subliminal disses against him and another rapper named "EmBee" - who made diss tracks on Flex Entertainment.
The two rappers eventually released the single "Newcomers" which was their response to the subliminal disses. Needless to say, the song was better than his previous songs, but it was still considered to be mediocre by critics and fans alike. After all this drama, MC Icy and EmBee apologized for the terrible beef, and Lil Mosquito Disease accepted their apology. Both him and EmBee are now signees and very active members in the Flex Gang Discord server.
However, there was some controversy surrounding Flex Entertainment executives and members on his former record label Icy Records, with accusations of ripping off the label, which included some of their artists copying other Flex artists and others signing due to Flex not accepting their music resulting in them being kicked out or not having eligibility to sign to Flex. This later lead MC Icy to leave his label on July 3rd, 2020 with ownership handed over to CRZFawkz, renaming it to CRZRecords. On August 2020, CRZFawkz left the label and gave ownership to EmBee (originally the co-founder of Icy Records), later being renamed to Billion Dollar Records. On late November 2020, Billion Dollar Records merged with Flex Entertainment.
He was kicked from Flex Entertainment on June 25, 2021 for his transphobic comment towards A.J. in the discord server. Since then he has rejoined and is an active member in the community.
Criticial Reception[edit | edit source]
MC Icy's music has received mixed ratings from critics. His self-titled debut album currently sits at a score of 24 out of 100 on a music reviewing website Album of the Year and 1.01 on another music reviewing website RateYourMusic. TheDankestMeme criticized the album for its cliche song topics such as “I’m the best rapper” and “mumble rap is bad,” as well as its boring and uninteresting lyrics. Four months later, MC Icy released his second studio album The Drawing Board which was once again met with negative reviews, and while it was praised for its production, it was still criticized for MC Icy's often offbeat flow and bad lyrics. The Drawing Board currently sits at a score of 26 out of 100 on Album of the Year. Almost two years later, MC Icy dropped his third studio album Object Permanence which has received mixed reviews from critics and currently sits at a score of 50 out of 100 on Album of the Year and 3.00 on RateYourMusic.
Some of MC Icy’s recent singles such as “Tightrope,” “I Don’t Understand,” and “Nothing’s Gonna Change” have garnered decent reception from critics, but his improvement is still halted by the occasional flops such as “Ain’t No Capper” and “Up for Debate.”
His song on Flex Gang, Vol. 3 titled "For Da Ages" was a fan favorite during the premiere of the album on YouTube.
Controversies[edit | edit source]
MC Icy is an incredibly controversial artist in the Flex Entertainment community. Once seen as an enemy of the label, his former label Icy Records engaged in numerous public feuds with Flex Entertainment, including instances where the labels both locked down and strictly prohibited interaction between each other's members. After leaving Icy Records, he was accused of being a racist and saying racial slurs, which he has since apologized for and has refrained from doing for a long time ever since.
MC Icy was also thought to be a doxer, and conspiracies revolving around the idea that he was part of a doxing syndicate with Zicari101 and Interbrain caused a severe shutdown of CRZRecords. MC Icy slowly made his way back into the community, alongside Interbrain, and the two have since cleared their names of the slander thrown at them in the past.
MC Icy has entered massive public feuds with beetlebat and Lil AK Trap. He has lashed out numerous times at beetlebat for making supposedly horrible music, and his anger towards beetlebat has been condemned by many. He also constantly brings up how Lil AK Trap bots his numbers, and his obsession with the topic has drawn criticism from some, who think he's insecure about his numbers and needs to remind himself that AK's are botted to feel good about himself. Icy was correct in this case as AK's latest songs have received blatant botting with his songs earning thousands of streams within the first day without any legitimate interaction.
Discography[edit | edit source]
Studio Albums[edit | edit source]
- MC Icy (2019)
- The Drawing Board (2020)
- Object Permanence (2022)
Singles[edit | edit source]
|"Rap Went to Crap"|
|"Don't Dr. Seuss It"||non-album single|
|"Put Da’ Mic Down!"||MC Icy|
|"Flexing Ice"||non-album single|
|"Life Ain’t a Movie Script"||MC Icy|
|"MEME RAP"||non-album single|
|"Closing The Casket"||MC Icy|
|The Drawing Board|
|"Real Hip Hop"||2020||non-album single|
(featuring Daptain Planet)
Features[edit | edit source]
- "Dontchaknow" by Wild Wes
- "ICU" by Lil Expired Lettuce & MusiklyGyfted featuring Beetlebat and Lil French Fries
- "Common Sense" by Wild Wes