Ivan Alekseev, better known as Noize MC, is a Russian rock musician, hip-hop singer, songwriter and actor. He is famous because of the numerous Lo-Fi compositions. His music combines the features of several styles. The actor described his work as modern urban music at the turn of the hip-hop, punk, reggae and break beat.
Ivan was born on March 9, 1985 in Yartsevo, Smolensk region. When Ivan was 8-9 years old, he began to write poems and was fond of music. He graduated from Music school. In 1997 he and his mother moved to Belgorod, where Ivan twice won the regional guitar competition. Being a fan of guitar rock music (punk rock), at the age of 13 Ivan formed his first band. Together with his classmate Arkady, aka Adik and 228, Ivan participated in a local rap group VIP. Later Noize MC and Adik formed a rap duo Face2Face. The group participated in many regional festivals, competitions and concerts.
In 2002 musician entered the Russian State University for the Humanities. He had to leave the group and moved to Moscow, where in 2003 he founded the alternative rock band Protivo Gunz. On September 9, 2006 the group won a national competition Urban Sound.
Noize MC’s debut album, entitled The Greatest Hits vol. 1 was released in 2008.
Ivan was RAMP 2009 Award winner in the category RUnet Respect.
In 2010, he took the 41 place in the ranking of 50 Stars in Forbes magazine.
Alekseev entered top 10 The Most Influential People of Russia – 2010 according to the Russian Reporter magazine; he was nominated in the category Best Russian Artist at MTV Europe Music Awards 2010.
He also was awarded Rain Man for “a public protest against the government”.
Many of his songs, such as Mercedes S666, Smoke bamboo, Moscow is not rubber, Our movement, Heroin Fest – are his response to the social problems.
The song Mercedes S666 was written in a day after the sensational accident involving the vice-president of Lukoil Anatoly Barkov. The court stated that Anatoly was innocent in an accident that killed Vera Sidelnikova and Olga Alexandrina.
Noize MC played a major role in the movie Prank (2008). He also starred in Baby (2012) and Hard Reboot (2014).
Ivan is married and has two sons – Vasily (born in 2008) and Mikhail (born in 2012).