Luke 'Excel' Reynolds is a hip hop artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Excel began rapping and producing his own music in 2009, during his senior year in high school. During this time Excel produced released his first EP Contraband, lyrically illustrated and put together within 14 days and a MixCraft trial and a $20 Lexmark computer microphone Excel's drive and determination was born... Immeaditely following graduation Excel joined the United States Marine Corps where he gained the opportunity to travel and gain further knowledge of music and life. Excel produced his self titled "Excel" LP in North Carolina, as well as beginning what has become ProsaiC Minds collective. The Excel LP included features from NC rapper Donte West and TX singer Derius Beverly. The album was made possible via CDBaby printing 100 copies of which 80 sold in the first week. During further travel Excel traveled to Japan where worked with Dr. L, Nergy and JB of Blatian Records, recording six rare songs including Wach My Feet, Potion, and Drink. The Blatian ProsaiC Connection became a force of recognition locally within the Okinawan military community. During production of the Blatian/ProsaiC Collaberation's Excel produced an independent EP titled Slow Love, rapping over Talib Kweli's Get By instrumental, as well as instrumentals including Jay Z's 99 Problems and Excel's regrind of Blue Foundations Eyes on Fire. Excel also rapped, sang and screamed vocals over the Explosions in the Sky song, Father's Song. Instrumentals produced by Thunda Katt also contributed for a song on the album with features from singer Karensa Olson, Nergy, JB and Dr. L. In 2010 Excel produced the first LP from the Loose Change trilogy titled Quarter Short The 15 track album featured two songs, Thoughts from a Balcony and Loyalty, which Excel won MrkedOutBeatz contest held by A+; as well as a song produced by high school friend Matt McClean. Excel began to sample during the procduction of this album as well, utilizing popular Jackson 5 songs as well as The Beatles and a Signum/Flux Pavilion mash-up. uring the same time Excel tarted to work with an upcoming hip hop artist, Max Fisher, now of the Florida label Street Kings. One song turned into the first ProsaiC Minds colaberative LP titled "The Message" produced by 123InDaPlaceToBe under Creative Commons; recorded and engineered by Excel, released under ProsaiC Minds. Max and Excel received exposure with billboard advertisement and performing with DJ Skeezy throughout Okinawa, Japan, at Club Paradox as well as MCing events at Club Ando. As Max and Excel were unleashed into the EDM scene with Skee, as well as hip hop, the ProsaiC name and status' of the artists continued to grow. As the two grew more hungry for performances they gained access to all Japanese bar/club Otobola where they took the audience of Okinawan dub music fans by storm. The two also performed an outdoor showcase opening and closing for local Okinawan singers in American Village, Okinawa. The ProsaiC crew gained major exposure attracting 75-100 people, American and Okinawan, performing on the busy street corner in the popular shopping area. Following "The Message" Excel continued to grow his network following the album with Max, earning his second win in a contest held by DJ Turmoil (DJ TeeOh). Around this time the second LP of the Loose Change series, titled Loose Change, was in progress. The album featured Max Fisher, MikeyB, Nitro, J-Ice, Tony Tones and Nergy with instrumentals produced by Excel, DJ TeeOh, Mixla Production, Dr. L, A+ and Nergy. The song Brown Paper Bags, produced by TeeOh was supported by a music video directed and aranged by Excel with camera work by Nirto, Excel, and friends (credited in video). Being Excel's first music video his success was prominent when the video reached 20,000 viw within the first 72 hours. Loose Change received the greatest recognition, as well thus far of the projects released by Excel including a wide array of instrumentals, lyrical genius and diversity. Excel even spit half a verse in Japanese on the song International Love, featurin Nitro and Tony Tones. Befoe departing from Okinawa Excel produced the song Strawberries for MikeyB as well as recruiting the singer to the ProsaiC movement. Excel produced Nitro's song Warrior featuring Nick Combs, Tony Tones, J-Ice and Excel. GeeMaj and Excel also recoded a free verse in dedication of Max Fisher departing from the military and the island to Nas' Dauhter's instrumental. Returning to America, Excel is determined to work harder than ever. He returned to Minneapolis on December 17th, officially establishing ProsaiC Minds, Entertainment and Record Label, December 21, 2012. Excel has since performed at The Hydrant and The Red Sea. Excel has confirmed working with artists MN artists Mista Xclusive, Polar Opposite, 40-Keyz, and Kristoff Krane; also continuing to stregthen the ProsaiC/Blatian Connection. Excel also recruited NC lyricist/MC Cueue Ayun to the ProsaiC Minds collective during April 2013 introducing the artist to Minneapolis, MN. As Excel continues to grow the ProsaiC Movement there is no telling what he may have in store for the Twin Cities. As he begins his journey forcing ProsaiC Minds into the music industry we can only wait to see where ProsaiC Minds and Excel may go next.