MC Junior Gee (Paul Sevier) was one of the UK’s earliest rappers, debuting in 1983 with Caveman Rock. The track was released on Master Funk Records, a label run by Tony Williams, founder of UK soul/funk group, The Funk Masters, who gained chart success the same year with It’s Over featuring Gonzales and an uncredited Juliet Roberts.
Junior Gee was also a member of The Capital Boys and 1984 saw his second release, Check Us Out, together with fellow members, DD, DJ Ambassador, and DJ Scratch, released on Tai Wan Records. Once again, production was handled by Tony Williams.
In 1985 he appeared at the London event, Hip Hop At The Hippodrome alongside artists such as Dizzy Heights, City Limits Crew, Afrika Bambaataa, Lisa Lee and b-boys: Rock City, Broken Glass, London All-Stars, etc. The event was later released on VHS under the better known name, Electro Rock. That same year, he was recruited by Morgan Khan to provide vocals for the Mike Allen produced Def Mix of Masquerade’s One Nation, together with MC Lotti G and MC Westrock which was a cover version of Funkadelic’s 1978 hit, One Nation Under A Groove.
In 1985, Junior Gee was voted the best UK rap artist at a competition in London’s Wag Club. The lyrics he won the competition with were the same lyrics used on his 1986 release, The Truth which was released by Tony Williams on Scorcher Records without permission.
The same year also saw the release of We Want Justice on Creep Records, produced by Phil Harding from PWL.
His final outing as a solo artist was on the 1987 release, The Terminator. Although it’s outside of the usual time frame, I’ve included the details here as it was his final release. The track was produced by Blues and Soul, Smash Hits and The Sun columnist, Damon Rochefort, who went on to have a 1991 hit with his Nomad track, I Wanna Give You Devotion.
In 1989, Paul was recruited by producer, Derek Thompson, better known as Hoodlum Priest. They released one album together, The Heart Of Darkness, and a handful of singles before a split due to creative and religious differences.