Freestyle Friday judge Consequence at 106 & Park, September 21, 2012.  (photo: John Ricard / BET).



A native of Queens, New York, Consequence (born Dexter Mills) got his big break when he appeared on A Tribe Called Quest's Beats, Rhymes and Life in 1996. Formerly signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music, he appeared on Ye's first two albums before releasing his debut solo project, Don't Quit Your Day Job, in 2007. He's since produced hits for stars like Beyoncé (he co-produced "Party") and co-wrote four tracks on Kanye West's 808' and Hearbreak, including "Amazing." The hit-making lyricist is scheduled to appear on season three of Love & Hip Hop and will drop a few highly anticipated projects this year including his mixtapes Club Certified 2 and Movies on Demand 4 as well as his second LP, Start Your Own Business.