King Mez (born Morris W. Ricks II) is an American rapper, producer, and writer, most recently featured on Dr. Dre's latest and final album Compton. He was born on a military base, Fort Campbell, KY and grew up in Southeast Raleigh, NC.
The Los Angeles Times stated: "Mez has dropped a few acclaimed mixtapes including his most recent, "Long Live the King," but he'll likely get a huge boost from his verses on Compton (album), which arrive during "Darkside/Gone," "Satisfiction" and "Talk About It." Mez has also collaborated with fellow North Carolinians J. Cole, Rapsody, and Drique London, as well as producers 9th Wonder and Khrysis in the past." Mez appeared on the song with Daniel Day on the Lecrae song "Lost My Way" on the Church Clothes 2 mixtape. His first official co-sign from Dr. Dre came about during the airing of 'The Pharmacy' on Beats 1, via a freestyle Mez rapped over a beat produced by Cardiak, with Dr. Dre on the ad-libs.