Morris Wayne Ricks II (born April 19, 1990), better known by his stage name, King Mez, is an American hip-hop recording artist, producer, and songwriter from Raleigh, North Carolina. Mez has been rapping and producing since he was 16 years old. With 3 solid projects under his belt - King's Khrysis (2011), My Everlasting Zeal (2012), Long Live The King (2014) - Mez has made strides in the music industry from making national television appearances, to working with artists like J.Cole and more recently, the legendary Dr.Dre. His recent Dr.Dre co-sign has brought him right back to the limelight, as he wrapped up the first episode of The Pharmacy on Beats One Radio with a freestyle, who Dre then introduced as Mez as "new to The Pharmacy family", RollingStone.com reports. Mez is currently working in the studio with Dr.Dre with new music to be released.