Covan Magee was born in Kings County, Brooklyn, NY and hails from Staten Island, NY 1987. He has music in his blood, being the cousin of the legendary R &B group the Force Md's. He was formerly know as "Recording Artist Phantom" and "Phantom The Rapper." Covan had an epiphany and decided it was time for the "Rebirth" of Covan Magee and goodbye to Recording Artist Phantom. Covan is now focusing on getting serious messages to the fans in these turbulent times. Covan is a Jack of all Trades but most call him a “messenger”. Covan is making a statement in the music industry, through his love of 90's music by keeping the sophisticated lyrical technique and flowing syncopation's of jazz-hip hop alive. In an era when commercial gangsta rap and auto tune is threatening to obliterate everything in its path. His literate, intelligent, nimbly performed rhymes and political consciousness certainly doesn't fit the fashions of the "moment", but he is determined to win a devoted audience.
Covan was discovered and currently managed by Michelle “Chella" Magee(wife) a former Warner brothers/Atlantic/Elektra records employee, currently CEO & Publicist of Bullz Eye Entertprise.
Releasing his 2011 single "FREEDOM" Feat. Kenya Hunter-Placido with Oscar Sanchez (Affluent Records), former Def Jam A&R rep; Rawkus Records A&R.
In 2010 backed behind two powerhouse producers “Lawrence Worrell aka L.A.W and Toma Meert aka “Toma Beats”, Covan emerged as a rising star in the digital world with “Just Another Day” produced by L.A.W. (Planet 12 Productions) & “Just Consider” produced by Toma Beats. Both landing him on the critically acclaimed CBS “Studio 10 Morning Show” and the late night television show “ The Motown Maurice Show”,as well as a live performance at “The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (The Straz Center)”.
In 2009, Covan's “Rookie of the Year” had been featured on popular mixtapes such as DJ Gemstarr’s “Inglorious Bastards” and DJ Whyking’s “Ghetto Muzik Vol. 2“.
In 2007 Covan's collaboration with Universal/50/50 Konvict Muzik artist “Qwes" single “Million Wayz" landed on Konvict Muzik Mixtape “On The Loose Vol. 2“ which gave Covan major appeal and success in the music industry, all mixtapes are available for download from Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes.
It all started for Covan in 2005, when he moved from NYC as a high school graduate to attend DeVry University in Orlando,FL for Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) & Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He left school in his calling to pursue music after meeting fellow collegians that were also in pursuit. The match was unique but they were rough around the edges. Covan taking his natural role as a leader founded and formed the group Undergraduate Lyricists (U.L), it's member's were Covan who at that time went by Dell Da Emperor; Bizzi & J - One.
After a short lived success with the group and lack of motivation from it's member's Covan decided to take his career solo, changing his name to Phantom The Rapper releasing his first single "Hustle Grind Shine" which gained him a substantial fan base on MySpace.com.
2006, Mr. Magee decided to join the United States Army (Florida National Guard) in response to becoming a father, inspired him to write a song for the troops called "I'll Be Home One Day." All of these events have led Covan to where he is today, he is now a devout Christian and has found his true purpose and calling in life and that is to help others find their way.
Unique traits: Charismatic, Personable, Perceptive