Christopher "Play" Martin
Martin's stage name, Play, is derived from his original MC name, Playboy, which he began using while in a music group, Quicksilver and the Super Lovers, which featured producer Hurby Luv Bug. While performing with this group, Martin met Christopher Reid, who performed as Kid Coolout in the group The Turnout Brothers. When their respective groups dissolved, Martin and Reid decided to perform as a duo. By shortening their nicknames, it would lead to the start of the group Kid 'n Play which featured the pair rapping and dancing together.
With Kid, Play recorded three albums and starred in four hip-hop based comedy films: House Party, House Party 2, Class Act, and House Party 3.
Play was one of the judges for the 8th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists.