Mac Lethal was born David McCleary Taylor on July 25th 1981. In 1998 he would go on to win several rap battles against local emcees from rival Kansas City high schools, and began to generate a buzz amongst the very small, tightly knit Kansas City underground hip-hop community. Mac entered the emcee battle at Scribble Jam hip-hop festival in August of 2001 and took second place in the finals. Sage would later take Mac on the F*ck Clear Channel Tour in 2004. In 2006, Mac Lethal founded Black Clover Records with longtime friend Jeremy Willis. Mac Lethal hosts Black Clover Radio Hour on the Kansas City alternative station 96. 5 The Buzz. It has aired every Sunday night since the end of 2005.