Boogiemonsters were an American rap group composed of Bronx, New
York born rapper Mondo McCann, Alaskan native Vex Da Vortex (Sean
Pollard) and Jamaican-born brothers Myntric (Sean Myers) and Yodared
(Ivor "Al" Myers). Vex, Myntric and Yodared met in high
school in Virginia where their families had relocated from New
York City. They formed a group and began performing together in
talent shows. After graduation, Vex and Yodared attended Virginia
State University while Myntric attended Virginia Union University.
Fellow Virginia State student McCann was recruited into the group.
The group performed at campus shows and won first place at Howard
University's Hip-Hop Convention. They quickly landed a record deal
with Pendulum/EMI and, in 1994, released Riders of the Storm: The
After the release of the first album, the group became Seventh-day
Adventists. Yodared and Myntric left the group as both felt that
the hip hop lifestyle was not in line with their religious convictions.
Yodared became the head pastor at the Templeton Hills Seventh-day
Adventist Church in Templeton, California. Pendulum Records ceased
operation and EMI was the sole record company for their second album,
God Sound (a darker, mature, hardcore, and pious recording), was
released in 1997. After that, appearances were sporadic on compilations
and 12 inch singles. The group has disbanded since.
In 2008 member Vex Davortex released an instrumental album titled
 Studio Albums
Year Album Chart Positions
US Hip-Hop US Heatseekers
1994 Riders of the Storm: The Underwater Album 42 19
1997 God Sound 47 15
* "Strange" (1994)
* "Recognized Thresholds of Negative Stress" (1994)
* "Honeydips in Gotham" (1995)
* "The Beginning of the End" (1997)