It is with sadness that we report the passing of underground MC and frontman of Long Beach-based live hip-hop band Audible MainframeVictor Pontes-Macedo. He was known by his fans as MC Exposition or simply as ‘Expo’.

Victor recently returned to his hometown of Boston to deal with his battle, being diagnosed with stomach cancer. He died this past Saturday on the eve of Easter Sunday. He was only 31 years old at the time.

Residing in Los Angeles and meeting them via mutual friends, I got to personally know Victor and the members of Audible Mainframe. We attended their shows in Los Angeles and Santa Monica and stopped by their occasional house parties in the LBC when we had the chance to do so.

Pontes-Macedo was not only a talented artist with a fierce flow but he was, likewise, a good human being; a hardworking, humble and thoughtful person. Condolences are pouring out for him as he had many friends, fans and supporters in his circle. We offer our own condolences and well-wishes to the Audible Mainframe family (Johnny, David S., David M., Walt and Geoff), and to Victor’s family, friends and colleagues. V is for “Victory”. Rest in Power, Vic.

He will be missed.


The Boston Phoenix: How They Used To: In Memory of Victor Pontes-Macedo (a/k/a MC Exposition of Audible Mainframe)

Obituary via Boston Globe:

PONTES-MACEDO, Victor Born in Boston, formerly of Long Beach, CA, died in his home in Medford on Saturday, April 7th, peacefully and in the company of family and friends. Victor was the beloved son of Goretti Pontes Macedo and Jose Macedo. Irreplaceable brother of Daniel Pontes-Macedo. He was an eternal inspiration to hundreds of cousins, aunts, and uncles, as well as thousands of fans. He is also known as MC Exposition, lead vocalist for the L.A. based Hip-Hop band Audible mainframe. He is a two time Boston M.I.C. award Winner (Best Underground Artist, Best Underground Hip Hop Band). He lived his life without regret doing what he loved. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 10th, from 4 to 8 pm, at the Rogers Funeral Home, 380 Cambridge St., CAMBRIDGE. A Celebration Of His Life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 11th, at 10 am.

Audible Mainframe:

Last night the world lost a legend. And we lost our friend, brother and leader. Expo inspired countless people worldwide with his words and actions. His legacy will live on through his music forever. Words can’t even begin to describe how much he will be missed. Vic, you’ve got your wings on, ready to fly…onto that bicycle path up in the sky. Rest In Peace, Comrade.

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