As a DJ, he had a popular internet radio program on Swank Society. He has spun at and has residencies at many of the most popular venues around the city including the House Of Blues, Virgin Hotel, The Promontory and Reggie’s Music Club.
Based in Chicago, the Microphone Misfitz are more than a band or crew, creating music but using the pillars of HipHop (turntablism/DJing; MCing; breakin’; graffiti/street art; knowledge & overstanding) and their shared dynamics to enlighten and sustain their audiences and themselves.
Damon Lamar Reed is a visual artist as well a recording artist, responsible for over 100 murals in Chicago. “I paint raps and rap paintings!” His latest project merges the 2 arts. Damon created a painting to go with every song on his album, Life App, short for Life Application. Life App is a sound and visual journey of his path to attain greatness.
PHENOM, born Teh’Ray Hale, learned to rhyme at the becoming age of 13 in the back streets of Chicago, Illinois. Influenced by legendary artists like Rakim, Nas, Common, Black Thought of the Legendary Roots, & Bob Marley; PHENOM set a goal as becoming himself, a legendary artist.
The LowDown Brass Band is a uniquely strong representation of Chicago Music culture. This talented all horn band leans heavily on dancehall and street beat rhythm, with the energy of conscious hip hop, jazz, reggae, and soul.
You can can help make Firefest happen and promote your business at the same time. Perks include prominent logo placement, t-shirts, signed memorabilia, and more.