Hex Hectic

Hex Hectic

Hex Hectic

Hector “Hex Hectic” Danniel was born in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood and raised by his mom. Hex Hectic has fused his passion for multimedia, music and mission into one of the city’s most supported brands.

In 2009 Hex Hectic founded the The Knights of Chicago volunteer team. With only a few members, they were able to partner with the Chicago White SOX. Additionally, they organized a charity basketball game in which 8 teams competed for cash prizes. Shortly after that, he formed Hectic Media, a media arts and entertainment group.

In 2010 Hex Hectic made his debut as a solo artist and for the first time performed alongside the Rocksteady Boys. It wasn’t until 2011 that he himself became a part of the rap group, adding the Rocksteady Boys to his official entertainment roster. Together, the Rocksteady Boys have opened for artists such as Snow Tha Product, Joell Ortiz, Mystikal, New York DJ, Tony Touch and even Reggaeton duo, RKM y Ken-Y at Chicago’s Congress Theater.

In March 2014, Hex Hectic was one of 30 selected to participate in Kanye West’s “Donda’s House” artist development program. Not long after that, his radio show, “Midnight Owls”, was launched on 88.5 FM. Hex Hectic kicked off April with the production of his mini-reality television series that will be airing on CAN-TV/Comcast, a venture in conjunction with Trinidad Productions. Additionally, Hex joined the Donda’s House Design Team regularly creating promotional materials for the organization. Hex’s single “Imma Blow Up” can be heard on Power 92.3 FM in Chicago & Northwest Indiana on Sundays 7-10pm.

As a father, Hex is motivated by his family and continues to set the trends in design, music and philanthropy.

Rhymes: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five “The Message,” Fast Eddie “Yo Yo Get Funky,” and Joe Budden “Are You In That Mood Yet?”

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More Info on Hex:

HexHectic.com

Soundcloud

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@HexHectic

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Che “Rhymefest” Smith

Rhymefest

Che “Rhymefest” Smith

Che “Rhymefest” Smith is the quintessential renaissance man as a father, husband, entrepreneur and raptivist. Inspired by his life experiences in a single-parent, working class household, Che has blazed a new trail in art, music and social activism. In 2005, Che won a Grammy for co-writing the historic record “Jesus Walks,” performed by his childhood friend Kanye West. He has served as co-writer on many of Kanye’s albums including Late Registration, Graduation, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Yeezus. He is currently nominated for a grammy for co-writing 2013’s hit, “New Slaves.”

In 2011, Che was the first rapper to ever run for city council in Chicago. After successfully defeating 3 other candidates, he lost to the incumbent in a run-off race by a mere 200 votes. He continues to be active in local and national elections.

Che has supported countless community organizations as a mentor and motivational speaker. In 2013, Rhymefest along with Kanye West launched Donda’s House, Inc.  to honor the educational legacy of Dr. Donda West (Kanye’s mother) by implementing arts and literature experiences that transform youth. Currently, he is finalizing his third major music release and first book release Violence Is Sexy, with an expected release in the Fall of 2014. Che “Rhymefest” Smith believes “the only true power is the power to empower others.”

Rhymes: Biz Markie “The Vapors,” Dan Reeder “Havana’s Burning,” and the Commodores “Zoom.”

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More Info on Rhymefest:

Official Site

Donda’s House

@Rhymefest

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