“I knew I had to give the judges something different because most of the artists performing were starting to sound the same. My music is unique and has a message. It’s not just about gangs, girls, and guns,” expressed PHENOM.
PHENOM started rhyming at age 13 and considers himself an emcee, not a rapper. His music inspires others to reflect on cultural issues and to become proactive in solving those issues. In 1995, First Lady Michelle Obama chose him for the Public Allies program where he had the opportunity to work with and teach youth about violence prevention strategies. As the Founder and CEO of the award-winning POETREE CHICAGO, PHENOM was influenced to start L.Y.R.I.C with co-founder and national poet K-Love in 2009. Today, the L.Y.R.I.C program serves Chicago-based high school students and offers them opportunity to write and perform poetry as a non-violent means to stopping the violence in their neighborhoods.
Currently, PHENOM had begun to make his mark, headlining his own shows while sharing the stage with some of the industry’s most renowned hip hop artists including Kanye West and Dead Prez. In addition, he has had the opportunity to work with newly acclaimed producers 42 Keez (Twista) and Rashid Hadee (Lil Brother) as well as legendary producers Ron Trent, Wajee (Slum Village), and Nick Beats (Toronto). Backed by hard hitting tracks and a cipherous-lyrical style, PHENOM is set to shape his own niche in hip hop as previous Chicago hip hop artists, Kanye West and Common have successfully executed.
With this distribution deal, PHENOM and Project Born Records are looking to release an album that reflects a creative blend of Hip Hop, R& B, and Reggae, which serves to show his diverse and bold musical range and ability. “My music gives the listeners a conscientious viewpoint about life as I experience it,” PHENOM adds.
"It's not every day I get to introduce hip hop music fans to a emcee that exceeds all expectations, but that's exactly what PHENOM is doing," says M. Gene Lincoln III, Lincs Records co-founder and CEO. "He will take the hip hop industry to a new chapter and inspire listeners everywhere. I can't wait for people to hear it!"
For booking information for PHENOM, please contact:
Attn: Tremell “Mello” Williams (Artist Management)
About Lincs Records Inc.:
Lincs Records Inc. is a Chicago-based independent label founded and owned by DJ/producers-
About Project Born Records:
Project Born Records Inc. is a Chicago-based independent label founded in 2007 by Greg "PG" Hoskins. Project Born Records was launched in direct response to Hoskins desire to assist his brother PHENOM take his career to the next level. In 2011, Project Born Records combined efforts with Tremell "Mello" Williams and his talent management company ELITEMIND. Today, both companies operate collaboratively to promote some of Chicago’s most promising talent.