Many artists struggle to establish their musical identity, but there are others that emerge fully molded, in full command of their craft, their identity and their music. Theyadore Ray embodies this notion. A Bayou Goula, Louisiana native, Ray's musical endeavors were encouraged by a family of exceptional entertainers/musicians, etc. He's currently the leading artist of the #QuarterbackClub gaining acclaim for his Debut mixtape "Back 2 the Basics" (released Summer '12). Dedicated to his craft, conscious arts, & creative merit, His Debut EP "Here Goes Nothing", is also slated to be released later this year. Sure to be a refreshing new face in the Hip-Hop music community, Ray's sound comprises sounds of past, present, and future genius musical creators. Partnering with his producer, co-label artist, & brother Jeremy Dennis (Kid Royale of #QBC), Ray & the QuarterbackClub will soon rise & much later retire in the ranks of the greatest musicians to ever exist.
Having always had a passion for music; Quenton Jackson first realized his musical talents in seventh grade. After entertaining the idea for some time, it wasn't until his ninth grade year of high school where he recorded and sold his first mixtape, "They Feelin Me Now Vol. 1." that he truely found his calling. in 2009, quennton created his own record label, "Knock a Dome Loose Entertainment" (k.a.d.l.e.). though the name may sound agressive initially, its true nature rerpresents that of, loyalty, friends, family, and going against the norms. Quenton creates his music on topics most can relate to, daily life, family, fun, and personal struggles. It's currently 2013 and He is still striving for excellence, building a great team, and surrounding myself with those that have the same vision of success as he.
bORN cHRISTOPHER GAGE, "yOUNG gAGE," COMES FROM BATON rOUGE, lOUISIANA. cHRISTOPHER COMES FROM A MUSICALLY AND ARTISTICALLY INCLINED BACKGROUND, AND HAVING BEEN A FAN OF ALL GENRES OF MUSIC SINCE AN EARLY AGE, HIS INTEREST TO PURSUE A MUSICAL CAREER WAS ONLY NATURAL. cHRISTOPHER'S MUSIC IS INSPIRED BY REAL LIFE SITUATIONS AND HE HAS A GOAL TO BRING VERSATILITY, CREATIVITY, AND LYRICISM BACK TO TODAY'S HIP-HOP SCENE.
Kelly Green, Born Jordan Kelly, is a Baton Rouge native currently based in Port Hudson, Louisiana. Living on the outskirts of Baton Rouge, he has developed his own sound setting himself apart from the dance heavy hip-hop baton rouge hip-hop scene. In his music his southern roots are noticeable, but he also incorporates many other genres of music to bring diversity to his sound. His music is for the underdog and coming from a small city, Kelly Green has an extra burden on his Shoulders.
Always having a strong passion for photography, even before receiving her first professional camera, Shuntel Jenkins has always been documenting imagery in hopes to get others things in her perspective. With life being a large inspiration, it is no coincidence that "Life Magazine" has aided in her growth in photography, with hopes to also own her own magazine in the future. for her, photography is about capturing the most valuable moments in time; the happy moments, the sad moments, the intimate moments, and everything in between. photography not only captures the moment, it also sparks the mind to relive it.
Goons; the name deriving from the creatures he creates. Street artist turned Illustrator, Goons, was born in Denver and currently resides in Vermont. Having always had a passion for graffiti and wanting to bring his own personality and style to the illegal art community, his “Goons” were then created. Having no formal training Goons creates with pure, free talent. His art is full of color, seeing his illustrations would easily bring a smile to anyone’s face. Goon’s art represents protectors of the innocence found in all of us. He believes strongly in going for the dream’s in your heart and standing your ground.
Adrianna jenkins, from the city of lake charles in louisiana, describes herself to that of the goddess nieth. In the sense of possessing similar qualities such as being a weaver/ creator, mother, and warrior. Studying child development at southern university a&m, her goal is to help inspire young children in finding and following their niche. Not having any formal training in the arts until 2009, Adrianna has pushed forward on pure talent. Her art represents everything to her. Her content focuses largely on the african american female body. As an artist, what she wants most is to bring her ideas to light. learning that there are no comparisons when it comes to art, all you have is what's in your mind and what comes out of your hands.
WRITER, EMCEE, AND MODERN DAY SCRIBE. Born Luke St. John Mcknight, From Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His appreciation for the arts began during the early ages in the times of elementary school. His school was recognized for encouraging and providing all forms of performing arts. From that early age he fully indulged himself in all arts offered. From dance, theatre, painting, and of course, literature and music; which has still yet to leave him. The idea of forming an idea and then bringing it to life through your own creativity to great hold of his imagination and has yet to leave since. His work represents possibility, an opportunity to be exposed to a more fulfilling and transcendental way of living. His task is setting the scene through his writings. As an artist his work is meant to provoke the mind of the listener/reader, to skillfully provide templates through narratives he creates. These Templates give the listener new ways at looking at the world around them; It reminds them of their true self, as well as how they lost touch with it. The greatest story never told.
Michael A. Walker, Better Known as arthouse 2041. Born in San Jose, California, ArtHouse 2041 has been living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana most of his life. With Heavy influences from high acclaimed art masters such as Matisse, van gogh, byzantine, and early christian art styles. looking at ArtHouse's catalog, known as "Pulp Art Nuevo!" these influencers are very prevalent in the majority of his works. With an extremely colorful and controversial style, it is seen heavily in pieces like, "Jesus and his .45," "MethHead Mary," and "Bitch Shut The Fuck Up." ArtHouse 2041 brings a very refreshing style and touches on subjects few would dare to.
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Born Emily Lovejoy, From New Orleans, Louisiana. Even as a child Emily has had a strong interest in the arts. looking at masters like leonardo da vinci and van gogh, in hopes to one day create on their level. Emily's art represents a need to be surrounded by beauty and a need to create. She wants to bring more "relevant" art to the eyes of the public in her city of new orleans, and move away from the ideal of the "Classic New Orleans style Art," with depictions of the French Quarter and Seafood. As an artist she wants to not only create, but bring together underground outlets in the city; like skaters, graffiti artist, and hip-hop scenes. Emily has already begun this, recently curating a group exhibition at "The Big Top" called "presence," which displayed a grand number of fine and street artist. Be sure to look out for more from Emily, now working on "Secret Walls" where she will be both coordinating and participating in the international pop up art show and graffiti battle.
Erick fields, a native of Baton Rouge Louisiana. From making comic books to trying to tattoo himself with india ink, art has been a passion and apart of his life since a young age. with a urban/folk art style, Erick's art represents the grotesque and beautiful. His unique style is a direct result of his baton rouge upbringing, caught between southern living and urban aspirations. Bringing a unique perspective to all of his subjects, Erick's art is a visual vinyl.
Megan Buccere, Originally from Tennessee, where she grew up taking art lessons. After moving to Louisiana in her high school years, her interest in the arts expanded, where she was influenced by her teacher, donna soniat, to become an art teacher herself. Having been teaching for thirteen years now, Megan is also a professional artist; Owning a pottery company and having artwork featured in private collections, local art galleries, national publications, and online publications. Having a very sporadic art style, Megan tends to jump around to different subjects matters and styles often. Her goal as an artist is simply to inspire, inspiring her students and other young artist to create and seek out their own passions. She does not want to change the world with art, she wants art to change her world