Outstandingly talented, spiritually gifted, and God favored – DJ Kaos is nothing short of amazing. From the moment his hands touch the control vinyl on the turntable to the second he drops the last song in queue; be prepared to experience a personal and melodic awakening. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Dwight Chatman Jr., bka DJ Kaos, began his career at the early age of ten. Crediting KY legend, DJ “Joe Soul” Crutcher, for teaching him the business of deejaying and blessing him with his first unlimited use of the Technics 1200’s turntables; it was history in the making from there. DJ Kaos has been Slick Rick’s Music Director and touring DJ for the past decade.
The Endeavour Agency is an independent Music and Lifestyle company which specializes in Marketing and Management. The Endeavor Agency was founded by talent manager and music executive Mandy Aragones and former Def Jam Records marketing executive Jazz Young.
MCL Media is a cutting edge, creative boutique agency that specializes in Public Relations, Marketing and Event Management. MCL Media was founded by talent manager and public relations specialist Maricarmen Lopez, who currently serves as Slick Rick’s Director of Branding & Strategic Partnerships.
Wreckx-N-Effect are the undeniable leaders of the New Jack Swing. As protégés of Teddy Riley, the duo is responsible for chart topping records like “Rump Shaker”, “Wreckx Shop” and the international hit “New Jack Swing”. The duo has graced international stages with icons as Mary J Blige, R. Kelly, Guy and Michael Jackson, just to name a few. Currently in the studio working on a new album, the duo are scheduled to release new music in Summer 2015.
Wendy Day founded the not-for-profit Rap Coalition in March of 1992, out of disgust for the way urban artists are unfairly exploited in the music industry. Wanting to shift the balance of power to favor the artists, Wendy dumped her life savings (selling her condo, her stocks and bonds, and her BMW) into starting the advocacy organization to support, educate, protect, and unify hip hop artists and producers—in other words, to keep artists from getting jerked. She began listening to rap music as a fan in the early 1980s, and turned her passion for rap music into a career in the music business.
Quick, clear and lyrical, South Side Chicago foster-care survivor Intelligenz has a name that makes her accountable for her lyrics and posture. The disciplined military veteran (also a skilled nunchucks expert) began writing rhymes in secret places at age 10. She finally revealed her talent and skillz to unsuspecting friends and family when she turned 16. After performing festivals and open-mic competitions along the Vegas strip, Intelligenz entered MC Lyte’s cypher-style Next Top Female MC contest in 2012 – and won, securing a two year management deal with MC Lyte which led to a mentorship with, arguably, the greatest female emcee of all time. Tours with Slick Rick and opening for hip hop heavyweights Rakim, Raekwon, Meth and Redman, Lord Finesse & Rah Digga), mix tapes (Coast To Coast 226 hosted by Chrisette Michele) and singles (“I’m a Movement,” “Welcome To The Grind” and “Round of Applause” released on HiPNOTT Records) followed. What’s next? Intelligenz is hoping to take her place in the pantheon of great “femcees” who paved the way for her. “I’m ready to live my dream and represent authentic hip-hop,” she said.