Producer & Engineer
Jacob Hoffman is a producer out of Batavia, IL. He quickly learned how to make simple beats and began to make music with his friends and local artists. He is able to make almost any type of beat, any genre. He also creates mixes and EDM songs for parties. DJ'ing at parties is one of his main hobbies. J Crazy admires almost every rapper in the game and someday hopes to make a song with one of them.
Producer & Engineer
Jackson Parks grew up in Lisle, Illinois which is a small suburb outside of Chicago. He got into music production through various school programs to further his understanding of music theory. Through this, Jackson was able to harness the creativity and knowledge he procured into his own type of sound. His biggest influences right now are Peekaboo, G Jones, and anything else on the experimental side of trap music. Jackson hopes to bring something familiar yet unique to the EDM scene, and hopes his music speaks to tase regards if not more.
Jay Nebo, Real name Justin Edwards started making music because he wanted to spread a positive message. "I think for our generation it is easier to be sad than happy, so I’ve been trying to enlighten and motivate others to follow what they love by setting an example. Jaden Smith really inspires me because his vision and style is so different and powerful from any other rapper I’ve heard." - Edwards.
Real name Odessa Harris, Odessa started making music to impress people at school and at parties, but he quickly gained a genuine passion for music and decided to pursue music as a career. Wiz Khalifa was his first inspiration. Watching him gave Odessa a preview of what a successful artist looks like. If you listen to Odessa, he claims you'll be able to hear and feel what he's going through in his everyday life.
Producer, Engineer, Rapper
“Leane” (Brendan Leane) from Des Plaines, IL, is an amazing producer & rapper. He started making music because He’s always seen himself as an entertainer. Music has helped him through a lot and he wants to help others through his music and inspire people. Genre-wise, his style is very unique. He likes to sing and mix up his sound to make it sound different. He attempts to mix rock, rap and R&B together. His only goals are to build up a following and get as many people as possible to hear his music.
Darīus Williams is from the city of Chicago. His stage name is “MacNTosh” and he currently lives in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. He’s a “conscious rap artist with the goal of wanting to make the world a better place by shedding light on the darkness of our hearts, humanity, and society.” In his music, he likes to talk about: race, religion, love, hate, good, evil and morality on a different level than other rap artists his age. His influences come from TUPAC, Logic, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Andre 3000, Chance The Rapper, J.I.D, Nipsey Hussle, Ausar, YBN Cordae, One H1T, Lupe Fiasco, Drake, and Lil Wayne. MacNTosh started rapping after listening to Under Pressure, Logic’s debut album. He told us how that album effected him. He told us: “The amazing story-telling from that album remembered me of some of the same struggles that I dealt with growing up in Chicago. As well as, the positivity that he shared in not just that album but in every song he created before then and even too this day.”