J.Lately distinguishes himself as an emcee with his soulful style and laid back flow. A true appreciation for music along with the unique ability to put everyday life into a relatable perspective has allowed him to flourish in the local Bay Area scene and beyond. His music possesses the rare ability to make you contemplate and vibe out simultaneously, finding the perfect balance between the conscious and the stoner. Coming from the small town of Sebastopol, and having split time between Oakland and Southern California, his influences are eclectic and mesh together effortlessly to form his own individual style. A relentless drive has kept Lately on tour across the country with artists such as Zion I, Locksmith, and A-Plus of the Hieroglyphics. He has released multiple solo and collaborative projects, with his most recent solo release, The Good Panda EP, garnering the attention of many notable blogs and listeners alike.
Steelokey began writing poetry as a hobby in late 2010 after several deep discussions with his eighth grade teacher Mr. Mickelson & his best friend Josh S. Soon his life would change forever. At the age of 14, he started coming up with lyrics on his own, and not too long after he turned 15 his good friend Andr3 got inspired by what he was doing and joined him on the journey. Dropping several mixtapes with features from his crew under the alias “The Most Hi9H / N.E.W. A.G.E.” is where he learned almost everything he knows to this day. He’s been constantly trying to build a better platform for himself and fans with what he’s got to work with. If you followed $TEVEN L in recent years, you will notice that character has past away while a new one being Steelokey has emerged from the darkness into the light.
Eclectic Republic is a Portland based group that brings together old and new school hip-hop with a blend of rock, R&B, soul, reggae, techno, and pop. Their unique sound and artfully crafted lyrics set them apart from other hip-hop groups. The group is a collective of six artists, Michelle Marie, aHs, Proffess, GotBeatz, Simon Madewell, and Logan G. They formed in 2016 and added a new member, Michelle Marie, in 2017. Eclectic Republic has opened for big names such as Ghostface Killah, Royce Da 5’9, and RaeKwon. Stay stunned for their upcoming shows and new single scheduled to be released this summer.