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MEET OUR EDUCATORS
CO-FOUNDER, EMCEE, DESIGNER
Designer, Emcee, & Artist-Educator, Klevah Knox, is also the founder of the jewelry line best known as FreshAssMonk.
Her pre-existing studies in HipHop, metaphysics, and creativity are intrinsic to her art and the energy that she extends through this brand into the world.
Alongside her craftsmanship, Klevah is deeply integrated in the Chicago HipHop community, under the collective TheGr8Thinkaz and rap duo Mother Nature.
CO-FOUNDER, EMCEE, WRITER
Chicago-born, TRUTH is a songwriter, emcee and educator. Through her work she strives to create spaces of intention and freedom for her listeners and students alike. HipHop is a vehicle for healing and self-empowerment & TRUTH is making sure her performance, lyricism and community work plays a major role in creating a greater tomorrow.
EMCEE, DESIGNER, ACTIVIST
Heavy Crownz is an educator, HipHop artist and community servant. Hailing from the Englewood neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, he has one purpose for his music; to plant seeds of positive thought in the minds of his listeners.
With a raspy voice, shifty effortless flow, and unique sense of style, Heavy’s sound is agricultural; forever promoting growth and the beauty in it. Heavy has embarked on two independent national tours, and sold out The Promontory in promotion of his “Agrikwan” Series.
Heavy recently became the Youth Program Coordinator at Imagine Englewood If… to join the nonprofit on their mission to strengthen and empower the Greater Englewood community.
EMCEE & PAINTER
JEFF K%NZ is a Chicago-based emcee and visual artist. He is known for his vibrant, loud, and in your face energy, music and art. JEFF has independently toured internationally through opportunities in music performance and painting murals.
JEFF is the founder of ‘Think & Paint,' an event that engages local community in conscious conversation and art creation by providing an intimate safe space to exchange perspectives verbally and visually.
The recent release "2 Player Mode" was referenced by These Days Magazine for its "rapid, Jekyll-and-Hyde-style flow switches and thoughtful bars."
EMCEE, GRAPHIC DESIGNER, NUTRITIONIST
EMCEE & ACTOR
DJ & EVENT CURATOR
DJ Cymba is the official DJ for HipHop duo Mother Nature and their collective TheGr8Thinkaz. DJ Cymba has toured independently and internationally with Mother Nature, Elton Aura, and LALA LALA; while simultaneously growing as a mentor to teach youth how to DJ and what it means to pursue a career as a full-time DJ.
With over 6+ years of experience, DJ Cymba has performed at Wilson, Virgin Hotels, SoHo House + more bringing his blends of past and present HipHop, RnB, House, Gospel, and Trap.
DJ Cymba's sound sets the tone for every show and event he is a part of, including his very own "Cymba Sessionz" event series celebrating Black culture.
FASHION DESIGNER & BUSINESSMAN
FRSH is a fashion designer and stylist consultant who is determined to be the best in the industry.
HOUSE OF KAL-EL
J A Y M O S E S
EMCEE & FASHION DESIGNER
ENTREPRENUER, DJ, & MANAGER
Day is the co-founder of 3V Agency, a Chicago-based creative agency, specializing in artist management, brand consulting, and event production.
As a visionary and an enthusiast of black music and HipHop culture, ay is constantly creating ways to integrate her passion for entrepreneurship, live entertainment, and education.
She devotes this passion through her agency, curating events, working with large festivals, developing The Miseducation of HipHop with the HipHop duo Mother Nature, and managing a collective of artists known as TheGr8Thinkaz.
Day is a true entrepreneur at heart. Aside from her business endeavors, she actively expresses her appreciation for music through DJing. Her sound is very euphoric, focusing on soulful edits and genre blending, sonically lightening up any room.
In her short time span of being a sound selector, she has had the opportunity to DJ at major Chicago venues such as The Silver Room, Emporium Chicago, SubT, Bottom Lounge, and many more.
Day has used her record selection and her skillset emceeing to open up for artists such as Mick Jenkins, Mother Nature, Cousin Stizz, Freddie Old Soul, Mo Mami, and many more.
DJing allows Day to communicate her love for music and share it with others globally. While on tour with Mother Nature, Day was able to spin in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Houston, and Los Angeles.
Her ultimate vision is to be able to connect people through music and education.
ENTREPRENUER & ARTIST MANAGER
Cat Sanchez is the co-founder of 3V Agency.
Her career began with an early passion for live events, a vision to increase accessibility to entertainment experiences, and a desire to influence holistic lifestyles of self-empowerment and service to others.
Cat attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, graduating with a BA in Advertising with minors in Public Relations and Sociology. While at school, she jumped into her career in the music industry by working at music venues, festivals and promotor companies first throughout Chicago and eventually throughout the country. She chose to prioritize service, education and mentorship throughout the early years of her career — wanting to learn every aspect of live events and multiple perspectives of how the music industry functions.
Simultaneously, Cat came in contact with TheGr8Thinkaz and felt an intuitive desire to share her business skill set with the group. Cat’s primary role became being a manager of collective members Mother Nature, with whom she has been instrumental in the development of their branding, expansive team, and global presence through self-funded touring and marketing.
Cat specializes in areas such as Event Production, Project Management, Partnerships, Sponsorships, Creative Direction, and Marketing. She has independently worked on projects with multiple companies and brands — including Lollapalooza, Coachella, AFROPUNK, Target, Google, adidas and more.
Cat’s ultimate mission is to develop healthy, whole and sustainable communities through culture and education.
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