We come from different backgrounds and cultures, but share a belief in equality, freedom, justice, knowledge, and a love for hip-hop.
Quincy Davis: is a passionate and dedicated hip-hop emcee / producer, filmmaker and educator who has travelled the world, spreading his message of inspiration and empowerment. He works with high-school students throughout the Portland area as a guest speaker and workshop leader. Quincy’s life story is one of redemption, after a struggle from rock-bottom to make his way out of a self-destructive lifestyle. Quincy committed to sobriety and found the teachings of indigenous wisdom-keepers and earth-based ceremonies that profoundly influenced him and transformed his life.
Filipino-American hip hop recording artist residing in Portland, OR. Known for his quick lyrical delivery and spiritually inspiring lyrics. He is also CEO of his own company and youth mentor who is dedicated to inspiring others with his music. After being released from a two-year sentence at the age of 21, he came out as a different person, influenced by spiritual values that carry him to this day. He has done what he said he would do once he got out of prison and continues to inspire others with his music knowing that his purpose in this life is to help people find their own purpose in life.
Jesse the Imaginer (I'M Awakening Genius IN Every Rap) was born in a cabin in Zig Zag, Oregon, a stones throw from the Sandy river. Growing up in the boondocks he was lured to the rhythmic ways of Hip Hop since childhood. Being shy and reserved, Jesse dabbled in rap writing as an adolescent but it wouldn't be until his early 20s that freestyling would be an avenue of personal transformation. Freestyling taught him a vital life lesson; mistakes are a necessary part of growth. He is invigorated to help others find liberation through verbal expressions of cyphering, poetry and writing bars. Currently Jesse is finishing up his Masters of Teaching program at Concordia University and seeks to integrate Hip Hop pedagogy in his professional endeavors as he continues to flow like river he was born next to.
Freddy Flowpez is a socially-conscious bilingual hip-hop artist of Chicano/Mexican descent. All of his songs contain a message of self or social empowerment. His lyrical craft and passion for social change have developed through 8 years of self-awareness, 12 years of practice and 26 years of life experience. He is determined to use his music to create healing and positive social change.