EyeQ and Kadesh Flow of the NPC Collective
EyeQ, Kadesh Flow, Cheap Dinosaurs
531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
EyeQ is an Orlando, FL based emcee, entrepreneur, event coordinator, content curator, and inspirational force of nature who consistently enraptures audiences around the US and internationally with his passionate live performances and powerful lyrics. Entering the hip hop world as a videographer, EyeQ has worked behind the camera for your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper, becoming an easy mainstay at festivals like A3C and SXSW in the process. As a performer, he has shared the stage with internationally renowned, legendary performers such as Murs, I Fight Dragons, Smoke DZA, Mega Ran, Kristopher Mattigan, and many others. He is also the 2018 recipient and 2-time nominee of Orlando Weekly's "Best Hip Hop Act of Orlando” award.
More importantly, EyeQ has developed his own national reputation as an esteemed rapper, dominating main stages and after parties for some of the most important pop culture conventions in the United States. These include the likes of Otakon, Anime Expo, PAX, San Diego Comicon, MAGfest, and many others. His 2015 release, Walls of Maria, an Attack on Titan inspired solo album, was heavily praised by entities such as FUNimation and the official Attack on Titan brand. Additionally, EyeQ’s work as a cofounder of groups like RPG Unit and Tiny Waves has been featured on mammoth media outlets such as Kotaku and has garnered hundreds of thousands of streams across music streaming platforms. EyeQ’s music has also been featured as thematic material for organizations like New Japan Wrestling and CEO Gaming.
EyeQ curates the official soundtrack for CEO Gaming one of the more prolific fighting game conventions in the US, and actively works to coordinate events for numerous conventions and organizations around the US. He is a co-founding member of the Nerdy People of Color Collective, where he works with indie rap, gaming hip hop pioneer Mega Ran and WWE superstar Xavier Woods, as well as numerous other talented influencers, to advocate for marginalized groups in nerd and geek spaces.
Kadesh Flow is a Billboard charting rapper, trombonist, and producer who has been wowing both suspecting and unsuspecting listeners with his musical versatility since his early teens. At age 11, 'Desh, as many of his listeners call him, began rapping and playing trombone within two weeks of one another. Now, Desh actively blends his jazz and hip hop backgrounds into riveting musical performances that boast personal, dexterous lyricism and bold, virtuosic trombone playing.
Kadesh's wide reaching content hops from socioeconomic musings to life bars that are laced with anime and video game references, some of which have led to placement opportunities with Toonami Asia and various documentaries and web series. He also boasts performances supporting artists such as Janelle Monae, Dave East, The Revivalists, Tech N9ne, Phora, Naughty by Nature, Caroline Shines, mc chris, I Fight Dragons, and numerous other prolific acts.
Kadesh is a member of the NPC (Nerdy People of Color) Collective, through which he is working with Founding Member Mega Ran and fellow NPCs such as Sammus and Richie Branson to both collaborate on fun, relevant content and foster a community for underrepresented nerd enthusiasts. Currently he is lighting up stages around the country, gracing such events as Official SXSW Showcases, MAGFest, PAX Prime, FanExpo: Dallas, Anime Expo & Otakon, as well as various music venues throughout the country.
Cheap Dinosaurs is a Psychedelic Prog Rock Band. Based out of Philadelphia and led by ex-Chromelodeon leader Dino Lionetti, Cheap Dinosaurs' audio-visual experience combines pop melodies with jagged rusty rhythms, circuit bent sounds and dirty synthesizer leads. "Hot Plate" won True Chip Till Death's best chip track of the year in 2010, and NPR's Peter Crimmins recently noted that "Cheap Dinosaurs is made up of giants in the local chip music scene." An accurate deduction with an all star lineup consisting of Animal Style, Chipocrite, and Kevin from Close to Good.