Homegrown Showcase: Battle of the Champions

Chris Kush

John Gilbride

A Philadelphia based Folk/Rock musician and singer/songwriter, John brings his solo acoustic, duo, trio and full band acts to bars, clubs, private events, beaches, and beyond around the country. With a fusion of Rock, Folk and Pop, John Gilbride and Friends bring the party with them wherever they go.

Supreem Da Rezarekta'

Jemal Carter (a/k/a Supreem Da Rezarekta') is a notorious hard worker at his craft. Which is why he is one of Philadelphia’s premier and most respected Urban/Hip Hop Artist! He brings energy to a stage unlike no other as a solo artist, hype man or front-man for his own band (Supreem and The New Experience). Supreem with the guidance of Philly Producer and Activist Docta Shock of Darkworld Entertainment, recorded and released his debut solo album "Breathe" in 2000 which included the popular single "Where I'm From" a/k/a The Philly Song. He’s been featured in a few movies including "Crime Partners" (featuring Ja Rule, Ice T. and Snoop Dogg). He has opened for such acts as: The Roots, Fat Joe, KRS-1, Luke, Dougie Fresh, EVE, Beanie Sigel and the late Notorious B.I.G..

Because of his positive attitude and spirituality, Supreem is always giving back to the community. He was one of the featured performers on a 30-date high school tour for the "Making a Difference against Guns and Violence" program with Malik Aziz and The Mayor's Office of Philadelphia. Supreem was asked to join The Urban X-Pressions team in 2002, Billboard Magazine's #1 independent video show for 3 years in a row. He was known as the "Word On The Street" consistently providing exciting interviews and coverage of Hip Hop’s entertainment scene for over 8 years. After fronting a couple of bands (Simple & Supreem and Da Rezarekt), Supreem is currently the front-man of his own band, Supreem and The New Experience. In 2014 the band released one the hottest line dance Singles on the SNE Records Label entitled, “Queen Of The Wobble” produced by Philly’s own David Ivory and Chuck Treece.

Supreem has been dubbed the “Urban Entertainer” because of his ability to attract and entertain fans regardless of age and race. He covers many genres of music, from Hip Hop, Funk, Rock and R&B.


Singer/ songwriter/ ukulele player based outside of Philadelphia. Making people sad since 1992.



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