Tyler Stark is a artist of all walks and mediums from emcee to graffiti artist, who has been passionate about HIP HOP culture since his introduction at age 6 to artist such as RUN D.M.C and Beastie Boys. this gave him a profound since of belonging to somthing much larger than just him self, this was a culture that supported his creativity and his need to express himself freely as a individual with a voice to the outside world and the hip hop community’s nationwide. fritz has been a national touring artist from 1998 – 2011 selling 10,000 copies of multible cd.s hand to hand state to state, build a genuine network of relationships that would later become the BringItBack network that has now turned into BringItBackTour , birthed on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour one of many years he was involved with the independent HIP HOP stage “CODE OF THE CUTS” and later on becoming SCULL CANDY MIX TENT. The tour was manifested from a conversation with Dante LaSalle and Braille two highly respected mentors of Fritz saying ” FRITZO” you “make it happen” all day” be the change you want to see” so then 2008 was the first year and developed into a annual tour and many collaborations as a side stage. Fritz is dedicated to making sure the right leadership is attained and all elements and every community is properly represented through the many works and collaborative efforts of HIP-HOP and the ART CULTURE.
Rahman Jamaal has been extensively involved with the hip hop community as an artist and teacher for over ten years. As a leading member in Hip Hop Congress, his commitment grows through a purpose connected to the greater movement of organizing citizens that are lifting the standards of social interaction, education, and justice. Bring It Back is an evolving manifestation of those common efforts working to solidify the collective dream of a rising generation under the flag of love, free expression, peace, and having fun.
Hoeks got into Hip-Hop as a graffiti writer in the early 90’s. Always a fan of music he picked up his first set of turntables at the age of 16, and has not put them down since. After countless hours of perfecting his craft he was ready to test his skills in front of a live crowd. After that, it was on. He began rocking shows every other weekend through out the Bay Area with his crews Thunder Hut and Organics. It was because of these shows where he networked with people and got numerous opportunities’ to rock in: Seattle, Los Angeles, Oregon and even toured in Europe. After more than 10 years in the game, he continues to hold it down. From hip-hop shows to mixtapes, spinning at clubs, hosting his own events, and being featured in various artist albums all over the bay area. With wanting to learn all aspects of music, Hoeks teamed up with Dyes Uno to form a production company named GroundSick. After feeling what hard work and love for music can accomplish, he knew he wanted to continue on the same path he started when he was 16.
Kanetic Source, is a Grammy award winner, who was formerly the emcee for the Latin/Hip Hop/Funk band Ozomatli. Performing all around the world with some of the biggest names in the Industry, his energy and live shows are unparalleled.
Dox Black – Creative Director
Parable – Florida BIB Rep
Parable: a gritty-toned word bender, whose content ranges from expressionist messages to aggressive battle raps. Not many emcees can stand in front of a contending rapper and viciously attack, and then engage a crowd by delivering powerful, love-struck rhymes. He encompasses 360 degrees of an emcee, with thought-provoking songs containing vivid displays of life, struggle, faith, love and hate, transmitted with high-energy emotion and brute truth. Yet, he never loses his party spirit and sense of boom-bap fun. The Colombian-born, Miami-native Parable has proven to be more than just a local artist. He’s connected nationwide at open mics and rap battles, becoming one of the most well respected emcees in the underground. He’s ranked in the semi-finals of the notorious Scribble Jam MC Battle and finalists at JumpOff TV’s World Rap Championship. The months that followed were spent reconnecting at home with producers and club managers. In early 2008, he organized, promoted, and performed at a series of events called Murk’d Miami, which became an integral part of Miami’s Hip-Hop scene, including locals as well as national performers such as Madlib, M.E.D, The Rub, and more. He returned to Scribble in 2008 to perform on the main stage, a feat only few can bolster. He opened the 2009 year with an eight-city tour in Canada and released his first self-titled EP in early spring. The EP received praise amongst fans, ezines, and bloggers alike, landing notable press blurbs in Hype Magazine, 2ManyMCs.com, and The New Times, to overseas outlets such as Hip-Hop Kings, Music On Play, and more. He continued in 2009 with spot dates throughout the Midwest, expanding his fanbase from Minneapolis to Chicago, Kansas City to Indianapolis, and plenty more in between, a venture that had him on the road for over six months.
In 2010, Parable has combined his talents with Miami’s best-kept secret: Llamabeats, a production team and musical trio. Together, collectively known as THINK TANK, they introduce a unique dynamic of genre-bending music. The group aims at merging brighter, appealing sounds with substantial, deep-rooted content and wordplay, topped with captivating choruses and melodies. Their debut mixtape, Mashed Potatoes, was released in the Fall, sponsored by DJBooth.net, Public Wizard, Inc., Rogue Status, and DTA. Singles from the project, including “Gun In My Hand” and “Bad Guys Finish First,” received praise from XXLMag.com, HipHopDX, KevinNottingham, ImFlashy, as well as placement on college radio charts. In early 2011, THINK TANK dominated performances throughout South Florida, culminating with a tour at SXSW, sharing shows with the likes of Binary Star, Emilio Rojas, Hollywood Holt, Stalley, and others. Parable continues his solo pursuits, already expanding his performance resume to more venues in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, New York, while he works closely with SoFlo Entertainment for future releases, and gearing up for performances on the 2011 Bring It Back Hip-Hop Stage of the Vans Warped Tour.
Julius Jous82 Hayes – Michigan BIB Rep
My name is Julius Jous82 Hayes and I am from Grand Rapids Michigan. I am a positive guy with the hunger to be succesful and sharing it with my crew. I am in the Hip Hop group ConvoTronics and I love what we do. I first fell in love with Hip Hop through break dancing, and being a spectator of emcees freestyling. As the years past and my knees not able to hold up with breaking anymore, I decided to pick up the mic and that is where things really began to pick up. > Hip Hop is a way of life, the way you walk, talk, interact with others, how u raise your kids etc… Every job I had, every relationship I had, every conversation, I have always been Hip Hop. Hip Hop is not something you can just ditch an try something else. Its deep inside and takes your life over. Hip Hop made sacrifice for me so I make sacrifice for Hip Hop. > A few things that I can bring to BringitBack is a great work ethic, integrity, and a positive attitude. I have a gift for knowing my role and I know how to play it. I am Julius Jous82 Hayes Peace and Love to you and yours.
Dante LaSalle – Creative Director
One Be Lo – BIB Michigan Artist Rep
Madd Illz – BIB Florida Artist Rep
Abstract Rude – 2010 BIB Artist