As an emcee and poet, PHENOM has dedicated his life to empowering the People through his music. In 1995, Michelle Obama chose him for the Public Allies program where he had the opportunity to work with and teach youth about violence prevention strategies. PHENOM started L.Y.R.I.C, (Let Your Rhymes Inspire Creativity) with co-founder and fellow poet K-Love in 2009. Today, the L.Y.R.I.C program serves Chicago-based high school students and offers them opportunity to write and perform poetry as a non-violent means to stopping the violence in their neighborhoods.

PHENOM has rocked stages throughout America with accomplished artists such as Roy Ayers, Mos Def, The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Dwele, Fertile Ground, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Talib Kweli. He is a 3-time Chicago Music Award Nominee and has been labeled by VIBE.com as “the next artist to make a major impact on the industry.”