Twenty years of award-winning song writing and performing, combined with activism and education have earned recording artist and native Washingtonian Head-Roc the distinction of being known worldwide as the “Mayor of DC Hip Hop”. Head-Roc delivers exceptional lyrical ability, powerful breath taking stage shows fueling outspoken social commentary on the important issues affecting modern times.
His unparalleled ability to reach music fans across all genres has put Head-Roc’s reputation as an Indie Artist and success as a D.I.Y. entrepreneur on par with those of internationally known mainstream recording artists. Head-Roc has had four solo album releases during his career, appeared on numerous group and collaborative albums, with dozens of feature appearances on national and international compilations over the span of his career. Head-Roc is asked regularly to be a part of panel discussions at colleges and universities nationwide addressing important social issues facing our contemporary society.
Head-Roc has enjoyed performing and promoting his music domestically and abroad, and is consistently celebrated for delivering life changing performances for thousands of socially progressive, conscious, and independent music lovers. Along with his artistic work, Head-Roc’s arts based activism is well respected in global progressive and social justice communities; often invited to participate and appear at important rallies and gatherings alongside the most prominent iconic names in the movement.
Head-Roc is currently serving as the first ever Arts Ambassador for the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA), a DC-based nonprofit arts advocacy organization. As a cultural leader, he also serves the Washington, DC music community authoring Head-Roc’s Mouth, his opinion blog column published by the Washington City Paper. Head-Roc also writes a blog that is featured on Huffington Post DC.
2014 marked the 10th anniversary of Head-Roc’s first solo album, ‘The Return of Black Broadway.’ As he celebrates his long-tenured success Head-Roc is currently preparing to release his 5th solo album “Black Leon”, continuing work with his critically acclaimed award-winning funk/rock/soul band GODISHEUS (gotta-see-us), wowing audiences the world over as guest MC with DC’s hottest bands, and curating his hit “Chocolate City Rocks” entertainment programing at world class fine arts institutions like the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.