EyeQ is the headliner for the GCX 2020 Nerdcore Hip Hop Showcase! We’re excited to have this anime watching, people-loving, and big-hearted man grace the stage with his commanding presence and insane rap style. Check out his bio below!
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 3-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 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 such as the Library of Congress. 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.
His 2nd Anita Baker inspired EP “Love” will drop January 26th! If you don’t know about his love and respect for the Queen of Soul, EyeQ performed his rendition of “Sweet Love” and was joined by fellow NPC Collective members Creative Mind Frame and MC Ohm-I with help from Robbie Benson of the Super Soul Bros. Check out the video below!