The Infamous "Gilead 7"





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Along with his work as a scholar, Jon is an accomplished musician with 9 hip-hop releases to his name under the moniker Gilead7. Three of these releases have found a home on Chicago indie label ReServed Records (The Darkroom, Death Penalty Shots, and the “Movers and Shakas”/”Love Song #137” 7inch), and have been distributed both nationally and internationally through Crosstalk Distribution, Ultra Vybe, and others. His newest project with instrumentalist I.B. Fokuz, entitled ADVENT: A Modern Bible, will be released on Chicago label The Secret Life of Sound in March of 2010.

He also produces his own genre of instrumentals in a very unique style. Drawing from the influences of Celtic, drum and bass, Christian rock, Gregorian chant, South American mantra, and other musical styles, Jon makes a hypnotic potion of instrumentals bound to take you to another world and back again in the time span of the track. Jon is available to provide theologically/philosophically- charged poetic rap verses and/or envelope pushing instrumentals to enhance your personal or collective projects. Whether you are a musician looking for a written piece similar to Jon’s writing style to complement your artistry, or an individual or company in need of soothing to brooding music to enhance your advertisements, websites, marketing campaigns, or personal lives, get Jon to do a unique and indelible job for you.

16-24 Bar rap verses: $200
Entire songs: $400
Instrumentals: starting at $150