Hamilton Youth Poets is pleased to announce that Hamilton’s own Lee Reed will be a judge for the Emcee Olympics at this year’s Louder Than A Bomb Canada: Youth Poetry Festival.
From Lee’s website:
Lee Reed is a Hamilton O.G. and a veteran of the Kanadian Indie music scene. For 19 years he’s been stomping stages and studios, spewing his unique brand of fiery, anti-capitalist rant-hop. From mouthpiece for the legendary Warsawpack, through to his solo work.
Reed has left a dark krylon tag across the landscape of the nation’s Indie HipHop scene, and a jumbo fuel tanker on the fire of revolutionary music worldwide. He’s toured the nation, and warmed the stage for some serious industry heavyweights, including Bad Religion, Mos Def, Feist, Alexisonfire, Protest the Hero, Death From Above, Saul Williams, Fishbone,Roots Manuva, K-OS, The Sadies…and a long list of other big name artists still wondering what became of their backstage veggie platter and beer stash.
He’s rocked pubs and nightclubs; house shows and rec centres; parades and blockades; reservations, demonstrations and occupations; and some of the nation’s finest festivals…Hillside, Pop Montreal, Halifax Pop, Supercrawl, Harvest Picnic, Under the Volcano, Kazoo!, Scene, CMW, NXNE, etc.
He’s had features and interviews with CBC Radio 1, 2 & 3; Much Music; Exclaim!; Now; The Georgia Straight; The View and most of the city weeklies from Halifax to Victoria. He’s put out 5 albums, including 3 solo releases, that have all hit #1 on local campus radio charts. And he’s amassed a sizeable pile of trophies, plaques, certificates, hugs and handpounds…and a well-beaten trail of free couch parking from Mi’kma’ki to Coast Salish.
In 2015, Reed is promoting his newest LP The Butcher, The Banker, The Bitumen Tanker. Expect more of the same…only bigger, louder and with more angry gesticulating. Hide your bankers. Hide your cops.