Episode #2: Living Artist (feat. Christylez Bacon)

Paige Daps up Stylez

Paige daps up Christylez before their journey.

Christylez Bacon (pronounced: chris-styles) is a GRAMMY Nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist and multi-instrumentalist from Southeast, Washington, DC. As a performer, Christylez multi-tasks between various instruments such as the West African djembe drum, acoustic guitar, and the human beat-box (oral percussion), all while continuing the oral tradition of storytelling through his lyrics.

With a mission towards cultural acceptance and unification through music, Christylez is constantly pushing the envelope – from performances at the National Cathedral, to becoming the first Hip-Hop artist to be featured at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, composing and orchestrating an entire concert for a 12-piece orchestra commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institute, or recording a Folk/Hip-Hop children’s album.


Additional Participants: Raquel Brown, Afi Soul (http://afisoul.ning.com/), Quanice Floyd, Niama & Spencer, Asha Shannon and Loren Knight.



  1. Doug Pipkin says:

    I saw this dude perform live. INCREDIBLE ENERGY and MASTERY!!! Love this episode.

  2. Sandra Parker says:

    That Christylez is one classy dude. I really wanted to hear him rhyme. You have to do something where we can hear him rhyme.

  3. Z. Barber says:

    What a brilliant artist Christylez is. Innovative and unique. He’s from the the South Side too.

  4. Winnie K. says:

    Excellent episode exposing the multitalented artist MR. Christylez Bacon. Perfect Proof that Black Men are complex multifaceted humans that span far greater than the narrow stereotypes the media presents every day.

  5. Qaadir says:

    Why aren’t we hearing his material on the radio? Why don’t we see him on American Idol? THIS IS TALENT!

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