Who We Are

Executive Board

Karen Reece, President
Karen was born and raised in Madison. She does science by day and follows the music by night. As a classically-trained cellist and occasional singer, Karen has a great ear for music and a particular love for local rock and Hip-Hop. She loves to support local musicians who are grinding for the art. Attempts at moving away have been futile, but with raw talent like this all around, who cares? In Karen's words, "Don’t sleep on the 608."
Facebook: Karen Reece Twitter: @inKREECE
Mark 'ShaH' Evans, Vice-President
ShaH eats, sleeps and breathes Hip-Hop, and has been booking local and national acts for years. He is the owner of music blog, Get Your Buzz Up.com and ME Management and Consulting. ShaH also speaks about positive life choices with youth and young adults in Madison and surrounding areas.
Facebook: ShaH Evans Twitter: @608ShaH

Pacal 'DJ Pain 1' Bayley, Treasurer
DJ Pain 1 is a platinum-certified professional Hip-Hop producer, DJ, and certified secondary educator, who has produced records for artists such as Ludacris, Public Enemy, The Game, and Jadakiss. DJ Pain 1 recently completed the Teaching Artist Training program through Overture Center for the Arts in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Facebook: DJ Pain 1 Twitter: @djpain1 Website: http://djpain1.info

Zandie Shields, Secretary
Facebook: Zent Events Twitter: @ZandieShields 

Rebecca 'Bosslady' Barber
Bosslady is a passionate supporter of Madison Hip-Hop. She is currently a Marketing/Promotion representative for AFGM (A Few Good Men) and Hosts the UNIVERSAL SOUL EXPLOSION show on 89.9 WORT, every Saturday night, midnight to 3am.
Bosslady has a degree in Marketing and Business Administration/Human Resources and is a proud parent of one daughter and one son. Inspired by Doug E. Fresh's words, "Hip-Hop is supposed to uplift and educate people on a larger level, and to make a change," Bosslady gives this charge, "Support your community and your local arts."
Facebook: Rebecca BossLady Barber Twitter: @608bosslady