Since the release of his first project in 2008, Add-2 has been captivating listeners and tastemakers’ ears and imagination with his unique blend of Hip Hop, Soul and Jazz. From his wordplay to his no-holds-barred social commentary, Add-2 has emerged as a respected voice in Hip Hop. Chicago born and bred, Add-2 used his gifts to escape the harsh realities of his neighborhood. He has been featured on MTV, Sirius Radio, given a TEDx Talk, performed on stage with Grammy Award winners The Roots and Robert Glasper and is currently a member of the Recording Academy.
In 2016, he opened a music mentoring studio for the youth called Haven Studio, a pillar of the community that has been featured on The Steve Harvey Show, Tribeca Film Festival, Fox News and Windy City Live.
Add-2 is the founder of a music mentoring program called Haven Studios, located in his hometown of Chicago, IL. Haven studios is a partnership with the Guitars over Guns organization and the Mt.Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church. Haven is a safe space for youth who wish to express themselves through music. Add-2 also mentors with Common’s Commonground foundation, Guitars Over Guns, Young Chicago Authors, and Empower Youth.
Add-2 has worked with a myriad of artists such as Phonte, BJ the Chicago Kid, Talib Kweli, Jamila Woods, Raheem Davaughn and has performed on MTV, The Steve Harvey Show, ABC, NBC, and has appeared in XXL magazine, JET,EBONY and so many more!