As a rapper, trombonist, and producer, Kadesh has been wowing both suspecting and unsuspecting listeners with his musical versatility since his early teens. At age 11, 'Desh, as many of his listeners call him, began rapping and playing trombone within two weeks of one another. Now, the Kansas City based emcee actively blends his jazz and hip hop backgrounds into a plethora of tunes that are as catchy as they are lyrically dexterous. Kadesh's wide reaching content hops from socioeconomic musings to life bars that are laced with anime and video game references, some of which have led to placement opportunities with Toonami Asia and various documentaries and web series. He has also shared the stage with artists such as B.o.B., Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Phora, Caroline Shines, the Revivalists and numerous other performing acts. As a member of the NPC (Nerdy People of Color Collective), Kadesh is working with Founding Member Mega Ran and fellow NPCCers to both collaborate on fun, relevant content and foster a community for underrepresented nerd enthusiasts.
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