Cross Culture is a musical experience you have yet to experience. Literally. When people think of a band with two emcess, they rarely think of a married couple. Rarely do they see the rest of the members in the roles they serve in the band. Formed by emcee, Saidu Ezike in October 2014; the goal of Cross Culture is to break barriers through the fusion of musical genres. In addition, the goal is for people to Break Barriers in their own lives as we believe the Cross Culture experience is greater than music. Though it may be difficult to see from the surface, members of the band have performed/collaborated with the likes of Run DMC, Beyonce, Black Sheep to name a few. Gearing up for the release of their debut album, Majesty in 2017, sky's the limit for this motivated group of individuals.
A product of the home of the legendary Wu Tang Clan, Staten Island, by way of one of the country's top institutions, Cornell University, Saidu expresses his passions for education and music in his rhymes. Saidu Ezike's (pronounced Say-doo E Zeek) is an emcee many compare to Jay-Z. Saidu’s objective is to unleash his brand of music on the entire industry, at all costs. "My greatest goal is to bring back the realism in music. Not everyone shares a common paradigm and I want to represent for the truly unique."
A product of the legendary Chicago hip-hop scene, Nemiss ChiYork is a rare breed. A female emcee with a powerful voice and a message, Nemiss continuously breaks barriers. Doubling as a singer, Nemiss is the ultimate package.
This Berklee grad has contributed to projects ranging from the hip-hop of Run-DMC to the pop-folk of Ada Pasternak. This musical diversity is responsible for some of the great music composed by Cross Culture. With an incredible amount of musical credits, Jude is a bass player and a musical director matched by few.
Jernej Bervar aka: JJ is a producer, music director, studio musician, composer from New York, USA by way of Slovenia. Also a Berklee School of Music Graduate, this man knows his stuff. Not to mention he competes with Jude in the swag department.
Evan is a beast on the drums. Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA and a product of WMU and Miami schools of music, this man also knows his stuff. Swagga.
Reggie Williams has also got a ton of swagga. He hails from Fort Washington, Maryland and an music alumnus of the Ellington School of Arts and Maryland Eastern Shore. He also is a dual threat. Dominating on the Sax, he also adds groove to the music via the congas. Swagga.
Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, New York based Jazz Pianist and Composer. jihee began playing classical piano at age 4. Influenced by greats such as Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Keith Jarrett, Jihee switched to jazz piano at age 16. Hailing a masters degree from Manhattan school of music, jihee is insane. She brings the academics to the funk. Swagga.