• Andrew Barber

    Fake Shore Drive's Honcho Weighs In

    “Despite any big name backers or sponsors, this

    team was able to pull off this feat, which highlighted

    local talent instead of booking bigger name out-oftown

    stars. And that was the magic. It very much

    reminded me of what I saw in Chicago in 2007 —

    in the Wicker Park scene specifically. A diverse

    group of people of all races, ages and sexes

    coming together in a peaceful manner to

    take in the burgeoning local stars before the

    rest of the world caught wind.

    But even if some of the acts weren’t known outside

    of the 317 area code, they still packed venues and

    had fans going crazy and rapping along to every

    single world. I was more than impressed, and as an

    outsider looking in was a bit perplexed as to how

    this could be happening without having a major blip

    on the industry radar.”

    - Andrew Barber (Apple Music/ FakeShoreDrive)

    Chreece impressions

    Indianapolis Star

    “A golden age of Indianapolis hip-hop has arrived. Decades of little

    or no national stature for local rappers recede in importance when

    the Chreece festival lights up Fountain Square. The second edition of

    Chreece showcased a wave of dynamic Hoosier MCs, when packed

    venues throbbed to frenetic sounds.”

    - Dave Lindquist, Indy Star


    Check out the interview with Chreece Founder, Oreo Jones on WFYI Right Here

    Artist Testimonials Courtesy NUVO

    Just a Sample of the NUVO Article "Why Chreece is  Important to the Local Music Scene"

    “To me, Chreece is important because it is helping to build a positive light around the local hip hop artists of the city. It brings everyone together, everyone can have a great time, and so many people are getting the opportunity to show everybody what they can do. It’s amazing! I love that Chreece is as big as it is, and I can’t wait to see it get bigger and bigger every year!”

    - Drayco McCoy


    “Chreece is important because one common critique with our, as well as most, hip-hop communities is how segmented the scenes can appear to be. This festival is directly and purposefully designed to be inclusive, both for the wide array of artists, styles, and sounds, in addition to both creatives and fans alike. Chreece is like one huge picnic table that everyone is invited to come participate in on some level. It's also all about love, respect, creativity, and proving to the rest of the community that the beauty in the music is firmly rooted in those principles.”

    - DJ Metrognome


    “Chreece is important because this is our version of SXSW and AC3 or Coachella... it will eventually shed light to the city and world that we have dope music coming from our city and midwest... It’s our Expo or Indy 500 for hip-hop, dance, DJs, producing and art.”

    - Rob Skee