Artist of the Week

Artist of the week – Judge Dread

Artist of the week – Judge Dread


June 14th, 2016


Encapsulated by Hip Hop since adolescence, Judge Dread effectually grips listeners with distinct wordplay and memorable punch lines throughout his music. Born Vincent Cheves of Pahokee Florida, Dread’s aspiration and pursuit of his dream has allowed him to create notable songs consistently over time.

Securing a full scholarship to NC State, Dread embarked on his journey as a linebacker. After reoccurring injuries he transferred to a junior college in Dodge City, Kansas. Continually on the go, Dread quickly developed a capacity for forming verses in his mind, remembering and regurgitating them to his friends on campus, who encouraged him to record his verses with music. Shortly afterward, he relocated to Wichita, KS to discover his destiny.

Dread released his 1st completed project in 2012. Overall, he’s released 7 projects including 3 originally produced albums. Joining Mastered Minds Music in 2014, Dread has released the last three of his seven projects with them. Dread has performed live for venues in numerous cities in Kansas to include Wichita, Derby, Salina, Junction City, and McPherson. He’s also performed within cities in Oklahoma, including OKC as well as several places in Houston Texas. He has been featured on Phenom Radio gaining airtime and recognition throughout the *1000 Network.

Currently residing in Houston TX, Dread has worked consistently at building his status while continuing to perform at venues to include Warehouse Live. He has been featured in publications, interviewed live on air and included on compilation mixtapes hosted by major Nerve and Coast 2 Coast Dj’s. His music continues to ring out in clubs across the city. His Single “Call Her” has gained traction as well as other songs he’s performed.

Dread is releasing his 8th project, “Million Dollar Music” early summer 2016. “This project I’m most confident about in terms of how I put it together. I spent time on this one and I think my listeners will appreciate that. It’s all real, all me, and I’m not apologetic about it. And, I’m not being cocky, I’m just saying…this is #JudgeNoLove ”.
Dread’s non-stop, hard-working demeanor is evident in his songs bar after bar, line after line, song after song, and project after project. His wordplay and delivery engulfs listeners as they get a chance to feel his reality through his music.

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