Jeff Baraka (O Type Star)

Jeff Baraka (O Type Star)

BandHip HopSpoken Word

Smart, lyrically dense, thought-provoking, "true-school" hip-hop. My live show is a lot more playful than my recordings suggest... we have fun and so does our audience. Still building this EPK... be sure to visit


Jeff Baraka (O Type Star) is a self-contained, true-school hip-hop artist from Chicago.

He’s a thoughtful writer (mc/poet), soulful producer and electric performer. He’s an articulate, street-smart, charismatic personality (effective in related areas of entertainment, marketing and media).

He makes intelligent, alternative, authentic street music that's palatable to radio and retail… aesthetically kindred to artists like Common, Mos Def, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco and others… Jeff is the perfect opener for these and similar national acts.


Urban Myth - [cd]
Driving Songs Vol. 1 - [cd]

A Different Type Of Cancer
+ Rate Of Exchange
[12-inch vinyl single]

Set List

30-60 minutes of original true-school hip-hop including some spoken-word and freestyling.

A li'l dancin', a li'l (off-key) singin', and a lotta humor and audience interaction.