Lee Reed

Lee Reed

 Hamilton, Ontario, CAN
SoloHip Hop

Lee Reed is a respected veteran of the Canadian Indie HipHop scene. For over 20yrs he's been stomping stages & studios spewing his unique brand of fiery anti-capitalist rant-hop. A signal-booster for intersectional anti-oppressive politics and a soundtrack for folks struggling on the frontline for social & environmental justice. His last album “The Butcher The Banker The Bitumen Tanker” spent 14wks on the national campus Top10 charts, with 2wks at #1, ending 2015 as Canada's #6 HipHop album.

Biography

Lee Reed is a Hamilton OG and a respected veteran of the Canadian Indie music scene. For over 20 years he's been stomping stages and studios, spewing his unique brand of fiery, anti-capitalist rant-hop. From mouthpiece for the legendary punk-hop greats Warsawpack, through to his solo work.. Reed has left a dark krylon tag across the landscape of the nation's Indie HipHop scene, and a jumbo fuel tanker on the fire of revolutionary music worldwide.  He's toured extensively, and warmed the stage for some serious industry heavyweights, including.. Bad Religion, Mos Def, Feist, Alexisonfire, Protest the Hero, Death From Above, Saul Williams, Fishbone, Roots Manuva, K-OS, The Sadies.. and a long list of other big name artists still wondering what became of their backstage veggie platter & beer stash. He's rocked pubs & nightclubs; house shows & rec centres; parades & blockades; reservations, demonstrations & occupations; and some of the nation's finest festivals.. Hillside, Pop Montreal, Halifax Pop, Supercrawl, Harvest Picnic, Under the Volcano, Kazoo!, Scene, CMW, NXNE, etc. He's had features & interviews with CBC Radio 1, 2 & 3; Much Music; Exclaim!; Now; The Georgia Straight; The View and most of the City weeklies from Halifax to Victoria.  He's released 7 recordings, including 4 solo releases, that have all hit #1 on local campus radio charts. And he's amassed a sizeable pile of trophies, plaques, certificates, hugs & handpounds.. and a well-beaten trail of free couch parking from Mi'kma'ki to Coast Salish.  Reed's most recent release "The Butcher, The Banker, The Bitumen Tanker" spent 14 weeks on the National Campus Top-10 HipHop charts, with 2 weeks in the #1 spot, ending 2015 as the nation's #6 HipHip Album.  

Discography

Warsawpack: Due to Long Foreseen Events
(2000, Independent)

Warsawpack: Gross Domestic Product
(2002, G7 Welcoming Committee Records)

Warsawpack: Stock and Bombs
(2003, G7 Welcoming Committee Records).

Lee Reed: Introductory Offer EP
(2009, Independent)

Lee Reed: Emergency Broadcast LP
(2011, Independent)

Lee Reed & John P: Written Large EP
(2013, Independent)

Lee Reed: The Butcher, The Banker, The Bitumen Tanker LP
(2015, Independent)

Set List

Sets are generally between 30-60min, depending on the event/show. Material is 100% original, and performed with anywhere from 1-5 musicians (1 DJ + back-up vocal, drums, bass, keys, samplers) depending on the event.