We, The Counter Culture, are a psychedelic hip-hop trio with an emphasis on impactful lyrical content, soulful melodies, and masterfully produced music. Creativity, different perspectives, and the ability to express ourselves through hip hop; we strive to be unique and weave our artistic visions into every song. We have our own portable boombox, a DJ deck, and equipment to provide our own sound for smaller venues; and with a consistently growing set list we can easily perform for an hour. Be sure to check out our music, visuals, and contact info below.
Price Range: To be discussed upon contact.
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
We offer a unique take on hip-hop and rap with lyrical content focused on real life experiences and our own individual world views while promoting our motto: Love is the Answer.
In the early 1960’s, as information became more readily
available, a wave of enlightenment surged through a generation
of visionaries and blossomed into beautiful art, music, and
Inspired by this era, psychedelic rap trio, The Counter Culture
emerges with a generation enlightened in a time where life and
death hangs in the balance both on a global and local level
daily. Determined to triumph in dark times, reflected through
personal experience, and on display in their music; The Counter
Culture blends the artistic minds of Swag Johnson, Utopian
Child, and IcRus together with the experienced innovative
sounds of Stewart Villain to create a vibrant psychedelic vibe.
Palm Beach, Florida’s Swag Johnson is exactly that; a
modern smooth yet rough intelligence lurking in the shadows,
reserving energy, and creating space.
Each member complementing the other; the resonant unique
perception of El Paso Texas native Utopian Child is not only
displayed through the mind bending content of his lyrics but
almost scarily reflected in his lifestyle and persona.
Also native to El Paso; IcRus weaves the vocals into place
with one of the most soulful, heart wrenching, mind melting
voices to have blessed this earth that is supported by creative,
emotional content that reflects the life of a man who has flown too
close the sun.
The trio, blessed by the unique talent of Producer and Sound
Engineer; Stewart Villain, displays the expressions of their
different experiences in a way that materializes itself into a
manifesto of love blossomed through the art of hip-hop.
We invite you enjoy the trip and experience life through the
sounds of The Counter Culture.
-Brass Herald (Love Unbound)
-Burst to Flame
-Redbone (MRod remix)
|Utopian Child||Emcee, Rapper and Lyricist|
|Swag Johnson||Rapper and Lyricist|
|IcRus||Singer and Lyricist|
Power outlet nearby the performance area
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