The first real indie hip hop show I ever went to was Eyedea & Abilities in 2004. They had just dropped E&A which I had been listening to start to finish for about a month. The venue was a grimy little club near downtown Madison Wisconsin and I had no idea what to expect. Within minutes of the opening act, my mind was blown. On stage was an energetic and aggressive beatboxer and rapper by the name of Carnage The Executioner who was a close friend of Eyedea and a frequent guest on his albums. He got the crowd pumped up with rapid-fire vocal delivery and, for me, was the highlight of the night. Blueprint and Eyedea & Abilities followed with great performances, but Carnage's set was what stuck with me.
A year later I was attending school at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. A big reason I chose to go to college there was the great music coming out of the area, most notably - the Rhymesayers roster. In 2007 I randomly ran into Carnage and to this day we remain good friends.
In 2014, Carnage asked if I could help him revamp his website. WildStyle Marketing rebuilt the site from the ground up, including a feature slider, full store, uninterrupted music player, events section and much more. Since re-designing his website, Carnage has experienced increased traffic, music downloads and merchandise sales. Check out our work below!