Inspired by Hip Hop, Rock, and Skate culture, The Dread creates music based upon their hybrid lifestyle. Mixing East Coast Hip Hop with Rock and Reggae, The Dread prides itself on real individuality.
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Front man Billa Camp left school to write, produce, and tour with his former band, Treologic. Billa’s vocals and production are featured in the new video game Watch Dogs and on ABC’s primetime television show Black Box (Episode 2 - Sweet Little Lies). He’s also been spotlighted and interviewed by Fuse TV, opened for N.E.R.D, Wiz Khalifa, Pac Div, Del the Funky Homosapien, The Roots and appeared in Lupe Fiasco’s “Kick Push” video. Through skateboarding, Billa would continuously crossed paths with Painter, DJ & Hype man, Shelly “RUIN "Johnson.
RUIN has toured with entertainment groups, been featured in major skateboarding magazines, acted in major Hollywood films and is an active member of an art collective called Infusion Project. RUIN’S Paintings & Murals have been collected and commissioned across the country. His artistry is evident in many of his talents and personality.
Guitarist/Producer Nolan Silas is a childhood friend of Billa’s and began working with The Dread on their last EP Something Like A Band.Nolan’s first band Man|Droid has played NAACP concerts in Grant Park, opened for Do or Die, Hitch, Haymarket Riot & jammed with the band Mazarati. Writing for Man|Droid was the first time Nolan got to compose his own music from start to finish, learning not to care what outsiders thought.
In the tradition of music, art and skateboarding, The Dread brings a freedom of expression you can ride to.