Epitame was influenced at a very young age. His father and his uncle were prominent Disc Jockey’s throughout the late 70’s and early 80’s, which is why many of his heroes/inspirations were artists such as: Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, and Michael Jackson. As the late 80’s and early 90’s rolled around, Epitame fell in love with Hip Hop. Legends like Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Kool G Rap, Wu Tang Clan, Nas, Common, and Outkast has had a major impact on his life. So with the combination of old soul and the golden era of Hip Hop influences, he has a deep rooted understanding and a formula to make CLASSIC music.
Epitame has established a major following showcasing his talent on major Chicago stages such as: House of Blues, The Shadow Bar, Subterranean, The Premier, The United Center and many many more local venues and festivals. As the positive feedback started pouring in, Epitame is definitely catching a bright limelight and is considered to be the next shining star to emerge from Chicago. As the "buzz" continued, Epitame has taken his talent into many different dimensions writing, producing and featuring on many artist who believe that he can be a "game changer" when it came to making their projects prosper.
Epitame has received radio play on Chicago radio stations WGCI and WPWX as well as various radio stations in New York and Florida. Epitame understands the importance of expanding his brand therefore he’s traveled for shows in cities such as: Milwaukee, Indianapolis, St. Louis, New Orleans, Jackson (Miss), ect.