Wino Dread is an eclectic, neo-righteous artist from Clinton, SC who began DJing at the age of 12-years-old. He taught himself how to mix and scratch music, making several mixtapes and show tracks for local artists in his early teens. He joined the Universal Souljahs as a co-producer and emcee, and after several years of experimenting with various music styles from reggae, rap to rock-n-roll, the rising underground group released the Raw Form Volume 1 album, which sold 4,500 units directly to fans from the trunks of their cars. Wino Dread understood the importance of branding, and so the tenacious artist continued the “Raw Form” brand publishing volumes two through 10 of the mixtape series, with volumes three, five, six, seven and nine as solo projects.These projects opened an untapped market of hip-hop in South Carolina, with his ability to link various artists, sounds in support of underground hip-hop and to unite the genre with various sounds and movements. Wino Dread is now the official DJ and producer for the Authenticore music and fashion brand, and released the Authenticore Volume 5 Abstract Poetry, Richard Pryor Project and soon to be released “The Redd Fox Project” . He also recently produced the September 2012 release of Authenticore artist Creativity’s Rebirth of Sound: The Carolina Renaissance.Wino Dread is open to feature, production and DJ collaborations. Visit him online.