“Dame-O” Hodges is the next big thing since Kanye West! With a B.A. in Entertainment and Media Management, this multi-talented music producer, artist, singer-songwriter, Dj, and entrepreneur has become quite the sought after force in the underground music industry. Not only has he produced music for 100’s of artists, including himself and his group, The BeatStreet Club, he has also created and developed 2 very successful online social networks: An interactive hip hop site, www.beatstreetclub.com and America’s largest online social network for roller skating, www.skatefam.com. Dame-O’s work in this industry has earned him a huge buzz as well as recognition in the 2008 issue of Stony Island Magazine as “Chicago’s Next Big Thing.”
Dame-O is currently working on his debut Album entitled “The Dame-O Show” which is set for release in the late summer of 2010. The first single, “Inside and Outside,” has received explosive reviews on both the internet and radio and has enjoyed consistent airplay on WGCI-FM Chicago. The single’s hit potential was first recognized by renowned Chicago disk jockey, DJ Phantom, who added the song to his mid-morning rotation. Additionally, “Inside and Outside” has also been favored by DJ Vince Adams, DJ Moondawg, DJ Rambo and Atlanta disk jockey’s DJ Bigg Dadd and DJ Chosen One.
re recently DJing. One of the latest ventures include the creation of www.skatefam.com which serves as one of the fastest growing online network for rollers skaters. His production style varies upon projects he takes on and is skilled in various musical instruments and styles. While continuing to make a name for himself,it was cited in a magazine that he is the Chicago's Next Big Thing.