“In what lead singer and guitarist Shea Freedom is calling “folk-hop,”… Freedom layers fast-paced rhymes and sung choruses over a folky base of acoustic instrumentation…..
Freedom has long written poetry in private, using it as an emotional outlet, and channeled some of his work into lyrics for his songs. But he shied away from performing spoken word in public until February, when Newsom and Lemon Anderson — the HBO “Def Poetry” regular and Tony Award-winning performer — invited him to perform during a poetry night starring Anderson at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale.” ~Post Independent Newspaper ’14
Born in Los Angeles, brought up as a ward the court, Freedom was subject to 28 different placements, and like many other Foster Youth emancipated into homelessness. No doubt changing homes so frequently would prepare Freedom for life on the road as a Professional Musician & Speaker. Freedom has fully embraced his gift of music, using it on stages across the nation to educate the masses and advocate for Homeless LGBTQ Youth, Homeless Foster Youth & Transgender Rights. At a mere 16 years old Freedom spoke on behalf of California’s Foster Youth to Scholars, Doctors, Students along with many other Professionals at the Transitional Age Youth Conference held at Cal State University Fullerton. Freedom was discovered in Park City, Utah by talent buyers for Womens Red Rock Music Festival whom asked Freedom to open for well known LGBTQ hip-hop duo God-des & She. Freedom later was asked to open for Rising Appalachia on tour in Arizona, California and Colorado after meeting up with the band to raise awareness for The Teen Project & Freehab organizations that house homeless youth and provide Free Rehab in Los Angeles and Orange County.