Every Monday at 5:13, Cincinnati emcee Monty C. Benjamin will highlight another artist in his ongoing #SupportTheReal spotlight series.

This week’s #SupportTheReal feature is emcee recording artist, designer, and DJ pÈRez.

Zachariah Pierre-Michael Jackson (born June 22, 1997) better known by his stage name pÈRez is an American recording artist, designer, and DJ. Born in Cincinnati, OH, he grew up in multiple cities, such as Flatbush Brooklyn, South Central L.A. and Northern Kentucky. This diversity in culture molded his eccentric style. pÈRez credits his musical influences to his ability to meticulously absorb elements of a wide range of genres spanning from Punk, Alternative Rock, Jazz, and Hip-Hop.

He is the founder of the Y O U T H A N A S I A and subsidiary Y O U T H, a movement that has twisted the meaning of “painless death” to inspire millennials and creatives of all walks of life to Revive the “dead” through creativity and innovation. Since 2015, he has released two projects, The PROphecy and  untld., an EP turned never-ending compilation album consisting of exclusive and unreleased content.

pÈRez has, at a young age, mastered a truly distinct and futuristic sound and style that lives between various genres while maintaining an authentic tone that never shies away from keeping his Hip-Hop roots. He is actively becoming a leading voice and presence for this generation, using his artistry to motivate, initiate, and spark creativity in listeners so that unity and love find a place in their lives.

Today, pÈRez also has a new freestyle to premier right here on DBLCIN. Hit play and hear the newest offering from one of our area’s budding performers.

Find pÈRez on:

Twitter: @youth_perez
Instagram: @youth_perez