Christopher Yepez

OneBeat 2017 Fellow

Producer, Rapper

Detroit, United States

Christopher Yepez, also known as Knockzarelli, is a talented and socially engaged Anishinaabe hip-hop artist based in Detroit. A prolific community organizer, Christopher continually utilizes his music production skills, deft lyricism, and affinity for multi-media artwork in service of the advancement of indigenous culture. A participant in several national social justice-based workshops, Christopher has taught music therapy courses, promoted local concerts and led numerous educational projects. A fixture of Detroit’s independent hip-hop scene, Christopher leverages performance and engagement within the digital media and hip-hop arts scene to engage with national audiences through his electro-boom-trap-tech style.