Emcee Monte in Washington Park by Jason Lee

Emcee Monte

Chicago Rapper on a mission

Emcee Monte is a talented Rapper/MC, Beatmaker, Dancer, Songwriter, Spoken-word artist and all-around Entertainer from the south side of Chicago. His goal is to make music that tells a story, encourages people and inspires the world through beats and rhymes, keeping Hip Hop alive!

He is one of Chicago's finest underground MCs. He is known for his versatile rhyming and his powerful, positive messages. Influenced by the pioneers of Hip Hop, Emcee Monte delivers a phenomenal performance with the essence of the originators and classic greats like Run DMC, LL Cool J, and Rakim fused with the style and flair of new school artist like Common, J. Cole, Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell and Missy Elliot. With his beat-making ability, fresh rhymes and dance skills, Emcee Monte is a triple threat. His stage presence, superstar quality, and high energy deliver an unforgettable performance! Emcee Monte can be heard on all music streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Youtube, Tidal and more. Join the mailing list for all the latest updates!

Photo by Jason Lee, Chicago, IL


If this is your first time hearing of Emcee Monte, I promise it won’t be your last. Emcee Monte was teleported straight out of the 90’s Hip-Hop era and dropped in our generation with a mission. ” - Jess McNeill

Masked Faces

Emcee Monte is catered to a wide range of hip-hop listeners. He’s classic enough for the old heads and trendy enough for the new culture of rap. Emcee Monte fits right in while remaining in his own individual lane separate from anybody else. This is what makes him an iconic individual and standout artist as a whole.” - Buzz Music

Buzz Music

His flow is of the legends from Q-Tip to Jay-Z, old school rappers like Easy-E and Chuck D. This is one of the funkiest releases of the year... Emcee Monte has a masterful way with the mic, smooth as anyone lyrically, a wordsmith in the age of current chaos.” - YOI

Year of Insomnia

“I’m so Black” is conscious hip-hop at it’s finest – it’s a musical rally, urging people to wake up, and fight for and celebrate black lives.” - RTP

Rock The Pigeon

Armed with his unique flow and insightful lyrics, he breaks down what it means to be black in America. With lines like "Black exodus, black excellence, I’m just minding my black-owned business" Monte revels in his roots and implores others to do the same.” - Tayo Odutola

The Word is Bond