Wearing the hats of Rapper, Poet, Producer and, Educator, Tripp Fontane is what happens when emotion and sound converge. The Dayton by way of Xenia, Ohio native discovered his passion for music by way of his father’s Funk and his mother’s Soul. The result… A style all his own. Making tactful use of transparency and vulnerability, no topic is off limits. Conversely, Fontane uses his life experience to weave colorful tales and valuable lessons into his music and poetry.
His gritty content and smooth delivery are slowly and surely making him a fan favorite in many Spoken Word and Alternative Hip-Hop arenas. Tripp has been an active artist and performer since gaining notoriety with former poetry group Inappropriate Behavior in 2011. Since then he has helped build the Dayton-based entertainment group, Metaphorically Speaking and is a member and founder of the Underdog Academy poetry collective. Be it event coordination, community empowerment, or just a great record to move to, Tripp works tirelessly to use his gifts to benefit the people. One thing is for sure, you’re always in for a unique experience.