Vance “Head-Roc” Levy
Arts Ambassador, Outreach and Education Director
Vance "Head-Roc" Levy is a recording artist, multimedia producer, and publisher from Washington, DC with more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. During the span of his career, Head-Roc has received numerous awards for his exceptional lyrical ability, unprecedented song writing and live performances. Head-Roc’s contributions to the development of the DC Hip-Hop community and culture, passionate onstage presence and courageous artistic articulation of contemporary challenges have earned him the distinction of being known worldwide as the "Mayor of DC Hip Hop." His unique ability to reach music fans across diverse genres has secured Head-Roc’s reputation as a successful Indie Artist and D.I.Y. entrepreneur. Head-Roc has enjoyed performing and promoting his music domestically and abroad, and is consistently celebrated for delivering life changing performances for thousands of socially progressive, conscious, and independent music lovers. Along with his artistic work, Head-Roc’s arts based activism is well respected in global progressive and social justice communities. He is regularly invited to participate in panel discussions and public events at colleges and universities nationwide and appear at important rallies and gatherings alongside some of the most prominent icons in the movement. Head-Roc is currently serving as the first ever Arts Ambassador for the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA). As a cultural leader, he also serves the Washington, DC music community authoring Head-Roc’s Mouth, his opinion blog column published by the Washington City Paper. Head-Roc also writes a blog that is published on Huffington Post DC.