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A California native, Chicago's Orlando Coolridge is an emcee, battle rapper and producer (by the name of BEDOTwater) with a taste for the smooth, and bars galore.
He’s toured with Sage the 64th Wonder and Vagabond Maurice, performed with Jansport J of bwg., and also opened for DJ Premier at the now defunct Shrine Chicago. Performing across the country, from Lincoln Hall in Chicago, to the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, Orlando takes the "globe-trotter" approach to music, looking to consume culture and live through spreading the joy of music.
With his lyrical dexterity, Orlando is a known name in battle rap community. Having been featured on KOTD, No Coast, & GO-rilla Warfare, he shines through punchlines, aggression, and humor in the battle arena.
Orlando Coolridge combines sharp, witty lyricism with conceptual, abstract metaphor. Along with being a musician, Orlando is also a prolific graphic artist. In art, the mind is the size of the universe, and Orlando wishes to explore as much of it as possible.