Designer Rap Tour is an unconventional music, art, and design exhibition featuring the work and creative acts of James E! Walker, a Houston native best known as the "Man of Many Hats, Artist of Many Acts." His ability to switch roles seamlessly is embodied in his alter ego, "The Janitor and The CEO." James is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and music producer who fuses hip hop with graphic arts. He is an award-winning artist traveling cross-country while maintaining his roots as "Houston's Tour Guide Ambassador."
In 2020, he launched his independent DRT tour, which is now in its fourth year, covering over 50 cities in 15 states. In 2022, Walker won the 1st Prize Recipient Selection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Citywide African American Artist Exhibition. In 2024, he was awarded the Juneteenth Commission for Houston's Midtown Sign Wrap Design.
James E! Walker released his second solo LP in 2022, titled Designer Rap (Audiobook 1): The Manifesto. He is currently working on his most anticipated project of 2024, Designer Rap (Audiobook 2): Humbly Braggadocious.
James' work and contributions through music, art, and design span across a vast array of industries and organizations as he has worked and collaborated with Disney, Netflix, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston Arts Alliance, Caydon, 1DayHouston, NACE Houston, Warehouse Live Midtown, Houston Rockets, Better Homes & Gardens, The Printing Museum, Via Colori, The Center for Hearing and Speech, Skillshare, How Design Live, The Breakfast Klub/Reggae Hut, LogoLounge, IKEA, HMAAC, Five Central, Pancakes & Booze, Brooklyn Wild Life Summer Fest, The Unruly Collective, and Midtown Houston. Stay tuned for more to come.

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