His innovative style, technique and unpredictable grooves have granted him sessions across the U.S. and around the world. But he’s much more than a club DJ. This is an individual thinker often regarded as the very embodiment of hip-hop, a fearless artist, a master collaborator with impeccable tastes.
Last year, Henry was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). He’s received some treatments that are helping, but he’s also dealing with the resulting fatigue and low energy that’s putting a halt to his DJ gigs. However, friends and supporters have come together to help him out. In addition Austin Boogie Crew partner Danny Spence starting a GoFundMe campaign, several others have organized various events like A Benefit For DJ Chicken George, happening tonight at Empire Garage. It’s a family affair with Riders Against the Storm, Blackillac, Third Root featuring the scholar emcee himself Bavu Blakes, a DJ set by Adrian Quesada, Vocab and Da Shade, and the phenomenal Gracie Chavez and her Bombón crew. Doors at 8 p.m.
Nothing but love here. Mad respect, DJ Chicken George. And here’s to the future.
AMM Aug. 26 2023
A Benefit for DJ Chicken George, tonight at Empire Garage, with Riders Against the Storm, Third Root with Bavu Blakes, Blackillac and more.