Unity Lewis began making music, performing, drawing, painting and sculpting as early as the age of three. He started seriously recording music and founded his first rap group, in Los Angeles when he was 13. In the Fall of 2000, Unity moved to the Bay Area where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the California College of the Arts. After attending CCA, he began working on completing his teacher’s credential for single subject art and his Masters in Education at Mills College.
Since 2001, Unity has taught Hip-Hop, art and life skills in public schools across the Bay Area and on the island of Guam, where the Guam Legislature awarded a Resolution for his contribution to students’ lives in 2005. For over 20 years now, Unity has been creating, releasing and performing his own art and music full time, as well as curating art exhibits and continuing to grow as an art educator. As a musician, Unity has collaborated with artists such as Dead Prez, Sly Stone, George Clinton, Oscar Brown Jr., and Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets to name a few. As a visual artist and curator, he has exhibited and featured in publications alongside Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Hank Willis Thomas, Betye Saar, Samella Lewis and many others.