Born in Milwaukee and now living in Chicago, IL, rapper/singer/songwriter/producer Joey Burbach (Joey Burbs) began playing piano at the age of 7, but music was hardly his main focus growing up. Growing up in a household with two parents who both played high-major collegiate basketball, Joey followed in their footsteps and became an NCAA Division I Basketball player himself at Rice University. After a few years of playing, and a growing passion for music, Joey quit the team in order to focus on school and music. Soon after, his first original project, The Redshirt EP, was released in 2015.
Since then, Joey has developed a unique, genre-blending sound combining organic pop melodies with soulful hip-hop and R&B sounds, aggregated by lyricism pertaining to the life experiences and lessons that have shaped him. Joey has recently released a slew of singles accumulating over one million total streams, with work featured by tastemakers such as GQ Magazine, EARMILK, and SwagyTracks. Joey is now building up to his debut commercial project, which is scheduled to be released in 2018.