The Backstory

Chicago’s own Christopher LeMark has been a voice in his hometown since 2000. Originally, he began his music journey as a Christian Hip Hop artist under the name Focus One, which he would evolve into a playwright, a live concert producer and a public speaker. His music features a dialogue that encourages men and women who deal with rejection, identity and abandonment issues. His approach is unique, fresh and relatable. From pain, transition and triumph, he has a sound that resonates with the culture. Offstage, LeMark would suffer in silence from PTSD due to a traumatic childhood. After taking a break, seeking therapy, LeMark launched a new initiative in Coffee, Hip-Hop & Mental Health. The goal with CHHAMH is to encourage communities to unpack and rebuild their minds through the normalization of sharing their feelings through various forms of therapy. LeMark is passionately building a vehicle of hope in Chicago.