Hannibal Hayes, aka Lecture, has been passionate about music since childhood excelling with instruments such as guitar, bass, saxophone, and drums led to many experimental sessions and a stint playing guitar in an instrumental metal band. After moving to Missoula, MT in the beginning of 2011 from the Bitterroot Valley, Lecture turned his passion toward producing electronic and hybrid hip-hop music. Since then, he has worked to carve out his own niche in the Northwest US music scene not only as Lecture, but as co-owner of Harvest Fusion Festival and founder of the Montana based record label Bitter Roots Recordings.

Lecture's original work mixes melodic hip hop influences with dub step, future bass, glitch, psychedelic and many other styles to bring a fresh sound that is both deep and high-energy. His personable and entertaining stage presence is a perfect complement to his live sets, which bring that same vibe and depth to the dance floor, with a hip-hoppy groove and grit that is sometimes dark, sometimes bright, and always irresistible.

Since 2012 Lecture has performed as support for acts like Adventure Club, Desert Dwellers, Getter, ill-Gates, J. Rabbit, Kicks 'n' Licks, Kill The Noise, Living Light, Mr. Bill, Ott, Phutureprimitive, R/D, Random Rab, Stickybudz, Wick-it the instigator, and many more.