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Month: December 2018

These are NPR Music’s picks for the top 10 R&B projects — not restricted by gender — that are leading the vanguard. Remember their names and watch the throne.

Brother Ali is one of the linchpins of Rhymesayers Entertainment and it’s probably because he’s one of the best sayers of rhymes out there. His latest album is called “All The Beauty In This Whole Life” and latest Single is “Sensitive,” and it solidifies his place as one of the most respected voices in Hip Hop.

Pat Battle, an emerging Chicago emcee, stopped by the studio to talk with Jill Hopkins about how he first became involved in hip hop, his influences, and his latest record “Call Me By My Rap Name”, an intrepid introduction to his brand of socially conscious, battle rap-inspired and deft lyricism.  

Dassit’s debut album “What A Year” packs vast and varying influences along with numerous features into one eclectic, fusion release.

Elgin Bokari is a Visual and Performing artist, a Program Director at Free Write Arts & literacy, the President of Elephant Rebellion and a Co-Creator of Pocket Con, a comic book convention that celebrates art for and by youth and POC.

Chicago’s drums and trumpet duo The Burns Twins will be joining Neco Segal, Young Chicago Authors Poets, Loona Dae, Ric Wilson and Victor! for Fulcrum Point’s “Peace in Chicago” concert this Wednesday 12/19 at Harris Theater.

On their recent release “A Safety Meeting,” Chicago Rock and Hip Hop band Manwolves have come into their own, fashioning a sound that’s both cohesive and mature. What started as a band gaining recognition off of releasing loose Singles, they have now emerged as a fully formed project capable of not only wild parties and […]

December 21, 2018

teamvocalo: On their recent release “A Safety Meeting,” Chicago Rock and Hip Hop band Manwolves have come into their own, fashioning a sound that’s both cohesive and mature. Started as a band gaining recognition off of releasing loose Singles, they have now emerged as a fully formed project capable of not only wild parties and […]

The music video for “Blaxploitation,” like the Chicago rapper’s sophomore album, Room 25, is jam-packed with metaphor and symbolism.