SSMG - 5 Years Later

SSMG - 5 Years Later
SSMG – Five Years Later If you’ve ever spent any time on the scene in Chicago, you know that 95% of the people you’ll meet will tell you that they’re a music producer, rapper, or both. If you spend a little more time, you’ll find that most of them are in fact neither of those.... Read more »

What's A Rap Battle Anyway?

What's A Rap Battle Anyway?
For years I’ve been a fan of rap and hip hop music. While I’m not as well versed in either genre as some of my peers, I feel as though I know enough to have been interested in seeing a rap battle way before now. But the truth is, I really wasn’t. I just didn’t... Read more »

Doc Mananoff - He Really Isn't A Dic$

Doc Mananoff - He Really Isn't A Dic$
Doc Mananoff – He’s Really Not A Di@& Doc Mananoff has quite a reputation, most of it stemming from the explicit lyrics in his music. I’m not in love with every song in his arsenal, but I like more than enough of it to be to very interested in his newest project, the “Addiction” series.... Read more »
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Fulcrum Point New Music Project "Altered States" Event

Fulcrum Point New Music Project "Altered States" Event
75-Musician Ensemble of Fulcrum Point New Music Project Performs Live Score to Screening of 1980 Sci-Fi Classic ALTERED STATES Presented as part of citywide “Forever Young” festival celebrating composer John Corigliano Harris Theater for Music and Dance, April 23   CHICAGO (March 18, 2013) – Expanding on its popular “Movie Music” programs that feature live... Read more »

Chicago Artist Update on "Sycosis"

Chicago Artist Update on "Sycosis"
A few weeks ago we featured a local Chicago artist, Erik “Sycosis” Forte Roberts. He’s been busy since we featured him. In fact, he has an artist video premiering tonight! And, you’re all invited! Here’s a preview teaser…. Every artist has a real life, an alter ego, and a personal side that we never get... Read more »

SSMG: Sound Scandal Bombing

SSMG: Sound Scandal Bombing
Independent labels come a dime a dozen, rap crews come even cheaper. SSMG however, is not the run-of-the-mill. In fact, they might be the benchmark. Hip Hop has a way of dividing itself into categories and sub-genres. Not quick to classify themselves, they find that they are either too hip hop for hardcore rap lovers... Read more »
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To Sample Or Not To Sample? That Is The Question

To Sample Or Not To Sample? That Is The Question
Wanna sample a hot track for your new song? It’s gonna cost you. One of the earlier articles we published asks the question “Do you really need a record deal?”. If your on the fence, read the article and make an informed decision. But there’s a lot that happens before you decide on trying to... Read more »

A Chiraq Summer

A Chiraq Summer
Summer is just around the corner. In Chicago that means plenty of outdoor events, a whooooole lot of all night kickin’ it and unfortunately a spike in the murder rate. For the past few years we’ve been experiencing record homicides, regardless of the forecast. Still in all, the rise in temperature brings with it a... Read more »

Some Tough Love From A True Friend

Some Tough Love From A True Friend
Chicago, my place of birth. The city of hate that I love so much. Think about that phrase for a minute, CITY of HATE. We have come to embrace that title, we’re almost proud of it. Well, I say we’re overdue for an intervention. We have such a wealth of talent in Chicago it’s like it grows... Read more »
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Don't Miss The Next Fulcrum Point New Music Project Performance

Don't Miss The Next Fulcrum Point New Music Project Performance
“Fulcrum Point New Music Project is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to being Chicago’s leader in diverse new music which boldly straddles the barriers between new art music and traditional music from around the world.” Founded in Chicago in 1998 by Artistic Director Stephen Burns, who plays the trumpet and the flugel horn, the 21 member ensemble includes;... Read more »
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