Posts in category "Hip hop"

Saada Ahmed & Bravo TV's Chef Roble's-Everyday People Brunch-the best day party in Chicago!

Saada Ahmed & Bravo TV's Chef Roble's-Everyday People Brunch-the best day party in Chicago!
Presented by SKYY Vodka’s House of Moscato at Sawtooth Restaurant in the West Loop-this was the place to be Sunday-August 18th.  Attended by an ecletic and engaging crowd of in the know Everyday People.  Chef Roble along with his partners in party creation Saada Ahmed and DJ Momo-brought together the best flavors in dining, drinking... Read more »

Spring Awakening Music Festival Cometh Courtesy of Impresario Pat Grumley & Co.

Spring Awakening Music Festival Cometh Courtesy of Impresario Pat Grumley & Co.
Chicago’s own Pat Grumley along with his friends are ready to set the stage this weekend featuring the city’s first all electronica, all day outdoor music festival.  And get this…the party won’t stop ’til round midnite…touchdown!!! Pat, how did you get started producing events like the one coming up June 16th at Soldiers Field-called Spring... Read more »

Joe Russo-Celebrates the 3rd Anniversary at The Shrine-with De La Soul

Joe Russo-Celebrates the 3rd Anniversary at The Shrine-with De La Soul
Earlier this week-I had the opportunity to speak with the ever growing legendary promoter and founder of The Shrine-Joe Russo.  On the topic of discussion was the 3rd Anniversary bringing Soul and R&B music to Chicago’s Southside. The journey for The Shrine from year 1 to 3…how did you go about making all of this happen?... Read more »
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B.o.B a rising star with his amazing new album Strange Clouds.

B.o.B a rising star with his amazing new album Strange Clouds.
An exclusive interview with Atlantic Records B.o.B in town promoting his new album at the Hard Rock Cafe Chicago. Let’s talk about the new album Strange Clouds. Strange Clouds is everything that I have wanted my album to be since I’ve been making music.  I finally feel like I’ve executed on this album and it’s... Read more »

Diggy Simmons new album Unexpected Arrival is a pleasant surprise.

Diggy Simmons new album Unexpected Arrival is a pleasant surprise.
Word is the apple doesn’t fall from the tree and from the looks of it Diggy Simmons-17 year old son of Rev Run of Run DMC-stays true to form.  Discussing his new album and related topics-I would have guessed Diggy was much older speaking to his maturity-he  spoke with confidence, vision and surety of someone... Read more »

Beats Antique: A Cross Cultural Music Extravaganza.

Beats Antique: A Cross Cultural Music Extravaganza.
Beat Antique was in Chicago this weekend performing at the Aragon with Umpree’s McGee.  Playing to a packed house this band pulled together a most enjoyable performance for the audience in attendance.  I had heard the group’s music before-mainly through YouTube-and really couldn’t put a finger on their sound.  Beats Antique is a must see... Read more »
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Every move is crucial with BoB and his new album Strange Clouds will be Epic.

Every move is crucial with BoB and his new album Strange Clouds will be Epic.
B.o.B. was in town the other night at theMID on a promotional tour for his upcoming new album “Strange Clouds”.  An Atlanta product-B.o.B.-otherwise known as Bobby Ray Simmons-is one of today’s new generation hip hop artist-and a refreshing personality on the scene.  He’s likable.  His lyrics are intellectual and engaging.  He’s got his own sound. ... Read more »

Theophulis London Stands Alone…a Hip Hop Talent Unlike Today's Radio Replicas.

Theophulis London Stands Alone…a Hip Hop Talent Unlike Today's Radio Replicas.
If you’re like many, when listening to today’s pop music on the radio-in particular hip hop-you have to wonder what has happened to the genre.  Except for a few notable mentions a la Kanye West, Jay-Z and L’il Wayne-every other hip hop artists sounds like they want to be those honorables-rapping through the likes of... Read more »

Chromeo: (Noun) Electro-Funk Band (Synonym) Talking Heads (Verb) Dance

Chromeo: (Noun) Electro-Funk Band (Synonym) Talking Heads (Verb) Dance
Chromeo will be performing at the House of Blues on September 30th.  If you love to dance-go. Dave, where are you guys from originally and how did the band get started? We’re from Montreal Canada.  We grew up as teenagers listening to hip hop music.  Through hip hop we discovered funk music and soul music. ... Read more »
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Conversations with Estelle-I give you "All of Me" please don't "Break my Heart"

Estelle
At the Hard Rock Hotel with Estelle discussing her new single “Break My Heart and her upcoming album “All of Me”-leading up to her kickoff performance for the Wade’s World Foundation. Estelle you have a lot going on right now with the new single “Break My Heart”.  What was the inspiration for this song? “Break... Read more »