Category: Hip hop

The Kids These Days were tearing it up at Lolla!

How could I not have a sit down with a Chicago original product.  Relatively new to the scene-Kids These Days were in effect at Lollapalooza performing on Friday-then following up that show with an afterparty performance at Hard Rock Cafe.  In todays world of electronic gadetry to produce music-it was most refreshing to see an... Read more »

Kreayshawn a unique creation serving up hip hop anthems!

Coming to Chicago-August 19th at the Bottom Lounge will be a rising star in the world of Hip Hop-and she goes by the name Kreayshawn(Kree-A-Shon).  I was given the opportunity to chat with her-courtesy of the folks as Sony Music-and I found what she said to very interesting-and it’s made me definitely want to see... Read more »

Getting Diggy with Son of Rap Icon-Rev Run-promoting his debut single "Copy and Paste"

"Copy and Paste" by Diggy Simmons
It was pandemonium Saturday at PHLI Worldwide Hyde Park for the rising hip hop star-Diggy Simmons-son of industry icon Rev Run of RunDMC.  It was surprising to see such a large turnout of extremely excited fans for the 16 year old rapper.  He was in the market promoting his debut single “Copy and Paste” just... Read more »
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Chicago's number one Sneaker Don and true Sneaker Pimp the PHLI Dave Jeff.

Chicago's number one Sneaker Don and true Sneaker Pimp the PHLI Dave Jeff.
On location in Hyde Park to interview Sneaker Retailer and Fashion Entrepreneur Chicago’s own Dave Jeff.  He was very candid about how working with Michael Jackson helped him see why he would never work 9-to-5.  He wanted to live the PHLI Life! Q. Who is Dave Jeff for those who don’t know who you are?A.... Read more »

Moby brings the house down at the North Coast Music Festival

Moby brings the house down at the North Coast Music Festival
Backstage with Moby before he completely rocked the show at the North Coast Music Festival-an interesting conversation discussing his philosophy on music, life and the city of Chicago.  For someone who has sold over 20,000,000 records you would never think a giant could be so humble. Q. Taking a look at your bio I was... Read more »

North Coast Music Festival a music lover's paradise

North Coast Music Festival a music lover's paradise
Set against the backdrop of Summer’s Last Stand at Union Park-Pat Grumley, Michael Raspatello and 6 other local promoters took a leap of faith to add this three-day event to a full menu of festivals in Chicago.  Where this festival stands out is in programming-which leans heavily toward dance and electronica with a nice splash... Read more »
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Kidz In The Hall-True School Hip Hop Impresarious

Kidz In The Hall-True School Hip Hop Impresarious
This is part 3 in a series of interviews that took place backstage at Lollapalooza this summer.  Not only was it very informative-it shed another light on the type of musical artists invited to perform at one of the best festivals in the country.  And listening to the Kidz In The Hall(MC Nalege and DJ... Read more »

Lights Please backstage with J. Cole at Lollapalooza

Lights Please backstage with J. Cole at Lollapalooza
On site with MC J. Cole at  Lollapalooza. Q. So are you excited about what you are about to make happen here in Chicago, Illinois?A. Absolutely man, you know…I’m ecstatic! Q. What can the crowd expect to see in your live show?A. A lot of vicious raps.  A lot of confidence and stage presence.  And... Read more »
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