In this episode, Quinn and I hit up Subterranean for the Midnight Sun Listening Party for local rapper Foss and his project Midnight Sun. In addition to the man of the night, we spoke with DJ Que Eleven, Power 92’s Ricky Rampage, and Justin Romano, CEO & Founder of Backspace. Scroll down to learn more about our time recording at Foss’ Midnight Sun Listening Party.
Local rapper AMEarly Morning Just released a new single entitled "Sexy Bitches & Champagne" This is one of many upcoming releases the rapper discussed in Episode 3 of Butch & Quiinn when DRXQUINNX & I took on Swank Media DAy! Listen to AMEarly Morning Below as he croons away his new single "Sexy Bitches & Champagne."
Just in case you missed it on snapchat, this CIMMFest weekend, I took advantage of the amazing weather and donated my time supporting upcoming artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs in, and out, of the Chicagoland area. After kicking it with Kap G at his private listening party to promote his ‘El Southside” mixtape, I ventured out to Transistor’s #UnpluggedFridays event in support of featured artists Bryan Khedive & Demetrius G. My weekend was capped off with a day trip to Chicago Heights for the Movie, Music & Mimosas party, where I got all sorts of goodies, including a free screening of Barbershop 3! Scroll to learn more about my amazing weekend and to watch my snapchat recap video!
You see them all the time on the corner, in the park, in the middle of a snow storm--smokers are everywhere in Chicago. Fortunately, for y’all, there are still a bunch of us who only smoke collard greens, a.k.a. Marijuana. With 420 coming up, everyone’s been re-upping their stashes, finessing their equipment, and calling out sick celebrate the awesomeness of the green. Even though weed is still pretty illegal in the city of Chicago, there are still some great ways to go green without going to jail. Below is the Lyke Aesthetic’s Guide to 420, ensuring that you know the best things to do, places to eat, and music to play throughout the week including that wonderful Wednesday. Scroll down to learn everything you need to plan your 4/20/2016 experience in Chicago the right way.
Chicago rapper Blazo just dropped an amazing visual for new his single "Mental" off his debut mixtape "Tables Always Turn." Released earlier this month, Blazo is consistently dropping jewels off the tape, letting his fans and new fans know he is in it for the long haul. This single is exclusively for the ladies!
Ira Antelis recently announced the third installment of his "Gone But Not" music series, executive produced by LPZ. Major artists on the project include Saba, Joey Purple, Rockie Fresh. "100" ft. Saba is the debut single to be released followed up with "Motivation ft. Rockie Fresh & Sterling Hayes.
After trying, for some time now, to figure out what my niche posting style was going to be, I’ve decided to begin writing longer articles, producing more audio interviews, in addition to my newest craze, creating captivating snapchat recaps to showcase The (real) Lyke Aesthetic and everything my friends and I do. For example, on Saturday, I went to #ArtBeat Chicago with my friend Jade Krystal of Power92. Check out snippets from my amazing time there and learn why it was the perfect night to support melanin, music, and magic, and should be every Month!
As we enter the second quarter of 2016, Chicago rap is preparing for release parties, show dates, and tour promotion. All winter long, rappers city-wide have grinded to save for pay to play gigs, studio time, and tour budget fees--now is the time to let the duckets flow.