By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Last Friday night, in a crowded venue with over 50 people, rapper Marko Stat$ graced the stage with a vivid, solo, live performance. The event, called ‘Pizzoozic’ was a product launch for the clothing brand, Ibex, which featured performances by Marko Stat$ and other artists. Marko Stat$ said he was eager … Continue reading Chicago Rapper Marko Stat$ Performs at Ibex Clothing Launch
By: Taneisha Anderson On Tuesday, July 10, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper, Cardi B, 25, gave birth to a daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, with her rapper husband, Offset, according to her Instagram page. Following the announcement of her baby girl, she made another post days later on Instagram, stating that being a mom "requires full … Continue reading Rapper Cardi B Gives Birth to a Baby Girl
By: Taneisha Anderson On Friday, June 29, rapper Drake released his 90-minute, fifth studio album called “Scorpion,” the longest album of his career, packed with 25 songs. Within 3 days, “Scorpion” hailed over 170 million streams on Apple music, and 132 million streams on Spotify, according to the New York Times. The album, which … Continue reading Drake discusses fatherhood, leaving record deal on ‘Scorpion.’
I sat down with rising Chicago artist, Clement Amoah-koi, who goes by the stage name Young Vim, to discuss his childhood experiences as a former member of the McCormick Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. The Boys and Girls Club is a national non-profit organization which caters services to the youth to enable their social, … Continue reading Chicago artist shares his experience as a member of the Boys and Girls Club
While many are concerned about the violence in the windy city streets, Chicago’s also gaining notoriety for the violence resounded in its music studios. Last month, rap artist Nicki Minaj, dropped a song entitled “Chi-Raq” featuring Chicago rapper, Lil Herb. The song's lyrical content, hook, and flow embodied a familiar sound that some Chicagoans consider … Continue reading Chicago Drilling Violence In It’s Music Culture?