This Week | January 25th, 2018

January 25th, 2018 Join us for our weekly show featuring all Chicago music, Thursdays from 6-8pm on 88.7FM WLUW or streaming online at wluw.org!

Suri – 6:00p

It started in an airplane from Kunming, China to Hong Kong. Suri was deciding whether she wanted to take a piano teaching job away from Chicago, where she was born and raised. As , fears of failure, and worries about her insecurities rose to the surface mid-flight, she knew she couldn’t make a choice at that very moment, but she knew one thing for sure , and that was to write a song. Between the yes and No, she had to write the song.

Suri is still connected to her classical music roots, but has performed as a Jazz singer and as a folk/pop artist. She’s recently teamed up with producer, mixer Taylor K. Phipps for her latest project “As I Am”. The EP is a fusion of Suri’s sweet vocals, poetic lyrics, and piano themes with the electric, synth feel.

Suri’s first melodies emerged from uncomfortable times whether she was struggling with her indecisiveness going through a heartbreak, or when she was on a plane moving half way across the world.
She may not know your story, but she hopes you will find that hers resonants with yours ..

“As I Am “ Available Now @itunes

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Barber Chair Sports – 6:30p

The Barber’s Chair Digital is a all new digital media company/network that is blog, podcast & video driven. Driven by our shaping and upbringing of being young black creatives who share their knowledge of sports, entertainment & culture. What better name to show honor to that then the place where these conversations take place daily, the barber shop.

 

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Cupcakke – 7:30p

Elizabeth Eden Harris (born May 31, 1997), known as “CupcakKe”,  is a rapper and songwriter born and raised in Chicago. Elizabeth began rapping at the age of 14, starting off doing church poetry, she received the nickname “CupcakKe’‘ and she later began to rap. First song “Gold Digger’’ went viral on internet in 2012. Songs as ‘’Money’’ (2012) ,‘’Figgas Over Niggas’’ (2013) and ‘’Yo Lost’’ (2014) gained attention. In 2015 she broke the internet with her sexually charged anthems “Vagina” and “Deepthroat’’ and in February 2016 she released her first album entitled “Cum Cake”.

“People were thinking, ‘She’s so vulgar. She’s bold. We’re going to get a mixtape that’s nasty.’ And then they come to find out there are only three songs on the mixtape that are [explicit],” said CupcakKe for Columbus Alive about the album. “Cum Cake” gained attention of music publications such as Complex and Paper Magazine, which premiered the single “Pedophile”, where she details the story of being a minor who was involved in a relationship with an older man.

In June 2016, CupcakKe announced her second album entitled “S.T.D” which was considered one of the Best Rap Album of 2016 by Rolling Stone Magazine. The same month, The Fader Magazine commented about CupcakKe being one of the 21 rappers to feel excited about. Pitchfork commented CupcakKe’s career thus far may be defined by her ability to turn out great raunchy anthems, but she is capable of so much more.

 

Writing is … my friend. It’s family. I know it’s just words, but it’s something close to me. That’s how I look at it. —  CupcakKe

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