January 4th, 2017 Join us for our weekly show featuring all Chicago music, Thursdays from 6-8pm on 88.7FM WLUW or streaming online at wluw.org!
Hip Hop Cypher with DJ Jeff Da Illest – 6:30p
Duos change the world. Jobs and Wozniak pioneered computing. The Wright Brothers defied gravity. Chicago C.R.E.A.M. team are redefining music. Donnie Macc and Turk The Champ seamlessly blend genres to craft a sound both unique and familiar. Their debut project (set to impact in the first half of 2017) is a parade of sound with universal songwriting. People always ask what it takes to make it in the music industry. It takes two.
Joey Price was born on February 26th, 1988. He grew up on Chicago ’s Westside, living in a house with his parents and grandparents. A few years later he and his parents relocated to the West Suburbs where he attended private school until the age of fourteen. Before graduating from grade school his grandmother passed away. He was asked to speak at his grandmother’s funeral, but he did not know what to say. The only thing he could think of was poetry. He wrote a poem about his life experiences with his grandmother and after he was done he instantly felt better. Years past and he continued writing poetry about life issues that concerned him. Eventually he perfected his skills in poetry and his friends told him he should turn his poems into raps. He was finally confident enough in his skills to announce himself as a solo artist. His songs touch on so many subjects in life, and they do not follow the trends of commercial rap. He is influenced by artists he feels he can relate to such as Lupe Fiasco, Common, Kanye West, and Andre 3000. Joey Price is full of energy, creative and prolific.
This is the story of a dreamer. Born February 25, 1991, TJ Strozier, an urban artist from Flint, Michigan, who now resides in Chicago, started his journey as a boy who wanted to write. A boy who just wanted to write anything people would love. Submerging himself in the art of music, TJ began to take on a abstracted persona; creating his musical identity, Dreamer. After capturing the attention of his home state, Dreamer set forth to infiltrate and concur the rest of the world using his undeniable musical talent.
Tony Patagonia – 7:30p
Chicago emcee Tony Patagonia formerly known as Prone has been making major moves. Releasing his first ever all Spanish project “El Autor” late December 2017 along with a titled track video. He dropped a full length 23 track LP titled “Scale King Syndicate” featuring highly respected artist along with multiple videos and a multi city midwestern tour in April/May. Also opened up for national acts such as Slaine of La Coka Nostra and Chicago’s very own Do Or Die. Consistently creating and performing Tony Patagonia and Seven Oddities Records will definitely be names you will continue to hear in the Hip-Hop world.