This Week – June 29th, 2017

June 22nd, 2017 Join us for our weekly show featuring all Chicago music, Thursdays from 6-8pm on 88.7FM WLUW or streaming online at!

D2G – 6:00p

d2gChicago Hip-Hop Props Award-Winner Anthony Di’Angelo Ingram, Jr. or “D2G” as he’s called in the Hip-Hop scene, is a laborer in music all around. Growing up on the southeast side of Chicago, 2G would always relate any life situation to a song that would describe his emotion at the time. Inspired by artists like Rakim, KRS-One, and Slick Rick, he began writing at age 11 and would later transform his writings into songs. Graduating from Hyde Park Academy in 2005, he would find himself enrolled into Columbia College Chicago, where he became fascinated by the artistic environment. This atmosphere would later introduce 2G to various artists and producers.

A focused emcee , D2G seeks to bring glory back to his hometown of Chicago and earn a rightful place among Hiphop’s elite. Since releasing his first solo project in 2011, The Blood Diamond Tape, and his first album in 2013, July 9th: A Cancer Story, D2G has been performing and promoting his music across the country. In 2015, he released his sophomore effort, Short Summers Long Winters, a project that solidified him as rising royalty in Chicago’s underground scene and helped him win the Props Award for Best Male Emcee. Determined to have another big year, the Chicago storyteller recently released his “audiofilm”, The 1st Hot Day EP and plans on following it up with That One Friday, another EP scheduled for release later this year. Fans of D2G should be excited as 2017 will be a year of greatness for this Chicago Hiphop fixture.

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Bekoe – 6:30p

bekoeThe immense passion for Bekoe’s craft stems back to the roots of his family. With his father traveling from Ghana to America to pursue his dream of music. Bekoe would sit in studio sessions, attended concerts, and watched his father in rehearsals. From there he quickly became familiar with the music industry and the sacrifice it took to be a successful musician.

In the year 2012 Bekoe produced one of his biggest records to date titled “iLLANOiZE.” He then put together a visual shot by Passport Trace, which jump started his career and introduced his line of fashion that became high in demand.

Since then Bekoe has put together iLLANOiZE Mixtape & iLLANOiZE Album and has collaborated with Epic recording artist Tink on his recent single “Work,” and Interscope Recording artist Dreezy with “Uncle Sam” produced by Taylor Gang affiliate RMB Justize. Bekoe has also received some production from Chicago hit maker C-Sick for his catchy club hit record “Aw Yeah,” which also landed him a spot in the XXL 2015 Freshman Magazine. The anticipation from his single also help push Bekoe’s debut album “iLLANOiZE” to reach #84 on iTunes top 100 new upcoming hiphop artist.

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Yeseñia Alvarez – 7:30p

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