May 25th, 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!
Lizzie G – 6:00p
Musically inclined at an early age, Elizabeth Elie is a star on the rise. Known to the world as Lizzie G, she has broken into the world of hip hop at an early age, which is no easy task. At the tender age of 11, Lizzie G realized that she had a natural talent for music when she began to mix beats and create tracks at a time when producing was not recognized mainstream. Taking it a step further, Lizzie G started to rhyme over her beats. When she realized that people were reacting positively to her music, she made it her mission to be an entertainer – dubbing the moniker Lizzie G, educated female rapper from Chicago.
Featured on 107.5 WGCI, WPWX Power 92, CBS2, NBC5, ABC7, WGN9, CAN TV, DNAinfo Chicago, The Miami Herald, The Las Vegas Review Journal, The Villager paper, Northern Star paper, Roosevelt Torch paper, Goddess Girl magazine, Just Me Magazine and WhoAreWeBlog.com, Lizzie G’s music has resonated with her generation. Her first album, Tha Queen Lizzie G, debuted in May 2007 and featured hits such as “L’s up”- an homage to her fans and supporters. By the release of her sophomore album, Tha Takeova in January 2010, Lizzie G’s lyrics became more conscious and infused upbeat, crowd-hyping tracks that rivaled modern club hits. Number #1 hit “Crank Dat Finess”, a song which urges people to express their own style of performance, is still a most requested song. When Lizzie G debuted her third album, MAKE IT HAPPEN in February 2015, the booming 14-track project featured motivational lyricism encouraging youth to follow their dreams and stay in school. In February 2017, Lizzie G released her 4th album, LEVEL UP with 18 empowering tracks evolving from rapper to entrepreneur inspiring people to take their dreams and goals to the next level.
Lizzie G’s message is a powerful one – it encourages young people to express their talent while gaining an education, you can do both. She has taken this message on the road at various performances both nationally and internationally, including: The Highlander in Paris France, Haiti, Dominican Republic, African Festival of the Arts in Chicago, Bud Billiken Parade, Black Women’s Expo in Chicago, Chicago Public Schools back to school rallies, pep rallies, Homecomings, peace rallies, fashion shows, dance competitions, unity showcases, nightclubs and many more.
Lizzie G holds a Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) from Roosevelt University and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. When she’s not on the road performing or in the studio, Lizzie G is invited to perform at many school events across the world, playing the drums and giving back to the community through various charitable organizations.
Lizzie G continues to break new ground, and remains to be one of hip-hop’s most innovative emcee.
Yomi – 6:30p
Yomí is an experimental harpist, producer, and vocalist who’s striving to re-imagine how her classical instrument can carve it’s way into current and future music. She spends her free time collaborating with local producers and artists hoping that together they can push the boundaries of what music is to them. You can find her in your local bars and galleries, playing on the street, or jamming out at both Do Division fest and the Logan Square Art Festival this summer. She’s your friendly neighborhood experimental harpist, and you can expect a lot to be coming from her in the near future. In the meantime, check her latest release #THATHARPIST mixtape, available now on SoundCloud.
Manwolves – 7:30pm
Manwolves is an up and coming band from Chicago with a unique sound that fuses hip-hop, rap, jazz, rock and more. While most rap projects consist of a rapper and a DJ, Manwolves u lizes live drums, bass, guitar, piano, and trumpet to create an explosive show that turns heads. Band members are Jamie McNear, Ari Gar n, Henry Wolf, Jul- ian Freeman, Eli Cohen and Michael Werner.
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