Ras G and Open Mike Eagle are participating in an artist exchange program with Ugandan Emcee Mon Mc to “support the growth and development of hip-hop music in Uganda, collaboratively produce works of art, and provide public benefit with experience of the arts.
As such these artist are working in conjunction with non-profits Amagezi Germanyi Youth Association and J.U.I.C.E to create an 5 track EP. They are looking for donations to complete this project for more info check stayclassy.org
Below is the first video from this project:
There is a beautiful monthly event held at Subterranean dedicated to women in Hip-Hop called I Still Love H.E.R. LadyGemStar and KickAssAlyssia created this vibrant night “dedicated to the love of Hip Hop and its elements through the feminine experience. The four are represented by featuring a variety of Chicago female DJs, MCs, Breakers and Graffiti artists. Their mission: “to create a platform and raise awareness to the importance of the feminine contribution in the Chicago hip hop community as well as in it’s culture.” Word.
Recently, they put out a mixtape (mixed by DJ ALO) highlighting some of Chicago’s flyest Emcees. The mixtape features: The First Lady Of Rhymesayers: Psalm One, Rita J (Of All Natural), ANG 13, Amina, Jade Ivy, SPQ-HER, and many more. The ladies have diverse styles, content, and such. They are on point. If you love Rap check it out and if you’re in Chicago drop by Subterranean and soak up some culture. Visit their website: istillloveherinc.com to download the mixtape.
Let me hip you to somethangs you need to know. Chicago has a diverse Rap scene that does not get the attention it deserves. Case in point: the nine (yes nine!) piece hip-hop band Abstract Giants have been making beautiful music for over ten years. Continue reading