A conscious rapper with a boom-bap aesthetic, F.Stokes infuses his songs with autobiographical references - growing up in an impoverished neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, moving to Madison and trying to fit in and make it as an MC, experiencing homelessness, and leading a predominantly nomadic
Rapping since he was 12 years old, Chicago MC Phero is known for combining jazz samples and insightful lyricism into a smooth blend of hip hop and soul.Phero joins Jesse Menendez on Vocalo's MusicVox to talk about growing up in Chicago, his optimistic outlook on gentrification in his neighborhood -
We're back from our trip to Alaska, where it was more about communing with animals than eating them. So to make up for lost time, today we headed over to Cemitas Pueblas in Chicago, to try their legendary Atomica sandwich.
Combining elements of jazz, hip hop, soul, trip hop and even chanting, Scarlet Monk creates unique and haunting soundscapes with operatic flavor. But music is not the only focus of her diverse creative passions.
Initially started as an art project in Germany in mid-80's, KMFDM explored the fusion of heavy metal guitars and dance beats, becoming recognized as pioneers in heavy electronic music.In the 1990's, the band spent several years living in Chicago and working with the influential Wax Trax Records alon
Only a few months after the release of their third LP, Chicago pop punk band The Scissors are back at work on another full-length. The band promises a "more refined sound as guitarist Yvonne Szumski takes over lead vocals on a bulk of the songs."