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50 Years of Hip Hop: Chicago's own SoloSam

During the last week of 2023, we’re commemorating the 50th anniversary of hip hop by returning to our most memorable episodes on the subject. SoloSam is a Chicago rapper, producer, and chef with a cooking show series, a cookbook and B-EATS. It’s a bi-monthly party series that combines good food, good music and community. “If it wasn’t for food I wouldn’t have grown as a music artist, for sure,” he said. In this episode from August, we play some of his songs, learn about his Ghanian-Korean heritage and talk about the connection he finds between food and music. “At the end of the day, it’s just art.”

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During the last week of 2023, we’re commemorating the 50th anniversary of hip hop by returning to our most memorable episodes on the subject.

SoloSam is a Chicago rapper, producer, and chef with a cooking show series, a cookbook and B-EATS. It’s a bi-monthly party series that combines good food, good music and community.

“If it wasn’t for food I wouldn’t have grown as a music artist, for sure,” he said.

In this episode from August, we play some of his songs, learn about his Ghanian-Korean heritage and talk about the connection he finds between food and music.

“At the end of the day, it’s just art.”

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