Chicago Hip Hop artists came together on Saturday, September 20th for two great causes: the love of HIP HOP and ALS research. Chi Rock Nation has a history of putting together the city’s best events in support of the creative community. The King and Queen of Chi Rock Nation Chapter 4, Big Hek and Mine Oner continue to play a huge role in not only bringing together Chicago hip hop heads, but hearts.
The night was filled with talent from local DJs, MCs, Promoters, Vendors, Family and Friends. Host, Bboy, Event Organizer/Promoter and MC, SamIAm The MC, was determined to make the night a memorable tribute to the passing of his late friend, Brandon Burwell.
SamIAm The MC: YouTube, Twitter, Soundcloud, MidWestBest
The artists not only rocked the stage with grace, but also contributed to the cause in efforts to donate money to the Les Turner Foundation for ALS research. The showcase included many memorable performances. Brian Vaxter performed original selections with classic hip hop flavor.
B Vax: Twitter, Facebook, Reverb Nation, Mixcrate, Bandcamp
Visual demonstrated his “Supreme Science” on stage including: talent, lyrics and style.
Visual: iseeitall.com, Twitter, Facebook, “Supreme Science”
Every artist had a message to share including “Coolout” Chris Hawkins and Amina Norman-Hawkins of Urbanized Music. Their performance was a powerful reminder of why Hip Hop is a true performance art birthed by lyrics which have poetic roots.
Urbanized Music: urbanizedmusic.com, keepitmovingthemovie.info, chihiphop.org
There was plenty of intellectual energy when EclipticShadow Ideologists collabed with Freestyle Vet, Highly Profile.
Ideologists: Facebook, iTunes | Highly Profile: Soundcloud
Menoover13’s performance was most definitely a highlight for me. This MC has a strong stage presence with a gift for delivering lyrics so sharp, they pierced through any conversations within the crowd.
Menoover13: Soundcloud , Bandcamp , Facebook , iTunes
Chicago LEGENDS were in the building including extraordinary emcee, Sharkula, who flexed his creative formula on the mic.
One of my favorite female lyricists of all time… New Sense of PSYCHODRAMA was in attendance! This “Chi Town Queen of Rap”, was promoting unity and positivity through her unique Chi-Towel Expressions line.
New Sense: newsense4ever.com
I can NOT forget to mention that from the moment I stepped into the venue on Saturday night I was greeted by “Golden Era” hip hop, RnB, soul and reggae classics! DJ Moz Definite kept the party going in between sets and kept us dancing until the venue shut down!
DJ Moz Definite: Twitter, Facebook
Shout out to Imm Soo Chi Clothing for setting up shop at the event and for the fly gear!
Imm Soo Chi Facebook, Imm Soo Chi clothing line review
PROPS and PHOTO CREDS to MO PARKER PHOTOGRAPHY for capturing all of the CHI-ROCK CHAPTER FOUR showcase and keeping these memories alive forever. It was an epic night of family, friends, fun and the power of our culture when it comes together. CRN4 BEASTS! One LOVE.
Stay tuned for live footage from The Lava Lab!
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