On The Grind Management Presents
theWHOevers, Que Billah, Shayna Love, Kidd Tha Chicagoan, FM Supreme, Caleb James, Jay 2 "The Kidd Classic", Philosopha, Wonda, Cadillac Duke
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Chicago emcee Show You Suck, is putting his mark on the music world, one skateboarder at a time with his mad hooks, slick rhymes and thought provoking lyrics. Straight from the hood, but you’d never guess it with his board toting, fashion conscious personality and nack for 80s and 90s pop culture.
The WHOevers are a Chicago-based hip hop duo formed by MCs J. Arthur and DotKom. Known for their high energy stage presence, melodic sounds and catchy lyrics, the WHOevers are dedicated to providing straight-forward, feel good hip hop music. Although it’s evident the duo’s musical roots are influenced by a number of musical genres, they use inspiration, imagination and life experience to produce honest lyrical content, consistantly winning over even the most diverse crowds. The combined power of “wild-child” lyrical genius MC Dotkom and the soul-infused sounds of MC J. Arthur create a distinct and unique approach that provides audiences with a fresh and relevant sound for the modern age. A force to be reckoned with, the WHOevers are surely launching toward the forefront of today’s Chicago hip hop scene.
His reputation for having one of the best live performances in Chicago, as well as his ability to pack crowds into venues with no record deal or radio play has set the stage for Que B.I.L.L.A.H. ‘s entrance onto the global Hip-Hop scene.
In 2005 he was recognized by Source Magazine’s Unsigned Hype. Joining the ranks of Mobb Deep, Notorious B.I.G., and Common, he became the first Unsigned Hype from Chicago since Common. Fueled by this newfound notoriety, Que decided it was a no-brainer and began pursuing his music career full time. In the years following, he has sold over 20 thousand mixtapes and has performed at nearly every concert venue in Chicago. After getting looks from Ludacris’ DTP Records, Que joined Luda on a national tour opening for Rich Boy, Twista, David Banner, Chingy, Rah Digga, Nocturnal, Shyne and many others.
Que B.I.L.L.A.H.‘s aesthetic can be attributed to his love for Hip-Hop and Comedic legends. Redman, Busta Rhyme, Common, Outkast, KRS One, PE and The Roots, Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappell, Bernie Mac, and Dick Gregory all equally influence Que’s thought process. The result is the perfect formula for feel good music which has the uncanny ability of organically connecting with the masses while presenting to the youth an alternative way to live and love Hip-Hop.
Shayna Love is a fresh-voiced sparkplug, with attitude and personality to spare. Originally hailing from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Shayna Love mixes hip-hop rhymes with R&B-tinged vocals to create a sound that’s all her own.
Kidd Tha Chicagoan
KiDD Tha Chicagoan is a rapper, songwriter & producer from Chicago/Joliet, Illinois. He started writing at the age of 8, but didn't become serious in a career in music until the age of 13. Since then KiDD has been co-signed by Coast2Coast, signed by On The Grind Management, released a buzzing single "CUL8R", performed with artist such as GLC and Freeway & started building his label 2ill Entertainment. KiDD is working on the release of his independent album "#KiDDChiMania" and it will be available on March 26th, 2013. Keep checking www.kiddthachicagoan.com for the latest!
Child of God. Writer. MC. Consultant. Educator. Mentor. Activist
Jessica Disu aka FM Supreme, 24, is a 2X international performing poet, artist, activist, educator + MC, born + raised in Chicago, IL. She is a 2X champion of Louder Than A Bomb, the Chicago youth poetry slam festival and has served as coach + youth leader in that slam as well as in Brave New Voices (HBO/International Youth Poetry Slam Festival). Disu is the founder of CommonWealth Music Group and serves as a mentor to youth across the globe.
FM Supreme is the founder of The Chicago International Youth Peace Movement, “No Turning Back” and is on a mission to inspire local + global youth peace. She has successfully launched the Youth Peace Movement locally and in The United Kingdom.
Caleb James is a young Rapper and Producer from Chicago, Illinois. He has had upbringing’s with Vic Mensa from Kids These Days and has started a solid name for him self in the underground rap group SaveMoney.
Jay 2 "The Kidd Classic"
Philosopha delivers a unique, descriptive vision of the streets of Chicago,IL. Touching basis on the good and bad elements of the city in which he was born and raised. Philosopha provides fun and refreshing music for the people. His goal is to continue to provide music for the typical individual with a musical void to fill.
Find a song you love...Share it with someone you love...That's what I call spreading the love
From the arson stroked streets of Flint, Michigan, Cadillac Duke paints a picture of a deteriorated past with his mix of urban street flavor over an eclectic mix of organically, raw and digestible beats. Lyrically the content is harshly literal except for a few, subtle metaphorical phrases sprung in between emotionally thick lyrics that not only provoke emotion, but also give insight into his vivid imagination.
At 21 this young Mc is new to the Chicago hip-hop scene, usually found clad in a throw -back basketball jersey and a snap-back, Cadillac Duke is sure break the mold and re-enter with a characteristically unique style of hip-hop.