When I first moved to Denver, checking out the local music scene was one of the things on my to do list. One of the earlier performances I caught was from CRL CRRLL it was immediately clear he had the talent to make a name for himself. His live performances are energetic and his music translates well from wax to his live sets, bringing to life the groovy sounds he creates. With influences from funk, soul, and disco, CRL CRRLL’s music is eclectic and organic, tempting listeners to get up and dance the night away. I got the opportunity to ask CRL CRRLL about his unique sound and how he found it and he came through with some solid answers.
There are plenty of artists in Chicago but not many put in the same amount thought or time as Jofred. Part of the PVTSTCK crew, Jofred has been dialing in his craft for years and is also part of the Grammy nominated group Chinza Fly where he first staked his claim as the world’s best Asian rapper. The talented MC has been working on a solo project, TULPA, for a little bit now and has cultivated a focused and captivating aesthetic to go along with his unique music. After hearing singles such as Yellow Boy and Ring Ring, it was hard not to be excited about Jofred’s future. We got the chance to ask him a few questions and he really gave some great answers that touch on Asian culture, his vision for his music and some of his biggest influences.
It’s often asked who the best MC out of Chicago is and every time we hear that question, Joey Purp is one of the first names to be mentioned. Purp has the unique ability to combine fun music with conscious, thought provoking writing while also having one of the best flows in the city. We had trouble cutting down his discography to our favorite few tracks, but the list we put together showcases Purp’s abilities.
Every artist has to start somewhere and Tron Skee has found solid ground to jump start his musical career. The talented MC takes inspiration from a variety of places and puts them all into his cooled out, catchy music. It’s clear Tron Skee is focused on his progression and making a name for himself with his music and we’re looking forward to hearing what this young musician brings to the table in 2017. Learn more about his influences, beginnings, and future below.
Marcus Nogood had himself a busy 2016, dropping Trouble and Dream Beyond Fame, two full albums that helped put Nogood on the map. As 2017 gets kicked off, it’s clear Nogood is looking to continue his momentum and make this year even bigger than last. We got the opportunity to ask him a little more about what to expect this year as well as about his work in 2016. Check out what he had to say below.