There are many talented artists in Chicago, but some simply shine through the crowd. Shepard Hues has the musical ability to get recognized among the pack and has recently started releasing some of the best music in the city. The producer/MC has teamed up with many well known artists including Supa Bwe and UG Vavy, the three of whom come together to form the group Fight Me, one of Chicago’s most elusive yet sought after ensembles. We got to interview him and ask him a little bit about his new tape, In Any Hue, what to expect from Fight Me and more. Check it out below.
Every once in a while I’ll hear just one song from an artist and know I’ll be listening to them for quite some time. Marko Stat$ had that effect on me when I first heard his track Jubilation and from that moment on I’ve been following his music and been wildly impressed. I recently featured him on Don’t Sleep Pt. 6 and was excited to get to interview him for this feature. His introspective yet often upbeat sound creates a thoughtful juxtaposition that is immediately ear catching but will also have listeners coming back and revisiting songs to really hear the message he’s providing. See what he had to say about his project BEE-4 I FLY AWAY, how Chicago has impacted his music, and who some of his influences are below.`
There are plenty of artists in Chicago making creative, innovative music but Seer is proving to be one of the city’s most imaginative musicians. His genre-less style incorporates a blend of oldies, pop, hip hop and really any sound that catches his ear, all coming together in a cohesive, ear catching way that highlights Seer’s ability to craft excellent music. While he just dropped his debut tape Secret 2 My Strut only a short time ago, Seer has been making waves for a while now producing for Decent Gang, one of Chicago’s most talented up and coming collectives, showing that the rest of the city is paying attention as well. We got to ask him about his recent tape, his work with Decent Gang and where his distinctive style comes from. Read more below.
Travis Hendriiix, formerly known as TKCS, is on a path of reinvention and innovation. As he looks to re-brand himself, Hendriiix has been making deliberate and thought out moves while also releasing some pretty solid music. Even though he only has two songs under his belt, it’s clear he has a vision for his sound and style. We got the chance to ask him some questions about this new look, what to expect in the future, and some of his inspirations (they’re probably not who you think). Read our latest Windy City Sounds interview below and get in tune with Travis Hendriiix.
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.
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.