Recently GWHH caught up with Chicago’s own Renaissance Man Hustle Simmons at his annual event Hustlepalooza that was held at Reggie’s Rock Club. The event had included many of Chicago’s best artists such as YP and Parkay. The event also had FFOE artist SayItAintTone to highlight some of the few out of state artists at the event. Hustle Simmons has been doing this event for years to create a platform for many of Chicago artists to receive some of the notoriety on a big stage with big name acts.
Hustle Simmons has helped brand many artists that are now sign to major label deals also playing host at all of Chicago’s biggest and best events. Known for his many connections in the industry Hustle has brought some of the nation’s biggest stars to Chicago. Stars such as LeBron James and Jay-Z for his Black Out Party at The Shrine. Chicago has had the reputation of not helping its own artists receive national shine yet instead bringing in big names major label artists to pack out a venue. Hustle’s main reason for Hustlepalooza was to help his friends (artists) perform at big shows held in the city. Recently, he has helped Chicago artist Rockie Fresh in his journey to get signed to Rick Ross’s label MMG (Maybach Music Group) also an artist that performed at a previous Hustlepalooza shows. Also, Hustle has brought to the stage at his shows Meek Mill, Mos Def, Iggy Azalea, and many more. This gives the local artist a chance to perform with a headliner which most of them do not receive the chance too.
Hustle Simmons is not stopping here in just throwing Hustlepalooza shows but also managing artist to the likes of Lili K and Parkay. Also, being a brand ambassador for the reemerging Reebok. The journey is only started for Chicago’s own Hustle Simmons as he helps doing his part in building the hip hop brand bigger than ever in Chicago and nationwide. Listen to the brief interview with Hustle Simmons below.
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