WBEZ & Vocalo Present: 5th Annual Winter Block Party
Sidewalk Chalk, Add-2, & Psalm One
Sat, 2013-01-26 12:00
Metro (3730 N. Clark St.)
event producer WBEZ & Vocalo
event sponsor Gowhere Hip Hop, City Of Win, & Local Chicago Vendors
WBEZ & Vocalo present the 5th Annual Winter Block Party.... Hip hop fans, keep this day open on your calendar.
During the day, stop by the Metro from 12pm - 6 for a celebration of hip hop arts complete with B-Boy/B-Girl dance battles, a screening of "Benji" from Coodie & Chike, a poetry/storytelling slam, and a hip hop marketplace filled with local vendors (say hi to us! Gowhere Hip Hop will have a booth. Get some fresh gear from City Of Win. And more!). These day events are FREE!
Then, come back at 8pm for a series of performances from Sidewalk Chalk, Add-2 - hosted by Psalm One, Vocalo's Jesse Menendez, & Kevin Coval. Hope to see you there!
The itinerary for the day events:
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Prelims
Upstairs || A screening of "Benji" directed by Coodie and Chike
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Semis
Upstairs || Screenings of selected local Hip Hop music videos
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Finals
Upstairs || Solo Tip: An Exploration of Hip Hop Theater and Storytelling (The Public Square and YCA)
Beauty Bar Chicago X Neak.Co.Events Presents: 'Live Ni$$A Rap'
Venue: Beauty Bar Chicago
Location: 1444 W. Chicago Ave.
Date: Thurs. 11.01
Come out and enjoy this very dope rap show/party Thursday Nov. 1st. Catch live performances from Ace B8gie, Young Giftz, Neak, Add-2, and GLC! DJ Slot-A live on the decks & Hosted by Que Billah! The show will include dope concert giveaways (courtesy of Pat Grumley of Cold Grums):
11.14 Nas & Lauryn Hill [Chicago]
11.30 Erykah Badu [Chicago]
12.07 DJ Shadow [Chicago]
12.21 Talib Kweli [Chicago]
Add-2 goes in over Missy Elliot's & Timbaland's new single "Triple Threat." Catch Add-2 at A3C in Atlanta, October 12th, with 9th Wonder and his Jamla Recording Artists. More from the one man duo to come soon. Keep in tune.
"The Loud Live Series" took place at Leaders 1354 last week in Chicago and the jam-packed boutique was treated to performances from Chance The Rapper, eGo, the Save Money Crew with Joey Purps, Kami de Chukwu, Thelonious (who was celebrating his birthday), Lili K and Peter Cottontail, Caleb James, and a DJ set by the Nordjs (Tima Fei and Ivan Cirkovic). Plus, the event was hosted by Add-2 and the people in attendance received a free, exclusive LDRS x SAE tee, and the Loud Chicago Sounds compilation album. Peep the photos above to catch what you may have missed and shouts to everyone who put it together - Leaders 1354, SAE Institute Chicago, and Honest Tea.
To view and download all of the images, click here.
Add-2 joins Esohel and producer, Ricky Dubs on the second offering off Esohel and Dubs', On Purpose With A Purpose LP. Look for OPWAP to make it's official debut come October 9th. How y'all feelin' this one?