Earlier this fall, we sponsored, alongside Marcus Shadden, Social Con Clothing, and Conscious Couture, a fresh all-style dance competition entitled 'The Streets Are My Canvas'!
The concept was simple: the city's hottest young breakers and freestyle dancers were invited to battle, 1-on-1, until there was one winner left standing in tournament-style fashion.
Naturally, we saw a variety of styles that I can sit here and list, or what's better for you, to just see in the excellent new recap video above. I was floored by some of the moves, twists, bends, and overall swagger and flamboyance that was on display.
Dancing is truly an art form - and The Streets Are My Canvas was a reminder of that. The balance of physical and mental dexterity with the open platform to be creative is an avenue I wish I could tap into (at least in other ways besides how Carlton does).
Get a glimpse of these creative styles and personalities by pressing play above (plus performances by M.L.A. and host/emcee Aerias) and keep in tune with us, as we hope to get involved in more fun events like The Streets Are My Canvas!
A couple weeks ago, I attended the Slum Village concert held at The Double Door in Wicker Park.
An artist that caught my attention, was the opening act, Aerias, a Chicago hip-hop artist who was given an opportunity of a lifetime.
I sat down with Aerias following his performance where we discussed not just about his music career, but also his personal life. I don't want to spill all the details of his interesting story, so check out the interview and find out how he landed the concert, his inspirations as well as what keeps him going as he follows his dreams.
Oh, and while you're at it - check out the trailer to a documentary of Aerias, which is directed, filmed, and edited by: NBRHD Productions.