TONIGHT - the first of three GWHH-sponsored events this weekend is happening in Chicago. It's DOPE Christmas - the second show in E-Train's return home for the holidays. He'll be headlining the bill, with Young General hosting all night. Be sure to get there early after 8 because rising hip hop acts like M.L.A., The Boy lllinois, and Rich Jones will be on stage and on time. And these are all cats I'd personally suggest for your playlist - and everyone above is definitely going to bring a dope live show. It takes place at Debonair - a great and intimate venue for high-energy fun. Hope to see you there!
One of the jam-packed shows we sponsored Thanksgiving week here in Chicago was "Holly Go" - a showcase of up and coming talent taking place at one of the city's most iconic underground hip hop venues, Sub-T.
The name "Holly Go" is derived from Chicago electro/hip hop artist E-Train, who is originally from here, now resides in L.A., and came back for a homecoming show for the holidays. He was joined by two of my personal favorites comin' up in the hometown - Young General and The Boy Illinois - along with an opening set from Rich Jones & SCC.
We documented highlights of each of the artists' set as E-Train performed his current single "Glow So Hard", Young General impressively spit a flurry of bars over a chopped up version of "Gangnam Style" (intrigued?), The Boy Illinois performed one of his unique bangers that translated well live off the GWHH-sponsored, MOGG, that you should download now, and Rich Jones & SCC got the crowd going to kick things off with their high-energy on stage, seen at the end.
Stay tuned through to the end for a candid look backstage with all of the artists, as we appreciate the love back fellas! Watch above and stay tuned for another homecoming show from E-Train this Holiday season...
Tonight we have another dope GWHH-sponsored event going down in Chicago as Sub-T is the place to be for an entertaining mix of live hip hop to be on display. E-Train, now residing in L.A., will bring his electro-hip hop stylings back to his hometown, and he'll be accompanied by a couple of my favorite up and coming lyricists from Chicago: Young General & The Boy Illinois. "Holly-Go" starts at 9 so don't be late!
This is the new electro-hip hop jam from E-Train off his upcoming project, Imagination Of Mr. Malo. His imagination took him back to the house music influence of his hometown Chicago, updated it with a modern electro twist in the production, and spit some fast-paced rhymes to match. This one's best heard with your volume at or near maximum. More to come from E-Train soon.