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!
New Era & Gowhere Present: Gemstones "Elephant In The Room" LIVE with Janeen's Art
Gemstones & Janeen's Art
Fri, 2012-12-14 19:00
New Era Flagship Store (207 S. State St.)
event producer New Era & Gowhere Hip Hop
For the first time ever, Gemstones will be performing tracks from his newest mixtape 'Elephant In The Room' LIVE at the New Era Flagship Store in downtown Chicago!
Powered by New Era & Gowhere, come out for a night filled with fun giveaways, Shade 45's DJ Averi Minor on the 1s & 2s, live art from Janeen Kern, and a performance from Gemstones! (with more announcements to come!)
Oh, and did we mention it's...
Hope to see you there and come on by and meet our team!
Hope you have some energy saved from all your Thanksgiving and Black Friday festivities because tonight concludes a whirlwind of dope GWHH events during the past week with "Food 4 Thought" - presented by New Era & GWHH!
Bring your canned foods as tonight is the official listening party for Chicago lyricist Real T@lk's upcoming opus, The Talented Tenth 8.0. In addition to live music from Real T@lk, take advantage of some exclusive New Era giveaways, free food, live art, spoken word, and more from 7-10p over at The Silver Room!
Oh, and did I mention it was FREE?!
And did I mention #TeamGowhere will be in attendance?! Come say hi to myself and some of our lovely ladies at our booth during the jam-packed event! More info above and our fresh new commercial below. See you tonight!
Chicago, looking to go out for Black Wednesday tonight? We have another GWHH Event going on this week that is the place to be - this one being at 8Fifty8 where Marcus Shadden will be providing the tunes all night and performances by M.L.A., Sanction Language, and Retrospect, I can say from first hand experience, will be dope. Get accustomed to new music, take advantage of giveaways from Nooka & Social Con Clothing, and all this - a great night tonight - for FREE!
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!
Clear your schedules for Black Friday, ladies and gents! In the heart of Wicker Park this Friday night, come on out to The Silver Room where we'll be joining forces with New Era to present "Food 4 Thought" - a canned food drive and listening party for talented Chicago hip hop and poet, Real T@lk's upcoming project, The Talented Tenth 8.0.
We got together with Real T@lk to shoot a fun and quick commercial, capturing his journey from spot to spot, while previewing one of his lyrical heaters to come on the project. Take a minute out and press play above (and keep your eyes peeled for that good Sgt. Tibs cameo :))
Chicago rap fans, we've got quite the unique event for you to go to tonight. It's the Holiday Rap Karaoke Party, just in time for Thanksgiving, and not like you're usual karaoke outing. It's karaoke, rap-style, and you're in store from performances from Preem Rock (featuring Has-Lo), Pseudo Slang, and Sharkula.
Plus, it's hosted by Psalm One and some more special guests are on tap. Don't miss it tonight - the first of three GWHH-sponsored events this week! You're in for a fun time and somethin' different, starting tonight.