The Second City saint and SaveMoney general, Chance the Rapper, made a long awaited return to the city that raised him as he brought his Social Experiment Tour to the city of Chicago on Nov 27. This begins the first of two back to back shows in Chicago. The hometown crowd at the Riviera even got a special look into new additions Chance has been working on as the Acid Rap prodigy graced the crowd with a new track. The new song is a culmination of Chance's success that dabs into his upbringing in the city of Chicago, setbacks, owning the respect of his city at a young age, covers he's graced, achievements he's attained, and the overall hunger the emcee possesses to continue to make music for listeners to believe in.
DUVV, a 19 y/o NYC native and up and coming artist, has just recently stepped into the realm of experimental music. Her style pulls different elements from hip hop and R&B and meshes them into cohesive, ear-pleasing and thought provoking projects. DUVV’s genre bending tracks are representative of life experiences that have culminated into a bigger picture that’s often difficult to define. The name DUVV ties into that as well. As a mix of the artist’s last name Duval and ‘dove,’ DUVV, she explains, “is a way to represent my music as sign of good things to come. I want people to feel good when they hear my music.” DUVV has always been a music junkie, but this past year has been especially crucial to her progression as an artist. “I wanted to create my own music, so I just started doing it. The dream was and still is to become a producer. I’m still learning how to DJ and produce, so I’d definitely say I’m a beginner, but a dream’s a dream, and I’m going after it.” DUVV has released three singles so far, “hush,” “skits,” and “windows,” each of which will be featured on her upcoming summer EP pillowtalk.
With this track Geri examines the daily rituals, struggles, and triumphs seen through eyes of a positive young black man living in a negative environment. Even with so much negativity against him he strives to achieve success.