Tagged: june

Young Americans – “LGBT”

In episdoe five of “Young Americans” from Scion AV and VICE, Fess Grandiose addresses homophobia in Hip-Hop, and the compares today’s gay rights issues to the fight for civil rights in the 60s.

Gay rights and gender roles are explored in the sixth episode of the season, shining light on how these issues can very from ethnic group to ethnic group.

Watch previous episodes of “Young Americans by clicking right here.

After tackling issues that resonated in 2012, from college debt to social networking, season two of Scion AV and VICE’s Young Americans sees the return of Producer/Director Lance Bangs and company as they travel across the nation to capture real viewpoints and opinions from today’s youth.

In season two, ethnicity is the overarching lens through which Lance and his team focused in on some targeted topics such as body image, socializing and media representations. The end result was a documented survey of people from a wide array of ethnic communities hailing from all over the US.

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Impolite Society on The CUSP


Presented by S.R.G. Management Firm

The C.U.S.P. is a  new vlog series in Chicago dedicated to highlighting up and coming entities that are Creating Unique and Substantial Products.

This episode highlights some key personnel from the Impolite Society camp: Blakkass Westley, Elee X, and Sidewalk Kal.

Chitown Cypher – “Acapella at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion” ft. Auggie the 9th, Blakkass Westley, Black Matt, & Fooch the MC


Video: Griffin Thomas

The Chitown Cypher connects talented underground hip-hop artists, producers, and filmmakers in Chicago through organized freestyle events around the city. chitowncypher.com

Set downtown at Millenium Park, the June edition of Chitown Cypher features the adept acapella oratory of Auggie the 9th, Blakkass Westley (Impolite Society), Black Matt, and Fooch The MC.

06.28: Kimball House Revival at The Burlington

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Young Americans – “Media Representations”

From movies, TV shows, commercials and even to the digital space, does today’s media realistically portray our generation?

In the third installment of “Young Americans” from Scion AV and VICE, Fess Grandiose chimes in on film and subculture as it’s presented in the media.

Watch previous episodes of “Young Americans by clicking right here.

After tackling issues that resonated in 2012, from college debt to social networking, season two of Scion AV and VICE’s Young Americans sees the return of Producer/Director Lance Bangs and company as they travel across the nation to capture real viewpoints and opinions from today’s youth.

In season two, ethnicity is the overarching lens through which Lance and his team focused in on some targeted topics such as body image, socializing and media representations. The end result was a documented survey of people from a wide array of ethnic communities hailing from all over the US.

KHP Podcast 006: “Netherfriends – Kind Of Buzzed”

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Freestyle loops, beats, and lyrics from Netherfriends featuring Blakkass Westley (Impolite Society), Chandler London, and Rich Jones (Second City Citizens). Also featuring Danimal The Choppa on MPC. In the spirit of Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue; recorded live at Kimball House. As always, the Kimball House Podcast is available on iTunes for the free.

Subscribe & Download: KHP Podcast 006 – “Netherfriends – Kind Of Buzzed”

theWHOevers & Netherfriends – “Jurassic Park V”

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Premiering today on GoWhereHipHop, theWHOevers drop “Jurassic Park V” as part of their weekly #WHOWednesdays series. With Netherfriends on the beat,  Dotkom and J. Arthur sound as cool and collected as a hat-trick of Velociraptors on the hunt. Rawr.

While Steven Spielberg couldn’t be reached for comment, theWHOevers did offer the following statement:

WARNING: This record contains sounds never heard before!

the 3rd installment of theWHOwednesdays series. We follow last month’s record, “Roll of the Dice” with a collabo by none other than traveling music nomad himself, Netherfriends.

Like our beloved Chicago seasons, “Jurassic Park V” captures the essence of a smooth summer breeze, while slapping you in the face like the winter wind. Delivered with incredible ease, J.Arthur and Dotkom skillfully place complex delivery patterns over this super-snappy Netherfriends production. In the race for greatness, this team plans to “get to the top and keep on climbing” …

“Jurassic Park V” belongs to a Netherfriends compilation album titled “New CHI-t” with a proposed 06/28 release date that also features many of Chicago’s rising artists.

Grab the track below, and be sure to download New CHI-t when it drops at the end of June. For more music from theWHOevers, click here.