Chicago rapper Landon Battles talks hip-hop and making a difference

Landon Battles

In a word, up-and-coming Chicago-based rapper Landon Battles is versatile. His live-wire personality, insightful yet witty lyrics and overall creativity set him apart from the increasingly crowded Chicago rap scene, where at times it’s hard to tell one rapper from the next. Describing his sound as “trill conscious,” Landon not only wants to make a powerful impact in music, but in […]

Chicago rapper Landon Battles drops new project, ‘Black Gold’

Touching upon such diverse topics as black culture and what it means to America, his beloved hometown, and even family structure, Chicago-based rapper Landon Battles proves on his new project, Black Gold, that he firmly believes in infusing his music with a message. Songs such as “Fathers Day,” “Gang Related,” and “Holy Hallelujah” showcase the young emcee’s […]

Esperanza Spalding Delights and Enlightens at Chicago’s Ravinia

Esperanza Spalding Delights and Enlightens at Ravinia It is truly rare nowadays to be in the presence of authentically impressive musical talent but Ravinia was the place to be dazzled on a chilly summer night by Ms. Esperanza Spaulding. The work on her most recent studio release, Radio Music Society, was the central theme to her […]