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 […]

Awdazcate presents 5th annual Waffle Fest; and yes, there will be waffles

Music Festivals abound in Chicago during the summer. Artists from around the world come to showcase their skills at Lollapalooza, Northcoast and others. The consistent theme of many of these festivals is the lack of local Chicago artists who are able to participate. Many Chicago artists feel as though they need to leave Chicago to gain […]

A Different Shade of Pink breast cancer awarenesss event

On Sunday, Oct. 26, Chicago’s hip-hop community came out to support one of its own — Antwone Muhammad, aka Twone Gabz. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing a mastectomy earlier this year, the well-respected emcee has made it his life’s mission to raise awareness about the disease and help educate people on prevention. […]

Chance The Rapper readies 1st full-length studio album

The last 18 or so months have been something of a whirlwind for Chicago emcee Chance The Rapper. Releasing a critically acclaimed mixtape, Acid Rap, making it to the top of XXL‘s coveted Freshman Class of 2014, and being featured on a song by megastar Justin Bieber were just a few of moves made by the rapper […]

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