Yasiin Bey rocks Concord Music Hall in Chicago

Last year I remember being so disappointed that I missed Yasiin Bey’s (formerly Mos Def) final performance at the Kennedy Center. Bey has been pretty elusive these past few years. He has been living in South Africa and recently had issues traveling due to issues with a World Passport. Fortunately for me and many of […]

Rap artist K’Valentine is ‘Here for a Reason’

Two attributes make Chicago rapper K’Valentine stand out in the music industry: her resilience and willingness to hustle. K’Valentine finds herself in a city that is currently burgeoning and she is on the cusp of superstardom. With support from legends like Talib Kweli, the sky is the limit. We spoke to K’Valentine about her life, […]

Talib Kweli’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ tour hits the Shrine in Chicago

Rapper and activist Talib Kweli recently rounded up an eclectic group of friends to kick off his “Midsummer’s Night Dream” tour in grand style with an inspired performance at Chicago’s renowned venue The Shrine. Unbeknownst to fans in attendance, actor, comedian, and Chicago native DeRay Davis was in the house to serve as guest host for the […]

Get write to the point: Chicago emcee K'Valentine

[jwplatform AoFgm9VO] K’Valentine has a lot going on upstairs. While she could easily blend in with a group of high school seniors, she’s a grown woman … believe me.  She’s a writer not a rapper. It’s something she began doing as a form of self-therapy at an early age.