CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby caught up with local legend BJ the Chicago Kid at Mamby on the Beach this summer. They chat about his recent Grammy nominations, Chicago's "realness," and the album he calls an "audio-blunt."
Local hip hop artist, actor and poet Mykele Deville stopped by the CHIRP studios before his recent Red Bull Sound Select show to chat with CHIRP volunteer Amanda Dabandons. They talk about the influence of the city, women, and diy culture on his work and art.
The First Time Four is the house band at CHIRP’s quarterly storytelling series, The First Time. Steve Frisbie, Liam Davis, Gerald Dowd, and Scott Stevenson bring their considerable talent and experience together to provide a musical component to the series. But they’re more than just a cover band. They’re an essential part of the First Time experience.
CHIRP's Cher Vincent sat down with Clinton Sandifer, a.k.a. ShowYouSuck, at his home in Edgewater. Kindred spirits in their love for the early MTV days, they discussed discovering hip-hop later in life, Clinton's social awkwardness, and internalizing awesome moments.