Chicago is a crazy music scene. It doesn’t matter what kind of genre, someone is here representing it on a worldwide level. Even though the city is terminally bereft of the business conduits that one would find in L.A. or New York, the various scenes here somehow thrive. After travelling around a bit I found the lack of peer support that made people call Chicago “The City Of Haters” is the same everywhere; nothing to get too excited about.
“Haters gonna hate”, but they won’t hate on this project. I am sitting here bouncing to the vibes of Psalm One aka Hologram Kizzie. Her album is entitled “Hug Life”. It’s a tongue in cheek reference to that Coachella, ghost of Tupac thing and it was released yesterday. If you are a fan of coherent Hip-Hop, this is a project you might want to throw your support behind. If your faith in Chicago lyricism has been shaken, all you have to do is listen to “Take The Plunge”.. or “Sex Is A Weapon”.
There is a trend in Chicago for artists to show a great deal diversity with their delivery. I know that’s always been my approach with what I do. Society unfortunately is ten steps behind. If you listen to the artists who have “made it” recently, they come from scenes and sounds which can be labeled. Drill, Juke, Dubstep, etc.
These sounds have their place, but “Hug Life” is more eclectic. It’s aimed at free thinkers who want to break out of a predetermined mindset. It’s not trying to be “the hottest thing on the streets now”. It’s more of an album you will enjoy today AND 10 or 20 years from today. I know because that’s what I shoot for.