First Fridays Chicago Presents
First Fridays Dance Party immediately following the show with DJ 33 1/3
Friday, April 6, 2012
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmDouble Door
$20.00 - $25.00
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.doubledoor.com/event/100471/
1990s and earlier
Discovered and produced by his first cousin DJ / Producer Howie Tee, Chubb Rock first appeared on the national scene with his 1988 self-titled debut "Chubb Rock" and 1989's "And the winner is..." The latter produced the minor hit "Ya Bad Chubbs" which garnered air play on Yo! MTV Raps during that time.
His 1991 release entitled The One, reached #13 on Billboard's "Top Hip-Hop/R&B" chart for that year. Three singles from that release, "Treat'em Right", "Just The Two Of Us" and "The Chubbster", made it to #1 on Billboard's "Top Rap Single" chart list for the same year.
The following year saw the release of I Gotta Get Mine Yo, a release which features guest performances from Grand Puba Maxwell and Poke. This release also helped fledgling music producers Trackmasters, on their rise to prominence, as they handled production duties on the recording. Chubb Rock also makes an appearance on MC Serch's 1992 song, "Back to The Grill."
Raised on the south side of Chicago, DJ 33 1/3 was influenced by the soul and blues history that the city is known for. Growing up with the sounds of Chaka Khan, Buddy Guy, Frankie Knuckles and more, at the age of 13, he began to nurture a style that transcends generations and geography that would ultimately be embraced by international markets like Japan and London, and across the US.
Crowds know that they will dance, reminisce, and be entertained when they see 33 1/3 in the DJ booth. Due to the musical influences of his upbringing, he has perfected the art of bringing pulsating music to the masses. As the only Chicago based Hip-Hop DJ specializing in live Video Mixes, he delivers a visual experience like no other.
A fixture on the scene, he has gained the respect of his peers, club owners, club goers and promoters in Chicago and abroad. With the long-standing residency at the Funky Buddha Lounge, he is considered a Chicago legend. Other residencies currently include The Shrine, Betty’s Blue Star and Spybar.
For years he has been the “go to” DJ for major artists and athletes such as Ludacris, Common, Dwyane Wade, NO ID, KRS-ONE, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Wyclef, Faith Evans, 50 Cent, Shyne, Twista and Rakim. As the Show DJ for Rakim, a post he shares with DJ Kid Capri and DJ Tech, he rocks the crowd with the legendary MC, from coast to coast.
With a strong background in radio, his mixes have been featured on B96, 88.5 WHPK, and 89.3 WNUR. Currently he is featured daily on 107.5 WGCI’s the “Midday Mix”. His varied experiences have earned him an induction into the Violator All-Star DJs family. In addition, DJ 33 1/3 has been featured in the Chicago Sun-Times and Hip Hop Weekly Magazine.
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622