Brand Nubian, Chubb Rock

First Fridays Chicago Presents

Brand Nubian

Chubb Rock

First Fridays Dance Party immediately following the show with DJ 33 1/3

Friday, April 6, 2012

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

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Brand Nubian
Brand Nubian
Brand Nubian is an American hip hop group from New Rochelle, New York, consisting of three MC's: Grand Puba (born Maxwell Dixon, on March 4, 1966), Sadat X (formerly Derek X, born Derek Murphy, on December 29, 1968) and Lord Jamar (born Lorenzo Dechalus, on September 17, 1968), and two DJs: DJ Alamo and DJ Sincere. Its debut album, One for All is one of the most popular and acclaimed alternative hip hop albums of the 1990s, known for socially conscious and politically charged content inspired by the teachings of the Nation of Gods and Earths.
Chubb Rock
Chubb Rock
Chubb Rock (born Richard Simpson on May 28, 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a New York-based rapper who released several commercially successful hip hop albums in the early 1990s. A former National Merit Scholar, Chubb Rock was a pre-med student who dropped out of Brown University to pursue his musical career.
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."
First Fridays Dance Party immediately following the show with DJ 33 1/3
First Fridays Dance Party immediately following the show with DJ 33 1/3
Vinyl represents music in its purist form. Thomas Johnson, more commonly known as DJ 33 1/3, derived his name from the speed in which vinyl records rotate on a turntable. His love for music, boldly expressed through his name, is also reflected in the various genres of music he spins. With a line-up that includes: house, reggae, reggaeton, R&B, neo soul, pop, dance and hip-hop, his unique sound reflects the beats of the world.

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.
Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622