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Just Blaze (DJ Set)
SamIAm the MC, Rock Creek Ent, Charlie Parish, Million Dollar Smile Ent, Fitz Fonzarelli, Hosted by Young General
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pmDouble Door
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In his short career to date, SamIAm has garnered more ‘stripes’ than most MC’s earn in a lifetime. Beginning with a win at the 2007 Rhymespitters 4 Chicago All City Freestyle Battle (which had nearly 200 Chicago contestants), and after countless battles at the legendary 606 Open mics and sessions at The Note, SamIAm’s talents were finally recognized by the National media & industry. It was only a matter of time before he became the 5-time champ of BET’s 106th & Park Freestyle Friday. And after being retired to Freestyle Friday’s Hall of Fame, he was a finalist on MTV2’s World Rap Championships for 1 Million Dollars.
But despite his formidable skills in the battle rap arena, SamIAm is more a true Hip-Hop artist who’s deft at freestyles. His real passions can be found on record. SamIam has 2 full lengths under his belt (Refreshing & The Taste), & one mixtape "I WANNA MC 4 U!".... And on the local scene, his high profile battles haven’t changed that fact that he’s Chicago to the core.
Fully committed to furthering the city’s ‘true freestyle’ scene, SamIAm has hosted numerous parties all over Chicago in Wicker Park, Wrigleyville, Uptown, and more.
The mixtape "I WANNA MC 4 U!" and long awaited album "COOLER BY THE LAKE" will be available on I-Tunes very soon.
SamIam's current single/music video "SMACK" from the "I WANNA MC 4 U!" (all original production) Mixtape:
Stay tuned for the upcoming album Cooler By The Lake!
He's spicing up his music, diversifying his audience and putting some bass through your headphones. Far from ordinary, he's a combination of things unexpected. Charlie Parish is giving music something to look forward to. His music is relatable and he's looking to change the game and bring back that storytelling and conscious music style that Chicago has been known for. Parish's love from music originated organically.
He was a fan before he was a rapper, by studying and listening to artist such as Nas. After gaining an appreciation for music Parish set out to do his own. He started out by using his material on different peers and street battles. Soon, he gained appreciation from the people around him for his unique style and take on lyricism and consciousness to the problems around him; mixing that all together you get Charlie Parish.
Parish took his style to the state of Florida where he was the opening act at a night club for several years. Aside from making music, every night at the venue Parish would freestyle off the top of his head rather than recite music that he'd already made; through that experience he gained recognition from his now manager Jennifer Day.
Even though Parish is in Chicago now, he frequently travels back Florida to meet the demand of his fans and the people that love his music. This summer, he'll be dropping a much anticipated mixtape for his fans and giving the game the lyricism that it's been missing.
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th their own different production styles on a mission to make timeless Midwest music. He has worked with producers such as Green the Genius, Frank the Tank, Justraxx, Jesse Black, and Hajj Prime.
Fitz Fonzarelli performed in Quality Control, an Indiana college tour that stormed Vincennes University, Indiana University, and Purdue University. He has performed at renowned Chicago venues such as the Subterranean, Reggie's Bar and Music Joint.
What more do you need to know about Young General? We could talk lyrical ingenuity (“I’m so real, I could never spit a fake line/Ain’t nobody from the Chi got this much face time/Not since John Starks went baseline”) and freestyle chops, and I could direct you to the tracks, (including standouts White Sox Fitted and Never Love You) the video clips, the websites, tell you to play this-or-that and look out for such-and-such concert or project coming down the pipe. But that’s the payoff, the net, the long-earned result. If you want to know what the General is really about, know this: the talent is God-given, but the schedule is man-made. It’s a workaday life for this Minnesota-transplant, and he is only too happy to profess his love for the daily grind.
“I would sound sill-ay/rappin’ about puss-ay/jewels and ice/homey that’s not my life.” So spit the Minnesota Monster during the premier FiveSTAR recording session in March 2010. It was one of many reminders that hip-hop can be commercial without being commercialized, that MCs can keep it real by actually being real, that for Young General, the game is about combining the flow and the fun with the business and the branding. His talent for writing a strong hook? For riding the beat? For having the sack to jump in any cipher in any town and leave onlookers repeating his lines? That’s why he’s good. His commitment to the craft, the business, the day-in day-out of it all? That’s why he’ll be here for the long haul. Get up early, people. Young General’s doing work.
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