I am not high but I’m on top of you, your face is covered in torn shorts, I am dressed in peach lips and free from my memory. Your tongue is my summer rope, my anchor to pleasure comfort, my partner to dirty barefoot jams. I am not high but I am full of … Continue reading
Wait for the day when Hope is Dope, When living air is life and up there really is just blue, And water is wet only when it’s inside of you // Crave the day that starts only when your eyes open wide, To the cue of mint breath — unopened, white, light, Soaking in presence, still twirling from gravity and … Continue reading
He hops from coast to coast, but holds strong connections in Chicago along the way. Meet Shlick Smit, an MC with a mission to express himself through rhythm and poetry if nowhere else will listen. On the daily, he works his flow with others to BUILD like it’s never been done before, leaving each town better … Continue reading
Nosferatune debuts its Chicago artist showcase series — Chicago Fresh — with an intimate video of Tennis Shoes, a musician bound only for the no-boundaries, future-sound hip hop cry. Falsetto soliloquies churn into rapping poetry before we can even put our sneaks into a shoebox on the closet shelf. Get familiar with the softer side … Continue reading
When you find yourself sunk—wrapped in blankets and dreamy tapestries, smelling the world you can’t quite see—consider not what is missing in that time. Why search for what lacks where you’ve found an idyllic home for thought, a nook in time more precious than most to you, solemn blanket being, because it is entirely yours. Weave that … Continue reading
Mornin’ sugar. Eat your coffee and drink your honey. Yawn and bark and growl and spit, ’cause not a man like this since… Spend a whole day without talking and your thoughts can lay dormant, unexposed to alteration like a child learning literature and science in the confines of social solitude. Spend an evening deep in love … Continue reading
Chicago’s Second City Citizens put on their first SCC + Friends show of the year at Tonic Room on January 30. It was all about the energy. Cramped in that tiny bar-turned-venue on North Halsted, the Tres Amigos charismatically killed it. Check out my recap over at Side By Side and the night in photos … Continue reading
John River’s new single and video Hope City II is a powerful punch of hip hop and flow. This young artist is paving high paths in 2015.