From blues to house to hip-hop, Chicago has always been at the forefront of progressive, socially liberating music, and today the city is home to a rapidly growing underground community of LGBTQ rappers, DJs and singers. Spearheaded by rapper Mister Wallace and rapper, DJ and producer Anthony “aCeb00mbaP” Pabey and his Chicago-based, LGBTQ-centric label Futurehood, artists from the scene have received local and national acclaim. For one night only at Wicker Park venue Subterranean, Mister Wallace and rising Futurehood artists like Chicago-based rappers Roy Kinsey and KC Ortiz will join several forward-thinking compatriots to showcase the diversity and fierce dynamism of this homegrown movement.
Red Bull Music will launch the latest installment of their critically acclaimed international music series in Chicago this November, bringing with it a month-long slate of expertly curated original programming spanning the city’s diverse music genres. Red Bull Music Festival Chicago will explore and celebrate Chicago’s rich cultural heritage while spotlighting its modern music landscape. Red Bull Music Festival (RBMF) makes its midwest debut after six acclaimed installments in New York City and a 2017 Los Angeles festival, and will feature live performances, club nights and lectures at some of Chicago’s most unique venues.
Roy Kinsey premieres their first visual from the masterpiece "Blackie: A Story By Roy Kinsey" on FAKE SHORE DRIVE's 15th anniversary.
Featuring in order of appearance Gilbert Terry/Queen Saya Naomi Keeshana Kelly Lorell Pitts/LPXIV Deleshia Wilkerson Aymar Jean Christian Diana Delgado Pineda Malia Green Jahiri Phillips
Director of Photography // Producer - Matthew Dominick
Director // Roy Kinsey
Editor // Matthew Dominick
Celestial Trax & Rozay Labieja's FEM official music video directed by Christopher Sonny Martinez
aCeb00mbaP directed radio program featuring the FUTUREHOOD family.
"So I went to Twitter and just demanded answers for why, in a city like Chicago, Smartbar is just constantly pushing up white artists? Whose story are you telling? The programming is not reflective of the city. We went back and forth and I wasn’t even really fighting for myself, I did not want a residency there and I still don’t but I made recommendations because they just said, ‘oh, well we’re just not knowledgeable about these things,’ and that’s a tool of the oppressor: ‘I just didn’t know.’ So I filled in that blank. " aCeb00mbaP for sixtyinchesfromcenter.org