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‘A People’s History of Chicago’ Gallery – Closing Reception

posted by Rosario Edwards May 24, 2017

Kevin Coval has written a book of poems about the history of the City of Chicago and the influence that hip hop has had on it throughout the centuries of its existence. He’s also put together an excellent gallery featuring work from artists that contributed to his book.

Tomorrow is the last night of that gallery, and your last chance to buy an exclusive piece of work from artists like Hebru Brantley, Paul Branton, Runsy, Bianca Pastel, and Troy Scat. As well as a chance to hear a reading from Kevin, Matt Muse, Lyriq the Mi$fit, and Patricia Frazier.

This book has received the blessings of Chance The Rapper, who has been greatly inspired by Kevin, and even wrote the Foreword to the book!

It’s a free event, and an awesome opportunity to see what this city really has to offer.

Chicago Truborn (1741 W Chicago Ave).

Thursday May 25 – Readings begin at 7:30

And be on the lookout for our PoD interview with Kevin, coming soon! The man is incredibly inspiring, and just breathes positivity.


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Fat Tiger Workshop via Des Money

posted by Allie Rowe May 1, 2017

I sat down and talked with the manager of Fat Tiger a local clothing shop in Chicago that is known for its original styles and streetwear. Here’s what he had to say about Fat Tiger and much more in the fashion industry.

So tell me your name:

Des: Alright my name is Des, some people call me Des Money.

How’d you get the name Des Money? 

Des: Uhhhh shit um, So I mean it started way when I was younger, my mom used to really go all out and dress me up and shit like that. Three piece suits or whatever. So when we would go out to family functions and my aunties and uncles used to just give me money. It was just a thing. My nickname was always like money man cuz I always had dollars on me. Continue Reading

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Hola Chola Chicago Pop Up Shop Recap

posted by Alex April 4, 2017

Let us fill you in on what you missed out if you forgot to RSVP for this past Sunday’s Hola Chola Pop Up Shop that took place at the National Museum of Mexican Art. The event was created to celebrate the designs of Susanna Gonzalez Torres of Hola Chola. Susanna is currently on tour throughout different cities selling her designs and making exclusive pieces for each city. If you made it out, you were able to get your nails done with a flare inspired by the Mexican culture from the good people at Hush Salon. As you walked into the function, you were able to see some old school lowriders provided by Neighborhood Legends and Streetwise Car Club. It was the perfect spot to get your Instagram stunting on. Throughout the night, Latnix and old school tunes were provided by our own homie, Freddy Phatz who kept the dance floor busy throughout the event. Drinks were inspired by your local Southside Mexican paleteria, La Michoacana who provided the mixers for the Hennessy X Agua Fresca de Pina, Hennessy X Agua Fresca de Fresa and of course Hennessy X Horchata. The good people at Cold Chillen provided the awesome designs and graphics including the menus and invites. During the event, Susanna gave an inspirational speech on how the Mexican Culture influenced her designs and how her hardships and travels throughout Mexico have led her to her present situation. Check out the pictures of the event below!

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State-of-the-Art – Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Hennessy v.s

posted by Alex October 18, 2016
Thursday, October 13th, was a celebration of all five.
We were lucky to be present at Rockit Bar and Grill last Thursday for the State-of-the-Art, an event that was held in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, hosted by Hennessy v.s., 1688lbs., and Lucid Creative Agency. With the theme #neverstopneversettle, the event showcased work from some of the hottest Hispanic artists in the city, featuring exclusive works from Ali Six, Luis Guzman, Yvette Mayorga, Runsy, Antonio Beniquez, Orlando Camacho, and Silvia Tangaro. Check out the recap video above, you can find pictures below all shot by the homies over at Lucid.

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Event: #ForTheCreatives Gallery Showcase on 8/13, Curated by Juicy Jackie

posted by Oscar August 10, 2016

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Your weekend is officially expectedly dope thanks to our girl & POD member Juicy Jackie, who has curated yet another For The Creatives art showcase.

This one is taking place on Saturday, August 13th from 3pm to 10pm at The Camp/us at 2883 N. Milwaukee. The art gallery will be featuring art by Verlustration, Kawaii Suga, and Xack Leard. Tunes courtesy of Squeak PIVOT!

Don’t even think of missing this one!

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Check Out Issue 3 of ‘underAchievers’

posted by Ellena Rodriguez May 11, 2016


Chicago’s talented Nico Sirridge and Matt Gordon have just dropped the 3rd issue of ‘underAchievers”. The up and coming online art publication showcases work of a diverse group of creatives, and in this release they introduce us to some dope artists. From photographers, to painters, to musicians, they focus on a range of artists in this week’s publication.

The magazine opens with the work of Atlanta native Nick D’Andria. They give a background of the young photographer followed by some of his incredible photos. The issue goes on by interviewing artists Teresa Padron and DJ Earnmoney. Clothing brand, Green Tangerine CO, also makes its ‘underAchievers’ debut along with the talented Wheaton photographer Natalie Kigburg.

Each creative voice presented in the magazine features their individual work along with how we can reach and keep up with the artists.

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Video: Netherfriends – “Manfriend”

posted by Oscar July 14, 2015

In anticipation of Friday’s release of the latest project from Netherfriends, the cooky artist today dropped his music video for “MANFRIEND.” Catch Lady Friends when it drops this Friday (7/17). See the clip above.

Netherfriends’ release of the new project will come paired with a concert and art show. The Ladyfriends art show is on Friday July 17th at Canvas Gallery; get tickets here:

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Hebru Brantley Covers Michigan Avenue Magazine

posted by Oscar June 30, 2015

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Hebru Brantley continues to grow his legacy with this week’s news that his artwork is the subject gracing the cover of this summer’s Michigan Avenue Magazine. The cover story focuses on the man behind the iconic “Flyboy,” who is actually interviewed by fellow Chicagoan Lupe Fiasco about his ascension to becoming the art world’s next superstar.

The talk between both Chi city artists touches on how Hebru got his start, his influences, and of course Flyboy.

The new issue is available on newsstands now or you can read the full discussion here.


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#DopeEvent – For The ‘Go: All Elements HipHop Jam

posted by Alex February 5, 2014


Looking for something to do over the weekend while avoiding the crazy weather here in the Chi on a Saturday? Head over to Junior’s Sports Bar in Pilsen (2058 W. Cermak) on Saturday, February 8th and check out the scene benefiting The Chicago Food Depository. For The ‘Go will be presenting all elements of hip hop (BBoying, MCing, DJing, and Graffiti) in one place, where contestants will be battling out for cash prizes and bragging rights. Entrance fee is $10, but if you bring a non-perishable item the price is $7. Make sure to stop by, have a drink, and experience the good vibes that will come of this. CLICK HERE for more information on the event.

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Under the Bridge – Mini Documentary

posted by Alex August 9, 2013

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Check out this mini documentary of something positive going on around our neck of the woods in Chicago at “Under the Bridge Studios”. The documentary is narrated by Matt “Mr. Shapeless” Rodriguez and goes over his daily routine of being a full time artist. Through the arts, Under The Bridge Studios hopes to uplift it’s community and bring awareness to the local art scene. Check it out above and be sure to stop by the studio.

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Reyes X DJ-Ozone – Response To The Good Old Days Poem

posted by Alex July 26, 2013

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I’m not sure as to who Reyes is, but we want more of this. Check out this video which is a response to those who say ‘Let’s Take It Back to the Good Old Days.’ DJ O-Zone takes care of the music in the background, which sounds perfect for the poem. Peep the video above done by Sense Hernandez of Beast Factory Films. Click the jump to get the lyrics! Also CLICK HERE TO GET TO KNOW REYES! Continue Reading