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Recently over here at IzzyVision, fellow Chicago native Chance The Rapper has been grabbing our attention. Much like the way he has already captured the rest of the music world’s attention ever since 2013 and earlier. I realize that we are hell of late at realizing the excellence of Chance, and i must admit that his wins at the 2017 Grammy awards is what made me take notice. But it is always better late than never right? Exactly! I’m here now so that’s all that matters. Anyway, let’s get back to the celebration.
Chance is a 23 year old black male who is from the West Chatham neighborhood, on Chicago’s South Side. Anybody that’s familiar with Chicago’s neighborhoods can tell you that West Chatham is not an easy place to rise out of. You can really fall into a lot of bad situations over there, and your road to success can be snatched from you in a split second. And to just be able to rise above growing up in that type of environment and come out as humble and caring as Chance is, Is worthy of a Celebration all on it’s own. But Chance deserves to be celebrated for much more than just that. Or even just his music for that matter.
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A Gem from Lauryn Hill
An Appreciation Piece by Othello
I was 10 years old in 1998 when Lauryn Hill released “Doo Wop (That Thing)”. That song was from her debut album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”. At the age of 10, I quite didn’t pay attention to the message of the song. I was more concerned with going outside to play and watching cartoons, but I knew I liked the song because of her beautiful voice and the beat. As I began to listen to the album and that song for years to come, I began to understand more the message that she was trying to portray. Continue reading “(Artist spotlight) A Gem from Lauryn Hill (By G. Othello)”
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From Re-Up Records
President of G.O.O.D Music
Appreciation Piece by Othello
“Been two years, like I was paddy wagon cruisin’
The streets was yours, you’re dunce cappin’ and kazooin’
I was just assumin’ you’d keep the coke movin’
But I got one question, fuck y’all been doin’?”
-Pusha T “Mr. Me too”
If you are a fan of hip hop you know who Pusha T is. I enjoyed his music when he was working with his brother No Malice (formerly named Malice). When he signed as a solo artist to G.O.O.D music, I was excited. Looking back on his stellar career from forming Re-Up records with his brother and becoming one of the most respected rap duos; to his successful career as a solo artist and becoming President of G.O.O.D music, we can say he has come a long way. Continue reading “(Artist Spotlight Ft Pusha T) From Re-Up Records to President of G.O.O.D Music (By G. Othello)”