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Maria Thiakos

The Crucial Conflict Culture

August, 18, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Wildstyle, Kilo, Never, and Coldhard make up the Chicago-native Crucial Conflict. All born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, the boys of Crucial Conflict have left their mark as one of the most notable Hip Hop groups in Chicago. As a hip hop group, their inspiration actually comes from the country. In fact, [...]

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Muddy Waters: Founder of Chicago Blues

July, 11, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , 1 Comments

Muddy Waters, born McKinley Morganfield, is a Mississippi native who set the foundation for the Chicago Blues music. His stage name comes from his first nickname Muddy, which was given to him because he constantly played in mud. He always had a passion for music and started playing the harmonica at a young age. When [...]

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NO I.D.

June, 23, 2011 by: Tags: , , 0 Comments

We all know NO I.D. as a successful and dope producer for some of today’s big-name artists like Kanye West, Common, and Jay-Z. As a Chicago native, he is known as the “Godfather of Chicago Hip Hop.” For Kanye West, he was more than just a producer; Kanye highly considered him as his mentor and [...]

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CHHC Trivia Friday

June, 17, 2011 by: Tags: , , , 0 Comments

Lupe Fiasco’s hit single “Kick Push” was featured on what video game?online surveys

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WHPK: The First Chicago Hip Hop Radio Station

June, 09, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comments

Since 1968, WHPK has been spinning original and underground hits while featuring many of Chicago’s most aspiring music artists. Broadcasting to the South Side of Chicago, including Hyde Park and Kenwood, two neighborhoods most recognized for its hip hop history, it still operates as a non-profit, community radio station at the University of Chicago. WHPK [...]

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Fun Facts About Lupe Fiasco

June, 03, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , , 1 Comments

Lupe Fiasco, born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, is one of Chicago’s several hip hop artists highly recognized in the music industry today. Many know him for his alternative twist to hip hop beats and his chart-topping albums, Food & Liquor and Lasers, his most recent album. However, there are quite a few things about Lupe’s childhood [...]

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Memoirs of Chicago Hip Hop

May, 27, 2011 by: Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

Though originated in the South Bronx of New York, hip hop has its own special twist here in Chicago culturally and musically. For years, it has existed in the shadows of other flourished hip hop scenes in cities such as New York City, Houston, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Common reasons for this are the lack [...]

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Chicago Hip Hop Connects Welcomes Our Newest Team Member: Maria Thiakos

May, 20, 2011 by: Tags: , , , 0 Comments

Maria Thiakos
Marketing Coordinator
Chicago Hip Hop Connects
Maria@ChicagoHipHopConnects.com
Chicago Hip Hop Connects would like to welcome Maria Thiakos to our team. Maria will be our Marketing Coordinator, in which she will handle all communications and promotions including events, sponsorships, social media, blogging, and interviews. We are very excited to have her be a part of our team, so [...]

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