Thursday, February 28, 2008

Cool Kids, Kid Sister & Matthew S- '08 top Chicago acts to watch


Sun-Times columinist Jim DeRogatis listed the 10 homegrown (Chicago)
acts to watch in 2008. The ones we are familiar with?

3. THE COOL KIDS Kicking it old-school with two turntables and a microphone, rappers Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish were one of the most impressive acts at last year's Pitchfork Music Festival, and "Black Mags," the standout track from the "Totally Flossed Out" EP, should do for dirt biking what Lupe Fiasco's "Kick Push" did for skateboarding

6. KID SISTER Rapper Melissa Young won the blessing of none other than Kanye West when he made a cameo on her single "Pro Nails," and she's been signed to the label started by West's DJ, A-Trak. The buzz is that she's one of the strongest female voices in hip-hop since the glory days of Yo-Yo and Salt-N-Pepa, and fans are eagerly anticipating her debut album, tentatively titled "Koko B. Ware."

Kid Sister performs for "MTV's Spring Break" in Florida on March 18.

7. MATTHEW SANTOS Blessed with a gorgeous voice introduced to the world at large on Lupe Fiasco's "American Terrorist" and "Superstar," this Columbia College grad is slowly but surely garnering attention for his own stripped-down
folk-rock, as heard on last year's acoustic solo album "Matters of the Bittersweet."
The fact that he continues to perform with Lupe in the company of Kanye and Pharrell Williams can't hurt, either.


The E-Biz said...

The Chicago Tribune is late as HELL on this one. Several 'popular' black blogs and magazines have already talked about Kid Sister/The Cool Kids and they are just NOW getting on the band wagon?!! very sad.....

LexyB said...

True but hopefully this will bring a broader variation of support, fans and mass appeal for them

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

nice to read something positive, how have u been stranger, u dont stop by any more. have a great weekend