"I think music reflects the conscience, spirit and conditions of the society which produces it" says Chicago Threez. A gifted emcee, songwriter, and composer from Chicago's Westside. He continues to say "I always take myself back to adolescence when I was rhyming to be the best at my craft. There was no money, no record deals or videos. It was just pure, raw, competitive and meticulous creativity. In a way there's a void for such music today insofar as Hip Hop, R&B and other urban-based genres are concerned".
With a rich cognizance of musical history and geniuses in his heritage such as the late Gavin Christopher (Hit recording artist, producer and songwriter), Chicago Threez embodies what is rare in Hip Hop these days : Pensive content, original concepts, rhyme patterns, storytelling, punchlines, wordplay crafted visuals, and a voice/delivery that immediately pierces through anyone's prior indifference. Add that over the fire of beats by fellow producer and Graff artist Riot One from SSMG and you have a formidable combination capable of timeless classics. "I'm a music junkie. I can hear a Hip Hop loop in any genre instantly because I'm in tune with the culture more so than the industry. The culture of Hip Hop means everything to me." says Chicago Threez
Chicago Threez generation, (Generation X) is the medium between our ancestors and the youth. It is our duty to perpetuate spiritual truths and musical integrity/excellence as examples and mentors. Black Chicago has a rich musical history and lineage. When Chicago Threez spit, he wants it to be in the spirit of Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke or Lou Rawls. Yet, he is a purist and a Hip Hop lyricist, so Chicago Threez wants to incorporate all the slang, mannerisms and traditions of a Chicagoan within a diverse set of Hip Hop methodologies, styles, and concepts. He felt that by doing this that he could separate hisself, ideas and brand from others". Does that sound like someone you'd like to listen to? I know it does for me!
Check out Chicago Threez video Other Side and let us know your thoughts!!!