Melee in Bucktown * July 22, 2011 at Debonair * Free Show
Spotlight on: The Boy Illinois
“It reached a certain amount of views quicker than any other video that I’d released. I was like, “Oh, this is dope.” Got put on a couple of new blogs, bigger blogs. I was like, “That’s dope too.” I’m starting to get a little more recognition, so it’s been a nice, a great response for it.”
Does that change your work habits at all? Do you take it more seriously now?
“(Smiles.) I’ve already been taking it seriously. This is my life. I gotta make a career out of this. Mama’s been sweating me about it, so I’m going hard. Tomorrow’s not promised. I gotta do what I gotta do.”
— The Boy Illinois, July 7, 2011
We’re three days away from the Melee, and today we’re taking some time to get better acquainted with the music of two of our artists, The Boy Illinois and Blink. Check back all week for our Melee in Bucktown spotlights. And if you’re wearing your cardigan sweater, even better.
Cardigan Sweater, feat. G.o.D. Jewels
Right Around Winter
Destroy & Rebuild Freestyle
Inhale Pt. 3 Release Party at Leaders 1354, Nov. 2010
Shout to FA The Squad, who will be playing with Illi at the Melee!
COMING TOMORROW: Dave Coresh
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