Last year I released Good Tunes For Two Bucks, a compilation of 12 songs from 12 Chicago artists. Due to time, budgets, and schedule constraints, I am not releasing a mixtape for 2011. But who cares? Here are 21 artists I had the pleasure of meeting/interviewing/working with/listening to in 2011, mostly Chicago artists along with some non-Chicagoans I covered.
These are not necessarily songs that were released this year, (though most are) but rather songs and artists that I discovered in 2011. Below is a six-pack snack pack. For the full list, please hit up PerformerMag.com. Happy New Year! Be safe, have fun, drink champagne.
Akasha — “Ooh U Got Me”
Blink feat. Prince Jericho — “Spark It Up”
Go Long Mule — “Mean Old Dog”
Loyal Divide — “Vision Vision”
Mississippi Gabe Carter — “Black Woman”
Psalm One — “I’m My Favorite”