Robb Bank$ Concert in Chicago

Buying a concert ticket to see one of my favorite artists is what I imagine a football fan feels when watching their team play a Super Bowl Game. For me, the stakes are just as high and a grand celebration is just as warranted if the task is completed. Scrambling to figure out if my schedule and bank account will let me make any forward progress, passing the information to all my interested friends, tackling the logistics of getting there and finally rushing to the goal of the venue are all part of the game. It’s only once the goal lines of the admission gates have been crossed and the artist walks on stage that game clock ticks to zero. Then the cheers ring out, the confetti falls and buzzes are caught like 45 yard passes.

In late December I bought tickets to see rappers Robb Bank$ and Da$h at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago on February 17th and this is a chronicle of my (sort of) Windy City Super Bowl concert experience. Peep how it went


My album review of Freddie Gibbs X Madlib – Piñata

I love rap music. I also love writing. Since I lack the necessary talent to be able to combine these two things in the best way possible, or in other words become a rapper, I do the next best thing – write about rap. Or at least, I’m beginning to. Last week I wrote my very first album review and I was lucky enough to have it be for the newest release of my favorite rapper, Freddie Gibbs. I was very excited to write the piece and owe thanks to The Badger Herald for publishing it on the Artsetc. portion of their site. It was a fun, yet slightly intimidating and I’m hoping to continue doing this more in the future. Here is a link to the review.

Here are also my two favorite songs from the album.