As a blogger/reviewer for Gowhere Hip Hop, I’ve been too a lot of concerts in the Chicago area ranging from Ellie Golding to Method Man.
While the Shrine may be cool for contemporary hip-hop and neo-soul artists, for old-school hip-hop heads like myself, aritsts usually perform at the Double Door in Wicker Park. They’ve had acts like RZA, Ghostface Killah, and Method Man (Wu-Tang!!!) and are currently preppin’ for Mobb Deep. Despite the venues small space, these rappers have become Double Door regulars and generate very sizable audiences every time.
What I want to know is, what does this say about the Wicker Park area in terms of a market and what makes this venue the go to spot for hardcore old school hip-hop artists.
I’m also interested in analyzing how this represents the violence that has erupted throughout the Greater Chicagoland area over the past few years. I mean, we do like our hardcore rap, it’s obvious with our concerts and with the artists we produce (Chief Keef & JoJo ring any bells?)
I’m gonna be working on this for the next 3 weeks so any commentary would be appreciated regarding the Double Door as a venue!
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