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Friday, Apr 20, 2012 9:00 PM CDT (9:00 PM Doors)
/ Fess Grandiose / Cadillac Duke
Friday, Apr 20, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
- Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Ultra Lounge, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
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ImpoliteSociety is ELEE & Westley J. Parker, two pretty dope artists from Chicago making regular-ass, unhyphenated, Hip-Hop. The origins of ImpoliteSociety can be traced back to the Fall of 2007, the start of the duo’s senior year of high school when they met. Dudes clicked and started making music thereafter. Since then ELEE & Westley have been putting it down across Chicagoland, hosting shows and opening for cats including Big Sean, Rhymefest and many other Chicago honorables, performing at festivals like the Wicker Park Fest and such, too. Their debut mixtape “Can’t Dance, Nor Do I Care to Learn,” is in progress (12/25/11) and the EPish project "Ask Me About My Mixtape" (8/14/11) is en route.
Fess Grandiose, born and raised in South Side Chicago, began as a DJ at the age of 17. He quickly gained admiration for all that Hip-Hop music is and humbly embraced the art of MCing and beat making. Now at the age of 24, Fess can be deemed as a triple threat- MC/DJ/Producer. Where new school Hip-Hop meets vintage vibes, Fess brings something new to the industry- versatility. DJing his own set while performing is just part of his skills that sets him apart. Booking Fess in not just another rap performance, it's a grandiose event. Fess holds complete control of his music; from the lyrics, to production, down to the scratching. He prides himself on passionately staying true to Hip-Hop, while soulfully adding his own personal inspiration to his music. He is inspired by the old school likes of Jimi Hendrix, Parliament Funkadelic, Herby Hancock, and Led Zeppelin. Combined with the new school influences of Madlib, J Dilla, The Roots, and MF Doom, you'll be wondering what is to come next.
From the arson stroked streets of Flint, Michigan, Cadillac Duke paints a picture of a deteriorated past with his mix of urban street flavor over an eclectic mix of organically, raw and digestible beats. Lyrically the content is harshly literal except for a few, subtle metaphorical phrases sprung in between emotionally thick lyrics that not only provoke emotion, but also give insight into his vivid imagination.
At 21 this young Mc is new to the Chicago hip-hop scene, usually found clad in a throw -back basketball jersey and a snap-back, Cadillac Duke is sure break the mold and re-enter with a characteristically unique style of hip-hop.