Published on November 27th, 2018 | by Dr. Jerry Doby
Photos: Red Bull Music Festival Chicago 2018 FUTUREHOOD & FRIENDS
From blues to house to hip-hop, Chicago has always been at the forefront of progressive, socially liberating music, and today the city is home to a rapidly growing underground community of LGBTQ rappers, DJs and singers. Last Friday, at Wicker Park venue Subterranean, Red Bull Music Festival Chicago hosted an evening spearheaded by rapper Mister Wallace and rapper, DJ and producer “aCeb00mbaP” Pabey and his Chicago-based, LGBTQ-centric label Futurehood, artists from the scene have received local and national acclaim. Mister Wallace and rising Futurehood artists like Chicago-based rappers Roy Kinsey and KC Ortiz joined several forward-thinking compatriots to showcase the diversity and fierce dynamism of this homegrown movement.