Photos: Red Bull Music Festival Chicago 2018 FUTUREHOOD & FRIENDS

Mister Wallace poses for a portrait at the Futurehood show at the Subterranean in Chicago, IL on 23 November, 2018

Mister Wallace at Futurehood & Friends on November 23rd, 2018 Photo Credit: Matt Scheffer / Red Bull Sound Content Pool

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.

KC Ortiz performs at Futurehood & Friends, part of Red Bull Music Festival, in Chicago, IL on November 23, 2018.

KC Ortiz at Futurehood & Friends on November 23rd, 2018 Photo Credit: Dennis Elliot / Red Bull Sound Content Pool

Blu Bone at Futurehood & Friends on November 23rd, 2018 Photo Credit: Matt Scheffer / Red Bull Sound Content Pool

Blu Bone at Futurehood & Friends on November 23rd, 2018 Photo Credit: Matt Scheffer / Red Bull Sound Content Pool

The Vixen performing during the Futurehood show at the Subterranean in Chicago, IL on 23 November, 2018

The Vixen at Futurehood & Friends on November 23rd, 2018 Photo Credit: Matt Scheffer / Red Bull Sound Content Pool


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