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Watch Katie Got Bandz on Illanoize Radio

It’s been a minute since we have heard from Chicago’s own Katie Got Bandz but she decided to get up with the homies Bekoe, Illinois Jones and Pretty Riot over at Illanoize for a brand new interview and it’s nothing you want to sleep on. The four of them talked about quite a few things including growing from real life experience, reflecting on her growth, her story telling skills, what drill music means to her, Cardi B, the city of Chicago, aspiring to sell out arenas, her new mixtape “Rebirth” and how she came up with the title, certain artists being blackballed by their own city, what influenced her to start rapping, working with Famous Dex & Jeremih, music she has in the tuck, what motivates her, her favorite movies, what her typical studio session looks like and so much more. This was a great and insightful conversation, check it out below!

SKITZ – [Sprado]

Sprado is a buzzing rapper from Chicago who caught my attention earlier this year when he stopped by Illanoize Radio for an interview with the homie Bekoe + his solid team, and after getting to know him a little more as an individual through the interview, it led me to checking out his catalog. Once I spent some time sitting with his music I was blown away and impressed with the talent he had, I have been following him ever since and today he is back with his brand new music video for “SKITZ”. This offering is a feel good party anthem that finds Sprado flexing not only his skills, but also his overall ability to create ear pleasing tunes. Go ahead and get familiar with one of Chicago’s rising emcees below! directed by Paul John & Exclusive Techniques    

Watch Matt Muse’s brand new interview with Illanoize

Matt Muse is fresh off of the release of his brand new project Love & Nappyness so when I saw that he stopped by to catch up with the homies Bekoe and Pretty Riot for a brand new interview I had to tune in! Matt Muse spoke about plenty of topics in this interview including the creation of his brand new project, the time that he almost died while playing Pokemon Go, being a leader in the Chicago community, growing up on the south side on 81st, being influenced by Common & Kanye West, how he first got into making music, his parents being musical influences, instruments he has played, his recent performance on WGN, directing his own visuals, having a great family, pushing the love yourself narrative, how he thought of the title to his tape, why he picked an EP over full length, his headliner at Schubas in Chicago and more. Once again another great interview from Illanoize and an even better overall conversation with the hosts, check out this brand new interview below!

Evolving with Chicago’s own D2X

A year ago, I spoke to D2X over the phone. The then 20-year-old rapper from Chicago’s south suburbs was just about to release his debut EP ‘Enjoy Life’. The EP, as its title might suggest, communicated a mindset that the rising artist had finally settled on: after backing out of college basketball offers, recording in a professional studio for the first time, and finding confidence in his skills as a rapper, D2X was finally ready to pursue that which truly made him happy. Now, on a mid-July afternoon, as the sunlight starts to barely creep in through the boarded-up window panes, D2X sits next to me on a couch in the lounge of the Lyrical Lemonade office. He’s joined by his right-hand producer Glohan Beats and friends/photographers John and Tove. A can of lemonade in hand, D2X starts to catch me up on what has changed since we last spoke. His viral track “Woop Woop” got played on Chicago’s legendary Power 92 radio station, and recently he’s headlined his first concert as part of Illanoize Radio’s Let’s Get Social series. Though these career highlights stand out in our conversation, what’s most apparent is how D2X’s demeanor feels almost exactly the same …

Watch Kilt Karter’s brand new interview with Illanoize

Kilt Karter is making his initial appearance on our platform this evening because of his brand new interview he was featured in on Illanoize Radio, with the three great hosts Bekoe, Illinois Jones + Pretty Riot. At times in this interview Kilt Karter spoke on what it was like being Valee’s younger brother and growing up together + the influence he had on him. Illinois Jones asked a few great questions in the interview and he got Kilt to speak about how he got his name as well as what his listening party experience for new his project was like. At other points in this interview the talented Pretty Riot asked Kilt Karter about how he re-recorded his entire project to change up the sound a bit & the merch that he just dropped. Bekoe got Kilt Karter to open up about how he is not only a great raper but a solid producer, plus he also talked about starting his new LLC! There was plenty of more great information in this interview but I won’t spoil it all for you now, check it out for yourself below!

Watch D2X’s brand new interview on Illanoize

D2X was one of the latest guest on the solid interview platform that is Illanoize Radio, and it made for a dope interview you shouldn’t miss! Illinoins Jones, Pretty Riot and Bekoe asked D2X about plenty of interesting topics such as some of the songs he has created, making shorter songs, turning down a basketball career to pursue music, wanting to collab with Valee, what his studio sessions look like, his high school days, wine, social media, marketing himself, how the mind works, going to school for journalism and music business, being nominated for the McDonald’s All American team, crediting producers, Chicago basketball, being aware and more. Take some time out of your day to peep this brand new interview below!

Watch Lil Moody’s brand new interview with Illanoize Radio

It’s no secret that I rock with the good folks over at Illanoize Radio, they do great work in our music community in Chicago and they have put me onto dope artists I was unaware of, which was just the case here with their new interview featuring Lil Moody. You will find the three hosts asking her about plenty of topics including attending Tennessee State, her unique voice, her come up, growing up with all brothers, her first single “Hot Girl”, the things she hards hard in the industry, only working with people if it’s genuine, a few artists she wants to work with, Chicago dances and more. Take a few minutes out of your Tuesday to check out this new conversation below.

Watch Joel Q’s brand new interview with Illanoize

I just recently got put on to Chicago native Joel Q through our mutual homie Josi Green via the record that they released titled “That’s Life”, so when I saw that he stopped by Illanoize a couple of weeks back for a genuine conversation I was excited to see what he was all about. You will find Bekoe, Illinois Jones and Pretty Riot asking Joel about plenty of topics such as wanting to sign to J. Cole’s Dreamville label, supporting Chicago, Nipsey Hussle, his stellar work ethic, doing the background work, being a good storyteller & incorporating it in his music, his definition of success and more. Get in tune with one of Chicago’s dopest upcoming emcees by pressing play below.

Watch Matty Wood$ brand new interview with Illanoize

Matty Wood$ is one of my favorite artists out of the midwest and he recently stopped by Illanoize for a dope new interview! You will find the three great hosts asking him about tons of stuff such as being from St. Louis, his favorite food spots, losing his mother, how he met Stan, his crew, Nelly, going to St. Louis University for a year, the air being different in different cities, what his studio sessions look like, being funny on social media + just in general, what he thinks about Chicago, wanting to work with Chance or Lucki, hitting 3.5 million streams, trends in hip-hop, why he named his project “I’ll Be Fine”, being inspired by the dope, his upcoming music and more. Press play below to get in tune with one of the finest upcoming talents out of St. Louis!

Watch Channelle Tru’s brand new interview with Illanoize Radio

Channelle Tru is a mega talented rapper/singer out of the city and she recently stopped by Illanoize Radio to chop it up with Bekoe & @PrettyRiot for a brand new interview! You will find the three of them speaking about plenty of things such as what she has been up to this past year since their last conversation, how she has grown musically, finding her sound, killing all of her features, her recording process, her collab with Sprado, her development deal gone wrong, her live performance, dealing with background dancers, her forthcoming project, using Soundcloud & other streaming services, artists she listens to and much more. Watch this brand new interview below and if you like it be sure to follow Chanelle Tru on Twitter here.