From underground to Ambassador

I’m happy and honored to be named a Chicago Music Ambassador, and to join the City of Chicago’s Office of the Mayor, its Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and its official destination marketing organization (Choose Chicago) in celebrating the Year of Chicago Music (2020), and the 35th anniversary of the Arts & Business Council of Chicago.

As a Music, Arts & Culture journalist, I’ve worked with some of Chicago’s most beloved media outlets. As a documentarian and multimedia artist, I’ve been supported by key civic arts initiatives and some of the city’s prominent arts organizations. And for years, prior to my current work, I was an active “true-school”  artist in the local hip-hop underground. So as a proud, almost lifelong Chicagoan, this new appointment is both appropriate and much appreciated. Click the pics or links for more info.