Mental Health Meets Hip-Hop™ is a program that invites Mental Health Professionals into THE CULTURE. We provide platforms that integrate clinical awareness, advocacy, education and support. We implement the knowledge of mental illness while simultaneously promoting mental wellness via hip-hip and the arts. We provide resources to the community and showcase talented local artist to denounce the plight of mental illness and deconstruct the stigma behind it.
Sunshine Boys | 1/9/2020
Chicago’s Sunshine Boys (featuring Freda Love Smith of Blake Babies, Dag Juhlin of Poi Dog Pondering and Jacqueline Schimmel of Big Hello) will be releasing the politically-charged single “Infinity Girl” on Friday, Jan 10 and Jennifer Reeder (whose new film Knives and Skin opened at the Music Box Theatre Dec. 13) has directed a spectacular video for the track which will be released on Friday, January 17. The band will then embark on a short tour with Freda’s former Blake Babies band mate Juliana Hatfield and there is a show confirmed for Space in Evanston on Thursday, Jan 16.
“Infinity Girl” will appear on the band’s sophomore album, Work and Love, which follows the critically-acclaimed debut Blue Music. Work and Love will be released on Friday, May 1 via Pravda Records.
Jennifer Hall | 1/9/2020
Developing musical roots from Chicago IL, Jennifer Hall has created a gripping performance with an unmatched passion and vulnerability in her music. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Sia, Florence + The Machine, and Alice Merton, Jennifer identifies as a vocal powerhouse, while integrating her soulful stylings into a mix of experimental production.
Since the release of Jennifer’s self titled EP and the completion of several US tours, Jennifer leaned into a quiet period, a creative hibernation, to rebalance and reflect. Poised to close out 2019 on a high, Jennifer Hall’s booming single ‘In The Water’ and its accompanying music video was released in the Fall, delivering Jennifer’s signature soaring vocals and unbridled passion. With additional music in the works, there is plenty more to come from this rising artist.
Live From The Lair with Whitney Wasson
Whitney Wasson (she/they) is a standup comedian and artist based in Chicago. She began standup in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and has since performed all over the country. She's been a featured performer at over a dozen comedy festivals, and was chosen as a headliner for the Chicago Women's Funny Festival in 2017. Local credits include Laugh Factory, Zanies, Second City, iO, The Annoyance, Steppenwolf, and the Cards Against Humanity Theater. Her monthly showcase, Serenity Now, has been profiled in the Chicago Reader and features a cast of all sober performers at The Crowd Theater.
Learn more at www.thewhitneywasson.com
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99TheProducer | January 2nd, 2020
99 The Producer dropped by the station to talk about his latest tracks and what his hopes for his music are.