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Towkio @ Metro 5/15/16

The SaveMoney Army has been churning out hits and providing a platform of success for each of its members. We have grown accustomed to the unique sounds each SaveMoney has provided as the city of Chicago continues its support of the city’s most prolific Hip-Hop stable. The latest SaveMoney member to headline Metro was none other than Towkio, accompanied by DJ Spinn and Kehlani. This event was truly a passing of the torch-like event and Gowhere was there to provide some highlights that are shown below.

Kehlani

The Bay-area songstress rocked the crowd from beginning to end with her R&B and Hip-Hop fused lyrics that made the most unfamiliar follower of her music become instantly invested in her sound. Her set was hot! It was a mix of the sexualized lyrics accompanied by backup dancers that left a jaw dropping impression on the Chicago listeners. Kehlani made it perfectly clear that she is one of the fastest rising R&B upstarts in the country for a reason and her music and vision of where she is headed are perfectly in tune with her ambition and relentless dedication to her fans.

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Till The Morning

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How That Taste

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The Way

Towkio

All eyes were of SaveMoney’s Towkio as the Mexican-Japanese emcee headlined Metro for the first time and he surely did not disappoint. The world was at his feet and crowds rocked and echoed to every tune as Towkio showcased the greatness behind his full length debut project, WAV Theory. His set began with his most familiar and polarizing track “I Know You” that put him on the map as an undiscovered soloist finding his identity and culminated with bringing out his SaveMoney brethren Chance The Rapper to close off the show with his his “Heaven Only Knows” that also features Eryn Allen Kane. That wasn’t just it. Throughout his set Towkio brought out various SaveMoney members such as Joey Purp and Kami De Chukwu to perform “God In Me”, amongst other Leather Corduroys gems.

Photo: @WhoDough
Photo: @WhoDough

I Know You

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Photo: @WhoDough

God In Me

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Sunday Candy

Photo: @WhoDough
Photo: @WhoDough

Heaven Only Knows

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The show was very energetic from start to finish and showcased how much passion Towkio indeed has towards his craft and his fans. It was very emotional and reflectional for the Chicago emcee as he was able to look back and see how far he has come and how much he has grown in the 2 year process behind the creation of his project. Most importantly, at the end of the show fans left with the reminder that Towkio has emerged as one of SaveMoney’s brightest artists and that as he continues to release music will his legacy continue to grow within our city’s music scene.

Joey Purps @ Double Door: CIMMFest’s Closed Sessions 5.3.14

So ya girl been slacking. After weeks of being in an odd uninspired musical limbo, I knew my ass had to do something Friday night. The move? CIMMFest’s Closed Sessions Showcase at Double Door. Shout out to WhoDough who came through with the music events and put me out of my music funk.

Hosted by Closed Sessions, the event featured names like Exile, Dally Auston, Joey Purps, ShowYouSuck, and Alex Wiley. While all these artists put on a great show, my personal favorite was Joey Purps aka Indigo Purple aka that Saint Alfred x Stussy model.

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A definite highlight of the night, Joey Purps was hyped from the start. With his dynamic stance and ability to vibe with the crowd, he had the whole crowd listening, appreciating, and moving to his every word. Props definitely needs to be given not only for his clear talent but his overall stage presence. Rarely do you see a performer actually PERFORM and feel comfortable with just well, being themselves. Most of all Purps has TASTE. Something that can be seen in both his performances and the level of detail he puts in his music. Both embody the level of passion, sense of taste, and realness that a lot of music lacks. Lucky for us, real artists are still coming up in Chicago.

*Special shout out to Towkio and his luxury ass hair bun for coming through on stage. No lie though, your hair be on some other level of grandness, b.*

Conclusion? Watch out for him. Though he’s been hot on the music scene for a while along with his crew Save Money, this guy still continues to bring us some versatile shit. With Summer ’14 coming through, Chicago needs to come correct for whatever Joey Purps and his crew have in store.

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