I first met Erin at a karaoke fundraising event at The Mirror Project. When you think of karaoke you typically think of songs that everyone knows and loves to sing along to even if they aren’t so good at singing them. (LOL) On this night of Karaoke that wouldn’t be the case, I was introduced to a young lady that didn’t just sing she saaaaaannnng! I am a lover of music that dates back to listening to all of the greats like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Gap Band, etc at my grandmothers family parties where they used to have the children dance. When I hear someone who I feel is talented I always ask “Do you have an album out?” or “When is the album coming out?” I posed the same question to Erin after hearing her bring the house down. Fast forward to February 20th 2015 and there it was the Album release for Subtle Rebellion. It was a chilly night in the Windy City but that did not stop supporters from coming out to get their first listen to Erin’s hotly anticipated album. There was excitement in the air the ambience was perfect. Refuge is a nice chill spot located at 416 South Clark the perfect venue to present the album. We didn’t just get to hear the album we were walked through on a tour and what a beautiful tour it was. The album does not disappoint. Erin’s voice is rich and vibrant. Subtle Rebellion tells a story that many of us have lived. All of the songs were written by Erin and she also served as one of its Executive Producers. Erin is a gem, she is talented and humble. It’s very rare that you find someone humble in the entertainment industry. My favorites on the album are Intimate Sobriety and Blue Eyes. Make sure you go out and cop the album and let us and Erin know what your favorites are. You can find Erin on all social media @Erinsedalia. Make sure that you follow us on Twitter and IG @mropenyonated.
At Ease Sunday one of Chicago’s hottest poetry sets is taking its show on the road to Atlanta. This team is doing BIG things! They are consistently doing new things and keeping the poetry scene fresh. Check out some of the performances of the Jan 2015 edition of At Ease.
Check out Chicago’s own Phenom in his latest visual “Already Gone”
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It’s New Music Mondays on Openyonated.com dedicated to featuring local artists and their contribution they are making to the music scene. One of this weeks features is BuckDub. Check out her music on Reverb, follow her on Facebook.
It’s New Music Mondays on Openyonated.com dedicated to featuring local artists and the contribution they are making to the music scene. This weeks feature is Holy City Dee with his song ” I’m Cool” which shines light on “flossing” in all of the latest fashions but not providing for your basic needs and saving and investing to make real moves financially. Check the song out below, leave him some feedback and of course share.
You can reach out to the artist on his website, Facebook Fan page, Sound Cloud and Twitter
@HolyCityDee – Twitter
It’s new Music Monday! We will start our Monday’s featuring new music from local artist. Check out the new offering from Chicago based artist Ray Illa from his forthcoming EP “Situations” Keep up with him on Facebook and Twitter
It’s new Music Monday! We will start our Monday’s out featuring new music from local artist. Check out the new offering from Chicago based artist ILLA. Like his fan page to keep up with his grind. Follow him on Twitter.
Are you ready for your dose of inspiration? Check out the latest visual from Marco Anthony and pass it on!
It’s the follow up to OMG and once again it’s a song that has me out of my seat in praise!
We all have angels watching over us!