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Young General

- US Chicago, IL Hip Hop

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Label: Lets Get It Records Inc.

Manager: Jason Garcia

Bio: The day begins at 7:30. An alarm pops, and plays T.I.’s Motivation. After breakfast and a shower, work begins at 9 a.m. Follow-ups with DJs and radio stations, getting the day’s business in line, staying connected with fans. A quick lunch launches him into his daily workout – two hours of pull-up... See Full Bio

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Posted a new photo: "General and Rezak...Welcome to the Madhouse" http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/197607467

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  • 2013

    Jan 11


    Chicago, IL, US | 9:00pm

    Chicago, IL, US
    Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:00pm

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    Friday January 11 , 2013 10:00 PM • Doors: 9:00 PM Over 21 $10 - $12

  • 2012

    May 9


    Chicago, IL, US | 9:00pm

    Chicago, IL, US
    Wed May 09, 2012 9:00pm

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    Cover: $5 or $3 w/ Student I.D

  • 2010

    Dec 22


    Chicago, IL, US | 9:00pm

    Chicago, IL, US
    Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:00pm

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    WEDNESDAY -- December 22, 2010 10pm DOOR NO COVER FREE ENTRY +21 ========== E-TRAIN returns from Los Angeles this wednesday to entertain with drummer Kenny Clark for an epic night of music starring DJ DEMCHUK, Mr. Robotic, Young General with the FiveSTAR band, Jason Gatz with Ashley Good plus Ronnie Bass, and The Nocturnal's MC Eric Sirota! Mr. Robotic "When dedication, creativity, and passion collide you get an explosion of artistic energy. It is in this alternate universe that you will find breakout artist Mr. Robotic. Mr. Robotic is truly dedicated to creating music that is more than a song, but an expression of art that resonates through your soul. Mr. Robotic is diligently and creatively mastering his craft, becoming a performer who prides himself on fun, creative music devoid of the typical profanity and lyrical content that characterizes urban music today. Creating his own genre of music- rap with a twist of pop and a dash of hip-hop has allowed him to appeal to a varied audience, Mr. Robotic is blazing a path that will be hard to follow. As a music business student at Chicago’s Columbia College, Mr. Robotic learned the skills necessary to take his career to the next level. With the huge success of recent rappers Drake and Soulja Boy, guerilla marketing, internet media, social networking, and creative music licensing strategies have become the new platforms for national recognition. No stranger to non-traditional marketing, Mr. Robotic has taken the industry by storm. Mr. Robotic’s first two studio projects, Back To The Lyrics and Home Alone garnered over 20,000 downloads. Industry heavyweight The Source hailed Back To The Lyrics as 'a solid entrée from an artist with tremendous potential.' He has been featured on hundreds of websites including Russell Simmons’ GlobalGrind, HipHopGame, HipHopDX, NahRight, AllHipHop, and DJBooth. On Myspace Mr. Robotic has amassed nearly 800,000 song plays and over 300,000 page views. Between Facebook, Twitter and Myspace Mr. Robotic has nearly 25,000 fans/friends What gives Mr. Robotic the edge over his competition is his versatility as an artist. Alisha Davis of ASCAP says of Mr. Robotic, "Finally an artist who was built to break down those film and television barriers for urban music on Network TV and video games”. His music spans multiple genres and speaks to the music lover in everyone. According to HipHopDx, “His playful rhymes and his electronic, dance-ready beats are built for clubs, parties, raves, car trunks, and the like […]. That said, the kid makes enjoyable music”. Mr. Robotic has had songs featured on The CW's The Beautiful Life, MTV (Jersey Shore, Taking the Stage,The Hills) ESPN, Stomp the yard 2 and the theme song for The E! special "Kiss and Tell: the other woman speaks" just to name a few. The creators of coconut inspired sports drink "Greater Than" has event tapped Mr.Robotic to come up with the theme for their brand. He has had the honor of being featured as the Artist Of The Month on the #1 music licensing website MusicDealers.com, as well as ASCAP Playback Artist of the Week. Mr. Robotic has worked with some of the music industry’s brightest rising stars, Chuck Inglish (Cool Kids), Christian Rich, and Cory Bold (produced for Letoya Luckett and Keri Hilson among others). Always listening to his music with the ear of a fan, Mr. Robotic strives to make the music people want to hear. His lyrical seduction has indeed impressed not only his fans, but the industry, which are all eyes and ears on what is next. John Williamson, Senior Vice President of MusicDealers says of Mr. Robotic, “"After 10+ years in the music game, witnessing and being part of every possible scenario, seeing a young guy with as much focus as Mr. Robotic is truly inspiring and makes me believe the new generation of artists still have hope”. *** The FiveSTAR Band *** Greg Fundis on drums Jeff Liebovich on Keys Matt Longbons on bass Marcus Rezak on guitar Young General on vocals Letter L on production Musical instruments and the sounds they create possess the power to unify. A man strums his guitar in the subway station, and the soon-to-be rail riders turn towards him, listening. Fans at a concert speak to each other in line and in their seats, strangers Monday through Friday but friends tonight. Music also brings musicians together. In the past three decades, we saw cross-genre co-ops like Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Aerosmith and Run-DMC, Wu-Tang and Rage, Santana and Matchbox 20, Eminem and Elton John, Jay-Z and Linkin Park, Nelly and Tim McGraw. Why these pairings so often involve hip-hop artists is anybody’s guess. Mine would be this: hip-hop has always pulled from other genres in its sampling production, so MCs and producers are, perhaps, more naturally open to sounds outside their norm. There is also the natural pull for any artist to reach a new audience, to challenge her or himself in a new genre or a new medium, and it was that pull that brought the members of FiveSTAR together. Minneapolis-turned-Chicago MC Young General was looking to front a band, while guitarist Marcus Rezak (heavily influenced by Boston’s hip-hop and urban funk scene), was looking to play live hip-hop shows. Through a mutual association with promoter Marvin Mentor, Rezak brought bassist Matt Longbons and drummer Greg Fundis to General. Keyboardist Jeff Liebovich (another mutual acquaintance of Rezak and Mentor) was brought on board, and faster than Steven Tyler or Reverend Run could say “Walk This Way,” FiveSTAR was born. General describes the band as “a combination of hip-hop, funk, and rock.” About the name, he says, “A lot of people ask why we decided to call the band FiveSTAR. There’s five members, each one a star in their own genre.” While Young General rocks hip-hop shows around Chicago, FiveSTAR’s four musicians are all grooving with other bands as well. Their collective passion and talent mixed with their disparate styles makes this Chicago quintet a collaboration of the truest nature. Whether in concert or in studio, each opportunity these five have to perform together serves as a reminder of everything we love about music. Jason Gatz with Ashley Good and Ronnie Bass Life...Music...Art...Love... Rap/ Rock/ Electro/ Pop The Best Rapper You Never Heard... Twitter: @jasongatz The Nocturnals (ROTA + LUCCA) Imperial Productions presents ROTA rhyming over production from LUCCA. DJ DEMCHUK DJ Demchuk is a FreeForm DJ whose music selection runs the genre gamut, grabbing Brazilian Funk, Baltimore Booty Beats, classic Soul breaks, and Electro cuts to create the perfect party atmosphere wherever he performs. For a Full Schedule of DJ Demchuk sets, visit his blog at http://djdemchuk.blogspot.com/ DJ Demchuk is resident DJ at The Grind, happening the third Saturday of every month at Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave. with fellow residents British Knights (KDM, EWDP) and Select Inverse (Big Bang, Custom Vibes) featuring upper echelon guest DJs and Live Art from designers for Novem Studios. Visit http://novemlife.com/ for more information. Download MIDWEST BEST Volume 3 - mixed by DJ DEMCHUK & presented by Novem Studios here - http://novemlife.com/life/mid-west-best-vol-3-dj-demchuk/ Download DJ Demchuk's mix of Brazilian Funk, recorded LIVE on WZRD Chicago 88.3 FM and check out his interview with the Post Music blog here - http://www.postmusic.org/wordpress/?p=1749 Download DJ Demchuk's JUKE Mix and read his interview by Novem Studios here - http://novemlife.com/sounds/dj-demchuk Download DJ Demchuk's mix of House and Electro from August 22, 2009, recorded Live at SPEAKEASY here - http://dancefloordestroyers.com/demchuk/DJ_DEMCHUK_Bettys_Aug2209.mp3 The Art of Circuit Bending has been taught by DJ Demchuk throughout the US and featured in The Chicago Reader and Chicago Magazine. He has conducted workshops at universities and galleries such as The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Contemporary Arts Center in Columbus, OH, and The In Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. He is currently booking dates for Circuit Bending 101 workshops. If you would like to know more, contact via email at djdemchuk@yahoo.com or visit http://www.myspace.com/soundshappy ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== video by Xack Gibson http://youtube.com/BagFryProductions . photography by Ashley Klich http://DebonairSocialClub.com/ . hosted by Jack M Silverstein http://ReadJack.com/ . master of ceremonies by Hustle Simmons http://88eighty.com/ ============================ Wednesday December 22, 2010 10pm DOOR NO COVER FREE ENTRY +21 ============================ Debonair Social Club 1575 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647 ***Debonair Social Club is located in Chicago's Wicker Park / Bucktown neighborhood right across the street from Double Door, a few steps east of the Damen Blue-Line stop, and just south of the North/Damen/Milwaukee intersection on the east side of Milwaukee Ave.

  • 2010

    Jul 31


    Toronto, ON, CA | 7:00pm

    Toronto, ON, CA
    Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:00pm
  • 2010

    Jul 24


    West Hollywood, CA, US | 9:00pm

    West Hollywood, CA, US
    Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:00pm
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Q: let me get your number so we can get thing goin
A: Yo just hit my email. rob.o.watson@gmail.com

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