Kweku Collins

Spune presents

Kweku Collins

Joseph Chilliams

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12-$15

This event is all ages

Kweku Collins
Kweku Collins
Kweku Collins is a 21-year old rapper/producer/songwriter from Evanston, IL that has been making music for most of his life. Born into a musical family, Kweku joined his dad on-stage playing African drums at the early age of 4. As a teenager, Kweku transitioned to making his own music, crafting bedroom classics throughout high school. In 2015, just shy of his high school graduation, Kweku joined the Chicago's indie rap outfit, Closed Sessions and shortly after released his debut EP, Say It Here While It's Safe. The EP received critical praise and landed Kweku on Pigeons and Planes 20 rappers under 20 List. In 2016, Kweku followed up with Nat Love - a proper LP that garnered an 8.0 Pitchfork Review, produced a Pitchfork Best New Track, and landed Kweku in publications such as The FADER, Billboard, Chicago Reader, and more. Kweku's latest release, Grey, is available now via iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and other digital retailers.
Joseph Chilliams
Joseph Chilliams
Heralded as "Chicago's Most Charming Rapper,” Joseph Chilliams captures the harsh realities of the city as well as wider spread stigmas with a quirky approach, creating something that can appear humorous on the surface yet dark and personal when observed in depth. Introduced with stand-out verses on Noname’s “Forever” and Saba’s “Westside Bound 3,” Chilliams’ full-length solo debut, 2017’s Henry Church, found the artist placing originality on a pedestal and breaking down barriers of masculinity, with a title he claims to be the English translation for Enrique Inglesias.

As inspired by MF DOOM as he is Paramore's Hayley Williams, Joseph Chilliams is quick to connect with an audience through the incorporation of popular film, music, and television references. On his Mean Girls-inspired The Plastics EP, which released this summer, Chilliams collaborated with multi-instrumentalist Sen Morimoto for a dreamy 4-track release indebted to the teen-film. These pop culture influences shine especially bright in Chilliams’ music videos - he reimagined the famous dance scene from Napolean Dynamite in the video for Henry Church single “Fergie,” while reenacting various stunts from MTV’s Jackass for “B2KK”. "The visuals match the vulnerable tongue-in-cheek silliness Chilliams exhibits with a pen,” praised SPIN Magazine. “His pop culture reference-heavy writing has a knack for juxtaposing love and trauma in a way that accentuates both moods, while making you laugh against all good sense."

Joseph Chilliams is a founding member of Chicago rap group Pivot Gang, alongside Saba, MFnMelo, and Frsh Waters, among others. Having toured North America and Europe as support for Saba in 2017, Joseph Chilliams is set to hit the road again in 2018 in support of Kweku Collins.
Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://www.threelinksdeepellum.com