Sammus, Phoelix

Sammus

Phoelix

Yaya Bey

Sat, March 3, 2018

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$12.00

Tickets at the Door

Sammus
Sammus
SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca, NY based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent the past several years cultivating a strong following of activists, hip hop heads, punks, and self-proclaimed nerds and geeks, among others. As noted by the Los Angeles Times, Sammus "has a gift for getting a message across." Now ready to make her Don Giovanni debut (while remaining tied to NuBlack Music Group), she is poised to cement herself as an artist who consistently thinks outside boxes and dances across lines (and does other neat things with geometrical figures).

In addition to managing a full-time music career, Enongo has spent the past eight years as a public-school and college level educator. After graduating from Cornell University in 2008 with a double BA in Sociology and Science & Technology Studies, she was accepted into the national teaching program Teach for America and placed in Houston Texas, where she taught elementary math and science between 2008 to 2010. In the fall semester of 2011 she returned to Cornell as a PhD candidate to pursue an interest a wide array of sound studies topics, including sound and gaming as well as the identity politics of community studios. As an academic in training and very-vocal feminist, Enongo has produced articles for publications such as Bitch, For Harriet, Sounding Out!, and The Mary Sue related to issues of race, hip-hop, gaming, and feminism.
Phoelix
Phoelix
Hailing from the Fox Valley, a West Suburb of Chicago, Phoelix has been constructing a kingdom of his own. He has found ways to stretch his abilities across the horizon. Gifted with perfect pitch, Phoelix is quickly becoming one of the finest multi-instrumentalists of his generation. Constantly displaying his versatility, the Fox Valley native will quickly mesmerize you with his seamless vocals and transitions between intricate melodies and eloquent raps. His resume is nothing short of impressive, and his work can be found in the repertoires of many of Chicago’s favorite artists. On projects like Telefone, Bucket List Project, and Blkswn, he has implemented his own masterful taste and influence that blends with eclectic artists such as Noname, Saba, Smino, and producers Monte Booker, and Cam O’bi. Outside of the studio, he has also toured with Noname, Smino, Eryn Allen Kane, and Jamila Woods. Needless to say, Phoelix has now arrived on a stage of his own.

Phoelix’s debut project, GSPL (Gospel), shows us much more of his identity through the unique sound he adds to the spectrum of music. To understand Phoelix, you must get into his head. He says, “Phoelix is like a future version of myself. I’m a sponge, I’m always learning. I’m always preparing. I’m making myself into a better version of myself, literally, by speaking that into existence.” From a preacher’s kid, to a very enticing enigma, we are all excited to follow Phoelix on his journey.
Yaya Bey
Yaya Bey

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com