Playlist: So Chicago

Chicago has often been overlooked in the music industry but as of lately the city is making a lot of noise with artists like Chance The Rapper, Tink, Jeremih, and Lil’ Durk holding down the scene. People assume that Chicago’s music scene only consists of Kanye West, Common and Lupe Fiasco but in reality our hip-hop and r&b has been poppin in the city since the 90’s, you just didn’t know it. Chicago’s sound ranges all over. There’s the soul from the city’s deep roots in blues, the dance upbeat tempo of juke and house music and the bass filled drill sounds of the streets.  Continue reading

Around The Way Girl: Aisha Yousaf

“I didn’t see the culture being represented in a way that I knew it growing up.”  Graphic designer by day, clothing designer by night, Aisha Yousaf is taking her Pakistani roots and bringing them into fashion with her debut clothing line Aya IntlHer goal is to combine her love for fashion as well as her culture to talk about racism and inequality in a way that can be translated into any language. She is currently working on her second collection while working a full-time corporate job, as well as many side hustle illustration projects. She is making a name for herself at local festivals as well as internationally through social media. We were excited after finding her Instagram page and wanted to hear her story as both an artist in a corporate setting and an entrepreneurial boss lady! Continue reading