YP aka Backwood Jones is an Eastside Chicago rap artist that has made his city proud. Inking a deal with Universal/Republic Records in 2011, YP started the wave of signings that featured Chief Keef, King Louie, etc.
YP started rapping in 2007 and has evolved into a beast. He has opened for legends of the game, with Q-Tip & Nas co-signing his talent. Already releasing a half dozen critically acclaimed mixtapes between 2011-2013, be on the lookout for the next offering, Backwood Jones, in Summer 2014.
Born in 93, Vic Mensa is an independent recording artist from Chicago, Illinois who released his mixtape INNANETAPE online last year to critical acclaim. Vic has toured North America with J Cole and Disclosure and Danny Brown on his recent European Tour. Vic is also the leader and co-founder of the SAVEMONEY collective.
NALEDGE (from Kidz in the Hall)
Naledge is a Chicago-based MC and one half of the hip-hop group Kidz in the Hall.