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Vo and His Quest To Bring Unity to Chicago

  • April 10, 2017
  • 2 min read
Vo and His Quest To Bring Unity to Chicago






Vo is a rapper from Chicago. He grew up in a large family in a not so fortunate situation and like most kids in his age group would do Michael Jackson impressions and would mimic Boyz II Men and other popular groups of the time. He has built a following rapping over industry beats and his most popular video has about 350,000 views. The video that caught my attention is a video where he raps about the issues in Chicago’s music scene. He is constantly working on music but states “I’m keeping songs in the chamber until I can build a constant fanbase”.

When asked to elaborate on his comments on the Chicago music scene he states “as far as hope goes its not a lot of hope in the city, out the top four markets you go to Atlanta before you go to Chicago, they have labels Grand Hustle and T.I and other celebrities live in the city and it raises the value of the city, in Cali its celebrities and they have Capitol Records and in New York you can walk past Def Jam. In Chicago its not like that. R. Kelly and Kanye West have labels but they aren’t in Chicago, so our goal is to make it out of the city. We view each other as competition and become non supportive and thats where the hating comes from”.

Vo also expressed his desire of bringing more unity to the city’s music scene and being a big brother to the younger artists such as Lil Durk and G Herbo. Vo is a talented artist who has a good sense of humor on tracks that put me in the mind of Ludacris. He is lyrically a beast and if he keeps building an online presence I wouldn’t be surprised if he was picked up by a major label or he goes the independent route. Look for great things from Vo and its nice to hear such a refreshing artist that has become a master of their craft and is taking the steps to level up even if that means leaving the city he calls home, Chicago.

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Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"


  • Please don’t sleep on this brother!!!

  • Definitely not sleeping on him. He is a talented emcee. Nice to see all the success he had this year @Cla’RhondaWaiters

  • This dude is the Business.

  • He is definitely a skilled lyricist. I like the most recent video he did with Twista.

  • If They Sleep On Him One Verse From This Man Will Have Them Alive When I say I love this man and what he stands for. His delivery, flow, and his humility. I love his bond with his lil sister niakay She definitely caught the rebound ✊ I just hope Chicago embrace this man before he takes flight like so many others

  • YESSSS…Been a fan sick the beginning. Flipping thru YouTube this guy is a headliner and a show stopper. QUICK, SOMEBODY here in Chicago, sign him and his lil sister Dutchess Niakay! I think they can be labelled the king and Princess of the Chitown rappers. You rappers who have made it, reach back and help these two talented artists…They never disappoint. My favorites are…too many to name! YouTube Vo and Niakay! Common, Kanya, where yall at? Twista knows what’s up!

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