Recap: Basement Bars Artist Showcase (8/23)



Basement Bars and Music Plug joined forces for another artist showcase, this time at Illinois State University.

Headlined by rising Chicago artist 'LGado, the showcase featured a solid lineup of other up-and-coming artists. The artists delivered a wide range of sounds and styles, providing something for everyone in attendance.

The Burbs Media Team got the chance to take shots of the show and chop it up with some of the artists. Here's what we got:

(All Photos Taken by Jovan Taylor and Hunter McNeeley)


HEADLINER: 'LGado




Fun Fact: 'LGado loves to hoop and claims he can drop 30 on anybody.


'LGado's Inspirations: 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Drake


"How Would You Describe Your Sound?" "Versatile, meant for a good time."


"How Do You Feel About the Show?" "It's exciting; I love every opportunity to perform."


"What's Your Biggest Goal for the Next Year?" "To continue to learn the business and become a better independent artist."

Macntosh



Shoutout: Visionary Music Group


Macntosh's Inspirations: Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Chance the Rapper, Nas, Tupac, Andre 3000


"How Would You Describe Your Sound?" "Similar to YBN Cordae; a mix of old and new."


"How Do You Feel About the Show?" "It was dope; my expectations were exceeded."


"What's Your Biggest Goal for the Next Year?" "In the next year-and-a-half, I'm aiming for the XXL Freshman List."

Jatson (EDM)



Fun Fact: Big Fisherman


Jatson's Inspirations: Subtronics from a musical standpoint; Chance the Rapper from a philanthropy standpoint.


"How Would You Describe Your Sound?" "Wonky."


"How Do You Feel About the Show?" "I loved it; it was a great opportunity."


"What's Your Biggest Goal for the Next Year?" "To headline a show."

Jay Nebo & AM



AM's Fun Fact: Able to box and sing in multitple languages.


Jay's Inspirations to Make Music: Seeing improvement; getting good feedback.


"How Would You Describe Your Sound?" "Positive energy; I got something for everybody."


"How Do You Feel About the Show?" "The energy was amazing."


"What's Your Biggest Goal for the Next Year?" "To tour and travel."

Sax



Shoutout: Pickering 5


Sax's Influences: 10 Day by Chance & jazz music.


"How Would You Describe Your Sound?" "Diverse and distinct."


(BONUS QUESTION) Biggest Flex: Cherry Blossom Dunks


"How Do You Feel About the Show?" "It was a lot of fun."


"What's Your Biggest Goal for the Next Year?" "To get a consistent studio to record at."

Sam



Sam's Fun Fact: Able to surf.


Sam's Influences: Jon Bellion, Chance the Rapper, Andre 3000


"How Would You Describe Your Sound?" "It's just me."


"How Do You Feel About the Show?" "Mad lit."


"What's Your Biggest Goal for the Next Year?" "To work with as many people as I can; to grow and improve the culture together."

Psycho T



T's Fun Fact: First ever performance.


T's Influences: Hearing the crazy success stories of other artists.


"How Would You Describe Your Sound?" "A good time."


"What's Your Biggest Goal for the Next Year?" "To become more known; to make music videos and make social media moves."

Shoutout to the Basement Bars team and all of the artists that performed!


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Check our Recap of the first Basement Bars Artist Showcase for coverage on JDot, Champo, All Day Jay, Kaeshorti, Trap Lord Scoli, and Snacko.

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