Hip-hop showcase: Sharkula, The Buttress, Knowshun, Dr. Quinn
Sharkula a.k.a. Thig a.k.a. Brian Wharton a.k.a. Thigamahjigee is a Chicago-area rapper. His lyrics are known for being scatterbrained, discontinuous, free-associative, non-violent, apolitical and random. He is also known as a flâneur for promoting his music and shows via use of hand-made flyers and stickers scattered around vending boxes in Chicago, and street marketing often with phrases such as “Hey, you like Hip-Hop?”. (Wiki)
Knowshun(K.nowing N.ecessary O.mniscience W.arrants S.uperiority H.aving U.nlimited Nirvana)
is a emcee/producer based out of Madison, WI via Chicago, IL. Diverse, his sound ranges anywhere from edgy hardcore hip hop to deeper meaning positivity with a message. Being an avid freestyler makes his performances unpredictable.
Dr. Quinn is a Chicago-based Producer/MC with an unorthodox style of hip hop, incorporating 90’s boom bap and breakbeat, jazz and new age EDM. Growing up, Quinn has indulged himself with influences such as Madlib, Kanye West, J Dilla, Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, and much more.