I wrote this song August 10th, the Monday after the Michael Brown murder. I let a friend of mine hear it and their response was “yo this is dope! You need to drop it now while Ferguson is poppin”. I appreciated the compliment but was instantly taken back by the “while Ferguson is poppin” comment. Topical music shouldn’t be made in hopes to capitalize on a moment. Especially in cases like the ones addressed in this record, these problems are reoccurring and deserve our attention for a longer duration than the “while it’s poppin” grace period. Fast forward to today, the day after the decision was made to deny Mike Brown’s family the chance to receive justice, and I get a different message from a friend: “Chill, people need this record right now”. The change in commentary gave me a better understanding. Music helps healing. There is value in our lives, we have to take more claim to that. #WereWorthMore
Lyrical exercise. One of my favorite freestyle series. Great compilation of music to either introduce someone to my music or just ride out to if you are already a fan. Add this to your library. (Added a couple bonus jawns too incase you didn’t download them before, now everything is together.)
“Philly’s Chill Moody and the Bay Area’s Locksmith have been making moves both in their respective cities and across the world (the internet is dope right?), and today the two spitters unite on “Hold It Down.” An organ-driven gem produced by TDE beatsmith Willie B.” via 2DopeBoyz.com
Yesterday MTV Jams debuted its new season of the hiphop game show “Hood Fab”. The show features a new theme song by Chill Moody and Apollo The Great, which was produced by Hank McCoy and JuicedUp Beats, and a new host, comedian Damien Lemon. The first episode features Fat Joe, check it out below and stay tuned to MTV Jams to catch the show it plays periodically throughout the day.
1200 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 2014
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
The music scene has never been stronger in our city. More bands than ever are bringing national attention to Philly. A short time ago it was slim pickings finding quality venues in town but now it’s quickly become an embarrassment of riches. The vibrant local digital and social media ecosystem in collaboration with artists, businesses and non-profits is contributing to this growth in our city’s creative economy.
What changed? And more importantly what’s it going to take to permanently stake a flag in Philly as a one of the truly great outposts of music and creativity? We’ve come a long way in a short time but there are still local musicians figuring out how to make a living and make music; venues and media outlets trying to make sense of their audiences in a shifting demographic landscape; and businesses attempting to make Philadelphia their headquarters in a music industry that’s evolving every day.
Join Bruce Warren @somevelvetblog, WXPN’s Program Director, as he moderates a discussion about the economics, strategies, struggles and opportunities that Philly’s burgeoning music scene contemplates daily.
Chris Ward @bearbait, Talent Buyer/Promotions Manger at Johnny Brenda’s; drummer in Philly band Pattern is Movement
John Vettese @johnvettese, Editor of The Key (a local-centric website at WXPN); Social Media Coordinator at WXPN
Katonah Coster @katonahdc, VP of Marketing at Fame House, a Philly-based digital marketing agency for the entertainment industry
Chill Moody @ChillMoody, Philly hip-hop artist named by Complex Magazine one of the top ten up-and-coming artists in the city.
Doors open at 8 pm.
John Vettese will DJ a set of Philly-centric sounds from 8-9 pm.
The Panel Discussion will take place from 9-10 pm.
And Philly R&B singer and long-time Chilly Moody-collaborator Beano @JustBeano will perform after the panel.