Welcome to Chicago’s newest DIY underground hip-hop event.

On the last Thursday of the month (August and December excluded) the Guild Literary Complex hosts an a cappella hip-hop series with a diy/underground flair. Partnering with Artist AWK and Iron Heart Productions theRAPY 101 is featuring local and national spoken word talent, spin-artists, DJs, and one of Chicago’s premier open mic sets. theRAPy 101 opens the doors to a new generation of poets, musicians, and activists.

April 28th will include:

Landon Tate hails from Mississippi but has always existed elsewhere. His perspective comes living with having to find beauty in life’s imbalances. Miserably Lovely.


Hank is a writer and arts organizer in Chicago. He is currently attempting to date every man in America simultaneously. He is also attempting to write a lot of books simultaneously. 2518021089 hmu if you are interested in either.

Ike is a writer, poet, and organizer from the south side of Chicago. He loves art and artistry of all kind. Performed at the White House.

Sammy Ortega is a Young Chicago Authors student intern. He is now part of the Kuumba Lynx Poetry Ensemble. Sammy is a 2016 Louder Than A Bomb individual finalist, and a junior at Phoenix highs school. He writes short stories, novels, and poetry.

Natasha Estevez attends SAIC for creative writing. She grew up in Harlem with ambition and a will to move up like many people around her. She hopes to be better than what she’s seen and break the cycle of her streets. With the stories she tells, she hopes those who listen leave with a new found hope in their hearts.

Each event will be held in the Wicker Park Neighborhood at 1330 North Milwaukee Avenue with Iron Heart Productions. from 7:30- 10:00 pm. Doors are a ‘suggested $10 donation.


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