Chicago artist spotlight is designed to introduce some of Chicago’s independent music artist!
Those artists that are taking their art to the highest levels and sharing it with the world.
Let me introduce you to Chicago Hip Hop Artist Fury, a female hip-hop artist from Chicago, She has made a name for herself in the Chicago rap community.
Fury music focuses on delivering positive messages with high-intensity music and incredible lyricism.
I took a listen to one of her song she wrote “I Won’t”, a song about the refusal to settle for what life gives you, to rise above your surroundings and your circumstances to be the greatest you, you can be!
I love it! Her song “Home” accompanied with a live band. Everybody that knows me knows that I love live music! Hip Hop with a live band! Fury and the band are DOPE!
SO I decided to spotlight this artist and her music that I’ve become a fan of. After reading this article I ask that you support the artist by making a purchase of their music products and attending any upcoming shows as well as following them on social media.
Samantha Jordan, who raps under the name Fury, began writing songs at age 13 and performed a handful of times in her teens.
Jordan began performing at open mics around 21, although she felt hesitant to share her life with the world, it became therapeutic for her according to an interview she did with the Britt Julious of the Chicago Tribune.
It is that very same therapeutic quality to her live performances that makes so many Chicago Hip Hop locals a fan of the rising star.
Her real performance persona on the local scene didn’t develop until around the age of 25. She began performing at local venues like Subterranean, a room that has gained and maintained a loyal following of hip-hop enthusiasts interested in catching low-cost performances from the city’s most eclectic and unique young performers.
Fury’s blazing, refreshing live performances combine skillful acts of stage presence with a gorgeous live musical arrangement.
Backed by a live band she mixes rock, funk, soul, and jazz with a 90s hip-hop flow.
Fury and the band music has an indie rock vibe. They promote consciousness and empowerment through powerful music and lyrics. She is inspired by and compared to rappers such as Queen Latifah, Left Eye, Eve, Lauryn Hill and Tupac.
She has navigated the ever-evolving trends in hip-hop to settle somewhere that feels authentic and true to her goals and beliefs as an artist.
FURY has embodied the spirit of the strong black woman. She is best known for her powerful lyrics and explosive stage presence.
She opened for Rah Digga (Ski Mask Way Tour). She has also curated and hosted shows that celebrate women in music (Ladies First and Queendom Come).
Watching a Fury set is like watching an actual metamorphosis unfold before one’s eyes. It’s a heady, rich and profound experience.
FURY is a force to be reckoned with and commands the attention of all those who listen.
What are your thoughts on Chicago Hip Hop Culture in its current state? Do you think the hip-hop community, in general, producing consciousness and empowerment through its art form? Leave your comments, opinions, and observations in the comment forum. Please, don’t forget to sign up for Soulful Chicago’s Email List!
FURY Returns With Her forthcoming EP Black Magic.
The Black Magic album focuses on the journey of being a black woman in America: the constant battle to remain true to yourself in a society that often forces stereotypes and preconceived notions on others before even getting to know them.
This especially rings true for women in hip-hop, and specifically women of color in hip-hop. It is about digging deep and finding the magic within that makes you unique and powerful.
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Upcoming Fury Events
Fury’s next show is October 12th at Gman Tavern. Be sure to follow on all social media @furyhiphop to get t new show dates and other info.
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