SASHA GO HARD
–Sasha Go Hard, Chicago’s next female rapper up, has had an exceptional year. The 20 year old, Chicago female rapper who came up with Chief Keef, was featured on MTV Sucker Free Chicago, performed at MTV’s Sucker Free Chicago Show, made the cover of Chicago’s Redeye Newspaper, made artist of the week for her video on WorldstarHipHop, had a large feature piece in Complex, will be featured in Pithfork TV’s Documentary on Chicago’s Rap Scene, and has had her music featured on Diplo’s BBC Radio 1.
The Gtw (Greater Than Wealth) is a kid with a fiery passion for hip hop, afro breaks and alluring synths. He was born in Chicago to two Nigerian Immigrants. He quickly got immersed in the culture of his native ibibio tribe. The sound of up tempo nigerian music flooded his household on a daily basis. “I guess all those years of listening to my parent’s favorite jams influenced the type of music to do,” says the Chicago born musician.
This 20 year old producer/writer has worked with many in the indie music scene. His music fuses house with hip-hop and other worldly elements which helps propels his music to an innovative standard. His buzz is steadily rising and he is getting looks as the next rap artist to push the envelope of creative music not only in Chicago, but everywhere in the world. His ability to perform with incredibly high energy is one of the reasons why he is gathering loads of people on his supporter bandwagon.
He created his first solo project “Dont Smoke The Cigarette” as celebration music for the world cup. The Gtw’s debut release has gotten allot of good reviews from notable magazines and websites such as MTV Iggy and Art Nouveu. Sgt Tibs from Chicago Now says, “Don’t Smoke The Cigarette is one of the more impressive mixtapes I’ve heard.” URB MAG calls the mixtape, “A project with an eclectic mix of beats and rhymes.” The project features collaborative efforts from such artists and producers as Sunny Norway, Zip Justin Warren and Braxton Holmes. With singles such as “Running all my life” and “Blow Me Away,” he is definitley giving the listener a quality hearing.