Parnell, Christian JaLon, Vantablacsol

Wed, October 24, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Ridgio began rapping at the age of 17. His biggest inspiration to become a rapper is Big Sean, and since hearing his first studio album “Finally Famous” he’s been motivated to begin his career. He started recording music with his cousins in his aunt’s attic on the west side of Chicago. They made multiple songs a night with only a piano, T-pain auto-tune microphone and ipod to record the sound. Since then, Ridgio has taken the art serious and has spent 5 years in multiple studios sharpening his craft to become an experienced MC.

He’s released 6 projects since then; AWAKEN, Twęnty ł Wįntęrs, Twęnty łł Wįntęrs, World of Dreams, Twęnty łłł Wįntęrs & H To My O.These projects have different meanings, The Winters Series & AWAKEN displaying his change spiritually through the years and H To My O explaining the life of a drip of water in different scenarios. He’s also performed throughout Chicago and Indiana including places such as The Metro, Depaul University, Columbia University,and Young Chicago Authors. His budding career took a leap forward when he began producing his own instrumentals in 2017. It gave him a new ambient, hard hitting sound with influences from Tupac to Kid Cudi.

With a few life-changing events, a miscarriage from an ex, being cheated on, using drugs, and a lot of answered prayers, it made him know the true enlivening God and has quadrupled his faith in him. So a plan Ridgio has for his music is to impact the masses and spread the true word of God. He notices that modern rap music isn’t big on pushing positivity and wants to bring that in to play for children and adults. He wants them to have the opportunity to have fun listening to music while receiving a good message. With his album “Twęnty łV Wįntęrs” set to release February 1st, 2019 he plans to execute his message of following God the best he’s ever has.
Christian JaLon
Venue Information:
Tonic Room
2447 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL, 60614