Tag: Katie Got Bandz
This week, WTTW — Chicago’s PBS station — ran a rather in-depth segment on Chicago’s Drill music scene. The piece mainly focuses on Katie Got Bandz, but also speaks with Rhymefest, Larry Wilson of Lawless Inc. and Cease Fire.
The piece also touches on the influence of Lil Durk and Chief Keef.
Directed by Hi-Def. Produced by D. Brooks.
The first ladies of Chicago join forces for the the star-studded posse cut “Zero.” Watch for this one to make some serious noise once the world catches the video.
Dreezy’s Schizo is due out on February 25th.
Directed by Hi Def & Dreezy. Co-Directed by Alison Dobias.
Filmed on location at The Hussla Estate, Dreezy joined forces with fellow female rappers Katie Got Bandz and Sasha Go Hard to film the video for their currently-bubbling single “Zero.” The three amigos seem to have taken a Charlie’s Angels vibe with the clip, which should be out in the very near future. Curious to see how the shoot went? Well, hit the jump for more pics, and check out the actual track right here.
Produced by Block On Da Trakk
We haven’t received any new music from KAATIIE since the the announcement of her new record deal, so she kicks it off with “I Can’t Lie” with Cap 1 on the assist. This one is pretty crazy — I can’t lie.
New Katie album on the way. And that’s no tall tale either.
Produced by D. Brooks
Dreezy went and grabbed two of the hottest emcees in the city, Katiiiiie and Sasha, for her latest single. It’s girl power all over the beat on “Zero.” And they’re not talking lames, they’re talking bands. Number ten is a hero take that one and make him zero, that’s law.
Hit the jump to check it out.
With March not too far away, SXSW has decided to reveal the latest round of artists that you’ll be able to catch on official festival showcases and there’s definitely some familiar names listed. Vic Mensa, King Louie, Rockie Fresh, Katie Got Bandz and The Hood Internet will be representing for the Windy and invading Austin, TX for official showcases, which have yet to be announced.
Hopefully, there will be more Chicago artists gracing the SXSW stages. Stay tuned for more info and be sure to visit SXSW’s official site for more details.
It appears WorldStarHipHop has fully jumped into the documentary film-making landscape, and today they make their debut with The Field: Chicago (which is executively produced by Q from WSHH). We’ve seen this movie teaser floating around for the past few weeks, as it boasts appearances from Lil Durk, Lil Reese, King Louie, Lil Bibby, Young Chop, Katie Got Bandz, Lil Mouse, Rhymefest and more.
The doc explores Chicago hip-hop’s relationship with the streets and how some of our most popular artists see music as their way out. I’ve yet to watch it, but plan to check it out now. So many of these documentaries have been made, but very few offer up any ideas or thoughts on potential solutions, so let’s hope this one at least explores that topic. Hit the jump to check it out.
Words by Charne Graham (@88nae88)
Just last week, Katie Got Bandz announced her new record deal with eOne Music (via Lawless Inc.), who is slated to release her debut album sometime in 2014. Between her unprecedented amount of shows around the city, her radio hit “Pop Out” killing the airwaves, and a recent R. Kelly remix with Rockie Fresh, it’s safe to say Katie has the Chi on fire.
The Chicago hip-hop scene has received extensive coverage over the past few years from major outlets, and today the Chicago Sun-Times takes another look. Hey, more eyes on the local scene is always a good thing. In the article they discuss Katie Got Bandz’ new record deal with eOne and King Louie’s forthcoming Drilluminati 2 project. They also touch base with Rockie Fresh and Thelonious Martin to hear their thoughts on the bubbling scene.
Chicago’s latest social media craze comes courtesy of a song called “Pop Out” by an artist named Katie Got Bandz.
It’s not a new song; the video has been on YouTube for months. Officially it has about 940,000 plays online, but if you add in all the people who ripped the video to their own sites, that viewership rises to over a million. If you frequent clubs such as Lumen on the North Side or Adrianna’s out in Harvey, you’ve heard it in heavy rotation. If you listen to Power 92.3, you know the song was added to the weekly lineup in August and gets played somewhere around 50 times a week there.
Already signed to a local record label, Katie also just inked a deal with New York’s eOne Music. As a result, some songs in her iTunes store jumped to $1.29 from 99 cents. Her endgame?
“I want a gold record,” said Katie, whose legal name is Kiara Johnson, 20. She hails from the Low End, near 35th Street, and calls herself a “Drillery Queen.” “I want to be successful. I want to be as big as Jay Z and Kanye West. I want to set a trend for the females. I want to sell out arenas. I want to go on tour. I want to go overseas. I want to do it all.”
Read the full article here.
photo cred: iambhd
You can add another Chicago artist’s name to the roster of signed acts from the city, as Katie Got Bandz has just inked a deal with NYC-based label, eOne Music. The deal is part of a joint venture with Chicago’s Lawless Inc. (who also have a venture with Epic Records for King Louie), who plan to release Katie’s debut album on the label in 2014.
Katie’s stock has risen significantly over the last year, and the young artist has garnered a lot of attention thanks to her breakout single, “Pop Out,” which features Lawless labelmate, King Louie. “Pop Out” is without a doubt one of the hottest local songs of the year, so it’s nice to see a national outlet finally getting behind it. We said this six months ago: all this song needed was a bigger push. Well, now she’s getting it.
Says eOne CEO Alan Grunblatt: “Katie Got Bandz is one of the most exciting new artists to come our way in a long time. ‘Pop Out’ is a smash and we expect many more hit records from her.” eOne is currently the home to such artists as DJ Drama, N.O.R.E., Joe Budden, Styles P, Chris Webby and more.
The single is available for purchase on iTunes now (grab it here).