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2 days away! @angeldavanport @_devereux_ @lavangogh @jdpledge @nickastro @mzjq @_vickistreet 

Check beatkitchen.com for #HighHonorsChi tix! 

2100 w Belmont | 9pm | $10 | 17+

2 days away! @angeldavanport @_devereux_ @lavangogh @jdpledge @nickastro @mzjq @_vickistreet

Check beatkitchen.com for #HighHonorsChi tix!

2100 w Belmont | 9pm | $10 | 17+

— 20 hours ago
#highhonorschi 
Happy birthday to me (and my twin brother). Happy birthday to everyone else who’s birthday is today. 

Give me the gift of supporting me and these fellow musicians August 21st at The Beat Kitchen! 17+ so the young folks can attend. Pay that $10 and it’ll start at 8pm!

Happy birthday to me (and my twin brother). Happy birthday to everyone else who’s birthday is today.

Give me the gift of supporting me and these fellow musicians August 21st at The Beat Kitchen! 17+ so the young folks can attend. Pay that $10 and it’ll start at 8pm!

— 1 week ago
#Deshawn  #Flaire  #Chicago  #hope is dope  #hip hop 
…And we’re back with Round 3! High Honors: Summer Session is an all hip-hop affair with performances from Chicago’s coolest and most talented rhymesayers. Meet me at The Beat Kitchen on August 21 for performances from Nick Astro, L.A. Van Gogh, Belladonna Devereux, The Angel Davanport, Jon De Pledge and myself! Tix are $10! Vicki Street will be the host for the night while my good friend and radio host, MZ JQ will grace the one’s and two’s. SHARE & SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!

Join the conversation on Twitter by tweeting using #HighHonorsChi

…And we’re back with Round 3! High Honors: Summer Session is an all hip-hop affair with performances from Chicago’s coolest and most talented rhymesayers. Meet me at The Beat Kitchen on August 21 for performances from Nick Astro, L.A. Van GoghBelladonna DevereuxThe Angel Davanport, Jon De Pledge and myself! Tix are $10! Vicki Street will be the host for the night while my good friend and radio host, MZ JQ will grace the one’s and two’s. SHARE & SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!

Join the conversation on Twitter by tweeting using #HighHonorsChi

— 2 weeks ago
#belladonnadevereux  #vickistreet  #chicago  #chicagomusic  #music  #angel davanport  #jdp  #jondepledge  #nickastro  #nick astro  #lswta  #mzjq  #la van gogh  #xspo  #hip-hop  #highhonorschi 
…and we’re back for round 3! HIGH HONORS: SUMMER SESSION is right around the corner. AUGUST 21ST! Mark your calendars! Full lineup will be announced on Monday.

#HighHonorsChi3 #HopeIsDope

…and we’re back for round 3! HIGH HONORS: SUMMER SESSION is right around the corner. AUGUST 21ST! Mark your calendars! Full lineup will be announced on Monday.

#HighHonorsChi3 #HopeIsDope

— 2 weeks ago
#highhonorschi3  #hopeisdope 
Unplugged (Deshawn Flaire Exposed #5) - Domo Wilson

Another week…ya know. Thanks for reading. This past weekend, I was blessed to be introduced to internet sensation, Domo Wilson. This young girl, who has only been regularly posting videos for about 8 months, has gained 1 MILLION FOLLOWERS. Now that’s pretty impressive. I was able to help her with a couple shows she recently had and even DJ her last one. It was hella cool, man. We took photos, performed together and had a great time. I was FREAKING tired after that night!! This was cool, though. S/O to her, Colin, Sam and Corrine for our spontaneous musical moment.

Next up…High Honors: Summer Session.

- Deshawn

— 3 weeks ago with 4 notes
#domowilson  #domo wilson  #DeshawnFlaire  #music  #hiphop 
Unplugged (Deshawn Flaire Exposed #4) - Support Local Artists!

What’s going on, y’all?! Y’all still reading this? Goooood! As I travel this road of making music in my city, I come across a LOT of others who share the same dream; most of em TERRIBLE, some not too bad. Every now and then I come across a couple artists who have great star power, and I wanna show some love to them in this post.

Angel Davanport - Gotta love her. In my opinion, she’s got the most star potential on this list. She raps, she sings, she writes. Hard worker. She even got a nice opportunity collaborating with Tech9 on his last joint. Personally, one of the coolest people I’ve been blessed to meet (& collab with) and even though the group thing didn’t work out I still keep her in mind for future adventures.

Nick Astro - I’ve been sharing the hallways with this kid for a small minute at Columbia College, casually speaking whenever we crossed paths and even sharing the stage at a gig. He’s been really doing his thing in the last year and I’m proud of the kid. Dope artist. Great dude. #LightSkinWithThatAfro

Defcee - Sorry, but I’ve never (and probably never will) call him that. Adam Levin, his real name, is a huge inspiration to me doing music. He’s one of the best live performers I know and this guy is literally a hermit (we’re roommates) when he’s not teaching spoken word workshops. He’s got some great work coming underway that’s gonna blow.

Saba - I’ve know Sab for as long as I’ve known Adam, probably longer. It’s literally amazing to see him (and others) grow over the last 6 years (we’ve been promising each other a collab for a minute…long overdue). Just put out a MONSTER projectthat’s bound to catch attention from some important people. Congrats on making it to front face of Chicago’s up-n-coming.

Via Rosa - A new artist, in my opinion, who recently made my favorite “local artists” list. Her “DeathViaLove” joint was so good I played it out the first 2 weeks (it was cracking on the ‘net). I really appreciate her for joining the High Honors 2.0 bill and will DEFINITELY look to work with her more in the future.

There are plenty other artists that I will save for a later post, but these guys are some of the first to come to mind when I look at my playlist of local musicians. Chicago’s music scene, regardless of genre, is very rich and full of gemstones.

Support local artists!! get out and find a show!!

- Deshawn (@dflaire)

— 3 weeks ago
#localmusic  #chicago  #chicagomusic  #tumblr  #DeshawnFlaire  #twitter 

PRESS PLAY to learn how YOU can support my latest single, “Bruce Leeroy.” Help ME, help YOU support local music! 

- Deshawn Flaire

— 1 month ago
#bruceleeroy  #music  #hip-hop  #chicago  #chicagomusic  #DeshawnFlaire  #chicagohiphop 
Operation: Fund My Music | Facebook →

I’m calling ALL of my friends/supporters to help me on this elaborate (but not original. This has been done before.) idea to help raise money for Part III in my High Honors series. ..And why not kill 2 birds with one stone by getting my music some extra plays! Here’s how you can help:

  1. Download the FREE music streaming site, SPOTIFY (on laptop/desktop).
  2. Search for me (Deshawn Flaire) and my single, “Bruce Leeroy.”
  3. Play (& SHARE after).
  4. Set playback to REPEAT, MUTE and let the magic take place (Do this while you’re sleep or at work or whatever).

The more plays I get, the more money I get. Simple, right? All I need is the support from you. Let’s make this show happen!

          

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#deshawnflaire  #hopeisdope  #music  #hiphop  #bruceleeroy 

PRESS PLAY: Check out this recap of my visit to The Real Radio Show.

Shot & Edited by @TKMINSPIRED

— 1 month ago
#DeshawnFlaire  #video  #youtube  #bruceleeroy  #spotify  #soundcloud  #therealradioshow  #newyork  #nyc  #hip-hop  #chicago  #chicagohiphop 
For those of you who MISSED my appearance on The Real Radio Show last week, STAY TUNED, I’m dropping something special later on to fill ya’ll in. Thanks to Henry K, Frankie Dee, Krissy and Brooks for having me on.

Photo: @TKMINSPIRED

For those of you who MISSED my appearance on The Real Radio Show last week, STAY TUNED, I’m dropping something special later on to fill ya’ll in. Thanks to Henry K, Frankie Dee, Krissy and Brooks for having me on.

Photo: @TKMINSPIRED

— 1 month ago
#therealradioshow  #Deshawn Flaire  #hopeisdope  #music  #hip-hop  #rap  #chicago  #bruceleeroy