C.O. Tha Bad Black: Opening Act For Strange Music In Chicago Talks Tech N9ne And House Of Blues
The Windy City gets a little strange when the All 6′s And 7′s Tour rolls into the sold out House Of Blues located in the heart of the city. Chicago local C.O. Tha Bad Black finds himself as the opening act for the hottest tour this summer.
Just what is it like to be performing with Tech at the House Of Blues: Chicago? We asked C.O. Tha Bad Black to share his thoughts on the matter, as well as his thoughts on Chicago hip hop shows.
What does it mean to open for Tech N9ne?
It’s the epitome of a career to open for the biggest independent, and even bigger than some major artists that’s out there today. I’ve been a Tech N9ne fan for the longest. It’s an honor. To sum it up, it’s an honor man. A lot of people would kill to be in this position to open up for Tech N9ne in Chicago. He’s got a lot of fans in Chi-town. If I had to use one word to describe it, blessing. It’s a blessing.
What do you think about Tech N9ne and Strange Music?
I had been hearing about him. Once my manager turned me on to him, it was on. I would say I’m fifty percent a fan of his music and fifty percent a fan of his business. Strange Music is the biggest independent label doing it. Nobody is touching Strange Music, right now it’s a conglomerate. The majors are coming to them guys now, it’s huge.
What are your thoughts on hip hop shows in Chicago and the reception to Tech N9ne?
You get the ones that sometimes sell out. You know you have some up North, some in the Wild 100’s like at Adriana’s, but when you get the ones downtown like House Of Blues or something like that, when they come here, they really do it. Chi-town is definitely a city to be reckoned with. It varies because you’ve got the guys from the streets then you’ve got the people that listen to rock that Tech N9ne captures. You get a crowd that listens to Tech N9ne that can go play Tech N9ne one minute then Portishead the next. They can play Crucial Conflict or Do Or Die and then they can play something like Maroon 5. Once they listen to him and they come to a show, the whole experience, their whole life is turned around.
How do you feel about the House Of Blues?
It’s a beautiful place, definitely a place to be reckoned with.
What can fans expect from your performance?
They can expect adrenaline. I hope the fire marshal is in town because by the time I finish off that stage, they’re probably going to have to come through and water it down. I tell people, I’m not going to do a show, I’m going to do a movie. An epic movie.
Where can fans find you?
The can check me out at Facebook.com/cothabadblack and Twitter @cothabadblack.
Fans looking to hear more from C.O. Tha Bad Black can check out his album, Themi-God, now on Amazon. Be sure to catch C.O. Tha Bad Black live in Chicago when he opens for Tech N9ne’s All 6′s And 7′s Tour.
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