Chi-Tunes: Kenlo Key

February 29, 2012

Chicago rapper Kenlo Key answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye!

What makes your live show great?

I'm concerned with connecting with the fans before anything else. I'll pass out if thats what it takes to give a good show.

Describe your sound in five words or less.

Emotion, creativity, well thought out.

Tell us something random about the band, and why that's significant.

I won a contest to create a new and improved hip-hop jingle for Moo and Oink in 2006. The jingle was never aired, but I got exposure in RedEye, on Fox News and a few other places.

Who would you want to work with, and who would you never work with? Why?

Pharrell. He is dope, very creative and has a unique sound. I would never want to work with a country singer. The country/hip-hop mashups are usually not so great.

If the band was a breakfast cereal, what would it be and why?

Frosted Flakes! It gets you pumped up no matter what time of the day, has a classic style and it's great!

What's the best album you've heard recently?

Wale: "Ambition"

What song do you never want to hear again?

None really. For the most part, I think all music has its place.

What is Chicago's best music venue and why?

Reggie's. It has great underground feel, the standing area makes it more intimate for the performances and the prices are usually reasonable. Also, the location is great for all areas of the city to come out to.

Kenlo Key
When: Saturday, March 10, 4 p.m.
Where: Linger, 4142 W. 167th St.
Tickets: Free; 708-960-0481

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