Concert Preview: FM Supreme Debuts New Project EP At Beat Kitchen

Tonight at the Beat Kitchen, Chicago emcee/activist/poet Jessica Disu (aka FM Supreme) is debuting her latest release The FM Supreme Project EP. Back in 2008, I had the pleasure of discovering her during an electric performance at Decibelle Festival. And to get you ready for the show this evening, we spoke with her about the […]

Every Drop Counts: The Making Of A Haiti Benefit Concert

In the last few weeks, one of the ways the global live music community has shown their support for Haiti earthquake victims is by putting on benefit concerts. But how exactly does a community pull together in such a short span of time? And how does a live music community unite for a common cause […]

Interview with Chicago's FM Supreme

    As promised here’s my interview with Chicago emcee/poet/activist FM Supreme. A link to the full interview on Popmatters is below. A chilly drizzle begins to fall and soak the sidewalk as I speak with Chicago emcee Jessica Disu—aka FM Supreme—outside and under awning at the Wicker Well on Chicago’s North Side. It’s an hour […]

Popmatters Interview: FM Supreme

This interview first appeared in Popmatters. A chilly drizzle begins to fall and soak the sidewalk as I speak with Chicago emcee Jessica Disu—aka FM Supreme—outside and under awning at the Wicker Well on Chicago’s North Side. It’s an hour before her late night performance at the Great Smoke Out Showcase, where Disu will perform […]

The Triple Threat of Chicago's FM Supreme

  Last fall, the live show of Chicago poet/emcee Jessica Disu (aka FM Supreme) beautifully blindsided me.  In this review of her performance at Decibelle Festival, I rightfully gushed about how her show inspired my hopes for the next generation of female emcees to rise up in hip hop.   And ever since that show I’ve gotten to know […]