Saturdays 12pm-3pm There are 5 elements of Hip-Hop, the 5th and most important one is knowledge. Not only will we be playing Hip-Hop music but as well as address issues going on in the world around us to further educate our audience.Our show focuses on the Chicago Hip-Hop scene and highlights emerging artists and through our platform helps to maximize their exposure. In the past we have interviewed names like Mick Jenkins, theWHOevers, Saba and Pivot Gang, Phero, Retrospect, Towkio, Scheme, Leather Corduroys (Kami and Joey), ShowYouSuck, Vic Spencer, Chris Crack, Lili K., Add-2, Kweku Collins, among countless others Chicago based Hip-Hop artists. We have had a great track record with Chicago based artists and use our show as a platform to not only create exposure but as well as create a dialogue and humanize the interactions and interviews we have with these artists.

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Adan Figueroa

Bachelors 2014, Masters 2018
Masters: School Counseling
Shows:
The 5Th Element

Bio

Hello, this is Adan Figueroa, and I am host of The 5th Element Hip-Hop Show at Radio DePaul. The show sheds light on the buzzing Hip-Hop community in Chicago and serves as a template to highlight emerging artists in the local Hip-Hop scene. In the past we have interviewed names like Mick Jenkins, theWHOevers, Saba and Pivot Gang, Phero, Retrospect, Towkio, Scheme, Leather Corduroys (Kami and Joey), ShowYouSuck, Vic Spencer, Chris Crack, Lili K., Add-2, Kweku Collins, among countless others Chicago based Hip-Hop artists. We have had a great track record with Chicago based artists and use our show as a platform to not only create exposure but as well as create a dialogue and humanize the interactions and interviews we have with these artists



Influences

Much of the influences of the show specifically are all based off the city of Chicago. We truly try to serve emerging artists in the city and provide a template to maximize their exposure. In years past we focused more on the music side of the show and we have emerged in the conversation piece as well in ensuring we are having though provoking conversations with our guests to get to know them, as well as introduce them to new audiences. We come from a social justice approach in Hip-Hop, our focus is the 5th element of Hip-Hop, knowledge. We hope to enlighten our audience to new music, discussion topics, and and bring them into the conversation of why Chicago single-handedly has the most dynamic music scene in the country, and it starts with our Hip-Hop scene.



Favorite Artists

Personally, my favorite artists have been individuals that use their words and lyrics to inspire and empower others around them to do better for themselves and others around them.



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Alejandro Hernandez

Freshman
Journalism
Shows:
The 5Th Element

Bio

Born and raised in Chicago's West and Northwest sides. Everything Alejandro does is for the culture. He is a proud brother of Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity Inc., an avid hip-hop head, and lover of wholesome memes.



Influences



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Anthony Okocha

Freshman
Shows:
The 5Th Element

Bio

18 Year Old from Chicago Illinois. Avid music listener, creator, and critic. I am also Nigerian and am very proud to have that heritage.



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Jasmine Rush

Freshman
Acting
Shows:
The 5Th Element

Bio

My name is Jasmine, but I go by Jazzy. I am an artist of sorts, from actor to poet and the occasional (but not well executed) fine artists. I proudly rep the 860, that is Connecticut, but I found my way to Chicago through music, and have continued to immerse myself in the hip hop culture here. I am an outspoken woman who continuously educates herself, with an open ear and mind to opposing opinions. I can also by silly and goofy, never taking myself too seriously!



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