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Chicago, IL | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Chicago, IL
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Hip Hop Rock




"Fury Hip Hop is all about taking control — of everything"

If you heard me, I sound like I am about to hurt somebody,” Samantha Jordan said. Jordan, who raps under the name Fury Hip Hop, has made a name for herself in the local rap community. Her fiery, invigorating live performances combine deft feats of physicality with gorgeous live instrumentation.

But it wasn’t always that way for Jordan.

She traversed the ever-evolving trends in hip-hop to settle somewhere that feels authentic and true to her goals and beliefs as an artist.

Jordan began writing songs at age 13 and performed a handful of times in her teens, but her real performance persona on the local scene didn’t develop until around the age of 25. She began performing at local venues like Subterranean, a room that has gained and maintained a loyal following of hip-hop enthusiasts interested in catching low-cost performances from the city’s most eclectic and unique young performers.
In her early days, Jordan said her writing style mimicked the raunchier lyrical bent of artists like Lil’ Kim. “I had no idea what I was talking about,” she said. “So in the very beginning, it was ridiculous. (I) just wanted to sound like the people on the radio. (I) just wanted to sound like what was popular.”

As Jordan grew up, her songwriting priorities shifted from raunch to introspection. Issues ranging from friendship and relationship troubles to the loss of her parents to the resulting isolation, loneliness, and anger became the backbone of her rhymes. Jordan began performing at open mics around 21, though she still felt hesitant to share her life with the world. “I wasn’t really sure,” Jordan said. “It was still kind of therapeutic for me, so it was nerve-racking to kind of speak your diary.”

It is that very same therapeutic quality to her live performances that makes so many locals a fan of the rising star. Watching a Fury Hip Hop set is like watching an actual metamorphosis unfold before one’s eyes. It’s a heady, rich and profound experience.

That same energy and passion translate to Jordan’s goals as an artist offstage, too. As a performer, she aims to be a leader for the next generation of women in rap. The ’90s were a bountiful time for women in hip-hop, but since then, the numbers diminished rapidly. “It is very frustrating to see something I love crumble and be commercialized and driven into the ground,” she said.

Jordan believes women need to gain control to re-enter the musical spotlight on a national level. Gaining control includes owning one’s record label and no longer relying on endorsements from a crew of male performers. “Back then, if you wanted to get on, you had to have a man groom you and bring you out. And you had to have a crew behind you,” said Jordan. “I feel like we have to stop going to men to get ahead in this business and get more control of our creativity. Otherwise, they’re going to just make us rap about things to only please men.”

Going with the routine will never be Jordan’s style, and as she looks at the choices of her past influences like Lauryn Hill and Queen Latifah, she’s embracing their courageous, independent spirit. “The way they rap, they play no games. They were serious. They were about their business, and you were going to respect them, or you were going to get hurt,” she offered. “That’s what I loved about them.” - Brittany Julious

"Meet FURY"

Please tell us about your art.
I make conscious hip hop music. Fast intense delivery and a powerful message. What I want people to take away from my music is the motivation and love in all my songs. I want people to feel as powerful and as in control as I do when I am FURY. Growing up I had so many positive strong women to look up to and I feel like the women in rap today aren’t what young girls need to look up to or help them get through the hardships that come in life.

What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
It has been easier to have creative freedom since you are independent but harder because without labels you have to be a booking agent, promoter, finance your music, and then an artist which can be difficult yet rewarding. The best thing people can do is support local music by going to shows and spend 5 to 10 dollars rather than spending 100 to see a nationally known artist. Also share the artist music! - Voyage Chicago


“We promote consciousness and empowerment through powerful music and lyrics.”

Sam, local rap artist known as Fury sat down with Features Director Amelia Hruby to discuss her inspiration origins, how she came to rap, and building community through DIY community. - CHIRP Radio

"Fury fights dark forces with Black magic and new EP"

Chicago Hip Hop artist Fury recently released her psychedelic and wavy EP, “Black Magic.” The album is her first recorded with a live band and has the talented MC navigating topics such as Black girl magic and Black boy joy, the commodification of Black culture, and the idea of karma. - Vocalo Radio


The Pain (2015)

F.L.O.W. (Future Leaders Of the World) (2016)

Black Magic (2018)


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FURY has dedicated herself to creating music with a message of hope, strength, and most of all passion. For the past twenty years there has been a steady decline in the number of women in mainstream Hip-Hop. In an industry of hypersexualized and misogynistic music coming from both men and women FURY has made a commitment to be true to herself and her fans. Her lyrics focus on social issues such as crime , violence, and the mistreatment of women in personal relationships. Her style of rap has been compared to artist such as Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill, and Tupac Shakur. With lyrical speed and vocal power FURY has given performances throughout Chicago that has left audiences captivated and in awe screaming for more.

Past Performances

FURY has performed at some of Chicago's hottest venues such as Subterranean, Lincoln Hall, House of Blues, The Empty Bottle, Reggie's Rock Club, and The Promontory. She has opened for hip hop legend Rah Digga (at Subterranean for her Ski Mask Way Tour 2016) and festivals such as Ravenswood Beer Fest, Jeff Fest, and Wicker Park Fest.

New Release

FURY has recently released an EP titled Black Magic which can be heard on all streaming sites. In this project she teamed up with live musicians who created incredible sounds that range from sexy, spooky, mysterious and psychedelic. With features from great artist such as Chicago's own Chai Tulani and Cincinnati's Lauren Eylise, FURY has put together an EP with a classic and timeless sound that instantly brings people back to the 90s. The inspiration for Black Magic comes from the #blackgirlmagic movement. Now more than ever it is imperative to show women of color in a light that showcases what makes them special. FURY's music is her claim to #blackgirlmagic. Her ability to take instrumentals and interpret them in a way that connects her to people all over the world. Her lyrics are delivered with such force and power yet honesty and vulnerability that makes her undeniable as being the future of the current Hip-Hop renaissance.
We look forward to further discussing FURY's story and future plans on your platform. Below are links to connect with FURY and stream Black Magic! Thank you for your time!

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