Ready To Live
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Ready To Live

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
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"Ready to live"

Frontman Chris Figgy has been rapping since he was 13 years old. Through producing other's music, he found the inspiration to produce his own. Check out his music to hear the mix of club and hip hop and pop music all into one. - Second Wave Music


"Vocalo 89.5 FM Radio Rotation"

Got radio play for Floating - 89.5 FM


"FEARLESS RADIO CHICAGO"

INTERVEIW - FEARLESS RADIO


"Floating- By Chris Figgy (Ready to Live)"

They uploaded this song went viral on youtube because a pro gamer used it for his video. - SwaggyTracks


"READY TO LIVE LISTENING PARTY"

On October 23rd, I took my partners (actually i didn't drive) but i took my partners to see a show an hour away from the city at a venue called The Warehouse in Valparaiso, IN to see a show. The headliners to this show just so happen to be David Costa and Chris Figgy. I have been hearing about these two for months!!! MONTHS!!! Now I have been to many shows and have seen many great artist and performers even before they "made it big". There's no way in the world that David Costa and Chris Figgy wont be global names very very very soon! I can't even describe to you how great the show was, and i don't just mean David Costa and Chris Figgy, I mean these two put on a 6 hour show with opening acts, closing acts, intermission live DJ sets (and all the acts were good)... I can go on and on but it was ALL good entertainment and the performance by David Costa and Chris Figgy was so OFF THE CHAIN! AND I can't forget to tell you about Stevie Mac. Stevie Mac was like the honey that you smear on the blunt while rolling it. It makes it last longer and is so much sweeter. LMAO! Dead serious! GOOGLE THEM, FRIEND THEM, FOLLOW THEM ON TWITTER, BUT WHAT EVER YOU DO MAKE IT TO THE NEXT SHOW!!! MAKE THE NEXT SHOW!!! - Chill Avenue


"Chris Figgy x Justin Franzen x David Costa – Floating"

One of the best albums of last year was The Starving Artist by David Costa and his band David Costa Lives, and now David’s main producer, Chris Figgy is about to release his full length project, Ready To Live. And I’m the first site to officially release the first single to the masses.Chris Figgy, or just Figgy as us who know him call him is one of the best producers ion the NWI area as you know if you’ve heard any of The Starving Artist. It’s hard to describe his sound as he transcends all boundaries as he sits at a computer and orchestrates his sonic masterpieces. He’s what I would call an all in one producer. If you want it he can make it.

With his Ready To Live project, he’s not just crafting a bunch of instrumentals for other artists to spit on, he’s also rapping himself, and he’s not bad at it either.

The song I’m posting is called “Floating” and features his David Costa Lives band mate, the beast of an MC himself, David Costa, and Justin Franzen. I guess it could be categorized as a hip hop love song of sorts, but whatever you wanna call it, I like it, and you should too. - VillianRadio


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Hip-hop/pop group Ready to Live was formed in 2011, when MC/vocalist Chris Figgy was working as a producer for local acts in the Chicago area. While producing David Costa’s album, Figgy became inspired by 80’s pop jams and the sounds of modern-day EDM artists. This inspiration led to the idea of a band/pop/hiphop integrated sound. Figgy, along fellow MC/vocalist David Costa, and Sean Patwelll of The White Tie Affair then worked together to record and produce “Dance Till We Die,” the very first track for the new Ready to Live project. With the addition of consultant David Kwon Kim and donations from friends, the new project was on its way. Stevie Mac and Will Cox then joined Ready to Live as drummer and guitarist, respectively, and the Ready to Live band was complete.

Ready to Live has come a long way since its formation in 2011. The band recently played several showcases at the legendary South By Southwest music festival, where the crowd would routinely double in size, mid-set. SXSW gave the band significant exposure and feedback, as Ready to Live showcased brand-new music to diverse crowds at every show.

Ready to Live’s highly anticipated first album was released on April 20. According to Chris Figgy, fans can expect an album full of positive energy that is “loaded with bright colors and fun times!” The band hopes to tour after the release of their new album with a similar sounding band or management company. In the words of Figgy, “We are ready to go, as well as Ready to Live!”