Watch City

Watch City

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Watch City is an independent hip-hop collective who's August 2015 LP release and Summer Tour are set to break them onto the Chicago main stage.


Watch City is an independent hip-hop collective out of Chicago, made up of members Aaron Kasz, Angrous Jeffries, Andrew Moore, Dave Stone, Gary Phakosay, Joel Feliciano, and Kyle Cole.  Formed in 2010, the group chose the name Watch City to represent their hometown's claim to fame. Watch City blends modern hip hop and rap tracks with the influences of jazz, funk, soul, 90's R&B, and trap music, creating a nostalgic but undeniably fresh sound. 

Since their first release, It's Only A Mixtape, in 2011, Watch City have used the last 3 years to become experienced performers, with the following:

  • Performances with Twista, Talib Kweli, Slick Rick, and Masta Killa (Wu Tang Clan).
  • Festival appearances in SXSW 2013 and 2014, GuerillaFest 2013, and SLUM Fest 2012.
  • Tours with GLC, Jeru Tha Damaja and Mic One.
  • Spots on WHPK Chicago (88.5 FM), UIC Radio, Depaul Radio, Chicago State University Radio, and Quennect 4 Radio.
  • Tour dates 8 different states (TX, AZ, MO, IA, WI, MI, KY, IL)
  • 15,500 views and 125 subscribers on their YouTube page 
  • 1,100 likes on Facebook 

Watch City are planning an LP release in August 2015, as well as a 2015 summer tour.