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Photo Essay: Think “(u)no” Femdot?

Photo Essay: Think “(u)no” Femdot?

From reporter Jack Ladd:

Femdot has been covered by 14 East before, but he’s never invited us to cover an event quite as intimate as his second “delacreme” session. My 2016 profile on the Chicago rapper and DePaul student covered his upbringing, his music, his siblings and more. This event was all about the music.

Femdot’s first “delacreme” session was at Chicago’s SoHo House in December 2016. The idea of an RSVP-only concert is nothing new, but the droves of fashionable young Chicagoans enjoying Tequila-and-Squirts on the house and gathering just to hear Femi’s new music from “(u)no” felt like a rare sight on Sunday night in Old Irving Park. Icon Pro Studios’ small venue was intimate. Even those lingering in the back of the crowd were never more than 30 feet from the stage. Femdot’s new EP “(u)no” was set to drop today, but the rapper announced on Twitter that it will be available this weekendtrust him.

DePaul University’s up-and-comer organized the concert to showcase his new music — which he says will be dropping this week — and support other artists he respects. Singer Shawnee Dez became friends with Femi in high school and now goes to Columbia College Chicago. Her powerhouse voice opening a capella and new music primed the crowd for Femdot’s performance. You can listen to her music here.

 

From photographer Alexandra Amendola:

The creative process behind shooting Femdot’s second “delacreme” session involved using a low aperture and slow shutter speed in order to capture the movement present on stage in both artists’ performances. This technique effectively illustrated the lively energy not only on the stage, but also in the crowd that night.

 

Shawnee Dez and Femdot dancing on stage after a successful RSVP-only show in Old Irving Park on March 5, 2017. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Shawnee Dez and Femdot dancing on stage after a successful RSVP-only show in Old Irving Park on March 5, 2017. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

 

Femdot laughing on stage after his set. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Femdot laughing on stage after his set. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Chicago artists Shawnee Dez and Femdot posing after their show in Old Irving Park. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Chicago artists Shawnee Dez and Femdot posing after their show in Old Irving Park. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Shawnee Dez showing off her vocals at Icon Pro Studios. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Shawnee Dez showing off her vocals at Icon Pro Studios. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Columbia College Chicago student and artist Shawnee Dez opens the second “delacreme” session. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Columbia College Chicago student and artist Shawnee Dez opens the second “delacreme” session. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Femdot performing in front of his fans. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Femdot performing in front of his fans. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

DePaul rapper Femdot/Health Science student Femi Adigun performing at his second “delacreme” session in Old Irving Park. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

DePaul rapper Femdot/Health Science student Femi Adigun performing in Old Irving Park. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Femdot’s yellow shoes stand out on stage as he performs at his second “delacreme” show. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Femdot’s yellow shoes stand out on stage. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Femdot dances over to the DJ booth to break it down. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Femdot dances over to the DJ booth. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Femdot speaking to the crowd at Icon Pro Studios. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Femdot speaking to the crowd at Icon Pro Studios. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East Magazine)

Femdot hypes the crowd up by asking everyone to put their hands in the air. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East)

Femdot hypes the crowd up by asking everyone to put their hands in the air. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East)

Femdot rapping about police brutality in the streets of Chicago on his new EP “(u)no.” (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East)

Femdot rapping about police brutality in Chicago on his new EP “(u)no.” (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East)

The crowd throws their hands in the air for Femdot’s final song. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East)

The crowd throws their hands in the air for Femdot’s final song. (Alexandra Amendola, 14 East)


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