Since the show Black Ink Crew Chicago aired, I’ve interviewed many cast members from the popular VH1 franchise. The reality show gives a closer look at the lives of local tattoo artists. Right on the cusp of the show’s success, one crew member decided to share his music with the world.
Chicago rapper Phor released his new video for “Sometimes I Wanna” recently. The captivating visual features an emotive Phor baring his vulnerabilities while rapping about his oft-felt desire to indulge in his vices. “Sometimes I Wanna” is off Phor’s recently released project Self Love (August,) available everywhere, watch the video HERE.
Phor uses creative expression to break strongholds to find mental and emotional peace. His latest project, Self Love, acts as an homage to himself and the strides he’s made to find mental clarity. He recently launched a “Self Love Series” for his followers with curated events catered to self-care and self-love.
His last project, Cake, was a 13-song collection released to memorialize the passing of his cousin with the tribute track “Truly Missed”. In 2017, Phor released Butterfly, which delivered his biggest hit to-date, “Chi-Town.” An ode to the city that raised him, the song gained momentum at mid-west radio with well over 2M views on the A Zae-directed visuals and culminated in a remix from Chicago’s south side legend, BumpJ, Twista, and Lil Durk.
Phor is a multidimensional creative that is the truest sense of the word. Whether designing sneakers for Nike post-high school, tattooing masterpieces or crafting hits in the studio, his creativity is underscored by his influence in Chicago. Music is not a hobby for Phor, but instead his full-time passion – a passion so strong, it positions him for world-renowned musical success