We were fortunate enough to talk ish with Rap Group…City Slik. City Slik consist of 2 rap artists that’s striving to bring back that true meaning of rap group music in the music industry. When we were first heard City Slik’s single, “Like This” we knew these were two guys who we needed to know. “Spent a lot of cash my wrist, my wrist, my wrist…pinky ring really make a n*gga like this, all my dogs rolling, Mike Vick. Never trust a n*gga cause a n*gga might snitch, might snitch…yeah a n*gga might snitch, cause they don’t really make em like this…” Lets get to know City Slik….
3 Voices: Introduce yourself to the world. Let the people know who City Slik is and what City Slik does.
City Slik: We just 2 young guys from the south side of Chicago. Willo and Smoke…We been doing music for….lets just say our entire lives. We respect the grind of the game and been putting in work for some time now. For years, we [have] been working on being particular in our sound. There’s so many different sounds in Chicago and we’re just making sure we do our part with representing for what a 2 man Rap Group from Chicago should sound like. In every song, we give you real life scenarios and stories of our lives, family, friends etc… In 2009, we put out a album, “Road 2 Glory”.
Smoke: I’m from the South Side, the Wild 100’s thats where I grew up.
Willo: I’m from the low end…that’s where I grew up. We are two artists that have been working together for years on our craft…you can just say we make music, we write for all genres of music like rap, r&b for males and females & etc.
3 Voices: How did City Slik actually come about? What inspired you become rap artists?
City Slik: We came up with City Slik after being in a 5 man group. In 2009, we were City Slick Boyz…lets just say things went sour between us and our business partner, and we dropped the “Boyz” and The “C” in Slick and we became City S.L.I.K (Survival Life I Know). Even before all that, we were in high school doing shows together entertaining and performing all 4 years of high school. So it’s not like we not use to rocking a crowd together.
Smoke: I had a mother that sang in church and a father that loves just about all genres of music from old school Marvin Gaye to the B Gees around to America and back somehow to 2pac with a little Smokey Robinson. He woke us up on the weekends blasting the music especially Sunday mornings. My mom kept gospel playing whenever she got a chance, so I guess you can say I had a well balance of music. I would stay getting in trouble for recording raps over my pops cassette tapes growing up. Me and my brother would sit and compare verses. All I know is music.
Willo: I wanted to do music because I was one of those kids that see a commercial, hear a song, or see a video and then remember it 5 seconds after it went off. I would walk around singing it all day and then once I got old enough to actually be a performer myself…from the first time I commanded a crowd and got the reaction I received, I knew then that being an entertainer is what I wanted to do.
3 Voices: Tell us about your single, Like This. Can we expect a Like This visual?
City Slik: It’s the first of several singles we will be releasing for the upcoming project “SLIK TALKING” produced by Paris Beuller. Its basically an uptempo feel good track that is a total depiction of the “SLIK” sound. The visual is defintely coming soon shot by Will Gates, so definitely be on the look out.
3 Voices: What’s next for City Slik? Are there any exclusives you all can share with us?
City Slik: Be on the lookout for our single dropping soon also featuring Young Berg with C Sick on the track entitled “F*** Nigga”. We have many more tracks and visuals including features with some of Chicago’s hottest talent.
3 Voices: How can the people reach out to City Slik on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and etc.?
City Slik: Facebook Fan Page is “City SLIK” the link is https://m.facebook.com/teamcityslik
Twitter: @CITY_SLIK @SIRWILLO_SLIK @SMOKEOWL
Instagram: @SMOKEOWL_SLIK @SIRWILLO_SLIK
You can hear some of our latest music right now at soundcloud.com/city-slik
For videos and v logs just go to YouTube and type in City Slik.
And there you have it! You heard it all from City Slik themselves. Be sure to follow City Slik on all social media sites and be on the lookout for their new music and visuals. Much success to you all and keep in touch!
Check out City Slik “Like This”: