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Beyond the Bars to kick off Live at the Library sessions next month with Chill Moody

Chill Moody | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

Local music nonprofit Beyond the Bars has been teaching music to youth affected by the incarceration system for a few years now, and the organization’s newest initiative will introduce their efforts to the public in a more hands-on way than before. In conjunction with the Free Library of Philadelphia, Beyond the Bars will host Live at the Library, a new series that focuses on discussion based around local activism, plus musical performance. Continue reading →

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Chill Moody, Swift Technique and more will play Eagles center Jason Kelce’s “Night of Philly Music” to benefit Make The World Better

Chill Moody | photo by Reji B. | courtesy of the artist | www.rejibphotography.com
Chill Moody | photo by Reji B. | courtesy of the artist | www.rejibphotography.com

Continuing in the tradition lead by former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Connor Barwin, current Eagles center and Philly icon Jason Kelce is throwing a concert dubbed “A Night of Philly Music” this Saturday at The Ardmore Music Hall. Similar to Barwin’s benefit shows, all of the proceeds will be donated to the Make The World Better Foundation. Continue reading →

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Scenes from the Chill Moody Music Stage at this 4th of July’s Welcome America Festival

Hardwork Movement | photo by Dylan Eddinger for WXPN | dylaneddingerphoto.squarespace.com

Over a dozen local artists and DJs spent this 4th of July in a wooded grove along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as the first-ever Chill Moody Music Stage at the Wawa Welcome America Festival celebrated the sounds of Philadelphia. Below, check out an assortment of scenes from the event — including spaced-out composer Max Swan, charismatic rappers Boogieman DelaLuke O’Brien and Shawn Smith, hip-hop live band ensemble Hardwork Movement, and rock and roll powerhouse Foxtrot and the Get Down.
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Explore what’s on tap at the Chill Moody Music Stage at Wawa Welcome America this 4th of July

Chill Moody | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

One of Philly’s premiere 4th of July attractions, the Wawa Welcome America celebration has gotten an exciting upgrade this year with the addition of the Chill Moody Music Stage. Celebrated West Philly rapper Chill Moody is making strides by creating this new stage that will highlight some of Philly’s brightest and most talented musicians. You can catch the performances from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Ben Franklin Parkway. Check out some of the music from the dope selection of performers down below. Continue reading →

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Donn T and Chill Moody’s collaborative project &More debuts with “My Own Light”

&More | via Okayplayer.com

Alternative R&B singer Donn T and well-known Philadelphia based MC Chill Moody have made it official: the two Philly music scene vets will be joining forces under the name &More. The two artists paired up last year on Donn T’s single “Clear,” a track dealing with the metamorphosis of one’s self.

In January, &MORE made its debut at The Roots Jam Session ahead of the 2018 Grammy Awards, establishing their presence in the industry. This month, they released their first debut single “My Own Light,” which you can listen to below. Continue reading →

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Stay Positive: Chill Moody on building his very own nice year

Chill Moody | photo courtesy of the artist

Going by social media, the year of 2016 was a difficult year for all of us. We lost both Prince and Muhammad Ali. While some of us were still recovering in 2017, West Philly rapper Chill Moody knew that he was going to have a nice year.

And a good year it was. In addition to releasing music and performing at packed venues, like Union Transfer this fall with Low Cut Connie, he was able to release his first beer in collaboration with Dock Street Brewery, as well as become the face of Honda’s latest ad campaign – Power Your Dreams.

“The start of this year, I set out with the positive mindset like ‘it’s going to be a nice year not just for me but everyone I’m involved with,” says Chill. “I have just been putting out positive energy all year – It’s been worth it, it’s been reciprocated.” Continue reading →

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Listen to Chill Moody on The Oh Word?! Podcast

Chill Moody | Photo by: ellencm.com | ellencm.com
Chill Moody | Photo by: ellencm.com | ellencm.com

After returning to Philly from a short East Coast tour, local hip-hop master Chill Moody made a stop on the most recent episode of Joe Manno’s Oh Word?! podcast. Introduced as “rapper, activist, man of mystery,” the West Philly native delves deep into his music career in the hour-long conversation with Manno, talking candidly about everything from his career milestones to social media to the NBA. Continue reading →

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Chill Moody is heading out on tour this fall

Chill Moody | Photo by: ellencm.com | ellencm.com
Chill Moody | Photo by: ellencm.com | ellencm.com

West Philly fave Chill Moody just announced a short run of tour dates starting at the end of October and taking him along the east coast.

If he’s new to you, all good: Moody is a talented MC equipped with a sleek voice, smart punch lines, and a very catchy flow. His last full-length project was 2015’s TV Made Me Do It, but he’s been releasing a steady stream of singles in the couple years since, and his live band of late has been fantastic — opening for Low Cut Connie at Union Transfer, playing Spruce Street Harbor Park, Firefly and more. Check out theItsGonBeAniceTOUR announcement video and dates below. Continue reading →

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Donn T and Chill Moody team up on the dreamlike “Clear”

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Donn T | Photo by John Vettese

Donn T‘s newest track “Clear” featuring Chill Moody is a rhythmic ode to life’s seemingly insignificant constants. The Philadelphia alternative R&B singer recently made her literary debut in a young adult anthology titled Behind the Song, edited by K.M. Walton. Her piece, “Time to Soar,” discusses the inspiration she pulled from Amy Winehouse’s “October Song,” about the late singer’s pet canary.

With the publication of her piece, Donn T took to the studio with Philly’s own Chill Moody to write a new track inspired by her story. The result: “Clear,” which is a companion song to “Time to Soar.” For the story behind the lyrics, she says “For almost 8 months, this bird would appear outside my window at various times of the day and call. The call was distinctive. I created the song around it.” Continue reading →