Chicago rapper, Michael Adebayo (aka Marko Stat$) shares the heart of his musical practice and the rich cultural heritage of his neighborhood, Uptown.

cast & crew

This documentary was created through funding from the Chicago Film Office and shot with young people at Street Level. The documentary will include an EP release under the same name as the documentary, The Uptown Blues and will be released in October.

Marko Stats

as himself

Aced Spade

as himself

Akeem

as himself

JDR

as himself

STREET LEVEL in association with URBAN GATEWAYS and CHICAGO FILM OFFICE presents “THE UPTOWN BLUES” MARKO STATS, ACED SPADE, JDR¬†

director of photography JUSTUS WHITE sound production LISA LUST lead instructor JAMES DUKE co-lead camera TAJA WARE co-lead camera RICHARD VARGAS 

produced by URBAN GATEWAYS co-producer KWAME AMOAKU co-producer THAVARY KROUCH