Too White Crew - Chicago's All Live Hip Hop Tribute Band

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Ballin’ on a Budget?

Joe’s Live in Rosemont is playing host to our 90’s hip hop sh*t show this Friday, August 26th and, well, if you’re having problems rubbing two nickels together – or if you just wanna shave a few bucks of your tab, we’re here for you! The first five people to invite at least fitty of their homies to Joe’s Facebook event for this show are gonna have their names at the door (read the rules first!).  No line, no cover. All ballin’. If you really wanna kick it, invite 100 and we’ll comp you and a guest.

Here are the rules…

  1. “Like” this post (scroll to the bottom) and “Like” Too White Crew on Facebook. Here’s the link.
  2. Send a message to the band’s FB page when you’re ready to invite your friends, but don’t invite your friends till you get a reply from the band! Be patient. Sometimes we pass out and stuff.
  3. Invite at least 50 people.  And don’t invite people who suck. We’ve all got FB friends who think smiling is a chore. Leave them out of this. Invite the story makers – the ones who fall into walls – then apologize to the wall…the ones that’ll rip the shot out of your hand and pound it because you took too long. THOSE friends.
  4. Let us know you’re done inviting people. We’ll check your work and put your name on the list.
  5. Spend that money on shots.
And no, if you invite 500, you don’t get 10 comps…but you WILL get a “Got Back?” tank at the show if you do! :
Get in for free

TWC’s next “Guest Fly Girl” night is this Saturday at Joe’s!

If you’ve always wanted to be a Fly Girl, and you’ve got the skills to back that thang up, Too White Crew’s new “Guest Fly Girl” nights are for you!  And the next one is at Joe’s on Weed St. this Sat., 1/3!!

It goes like this:

1) Contact us at “411 at toowhitecrew dot com” (figure it out; trying to avoid bots) and let us know you’re interested
2) We’ll talk about your creds and which one or two songs you’d like to do
3) We’ll send you YouTube links to the choreography
4) Practice.  Do squats and crunches.  Repeat.
5) Get your free “Got Back?” wife beater
6) Hang out with us backstage and be a part of the band for the night
7) Bum rush our stage with all your friends in the crowd and live the dream!

Start 2015 by Bustin’ a Move with TWC!

Be our Guest Fly Girl!

Booty Call.

This past weekend is a blur of awesome. We raged all night at Rivers Casino, and after seeing the craziest crowd we’ve ever had there, we had a real party down in Champaign at Fat City. As much as we knew not to expect any less than a straight-up throw down in tha ‘paign, we didn’t expect to see such a familiar face visiting the crew @ The Cube.

Think back to the beginning of house music in Chicago (from the 1980s, into the 90s, and now being featured on several singles in the 2000s)! Fast Eddie paid the crew a visit while the party hit the cube. If you’ve seen our entire show before, you’ve seen our classic Booty Shake Contests and – probably without even realizing it – have heard some of this guy’s killer beats.
Check it:  Booty Call.
We’re always excited to see familiar faces, but Fast Eddie sharing his night with us was super flattering.

For more back stage, side stage, and from stage antics follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@toowhitecrew / #toowhitecrew).

No way!

O.M.Gee!!! I totally slept through Monday!

Crusens, you’ve done it to me again. Peoria never fails at reminding us why we need to pace ourselves. 😉 It probably didn’t help much that we played at H.O.M.E. the night before – that’s always a pretty crazy place too. Yup! That’s a double Colt 45 hangover, but worth it every time.

We’re gonna be posting updates of all the awesome we have coming up in the next few weeks, including where to find us on Halloween for a pretty bomb-ass costume contest (the winner’s getting a trip to Mexico), and where else you can catch the party all the way up to the New Year. WHAT?! It’s almost the end of the year?! Sheeeit. For all these dates, and even more event info, check out our tour dates tab on Facebook, or just click here.

While I celebrate my recovery from the weekend, feel free to creep the pics from H.O.M.E. last Friday night starting with this one. I’m having slightly a difficult time explaining to myself how I didn’t see this one comin’.

This can’t be true.

“Hey everyone! Come and see how good I look!” – I hope to hear this before every selfie taken this weekend.
By the way, if you didn’t just recite that line in the style of Ron Burgandy then you’re missing out on a good time. Seriously, though, do any of us ever pass up a little extra rehearsal time in front of the mirror? Ya know, to get the perfect go-face ready for cameras to come out on the weekend? It’s almost a surprise when you see someone’s phone come out or a flash go off, but as long as you got your practice time in you’re golden. I know guys pride themselves on pretending they don’t get it, so I’ll also play pretend: this is mostly for the ladies, ya’ll know what I’m talkin’ about. 😉

On that note, ya’ll have ONE CHANCE to put those faces to good us and see us this weekend. Too White Crew will be  bringing our last party in the CHI of 2014 to Cubby Bear Wrigleyville THIS SATURDAY NIGHT @ 10.  Don’t be late!! Fly girls, Bboys, MCs, the entire crew will be in your faces from start to finish.
Keep an eye on our Facebook, we’ve been giving out tickets to some lucky followers all week.

Now about those selfies… even the crew gets in on the fun sometimes. Creep on our instagram and/or twitter for ’em (@toowhitecrew) or share yours from the show (#toowhitecrew). Saturday’s totally gonna be crazy. Get ready for it.

But seriously, this CAN’T be 100% true:

Cheers!

I think I’ve finally recovered from the triple-header this past weekend. Yes, at 2:30pm on a Monday afternoon…better late than never, right? The crew got to party at three of our favorite places, and we even got to see our buddy, (Miggida)3 Matt, throw down one last “Slim Shady.”

The new stage at 115 Bourbon St proved it’s worthiness. A Colt was poured, a fly girl slipped, I drank a beer that was left unattended on the bar – sorry about the lipgloss, dude – and those new lights and that video screen blew everyone’s minds! Luckily, no one was bruised, severely injured, or scarred.
That being said, we’ll go ahead and break the news now: Too White Crew will be back at Bourbon St. on Friday, October 31st. Yes, ON HALLOWEEN. Start planning your costumes and get your game faces on, cause they don’t mess around when it comes to their costume contest.

Rockford!! You guys… GEEZ! YOU. GUYS. Giovanni’s went off without skippin’ a beat. We get some of the greatest welcomes every time our intro hits, and from start to finish, every person in the room stays on their feet. Big Al’s birthday party off of stage right was also goin’ down. Al, the Crew thanks you for all the amazing food before every show, and the incredible hospitality you’ve shown us through the years, and of course for allowing us to trash the banquet room every couple months.

Saturday night, we returned to Chicago and really got crazy at Joe’s on Weed St. After Mayweather went in for the win, the crew took the stage and went in for the kill. Chi-town, ya’ll never disappoint. After a few shots at the bar, after a few cases of beer and bottles of vodka and a few pizzas, we decided it was time for more shots, beers, and 40s (not quite another pizza, but it still gives you the workout). We kept the party jumpin’ nonstop from 11-1:30 and I’m pretty sure that in that time, I never saw an empty cup or bottle. Way to go, kids! That’s called keeping up! :)

The crew is taking this coming weekend off. It’s time to regroup. But still keep in touch with us, on Facebook. And don’t forget to post your pics from the party on Instagram and Twitter (@toowhitecrew / #toowhitecrew).
Meanwhile, cheers to YOU! We all survived the weekend. Let’s get ready for the winter.

I once got busy…

Too White Crew has one hell of a weekend lined up. A triple-header comin’ straight at ya!

Thursday night, the wheels are comin’ off! 115 Bourbon St is gonna explode: we’ve got our Fly Girls and B Boys ready to roll, our Boone’s Farm & Colt 45 chilled and ready to pour, and (Miggida)3 Matt comin’ in for one last show to help break in the brand new stage. Yup! You heard me. We’re presenting you with a christening. The crew will be the FIRST to slay the new scene. Bourbon has brought in the pros as they built their biggest stage yet! They totally demolished that wall that separated the front sports bar from the banquet hall, and pretty much created a completely new front room! They’ve shipped in like, a bagillion new lights, and one of the most intense video walls I have ever seen.
Southsiiiiiiide!

Rockford, you’re next. This Friday; the crew has been counting down the days for this one. Giovanni’s isn’t simply known for the bomb-ass food that Big Al throws at ya, it’s also known for the killer parties they shut down the ballroom for. We’re bringin’ T-Wreckx in to show you his mad skills for the first time. Seriously. Mad skills, ya’ll. It’s also Big Al’s birthday bash!  There are some VIP tables available, along with some crazy giveaways they’ll be doing that night. We all know that “the rock” isn’t shy when it comes to giving warm welcomes, or when it comes to throwin’ down with the best of ’em…Bring it on, guys! We’re countin’ on it.

We’re gonna close out the weekend with a bang.  Our mothership is callin’ us back to the Chi! Joe’s on Weed St, this Saturday night, is where it’s at. Like, really. 4 Fly girls, B Boys, that freakin’ stacked bar – duh – with their fly bartenders, and the rest of the crew are gonna expect your A-game. It’s been a hot minute since we’ve been able to let our show rated for G’s be revealed in the city. Come out and give us your best line. MAYBEEEE we’ll let you try some of our finest Mad
Dog.

Also, don’t miss any of the shenanigans we pull before, after, or even during these shows: you can follow us, tag us, share with us, friends, us, like us, spank us……wait… on Instagram or Twitter (@toowhitecrew / #toowhitecrew).

 

It’s Monday!

I know I know, usually people don’t add an exclamation point at the end of “Monday” BUT it just means that there are fewer days left ’til this coming weekend. Find the positive, ya’ll!

Getting down to business now, this weekend ROCKED in the best way possible. Friday night at Nevin’s nothing less than what we expected from you, Plainfield. From our first cymbal hit, the roof came off. Thank you!
Now, what can anyone say about P-town? I don’t know if we’ve ever felt more like rockstars than we have every time we’ve hit the Peoria Riverfront. Even being at the fest stage, it didn’t hold anyone back from raging and having a pretty kickass time. I’m pretty sure the girls in the front were all of 18 at the most, and knew EVERY word. Werk, ladies!!! Proof that the good hip hop isn’t dead yet.

It was a blast of a weekend and perfect to break in “T-Wreckx.” Our new bass player got to see some of the best of the best that we get to play to. If you missed his first weekend, you missed out. But don’t worry, we’ve got some awesome shows in the upcoming weeks. Speaking of…
There’s some really awesome stuff lined up for the week. Thursday night, we’re throwing down at 115 Bourbon St – and we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves. One being their new stage! We are the first band to play on this thing… just wait ’til you see it. Friday, we’re heading west to Rockford and we’re gonna rage at Giovanni’s. Yes, we’re comin’ back in full effect; be ready. We’re closing out the weekend, back in Chicago, at Joe’s on Weed St. Our mothership is callin’.

Okay. As you continue to count down the minutes until your Monday is complete, just remember: It can always be worse.

HUGE THINGS COMIN’…

Hey guys! The crew’s got some BIG updates for this weekend and next.  We’re slowing down on fests lately to bust the doors down on all the bars. Keep up with our schedule, and don’t miss any of the crazy comin’ your way.

THIS Friday we’re making our return to Nevin’s Brewing Company in Plainfield. We’ve got our new bass player coming in, who a bunch of you will probably recognize from his previous party partners. He’s got some awesome funk behind his groove that we can’t wait to drop on all ya’ll.

SATURDAY night we’re ready to kill the Peoria Riverfront. This time, we’re playing on the Festival Stage just north of the Gateway Building. I know, I know, for those of you who are anything like me this is gonna get confusing. So, lemme explain it: park in one of the lots or the garage by the river; near, on, or around Water St. Enter through the Gateway Building, and where you’d normally go to your right, GO LEFT!!! It’s not gonna be your usual riverfront show, either: we’ve got 4 FLY GIRLS, Big D, DJ McFly spinnin’ before us and during our set break, AND the Dopestylez crew is bumrushin’ our bubble again before and during the show.
After we clear out the front, Too White Crew is heading right over to Crusens on Farmington Rd. to catch our buddies in The Personnel. They’ll be rockin’ out til they’re told to stop…then the after-after party will be at Berlin. Per the usual – ya’ll know the drill by now, right?
Seriously, this is gonna be the biggest blast to end the summer for everyone. You don’t wanna miss it.

Now, seriously, check out some of our plans for next weekend:
The crew’s got a triple-header starting with 115 Bourbon St in Merrionette Park, NEXT THURSDAY, 9/11. SOUTHSIIIIIIDE! Miggida(3) Matt is comin’ back for ONE NIGHT ONLY to hang with us all, and to officially pass the bass.
AAAAANNNNDDDD… you know that new, huge stage in the front room that they’ve been promoting and showing updates on almost weekly? Turns out that Too White Crew is the FIRST BAND EVER to christen the stage. I mean, why the hell not, right? We’ve got all kinds of options that serve the purpose – Boones Farm, Mad Dog, Colt 45, and I’m sure I’ll find myself some Fireball because that’s just how I roll.

So yeah. Ya’ll don’t want to miss anything I just told you about, because you just don’t.
With all this crazy that’s about to go down with everything I just rattled off to you guys, make sure you connect with us on Facebook. Make sure you and your friends also share your pics with us on Twitter & Instagram (@toowhitecrew / #toowhitecrew).

I hope everyone’s getting in those last few BBQ’s before the summer is really gone…I’m sure this guy’s having a good time. 😉

Daaaaaaaaaamn!

This weekend was IN. SANE.

We played a killer private party Friday night at the Chop Shop in Wicker Park for some of our favorite high-rollers. It included a cameo performance of Ron Jeremy (yes, you heard me THE Ron Jeremy) on his harmonica rippin’ a badass “When The Saints Go Marching In.” Tell me if your dreams wouldn’t have been fulfilled after that. Seriously.
I’m afraid if I get too into detail about what else went down that night, it’d be going against the sanctity of it being a “private” event. 😉

Saturday night, we got to tear it up with our Rockford peeps @ Cherry Valley Days. This is one of my new favorites, because ya’ll really knew how to make us feel like rockstars. Your energy is what keeps us going on muggy nights like that one. Thank you, thank you.

I’m gonna get back to my sabbatical now. But before I do, check out this teaser of evidence from this weekend’s throw down: