2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: On The Sly

RP Boo

Friday, March 18
12:00AM - 1:00AM

617 Red River


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RP Boo, known as ‘The Godfather of Footwork Music’ shyly thinks of himself as an inventor.
RP started his journey of Footwork sounds as a DJ. He first performed as DJ Boo and began spinning his unique sounds on the Southside of Chicago, in Englewood. During that time, his sounds woke up Englewood’s party heads and before long he was being asked to dj three to four gigs a week. But it didn’t stop there…his sounds filtered and spread from the parties into Englewood homes. Followers of his sounds soon requested personal music for themselves. He would record his tracks onto 25 to 50 mixtapes at a time, which would always instantly sell out. These tracks inspired the party goers to develop a particular dance style to fit his beats. No name was given initially to the fast foot moves demonstrated on the floor. RP continued playing his tracks that were inspiring the fast dance styles, and soon birthed the name Footwork.

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