Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with Toy 'Tonka Toi' Foster and Victor 'The Dizz' Blackful

Authors

Micah Salkind

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Foster has been a supporter of house music since her youth, acting as a promoter and producer with the Chosen Few Picnic each year in Jackson Park. Blackful became well known in the City as a radio personality and music entrepreneur when he co-hosted WGCI’s Bad Boy Radio during the early 2000s. Both were avid listeners of hot mix radio as teenagers, noting the critical role that cassette tapes played in disseminating Chicago’s house sounds.

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

Keywords

House Music, Chicago, Illinois, promoter, producer, WGCI, Bad Boy Radio

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Disciplines

African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology

Comments

This interview is part of the Chicago House Music Oral History Project held at Columbia College Chicago and was captured for Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds authored by Micah Salkind and published in 2019. The work integrates histories of music, production, DJing, dance, fashion, and slang and addresses movements that led to the development of Chicago's house music.

Interview with Toy 'Tonka Toi' Foster and Victor 'The Dizz' Blackful

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