“I could tell my story over anything,” Femdot says. “I would consider myself a multidimensional storyteller.” Born in Evanston, a college town immediately north of the city proper, Fem was a regular at open mics, eventually putting his collegiate health science studies on hold to pursue music. On “Snow In July,” a standout from last year's Delacreme 2, he narrates his struggles, waiting for the sun to come out. “Up late I was tryna be the GOAT so I don't got no time to count sheep/Stomach empty on a full mattress, all I had to eat was sleep.” Fem kicked off a weekly release series called #transmissiontuesdays with a new single “Whole Thang,” and he has a new project out later this year. He includes local legends like Twista, Bump J, and Lupe Fiasco in his list of storytelling inspirations, and he's excited to see a new wave of Chicago artists come up together. “We're tired of watching people pass us when we know we have the talent and the ability to get there.”