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Deon Cole Holiday SOULcial Party with Mark Fulla and Al B. Sure

Holiday SOULcial Party

As I continue my run of events for the month of December I decided to “pop out” and hang with DJ Mark Fullaflava, Deon Cole, and Al B. Sure at the Brass Monkey which is located at 401 N. Morgan at the Fulton Market in Chicago. DJ Mark Fullaflava is probably one of the most well known Chicago DJ’s that not only produces his own records as well as DJ’ing some of the hottest parties in Chicago, but he is also known for producing and running a variety of events throughout the city that have been long-standing and popular for many years.


Comedian and actor Deon Cole and DJ Mark Fullaflava for Deon Coles SOULcial holiday party at The Brass Monkey, Fulton Market, Chicago, IL. Deon Cole is well known as one of the writers for the Conan O’Brien show as well the hit TV show “Black-ish”.

Known for his “First Fridays” parties DJ Mark Fullaflava is a staple in the DJ and nightlife scene in Chicago, and rightfully so.

Mark has been DJ’ing since the mid 80’s and was once voted the top club DJ in Chicago by City Alert. He has been personally requested by such celebs asĀ Vivica Fox, Dwele, Larenz Tate, Roy Ayers, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Kindred the Family Soul, Musiq Soulchild, John Legend and Earth Wind & Fire. So it’s fair to say that whenever he is promoting an event–you probably should be there!


(Left) George Daniels, owner and founder of George’s music room.

On Saturday, December 11th actor and comedian Deon Cole hosted a holiday party at the Brass Monkey alongside DJ Mark Fulla and 3-time Grammy nominated R&B artist Al B. Sure. Also in attendance was the legendary George Daniels. A staple in the music industry in Chicago and owner and founder of George’s music room which still sells CD’s to date, located at Midway airport.


DJ Mark Fullaflava and 3-time Grammy nominated R&B recording artist Al B. Sure.

The Brass Monkey is a really nice spot located on Morgan not too far off from Lake street located several blocks north of Lake. It’s actually a restaurant that was converted for the event.

Brass Monkey

Inside shot of The Brass Monkey restaurant.

Deon Cole SOULcial holiday event was dope overall! Great music provided by DJ Mark Fulla and DJ Jay Illa and a short performance by Al B. Sure, which of course was everything to those of us that grew up in the 90’s to the New Jack swing sound. A vintage throwback at best! I definitely had a great time!

You can see the full photo album of pictures from the event on my Facebook page here.

SeeĀ CIMA’s 2015 Rio Holiday party, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL.

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