Written by: Tracy Giunta
As most of you know, Prime Fortune is one of the many blogs out there that are making a huge difference in Chicago, for Chicago and also for those wanting to get their work( art,music, clothing, etc) recognized. But who is Prime Fortune?
Tyler Jordan Brown was born on February 20, 1996. He was born 17 minutes after his twin brother Brandon William Brown was born. Their proud parents were Kim Gierke and Ken Brown. Brandon and Tyler were also raised by his grandma(ga), Auntie Tracy(moi) and Auntie Teen. They were spoiled rotten by us but that's another story.
Tyler grew in North Center and attended Bell Elementary School. He made some lifelong friends that were from different races. He was raised to appreciate all races and to stay loyal to his friends. Tyler then attended Lake View High School while his twin brother attended Lane Tech. Tyler met many people at Lake View as well as young men from Lane,Lincoln Park, Kenwood,and Urban Prep.
Tyler was a huge fan of rap music and one of his favorite rappers was Chance the Rapper. He even has the original poster from
"10 day." He also befriended Taylor Bennett(Chance's younger brother).
Tyler started thinking of making a blog that was about the culture and beauty of his city, Chicago. He knew he wanted the name Fortune involved in the name. His friend Chris Minto wanted to be a part of this idea Tyler. He knew Tyler was on to something big! One day in math class at Lake View he looked up at the board and saw the word Prime. He said,"Prime Fortune !"And so Prime Fortune was born!
Since 2014, Tyler has been busy making Prime Fortune one of the best blogs out of ChiTown. He couldn't do this on his own. He has the help from his twin, Brandon(nu bee), Chris Minto and many others. Even I wrote some articles for PrimeFortune I also used to edit all the articles before they posted them on Twitter, Sound Cloud and Facebook. Then Tyler recruited other writers to do write ups.
How does Prime Fortune work? Anyone can submit their music for FREE. One will then get a well written write up and it will be posted on SoundCloud, Twitter, and Facebook. The goal is to have your music out there in social media with the hope someone will hear that track and say, "This track is HOT and could be something big!" Prime Fortune doesn't only do write ups for music but also for lifestyle, and events happening in Chicago. They even sponsor events as well.
Prime Fortune has been supported by such big up and coming artists such as Taylor Bennett, Morocco Brown, Satchel Stokes, Ethos Allen to name a few. The bond these rappers have with Tyler and Brandon is heart warming! They have had each other's backs from day one. No matter how famous these rappers get, and believe me they WILL, they will always remember the friends who supported them on their journey!
The biggest and proudest moment of Prime Fortune has been the collaboration with Chance's non-profit group Social Works at the Parade to the Polls event the day before the Presidential election. With the help of Prime Fortune writers Chris Minto and Kemdah Stroud, the event was organized and planned with Social Works. As many of you know, the event was a HUGE success. We were so proud of Tyler and how far Prime Fortune had come in just three years. What meant the most to Tyler was when Chance the Rapper stopped Tyler at the event and told him thank you for all his work for the event and for the support Tyler has given Chance back in the days of "10 Day"
Let me stress, it takes a village to make things happen. Every one of Brandon and Tyler's friends from the Bell School days, high school friends and current friends, came out to help that night.
2017 and is going to be a big year in the rap world with these young up and coming Chicago rap stars! Prime Fortune will be there to capture it all. Don't blink, you don't want to miss what Prime Fortune has in store for all us in ChiTown!!