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West side Chicago hip-hop crew Qualo formed on the campus of the city's Lane Tech High School. According to Bob Mehr's profile in the August 26, 2005, edition of the Chicago Reader, founders Chicago Shawn (born Shawndell Lewis), Shala Esquire (Olusola Akintunde), Preast G (Trevell Ruffer), and Optimyst (Kenneth Bayliss) were lifelong friends who spent their childhoods immersed in rap, honing their skills at local talent shows and street corner battles. After first appearing on a... Read more

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