December 2012


The #FSDNYE Post [2013 Edition]


The FSD NYE Post is back for year three…

We started this tradition two years ago as a way to say thank you to our readers and aspiring artists in the city. The concept is simple: on New Years Eve, we give every Chicago artist and group the opportunity to have their music featured on Fake Shore Drive — in a year end round-up style post.

We announced this yesterday on the site as well as Twitter and Facebook, so if you missed it, you should look in to following both (perks!), and checking the site daily. So check out a slew of new talent below. The good news is that a handful of artists we’ve posted in years prior have now entered regular rotation on the site.

Happy New Year to everyone out there, and thanks for your continued support of FSD. 2012 has by far been our biggest year yet. Here’s to 2013 being bigger and better. Be safe out there tonight.

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Mixtape: Tree – Tree Featuring The City


Chicago producer/rapper Tree is one of the new ambassadors of Chicago hip-hop. He’s proven himself worthy in 2012 by raking up accolade after accolade, and finding himself a newly minted critical darling. So how does one give back when he finds himself in such a prestigious position? By bringing the city with him, that’s how.

On Tree Featuring The City, he recruits some of his favorite artists in Chicago, and gives them a Tree soundtrack. Yeah, it’s truly a family affair. After delivering with Trilla and Sunday School, can lightening strike yet again? Hit the jump to see for yourself.

19 tracks, all produced by Tree, featuring Project Mayhem, Chance The Rapper, Giftz, Naledge, Fatboi Fresh, Save Money, Mick Luter and more.

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Parkay – Every Year


If you’ve looked at a social network (any of them) within the past 24 to 48 hours, then you’ve surely seen someone blithering about “2013 is MY year!” But Parkay scoffs at this notion, because every year is his year. A bold statement? Perhaps for some, but Parkay is coming back strong with this new record.

Oh, and I guess it’s as good of time as any to announce that Parkay has joined the One Off Entertainment family, who now boasts a roster including flagship artists YP and Sir Michael Rocks, as well as new recruits GLC, Cardo and Parkay. Pretty stacked, no? Look for some big announcements from this camp in the near future.

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Mixtape: Vic Spencer – Walk Away Music (Dr. LaFlow Edition)


Vic Spencer’s Walk Away Music project was a favorite among many, especially with Florida producer Dr. LaFlow. So LaFlow took it upon himself to remix the entire project (sans a couple joints) and present his own version of Vic’s opus. I wouldn’t suggest walking away from his one. Hey kids, walk straight, master your high.

Stream/download below…

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