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On The Set: W.W.A. – No Reason


As we wait on the W.W.A.’s Straight Outta Chicago album, the quartet consisting of Sasha Go Hard, Lucci Vee, Katie Got Bandz and Chella H continue to churn out content. They recently got together to film their new video for “No Reason,” at various locations around the Chi including Complex 2010.

We’re not exactly sure when the collaborative album is dropping, but they hint that it will be very soon. Did you miss our interview with the W.W.A.? You should check it out here if so.

Hit the jump to check out photos.

Update: Now with a new vlog and footage below.

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New Project: D2G – Short Summers Long Winters


The brand new 12-track project from one of Chicago’s best kept secrets, D2G, is finally here. This fella can rap. But not in the sense that he’s a rapper’s rapper, he’s easy on the ears for all. He has a bunch of other best kept secrets producing and featuring, so you should explore the opus below.

Winter is right around the corner, so enjoy the rest of your Short Summer with D2G’s latest.

Buy it here, and stream it below.

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FSD Giveaway: Red Bull’s Flying Bach @ Chicago Theatre – September 25-27


Red Bull’s Flying Back is back, and today we have three pairs of tickets to giveaway — one pair for each night of Bach’s run at the Chicago Theatre, September 25-27.

After countless performances around the world and six sold-out shows in Chicago last summer, the celebrated and distinguished dance crew The Flying Steps and Red Bull Flying Bach will return to the U.S. this fall for an exclusive engagement. This year, the tour will hit Chicago for three performances at the historic Chicago Theatre on September 25, 26, 27.

We get it: You’re thinking “Uh, Bach and breakdance don’t go well together.” Well, the four-time breakdance world champions The Flying Steps and opera director Christoph Hagel would like to prove the contrary with their breathtaking performance, Red Bull Flying Bach. Using an interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, the show combines Bach’s classical masterpiece with modern electronic beats and clever choreography, dazzling audiences while shifting the borders between classical and urban culture. Expect a powerhouse production that’s equal parts visual amusement and delightful sound.

The show itself is a beautiful blend of the minds of Artistic Directors VartanBassil (choreography) and Christoph Hagel (piano, musical director). Swedish ballerina Anna Holmström joins the seven male breakdancers of The Flying Steps, fusing key elements of urban dance culture with precision ballet.

Red Bull Flying Bach

September 25-27

The Chicago Theatre
On Sale Now

Buy Tickets HERE

Today we’ve partnered with the Theatre to giveaway a few. Find out how to win tickets below.

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Shorty K f/ Fresh Los – Hot Boyz

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With LilWeezyana Fest taking place in New Orleans today, it’s only right that Shorty K dedicates this new one to the second greatest rap quartet of all time, the Hot Boys. Juvy, Turk and Wayne will all be in attendance (Free BG), so if you’re in the 504 don’t miss it.

Fresh Los joins Shorty on this hotter than hot record. Catch the flame below.

Sidebar: Check out my 25 Essential Hot Boys Songs list I wrote for Mass Appeal right here. We on fire.

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