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Video: King100James – Wells Fargo

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Jayo

King James and the Chop Squad are laughing to the bank like HAHAHA. And it’s a big money thang in this new video for “Wells Fargo.” Deposit. Withdraw. Spend.

Rogizz x Tree – Beautiful

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by Tree

The Black Blago, aka Rogizz, is a self-proclaimed pimp, motivational speaker and certified game spitter. And today he returns alongside his road dog, Soul Trap Tree, for the jazzy new drop “Beautiful.” How does it fare? Well, it’s a slice of beauty. Please enjoy below.

The Pimp & The Preacher coming soon.

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New Album: Netherfriends – B3ATS

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments


Yo. We told you how much we loved Netherfriends 2014 release, P3ACE, right? That’s no secret. If you read the site, you’ve peeped. Well, if you’re a fan of Nether, his beats, and this project, you can now hold onto the instrumentals. And they’re free of charge. Some of these beats were meant to be rocked over, so maybe jump on one of these instead of “0-100″ or whatever. Got it? Good. Grab below.

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Mick Luter f/ Tree – Desert Eagle

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments


The Man, The Myth, The Luter. It definitely pains me to say that the last time we posted a brand new Mick Luter song was all of the way back in March of 2012. That’s over two years — far too long for the godbody rhymer Luter to be away. But sabbaticals be damned, Mick is back and is as crispy as the day we first heard his music.

We’re happy to announce that he has a project due out later this year titled Mansa Luter, which features all new material. What’s a Mansa you ask? Well, it means King of Kings. Meaning he’s claiming the crown. Today he makes his triumphant return alongside Tree with the soul trap heater, “Desert Eagle.” Duck and run. And don’t be scared to welcome Mick back. He doesn’t bite. Or does he?

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Mixtape: King Kemo & Corn Bread – Fame Hurt

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments


Hosted by DJ MoonDawg

The Bop Originator King Kemo, a.k.a. The King of Bop a.k.a. Lil Kemo, joins forces with Corn Bread for the new collabo mixtape, Fame Hurt. They’re definitely right about that one. Fame hurt. But it hurt so good. 12 new tracks for you to bop, rock and shop to. Or do whatever you do. Grab it below.

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FSD Events: Hennessy’s #ArtOfTheChase Secret Event, Friday August 1st

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments


On Friday August 1st, Hennessy will be hosting a very special event in celebration of their collaboration bottle with world renowned artist, Shepard Fairey. Shepard’s Hennessy V.S Limited bottle is now available for purchase at Binny’s and online (order here), so be sure to grab some before they’re gone.

On Friday 8/1, Hennessy will be hosting a super exclusive party at a secret location in Chicago, which will feature a few activations you just won’t want to miss. Consider this your save the date.

Stay tuned to FSD, and be sure to watch and tweet the #ArtOfTheChase hashtag on IG and Twitter for details. It’s going to be something major. Trust us. You’ve been warned.

Nathan Knew f/ JR Blac & Ill Legit – Phoenix S***

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by Naughty Gawd

Nate Knew just keeps rolling out the new sounds. Each and every week he’s bringing new material. This time he’s aligned with JR Blac and longtime-bud Ill Legit for “Phoenix Shit.” Go ahead and rise from the ashes below.

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New EP: Fluffy – Who Is Fluffy

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments


After dropping her super fresh “Best Friend” single last week, Fluffy returns with her brand new EP, Who Is Fluffy? But there’s no more asking questions, you’re about to find out today. Fluffy shall not remain nameless anymore. Find out who she with this action packed EP, which you can stream (and buy for $3) below. #WCW for real.

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Video: DotKom f/ D.jbari – Bees In The Back

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by George Sol

I gushed about this song when it dropped a few months back. The beat was solid, Dot’s verse was crazy and D.jbari came out of nowhere with an amazing contribution. Today they emerge with the video and it makes the experience even better. If you couldn’t already tell, I enjoy bugged out videos. The weirder the better. The more bizarre the best. You get it. Well, with “Bees In The Back” these guys snapped.

DotKom’s new project, B.U.M (Born to Use Mics), will be out soon. Also, on Friday, July 25th, theWHOevers will be headlining at Lincoln Hall along with Add2, The Palmer Squares and more.

Video: The Remix Project Opens @ Lacuna In Pilsen

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

A big salute to our friends over at the Lacuna Artist Lofts in Pilsen and the Cacciatore family for giving back by opening up a school for Chicago’s at-risk youth. The Remix Project, which just kicked off their first program of the year, was profiled today on ABC7. What is the Remix Project you ask? Well, relax and take notes:

The Remix Project was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged communities trying to enter into creative industries or further their formal education. The Toronto-based school now has a new home in Chicago and will open in the fall, but right now, they have a summer pilot program.

Remix Project Chicago, located at Lacuna Artist Lofts in Pilsen, features a 5,000-square foot state of the arts space that will provide creative curriculum in three areas of study: recording arts, creative arts and business acumen.

“We are targeting the youth that get overlooked and we want to help them get to that next level,” said Cory Jenkins, Remix Project.

The facility has a professional recording studio, editing suites built with doors from a meat packing company. Fire hoses are used for seating, and private work stations are meant to inspire students, like train seats used in a classroom and airplane seating in the event space. All are built with re-purposed materials.

Read the full piece here, and go behind the scenes of the Remix Project above.