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FSD Songs Of The Week 1/30/15

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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It’s that time of the week again. Do remember, that if the song dropped anytime since last Friday (1/23) it’s eligible for the list. Now we aren’t saying these are the BEST songs of the week, but they are the staff’s faves and joints you can catch us bumping in the office.

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FSD Songs Of The Week 1/23/15

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

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It’s that time of the week again. Do remember, that if the song dropped anytime since last Friday (1/16) it’s eligible for the list. Now we aren’t saying these are the BEST songs of the week, but they are the staff’s faves and joints you can catch us bumping in the office.

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FSD & RBSS Present: Cam’ron with SD & ShowYouSuck @ Lincoln Hall 2/26

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Artwork by Hebru Brantley

Killa!

You know we had to come back in a major way, right? Well, it doesn’t much bigger than King Jaffe Joffer a.k.a. Killa Cam a.k.a. Spacely Sprockets. That’s right, Dipset will be in the building on Thursday, February 26th at Lincoln Hall, as we return with our first Red Bull Sound Select & FSD Presents show of the year. Quite the way to kickoff 2015, no? So get your pink, minks and best Diplomat gear ready — this is sure to be a wild night.

We’re bringing our 2015 return show to Lincoln Hall on Thursday, February 26th for another 18+, $3 affair. And alongside Cam, we’re introducing SD into the Red Bull Sound Select system. As you know, his album Truly Blessed, was one of the best and most slept-on projects of 2015, so we’re happy to welcome him to the main stage.

This year we’ll be slotting our shows a little different, and instead of bringing in three new acts every show, there will just be one, and then one from our already burgeoning RBSS roster. So we felt it was only right to bring back one of our favorite acts, who just so happens to be one of the best live performers in the city: ShowYouSuck. Yes, Show is back. He performed at the first-ever RBSS show (our first with RBSS as well) back in February of 2013, so he was an obvious choice to set off 2015.

Dave Jeff will be handling hosting duties per usual, while Dipset family member Mike Mike will make an appearance. IB Happy will be handling DJ duties for the duration of the evening, so you’ll want to jump on this RSVP early.

As always, you can attend this show for the low price of $3 WITH an RSVP. The show is $10 for those who do not RSVP, so be sure to save some bread and RSVP now. This show will be a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE event, so reserve your spot now. Don’t wait until the last minute. We’ve told you this before.

Location: Lincoln Hall
2424 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Doors: 7pm

Age: 18+

Date: Thursday, February 2015

Headliner: Cam’ron

Sound Select Roster:
SD
ShowYouSuck

Host: Dave Jeff w/ Mike Mike
DJ: IB Happy

In the past we’ve done shows with Master P, Chance The Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, Freddie Gibbs, Gunplay, Mannie Fresh, Lil Herb, Lil Bibby, Tink, Mick Jenkins, SaveMoney, Spenzo, Tree and Saba – so you know this show isn’t to be missed.

RSVP HERE NOW


FSD Feature: Sides of a Coinye: Trademark Law for Artists

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Words by John Miranda, Attorney at Law

John Miranda is a Chicago attorney. He can be reached at JohnMirandaLegal@gmail.com and his legal articles can be found at www.ChicagoSmallBusinessLaw.com. John has written legal articles for Fake Shore Drive in the past. Read more here. 

Trademarks originated with medieval sword-making guilds. Each guild used to put its own mark on the swords it manufactured in order to assure buyers of the sword’s maker and quality. Modern trademark law is based on the same principle – trademarks can attach to logos, slogans, names, images, services, and even sounds, and they serve to identify the source of the product. Trademarks protect brand equity. Once you have invested time, money, and sweat into building a name for yourself, some guy shouldn’t be able to profit by printing t-shirts out of his apartment featuring an unauthorized use of your name, likeness, or album cover.

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Kanye West f/ Paul McCartney – Only One

| December 31, 2014 | 2 Comments

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards - Backstage and Audience

New Yeezy Eve

Celebrate.

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FSD Feature: 20 Essential Midwest Songs Of 2014

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Words by Ty Howard (@someguynamedty)

You know what the Midwest is? Slept on. Most people outside of the Middle West only think of Chicago when thinking of the Mid, but the Chi isn’t the only city making noise here. Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee and a few other Midwest cities have had a pretty good year musically, but most people still seem to overlook them.

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FSD Songs Of The Week 12/19/14

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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It’s that time of the week again. Do remember, that if the song dropped anytime since last Friday (12/12) it’s eligible for the list. Now we aren’t saying these are the BEST songs of the week, but they are the staff’s faves and joints you can catch us bumping in the office.

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FSD Events: FSD + Jugrnaut 7 Year Anniversary Party – TONIGHT – Hard Rock Cafe

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Tonight, FSD and Jugrnaut join forces to celebrate our 7 year anniversary. Yes, both Fake Shore Drive and Jug hit the seven year mark earlier this year, and like we do every year, we celebrate. Tonight we hit the Hard Rock Cafe (63 W Ontario St) and kick off at 10pm. The event is 18+ and features sounds from the likes of Stefan Ponce, Mattboywhite, Manny Muscles and ELZ The DJ. Yes, the lineup is stacked.

Like last year, the first people in the building will be receiving gift bags and swag, so don’t sleep and be sure to arrive early. If you attended our event with Jugrnaut last year, you know how crazy it was, so early arrival is suggested.

Ladies have free entry from 10-10:30.
Entry is $5 until 11pm, then jumps to $10 after 11pm.
Arrive by 9:30 to get a gift bag! Gift bag merch courtesy of Staple, Mishka, SSUR, Dope and more!

See you there!

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FSD Feature: 30 Best Chicago Projects Of 2014

| December 18, 2014 | 8 Comments

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Words by Ty Howard (@someguynamedty), Holiday Kirk (@HolidayKirk) and Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive)

2014 is a wrap. Finito. And despite what the peanut gallery at large might tell you, we’ve received some incredible music from the Chicago scene.  From newcomers, to vets — it appears just about everyone has put their best foot forward this year — and many artists have churned out the best work of their careers.

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FSD Feature: 5 Underrated Projects Of 2014

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Despite what others might tell you, 2014 was a pretty great year for rap. At least in the Midwest. And as most of the influential bloggers and rap writers reside on the coasts, they tend to overlook the gems the Midwest has to offer. But that’s where we come in. That’s where we thrive. That’s our bread and butter.

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