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FSD Feature: TheMIND’s Fake Shore Drive Interview

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Words by Quentin Yarolem. Photo by Bryan Allen Lamb.

Chance’s are that if you’re not familiar with TheMIND the person, you’re familiar with his work. He’s a part of the production team THEMpeople, a stable that has been a staple in this new generation of Chicago music for a few years now. When he’s not working with his team, TheMIND has been working on his own solo project, Summer Camp, which is set to release in early June. After dropping two singles off the project and doing a handful of high profile features for artists like Joey Purp, Chance The Rapper and Mick Jenkins; hype for TheMIND is at an all time high. Read up on the burgeoning artist below, and make sure to Summer Camp on the calendar.

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FSD Feature: What’s Up with MFn Melo?

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Words by Quentin Yarolem. Photo by Jude Appleby

Chicago rapper MFn Melo is making his is way in the city’s diverse hip-hop scene. Melo is set to release his debut project MeloDramatics later this year. The project will be his first release since 2013, when PIVOT dropped their mixtape Jimmy, a tape dedicated to their friend and fellow PIVOT member who was locked down. Check out our interview below, and make sure to stay on the lookout for MeloDramatics.

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FSD Feature: The 600Breezy Interview

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Interview by Holiday Kirk (@HolidayKirk)

On the even of Breezy’s release of his Breezo George Gervin project, we caught up with the rising Chicago rapper to discuss a whole slew of subjects. Breezy’s rise has been rapid, so we talk about his humble beginnings, his thoughts on the violence in the Chicago streets, his relationship with Drake, beef on the internet and so much more.

600Breezy really opened up here, and gave us his most in-depth interview to date. Check out his eye-opening Q&A with Holiday Kirk below.

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FSD Feature: Supa Bwe Speaks On Musical Influences

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Words by Andrew Jennings (@ArchieBlocka). Photo by YakubFilms

When people think of the stars of Chicago rap, they immediately think about Kanye and Chance. However, when people think of the “homegrown Chicago sound,” they immediately think of drill music. Artists like Chief Keef, Lil Durk, and G Herbo come to mind as the most popular rappers in that lane, and despite the fact that all of these artists are dope, Chicago has a lot more to offer than just drill.

However, Chicago’s underground scene is booming at the moment, and is brimming with artists who draw influences from a diverse range of musicians, genres and ideas. With this (hopefully) recurring feature, I want to bring attention to these artists and find out about the different influences on their lyrics, sounds, and personalities. With this first feature, I talked to Supa Bwe about his favorite artists and albums, ranging from Prince (R.I.P.) to Kid A.

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FSD Feature: Rockie Fresh / The Fake Shore Drive Interview

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Interview and video by Holiday Kirk (@HolidayKirk)

Does Rockie Fresh believe in fate? Though I did not ask the question directly, I’m left wondering this in the wake of our time together. When I met Rockie in the green room of Lincoln Hall, he possessed the preternatural calm of someone who knows his future is already written for him. As weed smoke curled and washed away in the air conditioned room he described stunning, one in a million events in his life with the same tone and cadence you might use to describe the Pop Tart you ate this morning.

Meeting Rick Ross and P. Diddy on the same weekend, buying out Best Buy with Ed Sheeran, receiving a Chris Brown hook through email — Rockie Fresh described it all in a calm, measured tone of voice that only occasionally rose above normal tones, and in more candid moments let a warm grin creep through his face. In our time together, Rockie brought me up to speed on his life, career, and the random speed he seems to be traveling through both.

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