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Review: Add-2 – Prey For The Poor


Words by Ronald Groves (@SupremeGlory86)

It’s hard to put into words what it feels like to be from Chicago. You watch the news and you see the violence, the fear; and for some unfortunate city residents they have a first hand account of people they’ve lost. In response, Add-2 has teamed with 9th Wonder and the Jamla Army to stand with Chicago — to show a better side and a better way. He starts off the album off with a powerful prayer that proves he’s here to speak the truth — and says what needs to be addressed:  “Our father who art in heaven, hallows be in our frame…”

On the album, Add gives a well-rounded synopsis of his experience in Chicago. On songs like “One Night” and “Say Goodbye” he goes into the ups and downs of his relationships. This is a pretty mellow section of the album, and Khrysis and 9th Wonder went out of their way to make sure this album has something for ladies who get straight A’s and watch Scandal. You can play this for your girl while you guys are just getting to know each other, or you’re simply trying to show her what real lyrics are (as we all should.)

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FSD Events: Andrew Barber at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue – 9/22 @ 6pm


Tomorrow, September 22nd at 6pm, the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue hosts the founder of Fake Shore Drive, Andrew Barber, for a conversation about his journey in the blogging and music business. The event is free and open to the public with an RSVP on the site. We hope to see you there tomorrow evening!

Says Apple:

Join Andrew Barber, creator of the Chicago-based music website and blog “Fake Shore Drive,” as he talks about his journey from aspiring music journalist with no connections to one of the most influential music bloggers in the world. Andrew will also talk about how his site – founded in 2007 – promotes hip-hop culture in Chicago and beyond.

Andrew Barber of Fake Shore Drive

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Apple Store, North Michigan Avenue

679 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL




EMAAD – Champions

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Words by Aaron Navarro (@aaronlarnavarro)

Produced by Lucid $wank

Milwaukee’s been on one lately. Straight outta’ the 414 comes “Champions” by EMAAD. It’s a banger in every sense of the word, complete with a mafia-sounding string sample and an end clip of, what else, “We Are the Champions” by Queen. Peep the track below and stay woke for EMAAD and the rest of the Milwaukee reppin’ Cream City Motion squad (IshDARR, Boodah DARR and E Coop).

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FSD Feature: IshDARR – Young Buck Plottin’

Photo courtesy of IshDARR

An interview by Aaron Navarro (@aaronlarnavarro)

Milwaukee reppin’ IshDARR, real name Ishmael Ali, has been on a hot streak the past couple of weeks. After dropping the Apple Music featured track “Sugar,” he followed up with a video for the trunk-rattling “Too Bad,” and recently dropped “Somebodies” the night before his 19th birthday. We caught up with the young buck to catch his feelings about going overseas, his come-up and how big his next project is going to be. Peep the discussion below.

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