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Femdot returns with the first drop off 20.20

Produced by Charles Lauste

Will he ever slow down? Not likely. Fem comes back to our pages bearing new music, and it’s a heater. Apparently this acts as the first release from his upcoming 20.20 project. No word yet on when that’s coming to us, or if it’s a full-length or another EP, but you can guess that Dilla’s got something crazy up his sleeve.

Femdot has been undoubtedly making waves lately, and this next project, especially a full-length will likely leave no room for doubt on his place as an MC you’d have to be crazy not to be checking for. We’ll keep you posted on 20.20, but for now sit back and press play on Fem’s new work.

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Chicago

THEMpeople drop first two ‘SITCOM’ episodes with Smino, theMind & Via Rosa

THEMpeople have long been one of the most individualistic collectives working in the city. Now it looks like they’ve embarked on one of their coolest concepts yet, their SITCOM project. They recruited pals theMind, Via Rosa and Smino to help out on the work’s first two episodes, which we’ve got for your streaming pleasure after the jump. No word on any other guest appearances making appearances in the series, but you can bet on something dope no matter how it goes. Kick back and check it out, the show’s starting.

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Chicago

Phoelix gets Biblical on his FSD Debut “Romans 7:21”

“So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.” Phoelix is well known to have made huge contributions to Saba’s Bucket List Project and Noname’s Telefone, undoubtedly two of Chicago’s biggest and most important projects from last year. Now, it looks like he’s preparing to step into the spotlight on his own.

Listen to his first solo shot on FSD. Welcome. Only the beginning.

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Chicago News

Chicago Artist dinnerwithjohn Has Passed Away

We regret to inform our readers that Chicago artist and FSD friend dinnerwithjohn, formerly known at John Walt, has passed away. Details on his death are currently scarce, but sources say that it was the result of an altercation that led to John suffering knife wounds.

John was best known as a founding member of PIVOT Gang with MFn Melo and his cousins Saba and Joseph Chilliams. In addition to changing his name, the last several months had seen much growth in John as an artist, as he geared up to release his Dinner With John project, something we’ve personally been anticipating. John was nothing but positivity whenever you saw him. Always quick to put a smile on, or to offer up words of kindness, he was a beloved and respected part of the Chicago music community that will be dearly missed. The good are truly taken from us too soon.

We offer our sincerest condolences to PIVOT as well as John’s family, friends, and fans. As John Walt’s legacy lives on, if you’d like to go back and listen to some of the work from him we’ve posted over the years, you can do that here and here.

Update: Sadly, ABC7 is reporting that John was fatally stabbed at Union Station.

A person was found stabbed and unresponsive about 3:20 p.m. in the 400-block of North Clinton Avenue, Chicago police said. There are reports that surveillance video at the nearby Pink and Green Line CTA stop captured a fistfight between a man in his 20s and a man in his 30s.

Witnesses said the man who was punched began to walk away and then turned around and chased the man who punched him, then pulled something out from his coat and stabbed the man. Police have not verified those accounts.

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