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FSD Feature: Meet Joseph Chilliams, The Chicago Rapper Millennials Need

Meet Joseph Chilliams, a.k.a. Urban Joseph, a.k.a. Yung Buck, a.k.a. Saba’s older brother. The Westsider has been making a name for himself through 2016, dropping a handful of unique and invigorating songs, and dropping some of the dopest features on Telefone and The Bucket List Project. Then out of nowhere an armed robbery put him in the hospital.

After a month of missing shows and laying low, Joseph is back and stronger than ever; selling out Lincoln Hall with his brother and fellow Pivoter, Saba. We got a chance to catch up to him before the show to talk about the robbery, the Westside, and keeping your imagination in tact.

Peep the interview below and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Joseph’s debut project, Henry Church, coming later this year.

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FSD EARLY ACCESS: We Preview Alex Wiley’s ‘Village Party III: Stoner Symphony’

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Alex Wiley — Chicago rapper and weed enthusiast — has been making waves for years in the local scene. While early collabs with fellow Chicagoans Chance The Rapper and Mick Jenkins helped shed some light on the young talent, Wiley has made a name for himself by spreading vibes and making music. After the success of last year’s Tangerine Dream album, Wiley is set to release the third album in the Village Party trilogy, Stoner Symphony, on January 18.

While the album isn’t set to release for another week, we managed to finesse a little sneak peak of the album. I now will share my thoughts with you…

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FSD Feature Early Access: Saba’s Bucket List Project

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It’s almost time. After three long years, we finally get, Bucket List Project, the long-awaited follow up to Saba’s critically-acclaimed ComfortZone. The project is set to release on October 27, but we finessed some early access to the tape and all we can say is “wow.”

Let’s start with the production. It’s interesting. It’s genre-bending. It’s cohesive. It’s beautiful…but how could it be anything different? The majority of the project is handled by two-third of the trio that snapped on Noname’s debut, Telefone: Phoelix and Saba himself. A mix of neo-soul and boom-bap dominate the tape, blending each song together creating a sonic picture. Joints like “Symmetry,” “GPS” and “Most” really flex the neo-soul vibe, but there’s a contrast to that. “Westside Bound 3” and the title track absolutely bang.

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Malcolm London Announces Release Date + Trailer for ‘OPIA’

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Six. More. Days. The Malcolm London debut, OPIA, is just around the corner, and to hold us over the Chicago poet/activist/rapper has released a brief trailer, showcasing an unreleased track from the project. The song features fellow poet, and future R&B superstar Jamila Woods. Watch the trailer below, and make sure to check out OPIA, coming October 17th.

It will be a day to remember.

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C$ – Brand New

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Produced by Taylor King Beats

C$ is one of the freshest up-and-comers out of Chicago, and that’s saying something. After releasing his debut album, MoneyWave, C$ established himself as one of the most interesting MC’s in the city. In his first track since his album, the Southside rapper teams up with producer Taylor King to create a perfect song for those late night drives in the whip. Peep the FSD exclusive below, and make sure to stay tuned for more C$ in the near future.

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