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Towkio f/ Leather Corduroys – Sh!t 2.0

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by A Billion Young.

Towkio, Joey Purp and KENE connect on the Future Hendrix-inspired “Sh!t 2.0″, which serves as the latest offering from Towkio’s forthcoming Hot Chips N Chopstix EP.

If you were in attendance for FSD and Red Bull Sound Select’s show in March, then you may remember Leather Cords and Towkio tearing the stage down with this one.

Listen to what Towkio, Purple and KENE cooked up below. Hot Chips N Chopstix drops this spring.

Video: Saba & Logan Live @ Reggie’s

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

This past Sunday, Saba, St. Millie, Logan and a few others hit the stage for Logan’s Welcome To 1636 show. Today, HOTC TV comes through with some footage of Saba and Logan onstage. Check out Saba performing “Burnout” above and hit the jump to catch Logan running through “Came Up”.

Saba’s Comfort Zone project and Logan’s 1636 mixtape are both due out soon.

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Logic f/ Big Sean – Alright

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by Tae Beast.

Big Sean connects with Logic on “Alright”, which ‘Plex just let fly a few minutes ago. The two Def Jam emcees go in this joint, which is set to appear on Logic’s forthcoming While You Wait EP.

Do yourself a solid and peep “Alright” below.

King Louie Announces ‘TONY’ Mixtape, Reveals Artwork

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments


His name is Louie, but they call him Tony and Lou’s looking to properly introduce himself with a new project set to bear the name of his alias. There’s no set date for Louie’s TONY project yet, but Louie did reveal the mixtape’s artwork (courtesy of ALLBLCK) on Instagram a few minutes ago.

Think minimalism meets Tony Montana. Stay tuned for more details and keep an ear out for new music from Louie in the coming weeks. TONY coming soon.

Video: Kaye Fox – Hear I Am

| April 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Directed by Gravitii Films.

After delivering her Hear I Am EP last week, singer/songwriter Kaye Fox returns with an official (and great) video for the EP’s opening and title track. Kaye says all you have to do is look over your shoulder and there she is, but all you have to do is press play in this case.

This is too good. Kaye’s Hear I Am EP is available for stream/download right here.

Video: Noelz Vedere f/ Freddie Gibbs – Out of Focus

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Asa Davis. Produced by Alex Isaak.

Noelz Vedere kicked off the month with “Out Of Focus” featuring Gangsta Gibbs and today, he gives everyone the song’s official video via Noisey.

Focus in above. Bittersweet Victory drops May 20th.

Video: ScHoolboy Q Live @ Metro

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

ScHoolboy Q took over Metro last night for the Oxymoron Tour’s sold-out Chicago stop and it definitely wasn’t a show to miss. Q’s TDE brethren Isaiah Rashad, HS87′s Audio Push and Def Jam emcee Vince Staples also hit the stage last night and did not disappoint. A few of the Chi’s own were also in attendance including Kembe X, Jean Deaux, DJ Oreo, Spenzo, Stefan Ponce and Taylor Bennett. Yeah, you can go ahead and kick yourself if you missed out.

The good people over at Pursuit of Dopeness were in the building last night and caught a bit of the action on film. Check out ScHoolboy bring out BJ The Chicago Kid for “Studio” above and catch Q performing the Nez & Rio-produced “Man Of The Year” below.

Look for more footage from Isaiah, Vince and Audio Push’s sets to impact right here later today.

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Video: Lupo – Bandz On Me

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Hi-Def.

Something new from Lupo, produced by C-Sick. Peep Lupo wildin’ out and cashin’ out in his latest visual above.

Chance The Rapper Cancels More Tour Dates, Management Releases Statement

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments


Chance The Rapper was set to be back on the road today after canceling his second Coachella appearance due to being hospitalized shortly, but that’s no longer the case. Chance’s manager, Pat Corcoran released a statement last night via Chance’s Twitter revealing that Chance is currently suffering from combination of the flu virus and tonsillitis and may require surgery. As a result, all tour dates for the rest of the week have been canceled.

Chance is currently at home resting and is set to see a specialist sometime this week. Read the full statement from Chance’s management below. Get well soon, Chano.

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Video: Katie Got Bandz – Chi-Raq Freestyle

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Nick Brazinsky.

Kaaaatttiiieeee’s version of “Chi-Raq” comes to life in the official video, which you can find above. Grab the mp3 here and look for Katie’s Drillary Clinton 2 to impact next month.