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Chance The Rapper f/ Francis And The Lights, Elle Varner, Jessie Ware, Wyclef Jean, Eryn Allen Kane & The O’My’s – Wonderful Every Day: Arthur

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

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And like that, Chance just won the internet.

For his latest musical offering, Chance not only puts his own spin on the Arthur theme song, but gets some assistance from Wyclef Jean, Francis & The Lights, Jesse Ware, Elle Varner, Eryn Allen Kane, The O’My’s, Peter Cottontale & Donnie Trumpet.

Chano’s performance at Lollapalooza this Sunday (8/3) will be streamed live on redbull.tv, so be sure to tune in if you can’t make it out to the festival to see it in person.

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Video: Twista – Got Away

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Directed by Scott Emo. Produced by Oddz N Endz.

Twista switches things up a bit and delivers a visual for “Got Away”, a bonus track from his forthcoming Dark Horse LP. If you’ve ever lost someone, this one’s for you.

Check out the video above. Dark Horse hits stores August 12th.


Video: Chief Keef f/ Tadoe – TEC

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Northstar. Produced by DP.

After previewing it earlier the year, Keef decides to unleash the full video for “TEC” featuring Tadoe. Bang 3 coming soon — seriously.


SeVen1 – Soul Of Clyde Frazier

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Produced by Retro Ren.

SeVen1 invokes the soul of Clyde Frazier for his latest drop, which also serves as the first official single from his forthcoming Cross My Heart LP. Sev’s also been busy working on an EP with Dion Jetson, titled Live From The Point, that’s scheduled to drop late September.

A video for “Soul Of Clyde Frazier”, that features the same Curtis Mayfield flip as Common’s “The Neighborhood”, is also on the way. Check out the record below and stay tuned for the video.

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FSD Feature: Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far)

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Yes, it’s hard to believe that half of 2014 has already vanished — but with the first six months already under our belt, we’ve received some incredible music from the Chicago scene. From newcomers, to vets — it appears just about everyone has put their best foot forward this year — and many artists have churned out the best work of their careers.

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Martin $ky – MIRRORS

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Produced by Martin $ky.

Mr. Martin $ky drops off something new that further proves why he’s one of the top recruits in the new Chi class. Here he unleashes “MIRRORS” an inner-look into himself. The man in the mirror? Nah, the Martin in the mirror.

Off his EVERYWHERE BUT HERE EP, due out this fall. Consider this a warning shot.

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Video: “The One Minute Show” With John Monopoly

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The premise behind this new Mass Appeal interview/video is segment is pretty funny, but dude hits Monop with the on-camera curve before the getting even gets good. Thankfully though, there’s a full accompanying interview that lives on the page where Monop talks about his latest ventures, including working with Dreezy.

A: I know we cut you off on The One Minute Show, but can you please talk about Dreezy?

JM: Dreezy is an incredible new artist from the south side of Chicago; a hard MC, great lyricist, she also sings, and has great melodies as well, so she’s a double threat, and she’s coming! She is very young, but she is aggressively one of those new talents out of our part of the country and out of the Midwest that a lot of people are checking for. It’s refreshing, what she is doing. I think a lot of people are caught in one side of the rap stuff that’s coming out of the city. To see an emcee, and a female at that, it’s a fresh perspective. She’s the hardest female rapper… when she raps with the intensity she does, it feels like she’s not rapping at other females if that makes sense. I feel like she’s really going at dudes. I think it stands out, and that’s why you have people co-signing from Fabulous to Common. She has all these people reaching out because she is so lyrically potent and she is just an incredible emcee.

Dope things ‘pon the horizon it sounds like. Hit the MA site for the full interview.


Video: 1-2-1 w/ Common & Jeff Staple

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is dope. Jeff Staple is the founder/owner/bossman of Staple Design, Staple Clothing and the Reed Space in NYC. If you’re ever in the LES I highly suggest you check it out — I drop by just about every time I’m in the Big Apple. Anyhoo, 15 years ago Jeff Staple actually designed the artwork for one of my favorite Common singles ever, “1-9-9-9,” from the Soundbombing II compilation which dropped through Rawkus. Literally, I was probably banging that project/song on this exact day 15 years ago.

Here they reconnect to discuss Com’s career, his various projects and his latest masterpiece, Nobody’s Smiling, which is in stores and available online today. The question is, does Com remember working on that art with him or nah? Ha!

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C. Rich – Confusion

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Produced by Traxxion

Nah, this isn’t a Young Buck sample — it’s the latest newbie from SUH-repper C. Rich. The ladies have Rich dizzy and seeing double, so he drowns his pain into the essence of various substances. But don’t get it twisted, he wasn’t confused in making this record — it’s nice.

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New Album: Visual – Supreme Science

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Visual gets super scientifical on his new album, Supreme Science, entirely produced by Loose Cannon Beats. The project is available for stream and purchase today and can now be found below. Nine knew tracks of supreme lyrical wizardry.

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