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FSD Feature: Pass Me The Aux Cord – What We Heard This Weekend [7/24 – 7/26]


Words by Ryan Chandler (@NayrRyChi)

Yup, it’s that time again. FSD’s weekend riding music recap is upon us. This weekend, the city was shaking, the people were moving, and the music was blasting. Finally it truly felt like #summertimechi, despite July almost coming to a close. Blissful days of sunshine and clear skies, for the most part.

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FSD Feature: Artist Spotlight – John Walt


Words by Clynt Johnson (@BornRaisedChi)

FSD got a chance to catch up with Pivot Gang’s rising star, John Walt, who is prepping the release of his debut project, DINNER WITH JOHN. He recently released his “Dinner With John” single, and after hearing that, we wonder just how much longer John will have any spots left at his table.

Luckily, we got a chance to catch up with him and talk future plans and discuss the artists he is most interested in working with as he progresses through the ranks of Chicago’s rising hip-hop scene.

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The #FutureHive is Real – A Recap of Future’s Free Chicago Show


Photo by Tito G (@gotit_lens)

I haven’t seen this much hype for a Chicago rap concert in a long time. The two nights of Watch The Throne at the United Center in 2011 comes to mind. As does Drake’s infamous first-ever Chicago show in 2009 (read about that crazy night here). These were both events that people were losing their minds to get into.

But none of them had people waiting in line at 9am in hopes of snagging a ticket. Sure, this was a free show — but the hype surrounding Future is very real right now. Fans from downstate and out of state drove to Chicago in hopes of gaining entry. VIPs who typically have no issue entering a show were left scrambling. It was wild. Future’s current ascension to hottest rapper in the game has been to compared to DMX in 98, or 50 Cent in 2002. But is the fandom real, or just internet and social media fabrication? Well, the numbers can now do the talking, because reports say Future’s Dirty Sprite 2 is on course to move around 200,000 copies in week one — a major feat in 2015.

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