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Video: I.L Will – Moma I Made It

| October 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Directed by Alvin Elmore. Produced by Cicero On Da Beat.

There’s no better feeling in the world than looking your Mom square in her eyes and telling her that you made it. Seriously. Here I.L gives it up for the Mothers of our world. The Old Earths. Check the video above.


The Story Behind Iman Shumpert’s Hat, As Told By Fatboi Fresh

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Words by FSD contributor, rapper, funnyman & Mr. All Things Chicago: Fatboi Fresh ()

Those of you who know me know that there’s nothing I love more than the westside of Chicago. Growing up on the westside, there have been many fads that have come and gone, but only one has remained an important part of westside history and gained iconic status in the local fashion world, and that’s the 150 (Buck Fifty) hat. The 150 gets its name from the standard price of the hat which was originally $150.00 but actually the hat’s price can range anywhere from $150.00 to $1,500 USD, and was once sold exclusively at the now-closed Breyers clothing store downtown.

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DJ Kenn AllOrNothing f/ Pretty N Pink – Street Sh**

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Okay, so Kenn’s The World Is Ours project didn’t drop last Friday as planned. But that’s no big deal, as he plans to make the project even bigger and better — and sometimes that takes extra TLC. Tonight he returns with “Street Shit” featuring the femcee troop, Pretty N Pink. Not sure where Kenn found them, as I’m guessing this group of girls has been on hiatus since mid-2012. They had a nice little thing going and then I didn’t hear from them again. Leave it to Kenn to bring them back. Find them below. The return is upon us!

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Frank Leone – 0-Ahaaa

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Some funky fly newness from that boy Frank Leone. Apparently, Frank will be dropping new music each and everyday this week. The joints he’s letting lose were songs that didn’t make his forthcoming project, EnterWILD. There must be something wrong with my ears, because this joint sure sounds damn good to me. Well, cutting room records get run here, so check out “0-Ahaaa” below.

In celebration of my EP “Deep Ocean” turning two years old in two hours, I’m releasing a new song every day this week on my bandcamp. The songs will be compiled into an EP available at the end of the week called Bites, Bumps, & Scratches, named after pieces that didn’t make my album #EnterWILD releasing this fall.

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Yay Diego – All The Time

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Some new new courtesy of WeMeanBiz repper Yay Diego. Shouts to DJ Victoriouz on the alley oop. Yay does this all the time. Need proof? Hit the jump and press play. It’s all there, all the time.

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Chief Keef Has Been Dropped By Interscope Records

| October 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

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Damn. AllHipHop is reporting that Chief Keef has been quietly released from his Interscope Records recording contract. If you remember correctly, Keef was inked to a very lucrative multi-million dollar deal two years ago that resulted in one album, Finally Rich, which has since moved under 200,000 units.

AHH says Interscope and the Glo Gang crew couldn’t come to terms on an album, and felt the artist was too much of a liability to deal with. They claim his move to Los Angeles was the final straw.

I can’t say I didn’t see this coming, however. I think staying indie is the best option for Keef at this point. Then he can be free to make the type of music he wants, clear of restrictions and major label appeasement.

Click below to read the AHH piece:

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Chance The Rapper Announces New Social Experiment Project, Talks Future Endeavors

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Billboard sat down with Chance The Rapper for an exclusive interview where he announces the next Social Experiment (Sox) project, talks about staying indie and thriving and his plans for the future. The good news is that we can expect a new SoX project by years end, which will come in the form of Donnie Trumpet’s Surf. As far as a Chance solo or SoX group project? Well, we’re gonna have to wait on that.

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Lil Chris f/ Icy Duck – Can’t Compain

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Chris has been working like crazy as of late, and today gives us a brand new joint alongside Lawless Inc. signee, Icy Duck. One thing we can’t complain about? New Chris music.

This is from his new album, Made It Through The Struggle, hosted by DJ MoonDawg, due out later this year.

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Black Matt – GFGP

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Produced by Joint Russell.

Fresh off of returning from tour with Rich Jones and Blake Rules, Black Matt comes through with another loosie that won’t make his Call 4 Help 1999 project.

Wondering what ‘GFGP’ stands for? Well, you’re going to have to press play below and let Matt tell you himself. Call 4 Help 1999 coming soon.

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A-Villa f/ Action Bronson, Roc Marciano & Willie The Kid – Live From The Villa

| October 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

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I’m not sure where A-Villa is rounding up these line ups, but cot damn. He’s got some high profile features from artists you’d probably never hear together otherwise. But he somehow makes them sound dope. I think he’s just picking names of out a hat and then seeing if he can make them come together and sound good. A personal challenge if you will. Not mad at this one either.

Anyhoo, production wiz Villa returns today with another leak from his Live From The Villa project, which is due out in November via Closed Sessions. Roc, Action and William. Live and direct.

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