Chicago

Malik Yusef and The Legendary Fya Man drop “ME:ME”

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Produced by Malik Yusef, Tae Wan C-Luv, The Legendary Fya Man & Nate “Impact” Jolley

Week five of Malik’s All Saints Project (The Offering) drop series is here. Today he’s back with his mans The Legendary Fya Man for “ME:ME” another powerful and thought-provoking drop.

If these two pair up, you know magic is on the horizon. We strongly suggest you partake below. Enjoy. Stay tuned for more drops from Malik in the coming weeks.

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Chicago Midwest

Smino Announces “blkswn” Album, Drops Title Track

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Produced by Sango

Smino’s had a busy few months. While mostly quiet on the new music front, he had some high-profile appearances at Lollapalooza and on tour with Mick Jenkins. Apparently, that was just because it was time for album mode because last night he broke the radio silence by announcing his much-anticipated debut, blkswn, along

After a run that’s been pure momentum so far, the St. Louis native looks set to cap it off in full force. No tracklist or producer lineup has been announced, but we have to assume that Monte Booker is gonna be all over this one. This is why we don’t make year-end lists until all is said and done, folks.

Check out Smi’s newest below, and check out the cover for his introductory full-length.

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News

Watch Chance The Rapper perform at the White House Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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As President Obama’s term comes to a close, he continues to exit on the highest note possible, and last night be brought Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet, Jamilia Woods and the rest of the crew to the White House to perform at the National Christmas Tree lighting. They performed “Sunday Candy” for the star-studded crowd, and you can even catch Sasha Obama singing along to Chano’s lyrics (which is awesome). In a later clip, Chance can be seen singing “Jingle Bells” alongside President Obama. Both videos can be seen below.

Also, Chance is back in Chicago on Monday (12/5) for a very special #OpenMike event at the Harold Washington Library at 4:45pm. Details for that are below as well.

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Midwest

Premiere: Key Wane returns with “The Path” featuring Payroll Giovanni & Molly Brazy

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World premiere.

Detroit’s own Key Wane returns with “The Path,” a new joint which finds Key supplying Payroll Giovanni and Molly Brazy with some fire production that both Pay and Molly B sound right at home on.

All parties involved snapped with this one. Enough from me though — check out “The Path” for yourself below.

Fans of Payroll can catch the Detroit don in Chicago on December 14th, as part of our Holiday concert with Red Bull Sound Select. The Cool Kids and Femdot will also join. You can RSVP for $3 entry here. 

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Chicago

Listen to Lucki’s “Self Destruct” Produced by Mulatto Beats

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I don’t know about y’all, but I’m definitely here for an EP from Mulatto Beats — and if you are too, you’ll be happy to know that one is on the way. To let everyone know that his Small Talk EP would be hitting the e-streets soon, Mulatto linked with Lucki for “Self Destruct” which serves as the EP’s first single.

Listen to “Self Destruct” from Mulatto and Lucki below. Small Talk coming soon.

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