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Video: Lil Mister – Fake

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shot and chopped by Chosen One Productions.

Fake, fugazi, fufu — whatever term you prefer, Mister Montana isn’t into the people around him being it. I’m not into that either, but I am into Mister’s ode to those that are the opposite of the 100 emoji.

Peep Mister’s clip for “Fake” above.

Dally Auston – Bad Mofo

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by THEMpeople

Dally Auston is one bad mofo. That’s actual facts. And he’s back with some new heat just in time for the Holiday. Thanks for giving, Dally. Check out the baddest below.

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Video: Asaad f/ King Louie – Block Boy

| November 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Directed by Slick Jackson. Produced by Nascent.

One of my favorite songs finally gets the visual treatment. Asaad and Louie’s “Block Boy” is one of the standout tracks from Asaad’s Flowers II LP (which I hope you didn’t sleep on) and one of my favorite guest spots from Lou this year. Glad to see this joint got a video.

Press play and take a trip to Philly with Asaad and King Louie in the clip above.

Donnie Trumpet, Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – Sunday Candy

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments


Audio candy.

The first taste of Nico Segal a.k.a. Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment’s upcoming Surf project is finally here. “Sunday Candy” may be billed as Donnie’s, but the entire Social Experiment familia is present on the record which also features vocals from songstress Jamila Woods.

“Sunday Candy” comes to us via Fader, who also caught up with Donnie Trumpet to talk about the record and the process behind crafting it. Peep an except below:

“This song specifically is a great representation of [The Social Experiment’s] collaborative efforts,” Segal explained. “It’s my curation, but then bringing it to the table with all these beautiful people and including them in their own way. Jamila sang on that hook, then I brought it to the collective. Peter added some great layers of texture and helped produce, Nate added a bunch of drums, tons of our friends from Chicago played instruments and added their ideas.”

Get your “Sunday Candy” below and look for Surf to impact soon.

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Video: Spenzo Joins Wiz Khalifa Onstage @ House Of Blues

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shot and chopped by Ralph Laureen.

During Wiz Khalifa’s first night in the Windy for his Blacc Hollywood Big Secret Tour, Wiz surprised the crowd by bringing out Curren$y and the city’s own Spenzo. If you weren’t at the show or missed Spenzo’s surprise performance for whatever reason, you can peep it in the clip above.

Spenzo’s new project, Ahead Of My Time, is due out early next year.

Video: Antwone Muhammad – Getting Thru It

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Que Billah & Fred Jackson

Antwone Muhammad, who was formerly known as Twone Gabz, has made his ongoing battle with male breast cancer no secret. He’s out to inform and educate every ear that will listen, and is here to share his journey and message. Cancer strikes all families of all colors and ethnicities, so please stay alert, stay informed and stay checking yourself.

Today, Antwone drops the very-dope and insightful video for “Getting Thru It,” his ode to battling the beast of the breast. The clip was directed by frequent FSD favorite Que BILLAH and Fred Jackson, who truly bring Twone’s struggle to life. To all affected, keep fighting.

Video: Up Close & Personal With Just Blaze & Salaam Remi — A Grammy Discussion In Chicago

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was truly an honor and a pleasure to interview these two living legends in front of a live studio audience in Chicago last month. It’s rather lengthly, and you must be a GrammyPro member to watch in full, but trust that it’s worth joining and watching if you have time.

I got to talk shop with these two and we go in-depth about the current state of the music biz, working with legends, how up and coming artists can be heard and if the record label is dead. Their answers might surprise you.

In this exclusive conversation hosted by the Chicago Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing, two innovative leaders in production, Just Blaze and Salaam Remi, sat down with hip-hop blogger Andrew Barber for a one-of-a-kind discussion on how to survive and thrive in the music industry. Topics covered include the current climate of the music business, the changing role of record labels, and current equipment the two use. Just Blaze and Remi also shared stories about working with legends including the Fugees, Jay Z, Eminem, Nas, and Amy Winehouse.

Watch more here.

Ill Legit f/ Eddie Mon$ta – KTA

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments


Ill Legit joins forces with Save Money emcee Eddie Mon$ta to take aim at crooked cops, in light of the Mike Brown verdict. I’ll let Illy take it from here:

“A song dedicated to the police and this fine system we have and like to call justice. And a remembrance of the Michael Brown police shooting and senseless police brutality and violence. Its time to unite and fight back.”

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Pics: adidas Unveil D Rose Lakeshore Boost Lifestyle Shoe

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments


adidas has been rolling out a good number of colorways for the D. Roose 5 Boost’s, but today they’ve unveiled some lifestyle shoes to go along with your standard Boost collection. This is for everyday wear — on and off the court. Check out the new designs above and below, and be sure to grab them in stores on 12/1.

The D Rose Lakeshore Boost offers the ultimate combination of style and comfort. It features a luxurious upper and unmatched comfort with a full length Boost midsole. Built for Chicago winters, the upper material is rugged leather with added padding around the heel for increased comfort. Additional details include a debossed D Rose logo on the lateral side, boot laces and a metal boot lacing eyelet at the top of the shoe.

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theWHOevers – Gangrene

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gangrene (IYWI2)

New music from the W — not the Wu, but the Who.

Dotkom and J. Arthur drop off a new loosie, which they’re calling “Gangrene.” This new record should hold you over until the duo releases their double-sided Black & White & Born To Use Mics project early next year.

Two thumbs up for this one. Give “Gangrene” a listen below.

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