Twista, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Da Brat, Crucial Conflict, Do or Die & Chingy Headline Midwest Legends Tour 2


Fans of Midwest rap can rejoice…

On November 7th, many of the crowned kings (and queens) of Midwest rap will be under one roof for the Midwest Legends Chapter 2 concert. Taking place at the Olympic Theatre, this stacked lineup posts performances from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Twista, Da Brat, Do or Die, Crucial Conflict and Chingy. That’s a crazy lineup, no?

Tickets are still available now for this 18+ affair. Don’t waste time, be sure to purchase before the venue completely sells out. Grab tickets here!

Bone Thugs, Twista, Do or Die, Da Brat, Crucial Conflict, Chingy

November 7th

Olympic Theatre
6134 W Cermak
Cicero, IL 60804
Doors 8pm

Presented by We-R-Music

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The Twilite Tone f/ Common, King Louie & Lil Herb & More – Put The Guns Down


Directed By Andre Mayon

Powerful music courtesy of Chicago Ideas Week. The group has been quietly working on this song and video for quite some time now and it’s finally come to fruition. The mission is simple: to curb the senseless and tragic gun violence plaguing the City of Chicago. And to help with that task they’ve secured a troop of the city’s best and brightest artists to take part: Common, King Louie, G Herbo, Katie Got Bandz, Saba, Tree, No Name Gypsy, Mic Terror, & Nick Jr. of Treated Crew.

The track was produced by the legendary The Twilite Tone and was executive produced by John Monopoly.

Says CIW:

If music can motivate someone to pick up a gun, can it inspire them to put the gun down? With this simple question, Music Versus Gun Violence was born – a social movement led by Chicago Ideas, Leo Burnett, and Grammy-nominated artist Anthony “The Twilite Tone” Kahn that aims to help prevent gun violence in Chicago through music.

Check out the touching and powerful video below and salute to all artists involved below.

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Griffen – Economik Splendor


Produced by BIONIK

Griff gets deep on this one. The latest release from his Reanimated project, “Economik Splendor,” finds Griffen tackling the prison industrial complex, by rapping from the perspective of a prison. Crazy.

People love to complain about rap with no message, but here is some food for thought served up nicely from Griffen. We hope you digest it. The substance is here.

The issue of violence in the city of Chicago has taken center stage, shaping not only the local narrative, but the artistic output. Most prominent among the musical styles that are native to the area is the “Drill” music phenomenon. Centered on a culture of rampant killings, the overall aesthetic of Drill music speaks to Chicago’s status as the nation’s murder capital.

As a respected Hip-Hop artist who helped influence the cultural landscape in Chicago, Griffen has witnessed the rise of “Drill” music first hand. Where some conveniently default to the attitude of blaming Chicago artists for the area’s increasing violence, he takes a markedly different approach. His latest track, “Economik Splendor” makes no bones about pointing fingers squarely in the direction of the banking industry, media outlets, and even US Presidents. “Shoutout to Ronald Reagan, I really gotta thank him, This ‘War on Drugs’ is recreating plantations”.

Economik Splendor is steeped in cynicism: It stands as a reverse-guilty verdict from the streets, naming who some may see as the beneficiaries of society’s excess. “I’m with judges in Pennsylvania, I give ‘em paper, They give me kids-for-cash, I reward bad behavior.”

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Midwest News

Listen to DJ Krisstyle’s Guest Set From Episode 5 of ‘The Drive on Shade 45’


As you should know by now, FSD has taken our talents to SiriusXM Radio, more specifically Shade 45, for The Drive On Shade 45 a.k.a. #TheDriveSXM. That’s right — FSD has invaded the airwaves for a new weekly show on Eminem’s Shade 45 station, featuring the best music from the Midwest airing Sunday’s from 11pm-am CST.

Last night’s episode featured a guest set from St. Louis’ own DJ Krisstyle, who blessed us with a mix that includes some of the hottest local records from the STL. Missed it? No worries — you can listen to it right here, right now.

Check out Krisstyle’s mix below, and be sure to tune into The Drive on Shade 45 Sunday night at 11pm CST.

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