Chicago

Video: Gino Marley – Trap

Directed by Zae. Produced by HurtBoy AG and C4.

Hol’ up trap, hol’ up trap — have you seen Gino Marley’s latest video? Nah? Well, hit click play above and change that now. Not now, but right now.

Gino’s Six Summers Ago mixtape is due out later this summer.

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Chicago

White Gzus f/ Saint Millie – Hallelujah

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Produced by Bobby Johnson.

The duo known as White Gzus will bless us with Stackin ‘N Mackin’ Vol. 3 this year — glory, hallelujah! To keep church on the move, Blanco and Gzus connect with their Treated Crew brethren Saint Millie for “Hallelujah.”

We’re not exactly sure when you can expect Vol. 3 to hit the e-streets, but you should be able to keep this joint in rotation until it does. Check out “Hallelujah” below.

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FSD Feature: Frank Leone – Into The Wild

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Photos courtesy of Transmental

Words by Tara Mahadevan (@mhdvn)

It isn’t often that cleaning leads to rapping, but that was the case for 19-year-old Frank Leone, who, one day while tidying up his bedroom, thought, “I would rather be rapping than cleaning my room right now.” So at 15, he took a pen to paper and began writing.

His hometown of Monticello, Illinois — roughly two hours south of Chicago, with a population size of 5,000 — isn’t exactly a hotbed for hip-hop. Leone didn’t even listen to rap until he was 15, when a friend gave him a copy of Kanye’s The College Dropout. A week later, Kanye released My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which sealed the deal for Leone. “That was the first rap album I got fully lost in. That [album] kind of just started everything,” he says.

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Chicago

Hurt Everybody f/ Mick Jenkins – Social Network

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Produced by Mulatto Beats.

If you caught Hurt Everybody’s performance at our show with Red Bull Sound Select last month, then you surely remember how crazy it was when the trio performed a record only known as “Gang” at the time. If you don’t remember or didn’t come to the show, then shame on you.

Fast forward to now and Hurt Everybody is officially releasing the record, which is titled “Social Network” and features none other than Mick Jenkins. How’s that for a plot twist?

Hurt Everybody’s long-awaited debut full-length effort, 2K47, drops Saturday (7/4). In the meantime, listen to “Social Network” below. Gang gang gang gang — sorry, I had to.

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Chicago

theWHOevers – Bassment97

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Another Wednesday, another new joint from theWHOevers. For the latest ‘audio episode’ in their Marathon series, theWHOevers pay tribute to Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Timbaland, Playa and Missy Elliott (collectively known as Da Basement Crew) with “Bassment97.”

Definitely count us in for any Basement Crew tributes. Check out what dotkom and J. Arthur cooked up below and be sure to check back soon for the next installment in the duo’s Marathon series.

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