New Orleans emcee Dee-1 joined Lupe Fiasco on the Tetsuo & Youth Preview tour in 2013 and this past Monday, Lu decided to return the favor for the Chicago stop on Dee’s first headlining tour.
While at Schubas for the Chicago stop on Dee’s 3’s Up Tour, Lu surprised everyone in attendance by performing and introducing Dee. Missed it? Well, check out the clip above.
Shot and chopped by Elevator.
The one-man band known as Netherfriends serves up a new joint and video, which he’s calling “Love Is So Sad.” Fun fact: Nether actually recorded the track live as the video was being filmed. How cool is that?
This joint is the latest offering from Nether’s Ladyfriends EP, which is hopefully coming soon. While you wait for the EP, check out the video for “Love Is So Sad” above.
I.B. gives it all with his latest release, featuring a stacked lineup of Saba, Jack Red and Murph Watkins. You gotta give it up for this one. This serves as the second single from I.B.’s new project, When All Else Fails, which is set to hit you upside the head this summer. Give “Give It All” a spin below.
Directed by HYPR.
Kit drops off yet another new visual, via FACT Mag. In case you missed it, this joint was included on Kit’s Lownt God Rising project with Supreme Cuts If you never gave that LP a listen, I suggest you change that now. In the meantime, press play and meet Pixel Kit above.
The week is only midway through, and we already have two new Chance records. Rejoice! You probably remember Chano and Nosaj collabing on “Paranoia” from Acid Rap two years ago, but now they’re back again with the first single from Nosaj’s new album, Fated, which drops on May 5th. It’s a cold world filled with cold stares, but these two most definitely keep it hot with this one.
The homie Maceo Haymes of The O’My’s features on vocals here. Another win.
Chicago producer Walkingshoe dropped this dope self-produced EP yesterday, with one of the standout tracks being this collabo with Frank Leone. No, this is not a figment of your imagination — this is the real deal. Put the pieces together below.
Frank’s long-awaited enterWILD drops on March 10th.
“All Day” with Allan Kingdom
‘Ye surprised everyone across the pond last night with an one-off show at KOKO in London, but the surprises didn’t stop there. Big Sean, Vic Mensa, CyHi The Prynce, Skepta, Allan Kingdom and Raekwon were all in the building and hit the stage with ‘Ye to perform various joints including “Wolves,” “All Day,” Sean’s “Blessings,” Wu-Tang’s “C.R.E.A.M.,” and more.
Vic Mensa even debuted “Why U Mad,” produced by Stefan Ponce, Smoko Ono and D. Phelps, from his upcoming Traffic project while onstage with ‘Ye. Yeah, this wasn’t a show to be missed if you were in London. For those who did miss it and all of those outside of the UK, you can check out a few of the night’s performances above and below the jump.
It’s official! One of Chicago’s dopest talents and most entertaining artists, Holt (or Hollywood Holt to some), has inked a record deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. Rumors of Holt joining the house that Kanye built began to swirl when he performed at their SXSW show in Austin last year. We’ve just been waiting on official word from G.O.O.D. and Holt.
Well, this morning the Treated Crew forefather made this G.O.O.D. partnership official by posting the video you see above to his Instagram page with the following caption:
I’m excited to announce this morning that I just signed to #GOODmusic and my music is FINALLY coming out!! Be on the look out for new music!!!!! #HOLT2015 #GOODmusic
And oh yeah, the human you see flying out of the window in the clip up top? That’s Holt himself. True story. The real rap game stuntman. Stay tuned for more info on Holt’s signing as well as new music. It’s going to be a hot summer.
Kanye West threw a secret show in London this evening, that sold out within a matter of minutes (natch). He brought Big Sean, CyHi, Wu-Tang Clan and Skepta along for the ride. But the best news is that his new best bud, Vic Mensa, is still in the cut. These two are working together at a feverish pace (at least from the outside looking in) — with Vic having grabbed writing credit on “All Day,” appearing with Ye at the Brit Awards, and featuring on “Wolves.” So it would appear there’s a lot more than meets the eye going on between these two. Could there be some GOOD things in the works? We know there’s a lot of big things happening with Vic right now, so we shall see.
Anyhoo, at the show Vic premiered some new music with Kanye, which was produced by Stefan Ponce, Smoko Ono and D. Phelps. We’re not 100% sure of the name or origin of the track, but it sounds like a monster. Here’s a quick snippet of the record. Keep an open eye for more info.
Footage of Kanye and Vic doing “Wolves” is below as well. “All Day” as well.
Update: better clips of Vic and Ye’s new song below.