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RaVen – Daylight

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Rising singer/songwriter RaVen makes her FSD debut with her single, “Daylight.”

This one’s for everyone that need to make it home before the sun comes up and the vampires out there. Not really, but you get it. Anyway, give “Daylight” a listen below and look for more from RaVen in the near future.

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Video: Spenzo Live @ Indiana State University

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fresh off releasing his hot new single, “I’m So Sorry,” Spenzo hit Indiana State University this past weekend for a crazy show as a direct follow up. As you can tell from the crowd and those in attendance, many showed up to support the rising Chicago star — and most importantly, the ladies.


Video: I.L Will – Vonno Gang Freestyle

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Something new from M.I.C.’s I.L Will. He’s calling this one “Vonna Gang Freestyle.” Watch him get busy in the clip above.


Pic: King Louie & Chance The Rapper In The Studio

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Last night, at an undisclosed location, two of Chicago’s titans got together to record some new music. Yes, Chance The Rapper and King Louie were in the lab together, but what they were working on remains a mystery. Could they be working on the new Social Experiment project, Surf, or perhaps something from Louie’s Drilluminati 3 — both of which are due out later this year.

They do have one collabo in the can, the remix for King Louie’s “Time” (the original version was on Jeep Music), that was never released. But this appears to be something new. We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available to us. Looking forward to hearing the outcome, nevertheless.


Mixtape: J. Ivy – Diggin’ In The Papes [Vol. 1]

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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As poet/author/artist J. Ivy prepares for the release of his new book, #DearFather #BreakingTheCycleOfPain, on January 27, 2015, he’s decided to kick off his promo trail with a series of mixes featuring unreleased gems, hard to find features and loosies you might have missed. It’s a very comprehensive collection of the best of Ivy. Sleep at your own peril.

#NewRelease #TagSomebody As you know January 27, 2015 is the release of my new book #DearFather #BreakingTheCycleOfPain (Brought to you by Beyond Words, publisher of #TheSecret and Imprint of Atria Books/Simon and Schuster). Needless to say, I’m very excited for you all to read this beautiful story of healing! My ultimate wish is that these powerful lessons that I was able to learn during my walk may spark and encourage you to take your own journey of forgiveness. With each moment of bettering ourselves I know we will eventually break the cycle and engage in a much happier society… Much more to come from #DearFather in the coming weeks. Be sure to pre-order your copy today!

In the mean time I wanted to put a little something on your ears and spirit. Music has always been a love of mine and expressing my art thru this format is one of my proud addictions. Over the years I’ve been blessed with many opportunities that have not only allowed me to create my own moments, but have also presented me with chances to collaborate with some of our times most creative artists. I’ve recorded hundreds of songs. My J. Ivy playlist in my iTunes is on swole, so I figured why not give you a taste of what I experience when I shuffle thru the vault. DJ’s are known for “diggin’ in the crates,” but when a poet goes fishing in the stash of notebooks and journals, I like to refer to it as “Diggin’ In The Papes.”

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Big K.R.I.T. f/ Lupe Fiasco – Lost Generation

| November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Big K.R.I.T.’s new album, Cadillactica, is now available for stream via NPR Music, before it hits stores next week (November 11th). One of the obvious standouts is K.R.I.T.’s collabo with Lupe The Killer titled “Lost Generation.” Some thinking man’s music to kick off your week. Hear it below, and check out Cadillactica in full here.

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Katie Got Bandz f/ King Louie – Fashion

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Produced by C-Sick

Another Katie Got Bandz world premiere. This time it comes from Chicago’s Bonnie & Clyde, King Louie and Katie Got Bandz. These two have made magic on numerous records, most notably “Pop Out,” and today they’re back to spend some bands on “Fashion,” over this smacking C-Sick instrumental. You know the motto: spend it if ya got it.

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Supa Bwe – Sushi Lightshow (Jukai Mausoleum)

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The Bwe with an S on his chest returns with a brand new release from his Magic City EP. Supa Supa has been dropping music at a feverish pace as of late, no? The name of this one is “Sushi Lightshow” and features a brief appearance from Hurt Everybody-crony Carl. Listen to him illuminate below.

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Vice Verse – Rap Game

| November 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Produced by Young RJ

Vice Verse returns to FSD after a very long hiatus (August 2013 to be exact), and has a bone to pick with the rap game. Once known as a vessel of information for the voiceless, Vice feels the culture has since been corrupted by corporate entities and ill-intentioned snakes. And over this sinister RJ-produced monster, Verse waxes poetic about it. Solid record, all around.

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Ill Legit f/ Adalesson – Bring It Back

| November 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Produced by Illy x BlacMarket

Ill Legit returns to FSD with this familiar sample flip that you’ll likely remember from Dirt McGrit’s biggest hit. Adalesson features on this jazzy joint. RIP Ol Dirty — hard to believe it’s already been 10 years since his passing (11/13/04). Check it out below, with cuts courtesy of DJ Syzygy.

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