My favorite Vic Mensa song ever now has a video. It’s a celebration. Orange soda for everyone.
Vic’s INNANETAPE is due out this summer. Marking my calendar for that one, even though we don’t know the release date.
Shot by Q Hefna
Last night, Gunplay brought the 305 to the 312 with an incredible performance at Red Bull and Fake Shore Drive’s Sound Select showcase at Double Door. Tink, Lil Herb & Lil Bibby and Save Money were also on the bill, and MMG’s own Gunplay closed off the evening with a wild performance of “Bible On The Dash.”
Words by Alex Gleckman (@andfeedingyou)
SaveMoney has been doing this for a while, but they’ve yet to give us the gift of a group project. So we put one together out of 25 of their best songs so far. Think of this as the Save Money “essentials,” but there are sure to be many more in the years to come (as well as many great songs that aren’t on the list). In light of the entire world’s introduction to Chance The Rapper, it’s only right that the team starts getting the attention they deserve. Besides, they’re all very good at this thing called rapping.
TONIGHT: FSD & Red Bull Sound Select Present: Gunplay, Save Money, Lil Herb & Lil Bibby & Tink @ Double Door
Tonight’s the night. Gunplay, the Save Money All-Stars, Tink, Lil Herb & Lil Bibby, DJ Oreo and Dave Jeff all for $5. There will be plenty of special guests on hand, so be sure to get there early to ensure entry. Also, the first 50 people in the door will receive a FREE poster-size print of the Hebru Brantley flyer you see above. Limited edition.
If you’re looking for a little background info on FSD and Red Bull’s Sound Select, look no further:
FSD and Red Bull returnwith another installment of our Sound Select series, and after venturing down to Austin for SXSW, we’re bringing the show back to Chicago for May. We sold out Bottom Lounge in February with Freddie Gibbs, Tree, ShowYouSuck and Sasha Go Hard; and we were over capacity in Austin with Master P, Chance The Rapper, The Cool Kids, LEP Bogus Boys, Spenzo and ShowYouSuck. So it’s only right we keep the tradition going with another hot lineup for May.
We’re bringing the 305 to the 312 as MMG/Def Jam artist, Gunplay, will be our Sound Select headliner. This is the first time Gunplay has ever performed in the City of Wind, so let’s give him a warm welcome, as he preps the release of his MMG/Def Jam debut, Living Legend. Also on the bill we have the Save Money Army, which will feature an all-star set from Caleb James, Kami de Chukwu, Joey Purp, Tokyo Shawn, Dally Auston and Brian Fresco. Trust this is something you won’t want to miss.
And rounding out the lineup is female emcee/songstress Tink, as well as rising emcees (and Heir Apparents) Lil Herb and Lil Bibby. Red Bull’s Sound Select program seeks to promote the best unsigned talent in markets across the country, and we feel like this is the perfect group of artists rep the Chi. Dave Jeff will be handling hosting duties, while DJ Oreo will be on the 1s and 2s all night long.
Tickets are available now for the low, low price of $5. Yep, only $5.
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Location: Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Save Money [Joey Purp, Caleb James, Kami de Chukwu, Dally Auston, Brian Fresco, Tokyo Shawn]
Lil Herb & Lil Bibby
Hosted by: Dave Jeff
DJed by: DJ Oreo
Artwork: Hebru Brantley
Chicago producer David DA Doman’s hot streak continues as he just landed Fabolous’ new single, “When I Feel Like It” featuring 2 Chainz. The dopest thing about DA’s beats? None of them sound alike. He snapped with this one.
And as far as Fabolous. When is his album dropping? When he feels like it, I guess.
While we wait on Sir Michael Rocks’ official debut album, Banco, he’s blessing us with a nice little LP to hold us over. While You Wait features 10 new tracks including some help from Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, Dash, Love Rance, Tris J and more. The beats are solid and you already know Mikey more than holds his own on the mic. Enter his world directly below.
In honor of the Save Money Army joining like Voltron to perform at tonight’s FSD & Red Bull Present: Sound Select concert (tickets are still available), Fake Shore Drive has compiled a ‘Best of Save Money’ mixtape featuring some of the crew’s best and most slept-on joints. The compilation was put together by the honorable Ty Kidd, who dug up rarities, loosies and joints that never had Mp3s. He’s packaged them all together for your listening pleasure. Need a crash course in Save Money prior to tonight’s show? Look no further.
Joey Purp, Caleb James, Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Kami de Chukwu, Dally Auston, Brian Fresco, Tokyo Shawn. Yep, the gang’s all here. Stream and download below and we’ll see you at the show tonight.
Sir Mikey’s While You Wait mixtape drops today at 2pm (CST), but While You Wait (zing!) you can check out this Back Room freestyle he kicked on 106 & Park this week. Keep up with him if you can. Check back for his latest project in juts a few short hours.