It’s that time of the week again. Do remember, that if the song dropped anytime since last Friday (4/26) it’s eligible for the list. Now we aren’t saying these are the BEST songs of the week, but they are the staffs faves and joints you can catch us bumping in the office.
Directed by Davy Greenberg
With Davy back behind the lens, New Deal/Project Mayhem member Chris Crack drops a quick interlude over the J. Cole/Badu-inspired sample.
Produced by Shin Ski
Over the course of Roman’s #FlowrFridays series, we’ve received new tracks, new beats and the Yung$eed$ EP. And after a short hiatus, Mr. Flowrs is back with the third part of his “Seeds of SuccezZ” series. He’s an emcee wearing his heart on his sleeve with this one.
Roman is prepping the release of his forthcoming album #OneHellOfAPromo, which will hopefully drop at some point this summer. But until then, learn about the seeds of success.
Hosted by the Mixtape Mechaniks. Mixed by DJ Citi.
Fake Shore Drive has partnered with the Mixtape Mechaniks to bring you our ‘FSD Songs of the Week’ feature in mixtape form — dropping a monthly round up of everything that made our weekly lists. DJ Honorz and DJ Citi will be flexing their DJ talents, sequencing the tracks and placing them together so you can just let the project ride. Of course we’re biased, but the April edition is smacking.
Chance The Rapper, Lil Durk, Lil Herb, Common, Chief Keef and Rockie Fresh all make the cut. Stream and download below, and stay tuned for next month’s mix.
Related: Did you miss March? If so grab it right here.
Directed by Double-0 & 10Photos.net
Tonight’s the night baby, so blow up on deez. Or, uh, something like that. Take a journey with the Kidz and their red hue as they go from Barcelona to Chicago then back again in their new visual for “Tonight.” And yeah, two thumbs up on the leading lady.
Naledge and Double-O’s latest release, Wishful Drinking, is available on iTunes now.
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FSD Beats sets out to build awareness of Chicago’s top up-and-coming producers — something we have an abundance of. No need to seek other cities for your sound, we have the cream of the crop right here.
We’ll be offering up new instrumentals from rising producers weekly — free of charge — for you to rock over (and so you’ll stop rapping over “Numbers On The Board”). If you like what you hear, please reach out to the beatsmiths to inquire about how you can work with them in the future. Got it? Utilization is key.
Casket’s Clothing’s ‘Coke Wave’ capsule collection hit the net at the top of the month just in time to get your spring wardrobe looking spiffy. The five piece collection includes tees, bandanas, jackets, hoodies, and snapbacks. Be sure to cop a few pieces here.
Hit the jump for more pics.
Directed by Davy Greenberg
One of the most hilarious and talented young MCs (and now crooner) in the city drops a quick visual for this “TRU freestyle.” He takes Queen Bee’s “Crush On You” to task on this one. I know you heard him on the radio, and now you’re about to see him in the video.
The Jones coming soon.
Shot by FrameLab Films
Upon the release of his sophomore effort, Acid Rap, Chano took to Jugrnaut for the official listening party. Everyone and their mom came out to show love as the line to get in wrapped around the block. Unfortunately, everyone couldn’t get in but to the waiting crowd’s pleasure Chance himself announced a show May 26th at the Metro alongside Rockie Fresh and Sir Michael Rocks.
Directed by Mal Vision. Young Chop on the beat.
A new clip from 8TMG’s Johnny May Cash. Balling? Well, you may not be balling like Mr. May Cash. Johnny’s Paranoid project is scheduled to impact later this year.