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Common, Lupe Fiasco, Dave Chappelle & More To Appear @ First Annual AAHH! Fest

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments


Festival season isn’t over yet.

The first annual AAHH! Fest, by Common, will take place in Union Park on September 21st and the lineup looks amazing.

Com, Lupe Fiasco, De La Soul, MC Lyte, Jay Elect and Lil Herb will all be hitting the stage, while Dave Chappelle will take hosting duties. A very special guest is also said to be gracing the stage, but only time will tell who that is. The festival will also include a community showcase curated by Rhymefest and featuring a performance from Diggy Simmons.

Excited yet? We are. Tickets and more details can be found here.

Video: Chance The Rapper Speaks On Behalf Of Jackie Robinson West

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

FOX 32 News Chicago

I can’t even begin to say how proud I am of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, who are now the current reigning US Little League World Series champs. Today the city of Chicago threw them one heck of a celebration at their home field on the Southside, which turned into a parade that marched down Halsted and ended at the city-wide rally at Millennium Park. The city truly showed up and showed out today, and the Chi’s current reigning hip-hop champ, Chance The Rapper, was also on hand to salute the team and their fans during the rally. Talk about a homecoming.

Peep the powerful moment above. Hats off to all involved.

White Gzus f/ Mano – Pimp On

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by Mr. E & Mano 4 Treated Crew

The latest release from White Gzus is nothing but “Magic.” Word to PsychoDrama. Blanco and Gzus lay their pimp hand down from coast to coast over this funky ass Mr. E and Mano backdrop. Pimp my ride? Nah, they pimped this track. Straight collar poppin’ and wood grain grippin. Pimpin’ ain’t easy, but this joint will be to your ears.

White Gzus’ Stackin N Mackin can’t come soon enough.

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FSD Feature: 20 Dope Songs In Chicago-New York Collaboration History

| August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment


Words by Todd Levy & Andrew Barber

NYC and Chicago share a rich hip-hop history. From Jay Z’s work with numerous Chicago legends including Kanye West and R. Kelly, to the early bridge builders like Grav, Twista and Common — the Big Apple and the Windy City have banged out numerous classic rap records from our various heads of state.

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Video: ADaD – Get It Together [Prod. by Q-Tip]

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is strong right here. ADaD and Q-Tip? This is serious B.I. Here, ADaD gives us the latest visual from his Gumbo project, which features a big beat from the living legend Q-Tip — as well as one hell of a cosign at the beginning and end of the clip. Strong words from a respected elder statesmen.

ADaD is kicking some real life stuff on this one, so you’d be amiss not to check it out. Get yourself together.

Video: Ace B8gie – Bird’s Eye View

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Aaron Perkins Jr.

Another well crafted clip from Ace B8gie, pulled from his stellar 2014 release, The B8gie Foo BluesHere he gives us a birds eye view of the city, his mind and his purpose. Grab that EP now, and then fly in the sky with Ace — your flight attendant for the afternoon. Well done all around.

New Album: Kid Sister – DUSK2DAWN: The Diary Of Jane Jupiter

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments


Kid Sis is back with a slamming new project that we just got our hands on today. DUSK2DAWN: The Diary Of Jane Jupiter, is 12 tracks deep and features all new music from our favorite sis. DaM-FUNK and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes as well as a slew of others show up to make this one big part on wax.

Check out her latest diary below. You think you know, but you have no idea.

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New Album: Mpulse – Be Incredible

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

front cover

Mpulse is back with an incredible new project, for his incredible fans and the incredible readers of FSD. This new one is straight motivation music. Be Incredible is a true phrase to live by, and the 22-year-old emcee pulls out all the stops on this new album. Why did he title it this? What’s going through his head right now? Well, he gives a full rundown with this blog you can read right here.

But back to the lecture at hand. Producers on Be Incredible include Don Cannon, Lyle LeDuff, Tec Beatz, Keef Boyd and more. Grab it for free below.

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Amilcar – Material World

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments


“cuffin season begins…” – Amilcar

As summer comes to a close, Amilcar reflects back on some of the ladies he encountered during the hot months of the year. Who did he mainly interact with? The material girls of the world, that’s who. And here, he reflects on that. It’s a material world, so hey, let’s make the most of it.

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Video: PaperBoy Da Great f/ Waka Flocka Flame – Wut U Kno

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Will Gates and KB for Open World Films.

Killa Klan’s own PaperBoy Da Great grabs Waka Flocka for his latest single, “Wut U Kno”. Get familiar above.