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Kehlani f/BJ The Chicago Kid – Down For You

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Produced by Jahaan Sweet.

BJ The Chicago Kid joins Bay Area songstress Kehlani on “Down For You,” a smooth new joint that you can check out below via Vibe. This is pretty nice.

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Marrow – Mother of Maladies

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Former Kids These Days members — not Vic or Nico — have joined forces for the new collective, Marrow. Yes, we’ve posted them before, but we wanted to refresh your memory in case you missed it.

And today they return to FSD with a new loosie titled “Marrow of Maladies.” They have a new album titled The Gold Standard due out later this year, so we’re most definitely excited to see what they put together. Check the maladie below.

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Common’s AAHH Fest To Return This Year

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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For those of you who attended last year’s AAHH Fest at Union Park, sponsored by Common, then you know just how great of a festival it was. Com was able to bring out the heavy hitters, for an action-packed fun-filled day that was attended by some of Chicago’s best and brightest. It really was one of the highlights of festival season last year. Well, thankfully, it appears the AAHH Fest is coming back for year two — hopefully in late summer. The only question is, how will Common top last year’s lineup which included Dave Chappelle, Kanye West, Twista and Lupe Fiasco?

In an interview with Chicago Mag, Common revealed his plans for another AAHH Fest and confirmed it will be happening. No word on lineup, however.

You spent a lot of time involved with Chicago in 2014, with your last album and AAHH! Fest, whereas the first part of 2015 has been more Hollywood. What’s next?

I’ve been doing a lot of speaking engagements. We recently had the Common Ground Foundation Gala, where we raised money for my foundation, which is Chicago-based, for the youth. I’ve got some films that I’m gonna do, I have some music that I’m creating. And we are going to have an AAHH! Fest this year too.

Are you going to do anything differently this year?

Well, we’re hoping to grow, but if we can capture the spirit of last year and allow it to grow then that would be incredible. ‘Cause that was like—that was one of the best events I’ve been to in Chicago. I loved it, we loved it, even the performers loved it.

Tree – Places

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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To let Tree put it: “these are freestyles, and they shouldnt be taken serious or to heart….
sincerely”

But these aren’t just freestyles. These are Treestyles. Get down or lay down. No pressure, but you really should check it out below.

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Video: Earl Sweatshirt Live @ Concord Music Hall

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Earl Sweat’s Not Redy 2 Leave tour rolled into the city last night for what looked like a pretty crazy show at Concord Music Hall. Shame on you if you missed out, but you can watch a little bit of what went down here.

In the clip above, you can catch Earl closing his set with “Hell” — a joint that Earl hasn’t officially released yet and that can be only heard if you catch the emcee live in concert.