After days, weeks, months and years of waiting on this album, The Chosen One finally unleashes Vulture Kulture to the world. Skooda is easily one of the most talented wordsmiths in the city of Chicago, and VK displays his dizzying wordplay and over-your-head bars laid on top of luscious production. The project is 18 tracks deep and sets out to reclaim his stake in the rap biz. This album makes a very strong case for it.
Production from Blended Babies, The Legendary Traxster, M. Stacks, Mo & Velli, Wild Beats Team and more. Features include Co-Still, Hollywood P, J. Lynn and more. It’s here now. Check it out below. Continue Reading
Hosted by DJ Victoriouz, DJ Twin and DJ Bandz
Ty Money has been blessing us with a slew of leaks and videos from his Turn Up God mixtape for months now, and today he finally unleashes the beast. King Louie, Chinchilla Meek, Cap 1 and Chief Keef join Ty for the ride. It’s now available for download and stream below. Turn up, God.
Updated with NO DJ version below.
In honor of
rap spring break SXSW, Chicago artists Residue Reed is giving the world a brand new project this week entitled, They Call Me Residue. The mixtape, hosted by DJ Citi and the Mixtape Mechaniks, doesn’t drop until Thursday 3/13, but today he’s giving us an sneak peek with “We Made It.”
Press play then hit the jump to check out the official track list. He made it.
It’s the second week of March, so you know what that means: rap spring break is finally here. It only comes once a year, and many acts spend their entire year prepping for this one special week, where most of the music industry descends upon Austin, TX for a few days of music and fun. Now, one of the most important decisions of SXSW is what to wear while in Austin. Most of the country has been trapped in a frozen tundra for the past few months, so when they touch that warm, sunny weather, they’re caught a bit off guard. So how do you prep for your trip? Well, Pepsi Pulse has you covered with What To Rock At SXSW 2014. Relax and take notes.
South by Southwest is one of the coolest and most comprehensive U.S. festivals you can hit up this spring. Established in Austin, Texas back in 1987, SXSW transformed into a huge music, film, and tech extravaganza. The music portion alone features more than 2,200 official performers and more than 100 venues in downtown Austin. So there’s no question that the SXSW experience can get overwhelming at times. Artists, music professionals, emerging filmmakers and more all come in from around the world to participate in this nine-day long event. On top of all of that, you have to worry about what to wear!
Check out the full piece via PEPSI
Produced by SC. Directed by Mudwing Media.
A vivid new visual from Tony Stanz, directed by the good people at Mudwing Media. Very well done. On this one Tony looks to school his listeners on HIStory.
BlaXphemY is available now. Lookout for his forthcoming project, UGJ, with producer Proceed, dropping later this spring.
Directed by Andrew Zeiter.
For the latest Closed Sessions mini-doc, we find Luck Ecks and Plu2o Nash at Soundscape Studios crafting “Boomin” and an unreleased joint titled, “Stuck In These Troubles.” Here, Lucki and Plu20 speak on their chemistry, influences and their creative process.
Check out the documentary above and keep an ear out for “Stuck In These Troubles.” Closed Sessions Vol. 3, which features all local artists, is due out later this year. Expect Lucki’s sophomore effort, ECKISM, to impact sometime this spring/summer.
Gangsta Gibbs kicked off Cocaine Piñata season by performing the entire Piñata LP with Madlib live for a packed house at Metro this past Friday night. The show was definitely one of Gibbs’ best live performances, so go ahead and kick yourself if you missed it.
We’ve had some time to spend with the MadGibbs LP and can assure you that it’s a problem. Check out the beginning of Gibbs’ set above and hit the jump to catch Freddie running through “Robes”. Cocaine Piñata drops March 18th — make sure you cop two copies.
Produced by Saint The Goodboy.
New tunes from Taylor Bennett anyone? Taylor kicks off the week proper and drops off a brand new self-titled freestyle via DJBooth, which you can give a listen below.
Taylor’s new project, Mainstream Music, is scheduled to drop later this year.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that rising Chicago rapper, RondoNumbaNine, has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal shooting in February. Rondo, real name Clint Massey, is currently being held on $2 million bail:
A 17-year-old Chicago rapper has been charged with murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a dispatch driver in Wentworth Gardens last month.
Clint Massey, who performs as “RondoNumbaNine,” was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail at Cook County Bond Court Sunday.
Massey, of the 6600 block of South Honore Street in the West Englewood neighborhood, was allegedly one of two gunmen who fatally shot Javan Boyd early on Feb. 22, according to court records and Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Mack…
…A portion of the incident was captured on video, Mack said, and Massey’s fingerprint was found on the cab.
Read the full report here.
Da Internz provide the backdrop for track five on Marsha Ambrosius’ Fvck & Love EP that lives it up to it’s title — “So Good”. Give the record a listen below and be sure to check out Marsha’s EP here, which includes another collaboration with Da Internz.