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Video: Chris Crack – Today

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by D.C. Sampson. Produced by Tmthy Trtl.

We’re long overdue for some goodness from Chris Crack. I’m sure he looked his calendar like: “What day is a good day to drop ‘Today?’ TODAY!” and just like that the visual appears. Any day is a good day for some new Crackaveli, but today is even better.

The New Deal Crew Loves You, and so they’ve decided to bless you with a gift just in time for the holidays. This is just a small taste of what you can expect from his upcoming 2015 release, Dope Boys Don’t Wait Till Summer.

Ha! Gotta love the title. So why wait until summer when you can get it “Today”? Enjoy it above.


Video: Sicko Mobb – House Party

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Oak Street Mutual Media

Ceno and Trav already shook things up a bit when they dropped their “House Party” track a few days ago. Now they’re back the glossy video to accompany — and the duo bring it back to Chicago to show you how they get down. Follow the duo as they shut down some house parties, while keeping various FeFe’s rocking throughout (even at Lacuna). It’s a “House Party” and we’re all invited.

Stay tuned for their debut album, dropping at some point in 2015.


Video: XVRHLDY f/ David Ashley – The Root

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by J. Krown & XVRHLDY

With David Ashley of JODY in tow, XVRHLDY drops off his sinister new clip for “The Root.” It’s not for the faint of heart, but even if you are the faint of heart you should still watch it. There’s some riveting imagery here, no doubt about that. The root of all evil is real and can be found in “The Root” directly above.

If you like what you see here, be sure to check out XVR’s first-ever headlining show at Tonic Room on 12/26. He’ll be performing with his live band as well as sliding out pizza slices to those in attendance.

Stay tuned for his new EP, Need To Know II: LUNA, hosted by Vic Lloyd which is due out early next year.


Katie Got Bandz – Coolin’ In Chiraq [Cover Art + Track List]

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Katie’s second project of 2014, Coolin’ In Chiraq, drops tomorrow afternoon some time. But as we wait for her official cool out, she’s decided to bless us with the final track list and cover art. Friends and associates such as Lil Durk, King Louie, Lil Herb and Lil Mouse all show up to contribute; while Block, Jack Flash, Deezy and Chase Davis add beats. It’s going to be a cool affair. Check out what you can expect below.

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Mic Terror & Gzus Piece – 120

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Count up.

While we wait for The Mixtape Mechaniks to unleash The Crib Vol. 2, the collective drop by with an exclusive from Treated Crew’s own Mic T and Gzus Piece. Production here is handled by iLLeeT and Doc Da Mindbenda. This joint goes.

The Crib Vol. 2 is coming sooner than you think, but “120” should hold you over until it surfaces. Check out what Mic Terror and Gzus cooked up below.

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FSD Feature: 30 Best Chicago Projects Of 2014

| December 18, 2014 | 8 Comments

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Words by Ty Howard (@someguynamedty), Holiday Kirk (@HolidayKirk) and Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive)

2014 is a wrap. Finito. And despite what the peanut gallery at large might tell you, we’ve received some incredible music from the Chicago scene.  From newcomers, to vets — it appears just about everyone has put their best foot forward this year — and many artists have churned out the best work of their careers.

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John Walt – Pineapple Wildwood

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The Pivot Posse parades into FSD with some newness — this time from the wildboy John Walt with “Pineapple Wildwood.” So enjoy this little meal with we wait for the real Dinner With John, which should be out in early 2015. I wonder who else will be at the able? Who made the reservations?

Anyhoo, if it’s chock full of ish like this, then we’re in for a five star meal. Bon appetit.

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New Project: Jean Deaux – Soular System

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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After many delays, the first installment of Jean Deaux’s Soular System series is finally here. If the cover didn’t already get your attention, the music will surely turn heads and stop traffic. She’s laced some of Chicago’s best and brightest with her vocals, so listen to her do it for dolo on this solo debut. It’s out of this world. Enter her Soular System below.

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Video: Cap 1 – Bird Bath

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, this Bird Bath is NSFW. If you have children, please make them go in the other room. And if you’re under 18, just act like you’re not if anyone asks. Cool?

Check out Cap’s Carter above.


Astonish x Navarro – I Wonder

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Produced by Slot-A

Astonish’s The Who Tape is slated for 2015 release, and until that impacts he’s blessed us with something new from his former Molemen comrade, Navarro, better known as Scheme. These two trade bars like old times, boosting the dopeness rate one bar at a time. “I Wonder” is wonderful. Enjoy it below, featuring a wondrous soundscape from Slot.

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