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John Walt f/ Lil Poppy – I Know

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by Saba.

Pivot’s John Walt is gearing up to release his new project, Dinner With John, and today, he drops off some new music. The smooth “I Know” features Lil Poppy and production from Pivot familia Saba.

It’s unclear whether this joint will make the cut for Dinner With John or not, but one thing’s for sure — you can find it directly below. I trust that you know what to do next.

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Tia London f/ The Legendary Traxster – Historical

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments


Tia London’s out to make history and brings The Legendary Traxster with her on “Historical”, which was also produced by Traxster. While Tia touches on what it takes to be legendary, Trax runs through his history and place in Chicago hip hop with a solid closing verse.

This joint is too dope. Listen for yourself below.

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Mixtape: Bandman Kevo – Fast Life

| July 29, 2014 | 1 Comment


Hosted by DJ Holiday

The Bandman is finally back — and today he drops off his long-awaited mixtape, Fast Life. 17 new tracks featuring the likes of Chief Keef, Soulja Boy, King Louie, ZMoney and others. The fast life, fast cars? Everywhere we go people know who we are? Yep, that’s Bandman’s motto. Don’t pump your brakes, hit the gas and check out the heater below.

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Video: Taylor Bennett – Chiraq Dreamin’ [In-Studio]

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Live from Truth Studios comes Taylor Bennett, who is seemingly everywhere right now promoting his #SaveChicago campaign. Here he goes live into the booth to give us an in-studio performance of “Chiraq Dreamin.”

Mainstream Music and The Taylor Bennett Show are both available now.

ZMoney f/ King Louie – Public

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by C-Sick.

ZMoney’s back with brand new music and for this latest joint, he collaborates with King Louie. About time, right? No word on if “Public” is set to appear on Z’s upcoming three disc project, 3mpire, but it’s certainly a banger.

Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to start the day than with new music from Z and Louie. Give “Public” a listen or two below and look for Z’s empire project to impact later this year.

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Video: Leather Corduroys – Irie Trill Vibes

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Joey Purp. Shot/edited by Verluxe.

Whoop! One of my favorite songs of the year gets a crispy new video by the lovely ladies of Verluxe. This is the Joey Purp solo shot from the Leather Corduroys album. Now wipe him down — this joint is too trill.

Video: Tree Hits Europe For The ‘Dizzy’ Tour

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A few weeks back, Tree jumped across the pond for a independent tour across Europe. Tree hit six cities including Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Paris, London and Brussels, and director bang went along for the ride to document it. Curious to know what you missed? What does Soul Trap sound like abroad? Well, click play to find out.

Y.E. Ali f/ Kami de Chukwu – Semi

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments


Y.E. Ali grabs Kami De Chukwu for his new single, “Semi.” Y.E. got with Noisey to premiere the song, where he talks about its origins with Bauce Sauce:

Well, now it’s out there. It’s Y.E. People can’t act like they don’t know now. This remix is for a song that was off your debut project “Art x Drugs,” which came out a few months ago. How did this come about? 
I’ve been wanting to do a “SEMI” remix for a while. I held off because I wanted to find the right person, someone kind of unexpected. Me having roots in Chicago, I am aware of the scene and the artists coming up there. Through my management, I met Kami met out at SXSW and chopped it up a bit. Once he sent me his verse, I did my new verse. We re-engineered it and added a bit more flavor on it. I’m from the same area, so I was aware of SaveMoney, mostly through Chance. I like Kami the most. He has a real aggressive tone, which fit it perfectly. It was good to get someone like that on the remix. It sounds effortless.

The remix is definitely way more militant. The dog barks weren’t in the original. That was a nice touch. So speaking of SaveMoney… they are out here getting kids to invest in a 401K and cop some bonds. Has their movement rubbed off on you? Are you out here saving money? 
You know what I am saving money. This legal trapping. I don’t live an extravagant life so it’s not hard to stash money away and budget.

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Saint Millie – One Day

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by Von Vuai.

Millie Mondays are in full effect. Following his performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Word Weekend festivities this past Saturday, Saint Millie returns with more new music in the form of “One Day”. Millie and Von Vuai snapped with this joint, which features a dope flip of “I’m Going Down”.

Millie’s new project, Glory, is scheduled to drop in September. Stream “One Day” below.

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Philthy Rich f/ King Louie, Trav & Jim Jones – Don’t F*ck Around

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments


Oakland emcee Philthy Rich enlists the help of Trav, Jim Jones and the Chi’s own King Louie for this new joint, lifted from Philthy’s new Sem City Money Man 2 mixtape.

Don’t forget — Tony, King Louie’s latest full length project, is available on iTunes now.

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