Last night Curren$y blew through Chicago (see what I did there) for his Drive In Theater Tour, that took over the Metro. The crowd was live, the house was packed, and things got real crazy when Spitta brought Durk to the stage for “Dis Ain’t What You Want.” Durk and Spitta on the same stage? Nah, that is what we wanted.
It’s that time of the week again. Do remember, that if the song dropped anytime since last Friday (7/11) it’s eligible for the list. Now we aren’t saying these are the BEST songs of the week, but they are the staff’s faves and joints you can catch us bumping in the office.
Lucki may not be seen in the video — but this is very much his song. “Ouch Ouch” was, in fact, directed by FKA Twigs and features her as the leading lady in the video. She also produced it. Be sure to catch FKA and Lucki tonight at Bottom Lounge in Chicago as part of a Pitchfork aftershow. You can also read a new interview Luck did with Pigeons & Planes here.
Many people say, very few people do. But leave it up to Taylor Bennett to put a plan in place and actually execute. Hats off to this 18-year-old man for putting together and pulling off a charity event to raise awareness and help curb the senseless violence plaguing our city.
On July 26th at 2pm, Taylor will be throwing a $3 show for his fans — where all of the proceeds are donated to the Kids Off The Block program. Yes, the show is basically free, and you’re helping a tremendous cause. After seeing the message here, we just had to get down with Taylor and support it.
Today, we have a pair of tickets to donate to one lucky FSD reader. Wanna find out how to win? Or help promote the cause? Hit the jump to see how to do so.
Find out more on how to donate here. He’ll be running to the show. No, actually, Running.
Directed by @JDDCdotTV
Here’s a quick teaser of the new Common and Big Sean video for “Diamonds.” Yeah, we usually don’t do previews, but it’s Common so we make exceptions. Watch ‘em shine bright like a diamond in the quick visual above.
Nobody’s Smiling next Tuesday.
Produced by No I.D.
One of the more anticipated tracks from Common’s tenth studio album, Nobody’s Smiling, arrives a little early. ‘The Neighborhood” finds Com lyrically painting a picture of coming up in the city alongside Lil Herb who does the same. Yes, this joint is just as dope as you’d imagine it to be.
Common and Lil Herb over a Curtis Mayfield-sampled beat from No I.D.? Doesn’t get more Chicago than that. Listen below and be sure grab a copy of Nobody’s Smiling when it arrives in stores and digital retailers July 22nd.
Produced by Cutta
I’ve always wondered how someone could flip SXSW into a cleverly titled rap song, and leave it up to Crackaveli deliver and overachieve. And Crack does so today with the very-dope “South by South Westside.” From Austin to Austin, it’s real. Synergy!
Produced by D. Brooks Exclusive
One of my favorite new artists drops of a brand new record, produced by D. Brooks Exclusive. This one is called “Dopeto” and features the talents of Young Tayda. If you haven’t been paying attention, KD and D. Brooks have been cranking out some really great music as of late, so you may want to go ahead and jump on their bandwagon early. Lots of chemistry here.
I got a sneak preview of KD’s debut project, Smokin’ Right Now, earlier and it’s super impressive to say the least. Grab “Dopeto” below.
Directed by Point & Shoot
Well, if this video isn’t bugged out. Turns out it’s hunting season, and Kolby Woods has you in his crosshairs. Take a walk with him through the battlefield in his latest clip, “Landslide.” Ready, aim, fire?