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Video: The Jordan Years – You Oughta Know

| October 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

Directed by Chad Wilson

This is a great new song/video from the Wes Restless fronted band, The Jordan Years. Some straight blue-eyed soul from one of the best crooners in the Chi. Seriously, respect the pipes. If you like what you see here, be sure to catch The Jordan Years live at the House Of Blues this Thursday (10/23) as part of the Local Brews Local Grooves event. Tix can be copped here.

The Guys – No Rights

| October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment


Some great social commentary from the underrated duo of The Guys. On “No Rights” they speak on the ills of America, and the state of the country from their view. The sight? Not looking too good. Here they kick the real. Check it out below. This is a dope record right here.

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Video: Young Chop f/ King 100 James – Some Of Mine

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Reel Sharp Films.

Young Chop returns to the booth for the latest offering from his Still LP, which also features King 100 James. On “Some Of Mine”, production comes from Chop Squad DJ, Tarentino of 808 Mafia and Chop himself.

This joint knocks. Still is available for pre-order on iTunes now and drops next Tuesday (10/28).

BJ The Chicago Kid Announces Domestic Tour

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments


Chicago star BJ The Chicago Kid has been everywhere as of late, popping up at festivals, various show dates and dropping new music weekly. And tonight, he kicks things up a notch by announcing his first-ever solo domestic tour. Congrats are definitely in order for BJ, who kicks things off alongside his full band this week (10/22) in NYC, and ends up his run in New Orleans on November 9th.

Good news for Chicago fans as BJ has back t0 back nights at The Shrine on 10/27 and 10/28 — so get that ticket money ready. The dates for BJ’s run can be found below. Looking forward to this one, so if he’s hitting your town be sure to show up and show out.

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SD – Circles

| October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment


Produced by Omen and AudioBLK.

No squares allowed. SD switches things up a bit for his new single, “Circles”. This new records serves as the first official single from Truly Blessed, SD’s debut album.

Truly Blessed hits stores and digital retailers via iHipHop Distribution on November 18th, but you can pre-order it on iTunes now. Stream “Circles” below the jump.

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Video: Vic Mensa – Wimme Nah [Live @ #uncapped]

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2014 run of vitaminwater’s #uncapped series came to a close in New York City last week and one of the Chi’s own was in the building to help close it out. Vic Mensa joined DJ Envy and surprise guest Trey Songz at Gotham Hall for what looked like a pretty dope show.

Check out Vic performing the Kaytranda-produced “Wimme Nah” at the #uncapped finale in the clip above, courtesy of Fader TV.

Sidenote: Can we get an official video for “Wimme Nah” or nah?

Video: King Louie – F*ck N*gga

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Kevin Wright Jr. Produced by C-Sick.

King Louie’s Tony project is one of his best in a while and one of the more underrated projects to impact this year. Before fully focusing on his upcoming Drilluminati 3 mixtape, Lou gives us a video for one of the many standouts (and my personal favorite) from Tony — the C-Sick-produced “F*ck N*gga”.

Watch the video for “F*ck N*gga” above and grab Tony here if you haven’t yet or been under a rock.

MFN Melo f/ John Walt & Anthony Pavel – Pass The El

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

mfn Pass The El cover

Pivot’s not playing.

“Pass The El” serves as the second single from MFN Melo’s upcoming Melodramatics project and it’s pretty great, to say the least. I first heard Melo and Walt perform this joint live a few months ago and have been waiting on a mp3 since then. Glad the wait’s finally over.

Melodramatics drops next month and snoozing isn’t recommended. Check out “Pass The El” below.

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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib f/ Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ & Ransom – Knicks (Remix)

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments


More MadGibbs.

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib enlist the help of Action Bronson, Ransom and Joey Bada$$ for the official remix of “Knicks”, which originally appeared on MadGibbs’ Piñata LP. The “Knicks” remix will appear on the Knicks Remix EP dropping November 18th through Madlib’s Madlib Invasion imprint.

And yes, this is just as dope you imagine it to be. Listen to the “Knicks” remix below via Pitchfork.

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Video: Weasel Sims f/ Chief BL, G. Green & Jae Haze – Licks

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by QDotBiz.

Last week Weasel Sims gave us the Chief BL and G. Green- assisted “Licks” and this week, he returns with the track’s accompanying video. Check it out above and remember that Weasel’s R.A.N. Nation project is on the way.