Chicago

Smino Covers the Red Eye

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St. Louis-born, Chicago-residing soon-to-be-superstar, Smino, has been going crazy lately. From sold out shows in NYC t0 high profile slots at Lollapalooza, the world is quickly catching on to his Midwest greatness. And that was just within the last two weeks.

To cap off his recent run, today he covers Chicago’s Red Eye newspaper. Josh Terry did a very dope in-depth feature, which you can sample below and read in full here.

More or less since 2010, Smino has made Chicago his main musical home. He just played a rapturous set at Lollapalooza, re-released his phenomenal EP “BlkJuptr” a couple of months ago and is gearing up to drop his anticipated full-length, which is tentatively titled “Zero Fatigue,” this fall.

When we sat down at Classick Studios, Smino was excited, telling me, “Today’s a good day for me because, God damn, I’m pretty much done my project. I just got a lot I can say.” 2016 seems like Smino’s year, and with both his St. Louis family and his new Chicago-based Zero Fatigue crew (his longtime producer Monte Booker, singer Ravyn Lenae, Classick and more) behind him, he’s ready to take it all.

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Chicago

RBMA Invades Atlanta August 15-20

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The Red Bull Music Academy continues to impress year after year with the best and most engaging music programming worldwide. And August 15-20, the keep it stateside by invading Atlanta for some amazing showcases, roundtables, events and conversations.

Not only will RBMA Radio be broadcasting daily, but each and every day and night they have a jam-packed programming schedule that includes exclusive events with DJ Drama, Don Cannon, Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Sleepy Brown, Sonny Digital, DJ Toomp, Mr. Collipark and many more.

Hit the jump for a full rundown of the week’s festivities, and BUY TICKETS HERE. 

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Midwest

New Project: Leek Hustle – Trap Love

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What people don’t seem to understand about the culture of Detroit, is that Detroit breeds hustlers. We don’t wait for opportunities — we create them. We use whatever resources we have and become resourceful. Leek Hustle is a perfect example of this resourcefulness.

Hustling to materialize his desires, Leek has devoted himself to the booth, and in doing so conceived his new project, Trap Love. With hit singles such as “Trapping Forreal” featuring Blac Youngsta, and “One Thing I Know,” Leek seduces the streets with 11 tracks and a committed grind. Get smitten with Leek Hustles Trap Love below.

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