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Video: Bandman Kevo f/ Squad Money – Wanted To

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Directed by LVTR Toinne

The Bandman is back. Squad Money is along for the ride. The Source just dropped this video and noted that Bandman has signed to Universal Records. I’m not sure if that’s accurate or not, because I’ve yet to hear that from Bandman himself, or anyone affiliated with GMG, which is Twista’s label, who had singed Bandman.

But while we try to get to the bottom of that, go ahead and watch this video. Watch it twice. Then tell a friend. You know you wanted to.

C.T.F. f/ Danny Boy – Nothing Stays The Same

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments


Produced by Dave Da King

Tone Capone and G-No of C.T.F., who were part of the very first incarnation of Crucial Conflict, link with fellow Westside vet, Danny Boy, whom you obviously know from Death Row Records for “Nothing Stays The Same.”

I can’t front, Danny Boy hasn’t lost a step with the vocals — he still sounds as fresh as he did back in 96. And C.T.F. hold it down impressively. Shouts to the CRS Management Group for the heads up.

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Vic Spencer, Chris Crack & Sulaiman – Holy Grail

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments


Produced by Vi$u

Oh boy. Three of the Chi’s finest in the language arts category collide for “Holy Grail.” What’s dope about this joint, is that all three emcees are NICE in their own right, but all have very distinct and exotic stylings. One doesn’t sound like the other and never have.

I for one miss the originality in raps. There’s not many doing distinct and unique shit nowadays, so it’s always refreshing to hear new styles and new flows, and these three bring that here — and over one of my favorite samples to boot. You’ll say Holy Moly.

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Common & John Legend To Perform At The Oscars

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments


Common and John Legend have been invited to perform their powerful and award-winning single, “Glory,” at the Oscars on February 22nd.

I mean, that’s really all that needs to be said. Common is performing at the Oscars. 20+ years into his career. Amazing. You won’t want to miss that on 2/22 on ABC at 6pm.

Allan Kingdom – Glass Up (Chi x TC)

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Produced by Odd Couple

The Closed Session family returns with some new music — and bring it back to their tried and true formula of bringing an artist to the Chi for their first show, then shuffling them over to Soundscape Studios to record some music. They’ve done it for countless big name artists, and today they bring us something from bubbling St. Paul emcee, Allan Kingdom.

They dropped Kingdom in the lab with Chi City production outfit, Odd Couple, and this is what they came up with. Oh, and there’s a nice documentary compiled by Andrew Zeiter as well. Watch above, listen below. And raise a glass to good music.

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Big T – City On Fire

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments


Battle rap boss Big T, decides to ignite the Chicago Fire all over again with this new release, “City On Fire.” Looks like he just lit that match, so go ahead and pull that fire alarm.

This comes as yet another leak from his weekly release series. En fuego, indeed.

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Chief Keef – Hiding

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments


While we wait for Sosa’s new collaboration with Lil Durk to hit the e-streets, Keef offers up the ChopSquad DJ-produced “Hiding.” Hit the jump and check out what Keef and DJ put together below.

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Pic: Kanye West & King Louie In The Studio

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments


King Louie. Kanye West. In a studio. Which may or may not be Kanye’s home studio.

What we know: King Louie is currently in Los Angeles

What we know: Kanye West is working on his new album in Los Angeles

So is it safe to assume that these two have connected to craft some music for Ye’s new album? I mean, Louie was on Yeezus, after all. I think we can do the math here. Hopefully, they “Send It Up” yet again. Ha!

Bo Deal – Memory Lane

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments


Produced by Smitti Beats

As Bo’s career in the rap game comes to a close, he takes us on one final walk down “Memory Lane.” He reminsices on the good times, the bad, and all of the accomplishments he’s stared down during his time in the ring. Bo’s “Memory Lane” is more colorful than most, and believe he’s seen a lot with his two eyes. He’s seen it all, and been through it all.

Bo’s Out Wit A Bang project drops on February 7th. So keep an eye out for more leaks in the meantime.

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Fredo Santana – Bricks

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments


Produced by Hurtboy AG & DP Beats

In the life of Fredo Santana, “Bricks” just happen to be everywhere. Look up, bricks. Look down, bricks. Look left, bricks. You get it. It’s Brick City, but no New Jersey. Check out this new leak from Big Boss Fredo below.

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