Directed by Zae. Produced by Traxster.
With Lee England Jr. on the violin and Traxster on the beat, Twista gets ferocious in this new one from his Back To Basics EP. The EP just dropped today, and it’s nothing but pure fury from T. He really gets back to the essence on the project. Grab it here – it’s ferocious.
Kells is the cookie monster — at least this is true in his new video for “Cookie.” If you love sexual innuendo and R. Kelly, you’re going to love this one. Trust us.
Kells’ new album, Black Panties, is available online and in stores today.
“15 Minutes” Produced by Mano and ESL.
Mic Terror has been a fan favorite on FSD since the inception of the site. The Treated Crew repper has given us a number of stellar projects over the past few years, including the dope Treated album that dropped last year. But he’s back with his first solo project in two years, Fresh Prince of Darkness, which also serves as his official debut album. For this monumental release, he’s joined forces with Chicago outfit, Closed Sessions Records, who will be dropping the record in early 2014.
We caught up with Mic T to talk about his first release from the project, “15 Minutes,” as well as snagged the premiere for the track. Click below to check out our interview, and to hear the new Mic Terror. Warning: he’s taking no prisoners on this one.
You can add another Chicago artist’s name to the roster of signed acts from the city, as Katie Got Bandz has just inked a deal with NYC-based label, eOne Music. The deal is part of a joint venture with Chicago’s Lawless Inc. (who also have a venture with Epic Records for King Louie), who plan to release Katie’s debut album on the label in 2014.
Katie’s stock has risen significantly over the last year, and the young artist has garnered a lot of attention thanks to her breakout single, “Pop Out,” which features Lawless labelmate, King Louie. “Pop Out” is without a doubt one of the hottest local songs of the year, so it’s nice to see a national outlet finally getting behind it. We said this six months ago: all this song needed was a bigger push. Well, now she’s getting it.
Says eOne CEO Alan Grunblatt: “Katie Got Bandz is one of the most exciting new artists to come our way in a long time. ‘Pop Out’ is a smash and we expect many more hit records from her.” eOne is currently the home to such artists as DJ Drama, N.O.R.E., Joe Budden, Styles P, Chris Webby and more.
The single is available for purchase on iTunes now (grab it here).
A band of Chicago emcees have joined forces to create a group by the name of American Knightmare. Lungz, Blanco Caine, Viru, Pha’Tal and Castro connect like Voltron to form the AK collective, and today they drop off their first track, “Telescope.” On their debut track, the crew takes a closer look at the problems plaguing their lives and communities. Look for a full project to drop at some point next year.
Dion Primo is on the hook. Phonix did the beat.
Produced by Big Ree.
Bodi and Mush get into the holiday spirit in their own way on “Flexx”, the latest drop from their forthcoming collaborative project. I’m sure Santa and his helpers will be turning up to this one in a couple of weeks.
Stream/download “Flexx” below. Birds Of A Feather drops early next year.
ZMoney’s Rich B4 Rap might’ve been named one of the top 10 mixtapes of the year today by Rolling Stone magazine, but right now, ZMoney’s got bigger fish to fry. Literally. Mr. Rich B4 Rap is diversifying his portfolio outside of the rap game, by opening up a soul food restaurant on Chicago’s Westside.
ZMoney’s latest venture, Emma’s, is named after his Grandmother, and the dishes are inspired by her one-of-a-kind home cooked meals. Says Z: “Yeah, it’s not too far from Wicker Park. I’m naming it Emma’s after my grandma because I love her food more than anybody else’s. Actually, the restaurant move was happening before I even started rapping. I just wanted to keep business in my life at all times. I own a few buildings as well. I’m a business man before anything.”
Well, if you like Z’s music, we’re sure you’ll love his food. Stop by for breakfast or lunch.
5419 W North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
Photos of Emma’s below the jump.
MC Scheme. DJ Scend. Spanish. English. There’s a lot of dualities in this project, and Scheme and Scend take it to the next level with Pocket Full of Pesos, their first-ever collabo two language mixtape. These two are known to take it back to the essence of hip-hop, so if you’re a fan of their previous work, you will enjoy how they push the envelope on this one.
Scheme & DJ Scend team up to bring to you Pocket Full of Pesos. A mixtape which focuses on the MC and the DJ; beats and rhymes. The purpose was to bring back the essence of the mixtape. An MC showcasing his skills, and his DJ blending/mixing the entire thing together. They brought it back to where a mixtape was made to demonstrate skills without any rules. Pocket Full of Pesos is 1 hour of music; non-stop and without filler. The mixtape contains features by Molemen Records own Astonish and Jamal Science, as well as Clew Rock and Oscar Castillo. This is Scheme’s first offering in both English and Spanish. This is the introduction to Scheme bringing every facet of who he is to the table. He has a Pocket Full of Pesos, he’s just trying to make these Pesos Turn to Dollars.
Download and stream below the jump.