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Video: Tree – Stay Away

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Bryan Lamb.

Soultrap Tree urges to all competition to stay away in his latest visual offering from his MCTREEG EP, presented by Scion AV. The video was filmed during Tree’s trip to Austin, Texas for SXSW and provides a look at what Tree’s visit was like.

Moment of silence for all of those mixtapes scattered across 6th street at the 1:22 mark. Check out the official video for “Stay Away” above and keep an eye out for Tree’s “God Like” video, due out soon.

Common & Donda’s House Announce The Chicago Youth Jobs Collaborative & First Annual AAHH! Fest

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Common’s Common Ground Foundation and Kanye West’s Donda’s House Inc. will be teaming up with the Chicago Urban League for a new youth jobs initiative and a new music festival, AAHH! Fest.

Common made the announcement during a press conference yesterday at the Museum of Contemporary Art alongside Rhymefest of Donda’s House and later released more information via a press release on

Common, and the Common Ground Foundation, Andrea L. Zopp, president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, and Kanye West’s Donda’s House, Inc. Creative Director, Rhymefest held a press conference at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, to discuss the state of their organizations, upcoming projects and announced the Chicago Youth Jobs Collaborative. The groups united for Chicago youth to advocate and garner commitment in organizing government, nonprofit and for profit stakeholders to push for more funding and resources to create youth employment opportunities. With the common missions threaded through each organization as well as their distinct influence in specific communities, the groups rallied to both challenge themselves and others to create job opportunities for youth, year round.

Hit the jump for information on the first annual AHH! Fest.

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ProbCause – Chicago Style

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Produced by Fortified Sounds and Drew Manita.

ProbCause goes hard for the hometown on “Chicago Style”, the first single from his forthcoming WAVES LP. A nod to “Adrenaline Rush” and juke in the same song? Job well done, Prob.

Check out “Chicago Style” below. WAVES drops later this year.

Blood Money – Believe In Da Glo

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DJ Hustlenomics lets go of an unreleased record from the late Blood Money a.k.a. Big Glo, which was set to appear on his upcoming project. Give “Believe In Da Glo” a listen below.

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Chella H – Clarification

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Produced by Boogz

This is one of Chicago’s favorite instrumentals. Seriously. Bump and Sly rocked over this years ago, and then two years back there was a popular posse cut that dropped over this beat featuring Mikkey, Bump, Sly, Chella and many more emcees.

Well today, Chella gives us an entire joint over this Chi City favorite. Here she clarifies many rumors and tales surrounding her career. Want some clarification on Ms. Chella? Well, hit the jump and press play.

Icy Duck – Shabba Ranks (Freestyle)

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New Lawless Inc. recruit, Icy Duck, kicks some heavyweight bars over one of the best beats from last year: “Shabba Ranks.” SHABBA!

Ill Legit f/ E. Jones – No More

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Produced by Mike Rich

That weak ish? They don’t wanna hear that no more. Ill Legit and E. Jones pontificate on how the game would differ if all the wack emcees were to perish.

Check out Ill Legit and E. Jones opening up for MC Eiht tonight at the Shrine at 9pm.

C. Rich – Beautiful

| April 10, 2014 | 2 Comments


Produced by Na$im Williams & DC

Singer/songwriter, C. Rich, connects with Treated Crew producer Na$im Williams and producer/engineer DC to craft the beautiful “Beautiful.” This a tale of heading to storied gentlemen outlet, The Factory, with your lady friend. This is interesting to say the least. Check it out below.

Grab C. Rich’s last project, Certified Organic, right here.

Video: Verbal Kent – Body The Beat

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Produced by Khrysis. Directed by Arvid Wuensch.

A fresh new video from Verbal Kent and Khrysis’ collaborative album, Sound Of The Weapon. Buy that right here, right now. 

Meet Future On Tuesday April 15th @ DTLR In Chicago

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On Tuesday, April 15th, Chicagoans will have a chance to meet acclaimed star, Future, up close and personal at DTLR at the River Oaks Center from 4p-6p. Future will be in Chi City promoting his new album, Honest, which is due to hit stores on April 22nd, and is making a stop at DTLR to chop it up with his biggest fans.

With your preorder of Honest (preorder here) for $14.99, you’ll gain access to the DTLR location at River Oaks where you’ll get to meet and greet with Future, get a picture taken with him, and get your deluxe CD booklet signed on site. A great deal, right?

You must preorder the album digitally at this exact link to gain entry. Do so and we’ll see you at the River Oaks Center next Tuesday, April 15th, from 4p-6p.

96 River Oaks Center
Calumet City, IL 60409