A big salute to our friends over at the Lacuna Artist Lofts in Pilsen and the Cacciatore family for giving back by opening up a school for Chicago’s at-risk youth. The Remix Project, which just kicked off their first program of the year, was profiled today on ABC7. What is the Remix Project you ask? Well, relax and take notes:
The Remix Project was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged communities trying to enter into creative industries or further their formal education. The Toronto-based school now has a new home in Chicago and will open in the fall, but right now, they have a summer pilot program.
Remix Project Chicago, located at Lacuna Artist Lofts in Pilsen, features a 5,000-square foot state of the arts space that will provide creative curriculum in three areas of study: recording arts, creative arts and business acumen.
“We are targeting the youth that get overlooked and we want to help them get to that next level,” said Cory Jenkins, Remix Project.
The facility has a professional recording studio, editing suites built with doors from a meat packing company. Fire hoses are used for seating, and private work stations are meant to inspire students, like train seats used in a classroom and airplane seating in the event space. All are built with re-purposed materials.
Read the full piece here, and go behind the scenes of the Remix Project above.
Directed by Josh Martin. Produced by Montana Macks.
I swear if this was 1995, this video would be getting some heavy spins on MTV on some YBT type steez. The beat is definitely a throwback, but super fire. Some unique raps and snaps as well, as these three amigos give it up for the town they call home. The SCC, who isn’t to be confused with the South Central Cartel, is prepping the release of their Tres Amigos EP, which is dropping this August.
Check out the Second City Citizens above.
Directed by 85mmAway
At this rate, we’re only getting new Drunken Monkeee pieces once every two years. Looking back into the FSD files, the last two posts from him were in 2012 and 2010 respectively. Then 2009. Well, even after a hiatus, Monkeee still goes apeshit. Here’s his latest from the belly of the beast. No one and nothing is safe.
Soul Trap. SaveMoney. What happens when you mesh the two camps together? Well, you get SoulMoney, that’s what. With Brian Fresco on the mic, and Tree on the tracks, these two have teamed up to drop an EP of epic proportions. No seriously, this joint is about to be crazy. Today they bless us with their first offering, the bleeding “Rose.”
The first look is this in-studio performance of “Rose.” Stop and smell them. It’s so glorious.
Video by Hooli (@HooliYNO)
Chicago fashion legend, Vic Lloyd, sat down with FSD last week at Fat Tiger Workshop to talk about his new boutique, improving urban culture and a possible reunion of the now-disbanded supergroup, Boardroom (you know you’ve been waiting on that!) He also talks about how Boardroom and FSD had an interesting encounter back in 2007 that helped spark a few of the brands you see today.
Check out the in-depth piece above, and make sure to stop by Fat Tiger Workshop at 2131 N. Rockwell in Logan Square.
Producer Novacane unleashes some ‘get rich to this music’ with his latest endeavor, Cash Out. The all-star posse cut features the ensemble of Ty Money, Chin Chilla Meek and Bodi Deeder. Novacane laces the beat and the hook, and gives out as a small taste of what he can put together.
“Fly High” is one of the standout records and one of my personal favorites from Lil Durk’s recently released Signed To The Streets 2 and now, it’s here minus DJ Drama’s tags.
Durk and French connected to shoot the video for this joint a few weeks ago, so look for an official clip to drop soon. Until then, grab the tagless version of Durk and French’s latest collaboration below.
That’s not all though. The entire Signed To The Streets 2 mixtape without any DJ tags can be found right here, thanks to the good people over at DGB.
A DJ MoonDawg exclusive.
Despite what some may think, Sicko Mobb is capable of more than just the bop tunes most are familiar with and they’re out to show their skills on the mic again with a new freestyle.
Trav and Ceno showcased their bars on Nicki and Herb’s “Chi-Raq” last month, but they decided to use Busta Rhymes’ “Touch It” for the backdrop this time around. Get in tune below.
Directed by Joe Lewis. Produced by Paris Beuller.
Pavy drops off the supporting video for “Get It”, which can be found on Pav’s R.O.M.E. project that dropped last month. Eff what you heard, Pavy’s out to get it.
Check out the video for “Get It” above then give R.O.M.E. a listen right here.