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#100Trill f/ Chief BL – Contemplating

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Contemplating

Produced by Mike Jaxx.

Mike Jaxx and Grade Aplus, collectively known as #100Trill, connect with westside native Chief BL for this new joint from the duo’s forthcoming EP titled “Contemplating”. I don’t know about y’all, but I never knew contemplation could sound so good.

Muzik 2 Check Yo B*tch 2 drops February 14th. Until then, contemplate with #100Trill below.

Video: The Making Of ZMoney’s “I Can’t Stop”

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Andrew Zeiter.

ZMoney’s addictive “I Can’t Stop” hit the e-streets a few days ago and today, Closed Sessions gives everyone a look at how the Z’s collaboration with Odd Couple came to be.

Aside from crafting the record, Z also talks a bit about his love for music and how it has changed his life. Press play and check out the mini-doc above. Haven’t heard “I Can’t Stop” yet? Change that by clicking here.

FSD & Red Bull Sound Select Present: Ty Dolla $ign, Leather Corduroys, Mick Jenkins & Saba @ Reggie’s March 6th

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Artwork by Hebru Brantley

The last time you saw us was all of the way back in September 2013, and a full six months later we can finally say: “Hi haters, we’re back off hiatus.” Red Bull Sound Select and Fake Shore Drive return for the 2014. New year, new artists, new headliners. I don’t need to spend too much time going through the FSD & RBSS resume, so let’s keep it simple by running down a few of the acts we brought you last year: Master P, Gunplay, Mannie Fresh, Freddie Gibbs, Chance The Rapper, Lucki Eck$, The SaveMoney Army, Lil Herb & Lil Bibby, Spenzo, Tree, Tink, Sasha Go Hard, ZMoney, ShowYouSuck, The Cool Kids, Giftz and L.E.P Bogus Boys.

We’re kicking off 2014 with some fresh faces who happen to be a few of the hottest new acts in the city. The duo of Leather Corduroys consists of Joey Purp and Kami De Chukwu, who are poised to have a massive 2014 with their highly-anticipated collaborative debut. This will be their first ever full set as a duo.

Mick Jenkins is rapidly rising as one of Chicago’s most buzzed about artists, with his thought-provoking and sometimes revolutionary message, Mick’s Sound Select debut is sure to be an exciting one. His imagery is vivid, so be prepared to watch him bring it to life on 3/6.

Rounding out the lineup is Saba, who broke through in 2013 as a solo artist and as a member of the Pivot Gang collective. His status is quickly rising as not only an emcee, but also as a sought after producer, and he’s already making a name for himself thanks to his energetic live sets.

For the headlining spot, we’ve secured red hot Californian, Ty Dolla $ign, for his first-ever solo set in the City of Wind. Fresh off the release of his Atlantic Records-backed, Beach House EP (which features Twista, Fredo Santana and Young Chop), Ty will bring his unique brand of West Coast soul to Reggie’s. His current smash, “Paranoid,” is burning down the charts and the clubs, so expect him to do the same on March 6th in front of a live audience.

As always, Dave Jeff will be handling hosting duties, while DBM brothers, Vic Lloyd and Joe Freshgoods handle the turntables And like we always do about this time, the first 100 people through the door will receive a poster-size print of the Hebru Brantley artwork you see above.

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Location: Reggie’s Rock Club
2105 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60616

Doors: 8pm

Age: 17+

Headliner: Ty Dolla $ign

Sound Select Roster:
Leather Corduroys [Joey Purp + Kami De Chukwu]
Mick Jenkins
Saba

Host: Dave Jeff
DJ: Vic Lloyd & Joe Freshgoods

Tickets are only $3 right now if you RSVP at the Red Bull Sound Select site. Tickets will be $3 at the door the night of the show until 9:30pm. After 9:30p the ticket prices will jump to $10, so be sure to get there early. We highly suggest you grab your tickets now because our last show sold out by 10pm, and trust this is one you won’t want to miss. Don’t procrastinate, just RSVP and make that purchase.

RSVP FOR TICKETS HERE

Fredo Santana – It’s Only Right

| February 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Produced by DJ Kenn

I love seeing DJ Kenn back with the team in a major way. He truly is a national treasure. Here he jumps back down with Big Boss Fredo for the auto-tune tinged “It’s Only Right.” You better get right before you get left, so do the right thing and press play on Fredo’s latest below.

Fun Fact: Fredo has 25 phones

Joakim Noah’s Favorite Song? Spenzo’s “Wife Er”

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

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In this business, you never know who is listening, and you never know who is watching. So earlier today, Joakim Noah caught Bulls and music fans by surprise when he released his official pregame playlist. Noah’s list featured the standard rap fare from the national spectrum, but did include one local favorite — Spenzo’s bubbling hit “Wife Er.”

As this song picks up steam across the world, I’m guessing we’ll soon hear it playing during Bulls home games thanks to Noah’s cosign. They even ran a quick promo for it on TV this evening. Crazy. My only question is, does Noah wife her? Or does he one night her? Enquiring minds want to know.

Related: DJServicePack Names Chicago’s Seven Hottest Songs

Sicko Mobb f/ ASAP Ferg – Fiesta (Remix)

| February 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Sicko Mobb. ASAP Mob. It’s a true La Cosa Nostra affair, as Sicko Mobb & ASAP Ferg connect to bring us the official “Fiesta (Remix.)” Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’ve surely heard Sicko Mobb’s “Fiesta” — it’s one of the hottest party records in the city, not to mention has taken the bop movement by storm.

Well, ASAP Ferg is rockin’ with Sicko Mobb, so it was only right that the two mobs collide to put some work in. The good news? This isn’t the last you’ll hear from these two camps. The downloadable version [DJ and No DJ] will be available tomorrow.

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Related: FSD Feature: Sicko Mobb Talks Stargate/Sony Deal, Chicago’s Bop Movement & More

Video: Nick Astro f/ Legit – Put Me On

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Nick Astro.

Nick Astro and Legit come together for the solid “Put Me On”, which utilizes a few of those go-to phrases used by aspiring artists, producers, directors, models, etc. The visual serves as prequel to Nick’s video for “Scarlett Johansson”, which is due out soon. And now a few words from Nick:

“Indeed blogs have become a major player in the music industry however don’t leave it to those outlets to do all the work for you, focus on your craft and make great art.”

Well said, Nick. Nick’s ListenToNewMusic EP drops later this year. Until that time comes, press play and put yourself on the emcee’s latest visual above.

Video: Chi Hoover f/ MJD – Road Dawg

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shot and chopped by Cholly for HighVision Films.

Chi Hoover and MJD’s “Road Dawg”, produced by Saint The Good Boy, gets the visual treatment. Unfortunately, it’s not a flip of Road Dogg Jesse James’ theme song.

Press play and check out what Chi and MJD cooked up above.

Video: EST85 x Black Raphy’L – Know Now

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by MADFILMS. Produced by Blac Market.

EST and Raphy’L took to the Iridium pop-up shop in Chicago to film the video for their infectious new tune, “Know Now.” EST85′s TELEKINESIS album is due out later this year. If you don’t know now you know.

Frank Leone – Night Brigade

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Produced by Frank Leone.

Frank Leone keeps DJBooth‘s Freestyle Series moving along with “Night Brigade”, the tenth entry in the series and the latest offering from the rising Windy emcee.

Stream/download “Night Brigade” below via DJBooth. Frank’s new album, EnterWILD, is scheduled to drop later this year. Keeping an ear our for that is strongly suggested.