Lil Herb Changes Name, Signs To Cinematic Music Group & Releases New Video


Congrats are in order for Lil Herb, officially known as G Herbo from this point on, for inking a deal with Cinematic Music Group. That’s right — G Herbo has officially signed with Cinematic.

In partnership with Machine Entertainment and Herb’s own imprint, 150 Dream Team, Cinematic will be releasing the long-awaited Ballin Like I’m Kobe (which you can check out the official artwork for above) mixtape from Herbo soon, as well as his debut album next year.

Jonny Shipes, founder of Cinematic Music Group, had this to say to XXL:

“Ive been a fan of Herb since I first heard Welcome To Fazoland,” he said. “The name of the company is Cinematic because whoever, whatever type of artist that can paint that picture, whether it be street music or conscious music, whatever it is, reggae, he’s going to paint a picture that’s cinematic via the music. I think with Herb, I feel like I’m walking the streets of Chicago with him when I listen to him. Aside from him being a really dope rapper, storyteller and vivid painter, the youth fucks with him super hard. I have been in talks with Machine Entertainment and basically we just kept talking. I went down to Chicago, I had Herb at SXSW at the Smokers Clubhouse and it just made sense. We kind of like worked a little bit on a trial period, trying to get it together and now it’s finalized and I’m excited. I think we’re going to do some special shit with him.”

In honor of the announcement, Herbo decided to release a video for the DP-produced “No Limit,” which is set to appear on Ballin Like I’m Kobe and can be watched directly below.

Ballin Like I’m Kobe is set to drop sometime later this month, so stay tuned for that. You can also expect to see Herbo on this year’s edition of the Smokers Club Tour. Awesome, right? Much congrats Herb!

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Lil Herb – Shine


G Herbo gets his shine on with this unheard and unreleased joint from the illustrious Lil Herb vaults. No, unfortunately this won’t be appearing on his now-delayed forthcoming release Ballin’ Like I’m Kobe. That project is coming soon, but right now we can’t tell you when. We’ve been sworn to secrecy. Ha! For now, though, you can curb your appetite with “Shine.” Sparkle below.

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FSD Giveaway: Saba & Leather Corduroys & Tale Of Two Cities Showcase – 9/24 @ Chop Shop


We’ve partnered with the City of Chicago and the City of Toronto for the first annual Tale of Two Cities Chicago Showcase, which takes place on September 24th in Chicago at Chop Shop. If you didn’t already know, T Dot and Chi City share a common bond as global sister cities.

We will be showcasing two Chicago acts, as well as two acts flown in from Toronto to participate. Representing the Chi will be Saba and Leather Corduroys (Joey Purp & KAMI), while Jessie Reyez and Sean Leon will be holding it down for Toronto. The goal is to engage the youth in both cities, and spread awareness of each other’s local music scenes. Toronto and Chicago are both global cultural leaders, and are arguably two of the hottest markets for music at the moment, so it’s only right we showcase what’s next.

Toronto and Chicago are helping fund the event, and are making it cheap for all to attend ($5 advance, $10 at door.) The event generates employment opportunities where artists, promoters, DJs and music industry workers in both cities can gain revenue. It’s also a dope way to showcase Toronto artists to the Chicago market and vice versa (this event will be happening in Toronto as well.) This is only the beginning of the Tale of Two Cities program, so don’t miss out on our official kick off event on September 24th. Trust us.

Tickets are available right here, right now. 

Tale of Two Cities Chicago Showcase

Leather Corduroys
Jessie Reyez
Sean Leon

DJ: Juno Moss 

The Chop Shop (2033 W North Ave)

$5 presale + $10 at door

Doors: 9pm

Age: 18+


However we do have two pairs of tickets to giveaway today. Hit the jump to find out how to win.

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FSD Feature: Why Isn’t This On The Radio: Sicko Mobb’s “Robin Jeans”


Words by Holiday Kirk (@HolidayKirk)

Bop is dead, long live bop.

Despite what well meaning Complex lists may claim, the twitchy, footwork-inspired hyperpop scene as it was once known is on life support. Bop peaked during the summer of 2013, and failed to blast its artists into the national conversation in a meaningful way like drill did one year prior, and instead remained a primarily west side phenomenon. It’s key artists distanced themselves from the “bop” tag, while the dance was absorbed back into Chicago’s dance battle underground. In another cruel twist of fate, you’re now more likely to hear bop on the radio than ever, just not from an artist that had anything to do with the scene that popularized it.

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