Directed by P. Noble
I’m still #1. But nah, we’re not talking BDP. We’re talking about Chicago’s own Derrick Rose. And the Global Gangsters, of course. A new season is upon us in more ways than one, so grab your popcorn and take a seat — it’s gonna be a wild ride. Swish.
After trading bars alongside G.o.D. Jewels on “Thank You” yesterday, The Boy Illinois returns with more new music. This time around, Illi takes on King Louie’s “Till I Meet Selena” for “Till I Meet Fatima”.
Illi’s not playing around here. Hit the jump and listen for yourself. Illi’s new project, Pointe: New Age Colonialism, is due out later this year. Keep your eyes and ears open.
It’s that time of the week again. Do remember, that if the song dropped anytime since last Friday (9/12) it’s eligible for the list. Now we aren’t saying these are the BEST songs of the week, but they are the staff’s faves and joints you can catch us bumping in the office.
Shot and chopped by Just Maine.
Real T@lk gets a little lyrical exercise in over Future’s “Move That Dope” for his latest drop, “Dope ReLocation”. Real touches on relocating to the ATL, working with the Dungeon Family and more in this new joint, which you may have to rewind a few times.
Check out Real’s clip for “Dope ReLocation” above.
Produced by C-Sick
AceSo and C-Sick in tandem have made some really dope music together. Their output may be few and far between, but when they drop it’s felt. So today, feel this. They call this one “The Plan.” Get down or lay down.
Keep an open eye for Ace’s new mixtape, heavily produced by C-Sick, impacting later this year.
Well, a remix of ‘Mih’s #1 hit, “Don’t Tell ‘Em.” emerged this week featuring Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana. However today, another remix featuring the Migos hit the internets. Is this official? Don’t know, don’t care. It’s the Migos on “Don’t Tell ‘Em.” Need we say more? HURRICANE WRIST. Check it out below.
Produced by Kaytranada
Friday brings many things: the weekend, the end of the work week, pay day, et al. It also brings unreleased music from the super talented Mick Jenkins. And today he blesses us with “Rain,” produced by Kaytranada, which was a joint left off The Water[s]. Mick’s flooding of the streets continues. Take a dip below.
Sidebar: When Mick played me an early version of The Water[s] early this year, this was my favorite of the lot. You can’t go wrong with flipping this joint. Ever.
Common’s first annual AAHH! Fest is only a few short days away, and tonight you can begin to prep for Sunday (9/21) as the full line-up with set times has been announced. The bill is absolutely stacked, featuring scheduled performances from Common, Twista, Lupe, Dave Chappelle, J-Hud, De La Soul, MC Lyte, Jay Electronica and a very important alleged surprise guest, who I think we can all guess.
If you’ve downloaded the AAHH! Fest app, you can see set times and line-up, but we’ve also included it for you here this evening. This is a can’t miss event, and tickets are still available here. No we don’t have any, so don’t ask. Support the cause and purchase tickets so we can keep dope festivals catering to the Chi hip-hop community flourishing in the future.
Hit the jump to see the set times and line-up.
Shot and chopped by Rio Productions.
Durk has officially started working on his Def Jam debut, tentatively titled Remember My Name, and decided to document the first studio session for the LP. In the clip above, we get a peak at Durk’s recent trip to the lab and even get to preview three new joints from the OTF/Coke Boys spitter.
Remember My Name coming soon. Stay tuned for more details.
Complex Mag’s Magnum Opus series returns with an oral history of Common’s biggest hit to date (still!) “The Light.” Granted, this track is damn near 15 years old, so some of you might not have been around to know just how big it was at the time — a true breakout moment for Com Sense. Here he talks about how it came together and just how important it was to his career. He also chronicles going to Detroit with The Roots to link with Dilla to make it happen. The result was one of Common’s best albums, Like Water For Chocolate.
Don’t forget to grab tickets to Common’s AAHH Fest this Sunday at Union Park, where Lupe, Twista, J Hud, Lil Herb, De La Soul, etc will be performing. Also, all signs point to Kanye West as the surprise guest. You can also check out Common’s most recent feature in Chicago Mag here.