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FSD Feature: Just How Popular Are Your Favorite Chicago Artists? We Consult Google

Words by Ryan Chandler (@NayrRyChi)

It goes without saying that technology has changed the world in many ways. Music, in particular, has seen several advances in the past 15 years, having shifted from physical culture to download culture to streaming culture. The shift in technology has made it easier for artists to create their own platforms and fanbases, with eliminating the long-looming middleman.

Fans can give an artist’s name a quick Google search and immediately connect to their entire catalog. Finding information on your favorite musician is literally a double click away. Good or bad, it’s also broken down the walls of regionalism, making local sounds and scenes harder and harder to distinguish. Trap in Atlanta influenced Drill in Chicago, which has spread to NYC artists who now make a blend of the two (see: Bobby Shmurda.)

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BJ The Chicago Kid f/ Chance The Rapper & Buddy – Church

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BJ, Chano and Buddy take the people to church on their latest offering from BJ’s upcoming album, In My Mind, which is due out this fall on Motown Records. This joint will definitely resonate with church goers who watch Saturday night turn into Sunday morning and are on dirt despite the fact that they have service in the AM. We you know you’ve been waiting for that anthem, and “Church” is it. As the big homie GLC would say, CathedraL.

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Kanye West, Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa To Headline Summer Ends 2015


Family affair.

Sunday is the day to be at this year’s Summer Ends music festival as Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa and Kanye West will be closing out the annual festival in Tempe, Arizona.

Contrary to popular belief on the internet, Summer Ends isn’t Kanye’s own festival (sorry guys) and also feature performances from Travi$ Scott and KAYTRANADA. If you’re in Tempe on September 27th, then I think you know where you need to be. Tickets are currently available online, so hurry up and purchase if you plan on catching ‘Ye, Chance, Vic and Travi$ at Tempe Beach Park.

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