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Chief Keef – Check It Out

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Produced by Zaytoven

It’s hard to keep up with Keef’s output, as the recent leaks have become overwhelming. It’s hard to tell what’s been sanctioned and what hasn’t. Well, today the full version of “Check It Out,” produced by Zaytoven has surfaced. This fan favorite was simply a snippet for a long time, but fans who were rabid for this one can now hear it in full.

Check out “Check it Out” under the cut.

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Chicago News

Listen to @someguynamedty’s GBE Tribute Mix from ‘The Drive on Shade 45’

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Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few months, then you already know that FSD takes over Shade 45 on Sirius XM every Sunday night at 11pm CST for our weekly mixshow, The Drive on Shade 45 a.k.a. #TheDriveSXM.

Every Sunday, we play the best from the Midwest’s brightest in a hour-long mix put together by myself and feature a guest set from a special guest DJ from around the middle of the map. Last night, The Drive featured a very special guest set from Chicago’s own Thelonious Martin a.k.a. King Thelonious who hit everyone a mix featuring some of his favorite joints from the Chi and beyond. Last night’s episode also featured a special tribute mix to GBE, featuring music from Chief Keef, Lil Reese, Fredo Santana, SD and more.

Missed it? Shame on you. No need to panic though. You can listen to my mix from last night’s episode right here, right now. Check it out below and look for Thelonious’ mix to impact later today. Remember — The Drive airs each and every Sunday night at 11pm CST on Shade 45. Tell a friend to tell a friend.

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Chicago

Chief Keef – Respect

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Produced by Sonny Digital

While it doesn’t appear that the long awaited Chief Keef and Sonny Digital project will be dropping anytime soon, we are still getting loosies from their collabo here and there — and today we find another one in “Respect.” Another winner from the ‘he’s the DJ I’m the rapper duo’. This one is rumored to appear on Keef’s Dedication project. Word to Weezy F, please say the baby.

More of this please. They both already have your R-E-S-P-E-C-T, so find out what it sounds like below.

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Features News

The Case of Chicago Artists and the XXL Freshman Cover — How Will We Fare This Year?

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Words by Quentin Yarolem (@QuentinYarolem)

XXL just released their list of potential 2016 freshmen candidates, and Chicago is represented very nicely. Of the roughly 150 candidates, 10% are repping the Chi. To put that into perspective, only two cities have more and that’s Atlanta with 15% and Brooklyn with 10.5%. If a Chicago artist is selected for the XXL freshmen class of 2016, they will join the ranks of Tink, Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Chief Keef, Lil Bibby and Lupe Fiasco as the only Chicagoans to ever land on the cover.

Historically, Chicagoans have made up a very small portion of the XXL Freshman recipients. Only six of the total 74 freshmen have been from Chicago — but that number has been on the rise over the past few years. From 2007-2012 there was only one Chicagoan chosen to be on the XXL list (Lupe Fiasco). That’s one out of 51 total freshmen. A dismal 2%. From 2013 on however, there have been five of a total 33 which comes out to be roughly 15%.
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