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FSD Feature: Top 10 Chicago Hip-Hop Moments From 10 Years Of Dynasty Podcasts


Words by Jaime Black ()

In 2005, I launched Dynasty Podcasts as a platform for Chicago artist interviews and more. Since that time, I’ve been enormously fortunate to land interviews with the best emerging and established talent in Chicago, including artists and industry from the city’s thriving hip-hop community.

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Video: Marrow – Two

Directed by Austin Vesely.

Macie Stewart, Lane Beckstrom and Liam Cunningham formerly of Kids These Days have formed a new band, Marrow. The band, which also features drummer Matthew Carroll, makes their debut today with their new video/short film for “Two”. Great song, great video.

“Two” is actually the title track from the band’s new EP, which is scheduled to be released December 19th. Check out the video above and keep an ear open for more new music from Marrow soon.

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Video: Backstage w/ Chance The Rapper & Twista @ Lollapalooza

Visuals by Nick Brazinsky

Yesterday we did a full recap of Chance’s show (which you can read/watch here), but in this clip just released, you can get a better idea of what went on behind the scenes of Chance’s set, and how the “Cocoa Butter Kisses” surprise came together. Watch Vic, Chano, T and (a few of the) Kids These Days make magic happen. A very great moment.

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The 25 Best Save Money Songs


Words by Alex Gleckman (@andfeedingyou)

SaveMoney has been doing this for a while, but they’ve yet to give us the gift of a group project. So we put one together out of 25 of their best songs so far. Think of this as the Save Money “essentials,” but there are sure to be many more in the years to come (as well as many great songs that aren’t on the list). In light of the entire world’s introduction to Chance The Rapper, it’s only right that the team starts getting the attention they deserve. Besides, they’re all very good at this thing called rapping.

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Kids These Days Break Up


Say it ain’t so. We’re sorry to report that critically acclaimed Chicago band, Kids These Days, has called it quits. After a successful run, and high profile gigs such as Lollapalooza, Coachella and Conan O’Brien (not to mention a deal with adidas), the group’s lead rapper Vic Mensa announced the split on XXL:

But alas, just as sure as time goes on and musical fads change, some good things must eventually come to an end. And so today, Kids These Days have announced that they will no longer function as a band, which is sad news to the group’s followers who have watched them as they’ve made appearances at major festivals like South By and Lollapalooza, and major TV shows like Conan. The news does come with a silver lining, though, in that the Kids’ lead singer/rapper Vic Mensa – who was recently featured on standout track “Cocoa Butter Kisses” from Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap mixtape – has announced his solo career.

This comes as a shock and bad news to many. We wish each group member the best of luck in their future endeavors. Read Vic’s full interview discussing the split right here.

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