Audio: Saba – 401K (prod Born Ready Productions)

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Finally, Saba releases some new music on soundcloud! I mean, he gave us a video with “Second Hand Smoke“, but now we get a downloadable track from his upcoming project, #ComfortZone. “401K” is different than what we are used to; Saba adopts the mind of a militant with a loaded AK-47. We have seen him moving in silence (except for his shows- he is very loud), so it’s no surprise the tape is almost ready (this spring). #PIVOT

I just played this song like 7 times in a row. Super anticipating the project!

@SabaPivot #401K #PIVOT #ComfortZone 

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Mixtape: Via Rosa – DeathViaLove

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       Via Rosa blessed us with a song and video when we first met her, and she didn’t make us wait long for more music as she just dropped her debut project DeathViaLove last night. Just one look at the tracklist/credits and you will know this is a great project, even if you’ve never heard her music before. She received production help from THEMpeople, Donnie Trumpet, Nate Fox, and IKAZ, while buzzing Chicago rappers Mick Jenkins and Dally Auston hop on some tracks. Oh, and her good friend Jean Deaux makes an appearance. Make sure you listen, download, and share the comfort music with all!

I’m pretty upset I could’nt make it to her release party last night. I heard that the food was just as good as the music :)  

@DeathViaLove #DeathViaLove 

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Audio: Mick Jenkins – “Steam” (DJ Booth Freestyle)

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Mick Jenkins and DJ Booth = amazing freestyle. I remember listening to DJ BOOTH’s freestyle series’s, especially Mac Millers, and how he cleverly dropped the tag at the end. I was surprised to see Mick drop just as hot a line as he ended his “Steam” session, over this crazy TJay Beat. You could tell who really has talent and hunger in Chicago after listening to this track. #SMACK…..The Water[s], this summer.

@MickalasCage #DjBoothFreestyle #STEAM

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Video: Lord of the Fly – “Just Sane” (prod BoatHouse)

If you haven’t noticed- this page is a Chicago blogsite, one where we only post events/music pertaining the great city of wind. But once in a while, we see something out of the surrounding midwest area that we just can’t sleep on. Lord of the Fly is one of those exceptions, as he hails from the east coast (North Carolina) but resides in the midwest (Madison, WI). He is a frequent Chicago collaborator & visitor as well- you may have seen him roaming around some studios and shows here in the Chi. I’m “Just Sane”, this kid is very cold and so is his raps. The musical film was directed by his homies Aaron Granat and Will Reiland; and produced by Chicago’s own BoatHouse. Catch his forthcoming project Not Safe For Work this April from CATCHWRECK records.

@l0rdofthefly #JUSTSANE ”never need a manager or talent agent uhh, prolly caz i’m actually talented as uhh”

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Video: ShowYouSuck – “All Wavy Everything” (APJ Films)

ALL WAVY EVERYTHING! ShowYouSuck steps it up with each video release from his latest EP #DudeBro. First it was “80′s Boobies“, then “Make Out King“, and today he gifted us with “All Wavy Everything“. Show & APJ Films team up once again, this time taking us on a glitchy, pixelated trip. They got really creative at some points in the video (1:26 & 3:17); Show never ceases to make me laugh. Enjoy, share, and stay rad Chicago!

APJ Films @SHOWYOUSUCK #ALLWAVYEVERYTHING

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