Kel Francisco changes gears as he campaigns for the MVP trophy for Chicago’s HipHop upstarts within the release of “Track 6”, an indirect homage to Lebron James. The single will be featured in Kel Francisco’s upcoming project Good Raps EP. That’ll be dropping real soon for you all..
Shane Chubbz makes his GoWhere debut which today is represented as a tale of two cities in his single “Pockets”. The release combines a best of both world as it showcases two promising upstarts from two different cities, Shane is an emcee from London and his track features Dap and Chicagoan and FreeNation emcee Mick Jenkins with an assist my Chitown production collaborative OnGaud on the instrumental. The single will form part of Shane Chubbz’s upcoming project Chubbziano EP that is slated to be released on February 19.
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DJ Damnage, Pivot Gang member and Saba’s official DJ, drops his “Hoopty Tunes Vol 1” a mix for those rolling through the city.
1. Out My Face – Rich Homie Quan Ft. Young Thug
2. Man Of The Year – Schoolboy Q
3. Danny Glover – Young Thug
4. Clip So Long – Que Ft. Juicy J
5. Stoner – Young Thug
6. I Know – Yo Gotti Ft. Rich Homie Quan
7. How It Was – Future
8. Ounces – Migos
9. Let You Know – ZMoney
10. Dont We – Travis Porter Ft. Future
11. Booty – Juvenile Ft. 2Chainz
12. Knuck If You Buck – Crime Mob
13. All I Care About – Chief Keef
14. Steady Mobbin – Lil Wayne Ft. Gucci Mane
15. Shoulder Lean – Young Dro
16. Break The Bank – Schoolboy Q
Yesterday was Universally known as Dilla Day, the 40th birthday and celebration of the GREATEST producer in HipHop history that left this earth too soon. In commemoration of J Dilla’s legacy, Chicago emcee Tragedy Tha Beast dropped a visual freestyle to “Body Movin'”. Enjoy!
One of our city’s dopest and most overlooked producers/emcees is Savier of Animuse. He dropped a beat tape a few days ago for his birthday with instrumentals from Animuse project HOME & SOMBER as well as three unreleased instrumentals for you to vibe and rap to at your leisure. Enjoy!
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I had the privilege to meet a very driven artist that gave it his all at a show back in September at Township. An artist that command stage, flat out perform and make incredible music. That artist was Chicago emcee Benny Nice, which today brings us his first studio album, Look What We Started, a project that includes 9/10 tracks produced by Benny himself. The album showcases live instrumentation from Ben Bolasny, Bobby Wooten, and Davis Jones. It also includes vocal features by Boyfriend, Jarred A.G., Matty Rico, Alex Silva, Rio, Trevor the Trashman and Rich Jones. Take a half hour out of your day and enjoy Chicago HipHop at its finest as Benny Nice explores a quarter-life crisis in process- all of the pleasure and pain of a fleeting youth. Footage of Benny’s performance back at Township also included below.
Look What We Started [Mixtape]
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SaveMoney general, Vic Mensa, has much to celebrate. His INNANETAPE was amongst 2013’s most heralded mixtapes, he got the opportunity to tour with J. Cole & Wale, and 2014 seems to look as bright for the young Chicago emcee. Vic announced through his twitter/instagram accounts earlier today that he will be taking his talents abroad as he is set to be touring various parts of Europe with Detroit rapper, Danny Brown. Before young Vic and Danny set their sights abroad, they’ll be touring various cities together in the USA and Canada. For more info regarding ticket sales and tour info click here.