The good folks of JUGNAUT have launched the release of their spring/summer 2015 collection and to coincide with the release have released a cypher showcasing some of the store’s biggest supporters with ShowYouSuck, Logan, Kami de Chukwu, and Joey Purps all flexing their lyrical muscles.
Tis the season of new music in 2015 and staking its claim for Chicago is Joey Purps & Kami De Chukwu with their new project under the Leather Corduroys name.
They start it out with a new feature from Chance The Rapper that fits best within the context of what’s to follow. The likes of Peter CottonTale and Thelonious Martin contribute on the production side for a solid, fresh energy listen as you dive into new music this weekend.
Vic Mensa’s homecoming show lived up to the hype. The sold out show was a memorable showcase by all that formed part from beginning to end and left much anticipation of what is expected from the young emcee’s forthcoming EP Streetlights. Highlights from the show are below in order.
The Treated Crew producer/DJ kicked off the show with a phenomenal showcase of his production credits as well as played some exclusive never before heard tracks that he and Childish Gambino have been working on. His DJ showcase left audiences wanting more for his unique ability to blend some juke and house music.
The Save Money rapper was high energy from beginning to end delivering tracks from his Hotchips N Chopstix project and bringing it all together with his classic feel-good track “I Know”.
Leather Corduroys [Joey Purp & Kami de Chukwu]:
If you didn’t know Leather Corduroys [Joey & Kami] they wasted NO TIME in introducing themselves to new and old listeners. The Save Money duo gave us intensity and energy throughout their showcase and brought the house down with their banger “Irie Trill Vibes”.
Irie Trill Vibes
Vashtie Kola was in attendance at Vic’s show and DJ’s a set. For those that don’t know Va$htie, she is a New York based director, filmmaker, artist, designer, and creative consultant extraordinaire. She is also the first female designer of the Jordan brand shoe. Her set consisted of golden age 1980-early 90’s NYC based Hip-Hop.
DJ Oreo, Vic and Chance the Rapper’s DJ did a great job hyping up the crowd for Vic Mensa, continuously building up momentum for the arrival of Vic on stage.
Vic Mensa was lights out phenomenal in her homecoming performance at Metro. The prolific Save Money emcee and XXL Freshmen had his audience holding on to his words as he performed some of his most popular tracks off INNANETAPE and some exclusive new material off his forthcoming project Sreetlights EP. The most memorable cameo was Chance The Rapper coming out to spit his verse for Suitcase. Vic Mensa closed off his show with an encore performance of “Feel That” that brought down the crowd as he capped off his phenomenal performance for the night. The Save Money army leader definitely shined bright in his night of glory and reminded us how much our Chicago youth has been doing to claim back our streets through empowering music.
Seven Nation Army
Down On My Luck
Chicago’s most prominent dynamic duo Leather Corduroys [Kami de Chukwu & Joey Purp] drop some new dope as they drop the Knox Fortune produced- track “Mexican Coke”.
Off of Leather Chord’s phenomenal PMV2 comes two visuals by Joey Purp and Kami De Chuckwu. The first is possibly going to go down as one of the bangers of the year with “Irie Trill Vibes”. The second is Kami’s solo track “Bleed” that features a dope Ric Flair sample. WOO!
Irie Trill Vibes:
It’s been a hot minute since we heard from the dynamic duo Leather Corduroys [Kami de Chukwu & Joey Purp] but today they bless us with their latest loosie, a single titled “Her”. No word if the single is tied to the Academy Award winning film by the same name, but the track is phenomenal, none the less.