Smoko Ono’s Slackin N Mackin Vol.1 project gains more momentum as he assists emcees Rockie Fresh, Saba & big bro Jarred AG on the “No Look” pass. Smoko’s project will be officially dropping in January.
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
Thelonious Martin has embarked in his journey to the release of Wunderkid with the latest release “Purp Interlude”, featuring Save Money’s Joey Purp.
We get some fresh new visuals from Save Money spitter Brian Fresco as he drops a video to “Bae”, possibly the hottest track off the recent proje
Save Money’s Sterling Hayes drops his latest single “Pigeon Toe”, which features a real dope sample in the trap-styled production by Spanish Diego. The single will be on Sterling’s forthcoming BIGshorty project.
Vic Mensa was in NYC to close off Vitaminwater’s #uncapped series with her performance of his latest release “Wimme Nah”.
Tonight! Save Money’s Dally Auston will celebrate his bday with a headlining performance at Jerry’s Sandwich. He’ll be accompanied on the bill by Astonish, Tony Stanza, MFnMelo & Born Ready (Pivot Gang), and Na$im Williams. We’re linking up once again with Make A Mogul who will be co-presenting with HOTC.
Our college-aged readers, this is the show for you — 18+ and discounted $5 entry with your school ID all night. Come out and support the ChiTown hip hop culture!