Holt Live @ The Mid [Recap]

It was a family affair. A successful one. Chicago’s the Mid was filled with Treated crowns last night when Holt took the stage to play his first hometown show since signing to GOOD Music. And while we got a taste of Holt’s new sound with “Nightcall,” last night we saw it all come together. The creativity and energy put into Holt’s new music is refreshing, and shit, hearing authentic music like that is exciting. You pair that authenticity with supreme confidence and the energy of a underground punk band… and that’s Holt live.

Kanye West “All Day” at the United Center

Kanye’s in the building, so we should be good for Game 4, right?

EDIT: During a 1st quarter timeout, Yeezy got the UC crowd hyped with an impromptu performance of “All Day”. Here’s the full video and you gotta love the song choice and energy from ‘Ye at half court. Great concentration by the Bulls in the background, still locked in on the game though. Ha!

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Just some Chicago kids from the Jordan era doing Chicago things.

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It just feels right to have Kanye back at the UC too, doesn’t it? Ye’s also back home to deliver a speech and accept his honoree degree from SAIC today/this weekend.

UPDATE: Unfortunately for us Bulls fans, LeBron got us back.

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Giveaway: Rae Sremmurd, Casey Veggies, Virgil Abloh @ The Mid 02.22

As we put this past weekend behind us, let’s look ahead to another great one that’s shaping up in the CHI.

Mountain Dew & NUE Agency are presenting what will surely be a hot party next Sunday, February 22nd at The Mid featuring Rae Sremmurd, Casey Veggies, and Virgil Abloh DJing (as Flat White.)

Here’s your chance to go for FREE!

We will choose 5 winners for a FREE pair of tickets to Sunday’s show — all you have to do is follow one (or more) of the options below for your chance to win. It’s literally just a couple of clicks below, that’s all. If you win, that’s you and a friend seeing a $50 show for FREE.

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Shoutout to the good folks at NUE Agency. Good luck and get ready for Sunday! #GreenLabelLive

Kanye West album listening session in Paris

It’s not much, but hey, it’s ‘Ye and it surrounds his next album. Only hints have been dropped so far since the summer with this preview of “God Level” for adidas being the loudest this past May. Add this to the hints as Team Kanye Daily tweeted this pic saying it’s Kanye & Virgil in the midst of an album listening session in Paris (in town for Paris Fashion Week).

UPDATE: Theophilus London adds some fuel to the fire, saying he’s on one of the singles and confirming the listening session last nite.

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So shortly after this picture I Only remember kanye playing his new album 3 times in a dark room of 20 people last night and moshing drunk with mad babes haha.

Do you think we’ll see a Kanye West album in 2014?

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Kim & Kanye’s Wedding Rehearsal

One of the rare cameos from Kanye West on Keeping Up With The Kardashians was just before Kim’s big day. E! got some exclusive clips of the two with their wedding party (including Virgil Abloh, Don C, and the whole Kardashian family) and the 3-minute preview is up above. Pretty cool to see them in this element, rehearsing the walk down the aisle like so many of you couples are doing this summer too.