“Seppuku” dropped right after “Acid Rain” last night, and it was quite a follow up. Produced by Nez & Rio, the track features SaveMoney’s finest, Chance the Rapper, Kami de Chukwu, Vic Mensa, Tokyo Shawn, and Caleb James. We’ve featured the groups work before (constantly actually) and they all seem to be getting better with time. Jump on the SaveMoney bandwagon ASAP, it’s getting pretty packed on here. Kami and Chance seem to pair up seamlessly, would love to see a joint tape between the two. Enjoy!
Seppuku - (切腹, “stomach-cutting”) is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment.
Week that Was featuring just about every kind of music you can think of. Keep the submissions coming, narrowing this down to 10 or under every week is getting harder and harder. Enjoy! Let us know what we missed and what you think of the music!
A lot of great stuff has been released this year, and over the next week, we’ll be ranking everything. First up are the top 10 mixtapes of 2012. Mixtapes have been instrumental in helping the marketing and promotional endeavors of record labels, and are utilized by those without labels to gain exposure on the bigger scene. Almost always free, they’re an awesome gift for fans regardless of their purpose.
Click the images below to learn a little more about the tape, and find the download links at the bottom. Enjoy! Let us know what you think about the order, or if you think we left anything out.
The Save Money army/crew/militia/better yet a navy stopped in Champaign last Thursday, December 6, 2012, bringing along Mickey Factz, Kid Daytona, The Boy Illinois, and Frank Leone among others with them. Check out some of our favorite pictures from the #savechampaign event after the jump.
A track from Brian Fresco’s upcoming tape called Mafioso, featuring the best Save Money has to offer. All these dudes jumping on one track results in something very ill. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Following an opening slot at the Kids These Days show last week, Kami de Chukwu, Joey Purps, and Preston San hit the Canopy Club in Champaign Thursday night. The Save Money Army brings along The Kid Daytona, Mickey Factz, The Boy Illinois, and Frank Leone along with them, with doors opening at 10:30.
We’ll be giving away 2 free tickets to the show, all you have to do is comment on the acityinthemidwest facebook page with your favorite Save Money track. If you want to assure yourself a ticket, PURCHASE THEM HERE. $7 dollars for this much music is a bargain. Help #SaveChampaign by making sure you’re in attendance Thursday night. Hit the jump for tracks from each of the artists performing. Continue reading →
New Kami de Chukwu track with a dope Hudson Mohawke re-work of the Giacomo Puccini opera piece ”O Mio Babbino Caro.” Kami says the track is for whoever has lost someone, so make sure to take a listen to one of the freshest Chicago rappers out there.
We’re back after an all Pygmalion Week that Was last week with some awesome new music. Tons of submitted tracks included, so remember to keep sending us your music! We listen to everything and more than likely post! Let us know what you think of this week’s edition. This first BL∆CK † CEILINGS track is heavy, one of my favorites in a while, and whenever Pharoahe Monch graces us with a track, my week is made. Enjoy!
My browser has been running slow all week because of all the songs I kept open after hearing to remember to post them here. So I’m taking a hit in the facebook creeping/online trolling department to keep bringing you good music. It better be appreciated! A lot of cool stuff coming in this week, thank you to everyone that’s been sending. Keep it up! We’ll be debuting a new weekly feature on the blog, with rising artists creating a playlist and answering some fun questions. Stay tuned, and let us know what you think of the week that was!
Light is finally here. Featuring collaborations with some of the freshest and best faces in Chicago hip hop… Kembe X, Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, to name a few… Kami de Chukwu gets in on the action with one of the most anticipated mixtapes of the summer. He dropped “Home” late last night, and it’s been on repeat all day. The bar was set super high with that one, we’ll see what the rest of the mixtape has to offer.
The Savemoney clan has been killing the scene lately, and through several verse releases this summer, Kami began establishing himself as one of the groups best.