Closed Sessions is awesome. The label is owned and operated by Alexander Fruchter, rubyhornet founder, and Michael Kolar, the Owner/Chief Engineer of SoundScape Studios. They continuously bring together the best in Chicago hip hop, this time linking up Closed Sessions artist Alex Wiley with Kids These Days supaMC Vic Mensa, all over Chuck Inglish production. Made before kick off the the Super Bowl, you can check out a documentary about the pairing after the jump. Enjoy!
“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.
The visuals for “Doo Wah” from the KTD release Traphouse Rock just dropped. Austin Vesely directed, this guy has to be the hottest thing doing it in Chicago right now. He keeps making great stuff, with this latest one probably taking the top spot. Those who made your “2012 Video of the Year” lists already, might want to think about revising it after “Doo Wah.” Make sure to check out the video below, and remember, Kids These Days ain’t nothin to fuck with!
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.
The long awaited Traphouse Rock has finally dropped. Featuring production from Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, the album has 15 tracks highlighting the different talents of the group, lead vocalist/guitarist Liam Cunningham, emcee Vic Mensa, vocalist Macie Stewart, bassist Lane Beckstrom, drummer Greg Landfair, trumpet player Nico Segal, and trombone player J.P. Floyd. Chance the Rapper gets the sole guest verse. Make sure to give the band some love and download the album!
Kids These Days dropped another single earlier today, and it’s a bit different than the stuff found on Hard Times. The band is really progressing, with this and “Don’t Harsh My Mellow,” Traphouse Rock has classic written all over it. The album will be out October 30th, 2o12.