Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Years Eve 2012 – What To Wear

There are two days left to put together the perfect outfit for one of the most hyped-up nights of the year- New Years Eve. Whether your plan is to check out a new bar in the city or get together with friends at a house party, this is one of the only nights of the year where it’s completely acceptable to look like a disco ball in sequins. Stay classy in black, sparkle in gold, or go bold in my personal favorite- blue. Girls and guys, check out the photos below for a little inspiration for putting together your look!

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Clockwise from left: earrings: Forever21; dress: Top Shop; feather purse: Kate Spade; dress: PacSun; skirt: Forever21; clutch: Diane Von Furstenberg

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ACITM’s Top 10 Music Videos of 2012

ACITM brings you a top 10 list of the videos you may have forgotten about, the ones you need to see again and the ultimate in the creme de la creme of music video cinematography from 2012. Check them out below and let us know if you agree with our picks!

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ACITM’s Top 20 Albums of 2012

There’s been so many great albums released in 2012, we’ve really been given a gift as music fans. Check out the Top 20 Albums of 2012 below, and make sure to let us know if you disagree with the rankings, the choices, or anything. We want feedback! Enjoy! Click the flag to get started, each album with have the songs you just cannot skip, the release date, and a little more. Be sure to scroll down below each album image to learn why the album made the list!

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*Make sure to scroll below the album cover when in the gallery*

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ACITM’s Top 10 Mixtapes of 2012

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.

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Chance the Rapper “Merry Christmas” feat. Alex Wiley [Download]

Chance the Rapper and Alex Wiley link up for this early present from two of Chicago’s best. Merry Christmas from Save Money and the Vill!

Download and stream below.

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Frank Ocean “Wise Man” [Download]

Frank Ocean releases his contribution to the “Django Unchained” soundtrack, which unfortunately didn’t make the cut. Frank said “django was ill without it,” when he posted the song, with Quentin Tarantino adding “Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention.”

Let us know what you think, hit save as to download the track.

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Kembe X “Soundtrack II Armageddon” [Video]

The Village’s Kembe X drops the visuals for his song “Soundtrack II Armageddon.” Kembe’s one of our favorite rappers out of Chicago and he’s only 18. We should know more about the upcoming projects he’s planning soon. Stay tuned, but for now, check out the video below. #villageup!

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Video of the Week: Big K.R.I.T. “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”

The Kritter drops the visuals for “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” off his debut album Live from the Underground. K.R.I.T. recounts his father’s sagely ways, with a  flip-book revealing memories crucial to the rapper’s past: the first time he fell off his bike, his shattered baseball dreams, and the condom that saved him. A great video for a powerful song.

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Lupe Fiasco “Untitled (Lupefiascostore.com)” [Download]

Lupe Fiasco finally broke his twitter hiatus… “The #LF twitter is currently deleting all past tweets. pls disregard any retweets etc. This account is currently closed will return in 2013,” Lu’s account posted. He followed by releasing a freebie for fans, complete with a dope Common intro over his old school record “Communism.” Check out the track below, and download if you like it.

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Talib Kweli @ The Mid December 21

Friday, December 21st, American rapper Talib Kweli will perform a live set at Mayhem at the MID! Local support from Jon Huang, DJ Intel, and Maker! Resident DJ ZEBO opens up the night!

Tickets are available now at Clubtix.com!

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