Chance the Rapper drops the visuals for his latest video, #JUICE. Produced by Austin Vesely. Everything these dudes touch is gold. The savemoney movement is real if you were still doubting it. Press play below and enjoy! IGH!
This track off DJ Spinatik’s upcoming Street Runnaz 72 mixtape sees the Pretty Muthafucka and Mr. Panty Wetter join forces to create a dope track that definitely would have been worthy of a spot on Long Live A$AP. Stream and download below.
This all started when Joey threw some lyrical shots at Lil B on the ’1999′ mixtape. Then this past Monday (Jan. 28), Joey tweeted, “Tell Lil B don’t quit your day job,” which is a quote from the late Captial STEEZ’s song “Survival Tactics.”
The long awaited Wrath of Caine is finally here. G.O.O.D. Music’s Scottie Pippen brings fans an 11 track mixtape, with Pusha getting help from Rick Ross, Wale, French Montana and more. You knew the production was going to be on point, it is, and the fire in Pusha’s raps really set the bar high for his upcoming album, My Name is My Name. Here’s what he has to say about the mixtape…
When I drop music, I aim to make u muthafuckas cry!! My true fans/family know I strive for perfection. If Def Jam is waiting on my album, what the fuck makes u think u aint gonna wait on this mixtape? It’s like when a women/man is a virgin, if u love that bitch/nigga U WILL WAIT!!
“In a Perfect World,” the new exhibit at Gallery F in Logan Square features cool, unique works of art in mixed mediums by NiceOne and LUCX. The work on Gallery F’s walls may look familiar to you- NiceOne and LUCX are street artists, and their pieces can be found throughout Chicago on the walls of abandoned buildings and plastered within Wicker Park alleys. Chicago is making its way into the art scene as new galleries and events such as 2nd Fridays in Pilsen make art more accessible and readily available. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here’s my top pick for you. Check out photos and the inspiration behind the work after the jump!
Emeli Sandé, the 25-year-old talented artist from London, played Tuesday to a sold out Lincoln Hall crowd. Sandé is already a huge artist in the UK, performing in both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics, and selling more copies of her album Our Version of Events than any other artist in 2012 in the UK. With honest lyrics, a gospel-infused sound and a pure vocal range, Sandé wowed her audience Tuesday night. If you haven’t listened to this girl yet, make sure you find her on Spotify ASAP. Check out photos from the show after the jump!
Chicago’s very own Rockie Fresh gets some amazing production from Lunice, The Gift, and more, and some big name features, including the bawse Rick Ross and Curren$y in his debut MMG mixtape, Electric Highway. I see a bright future for this kid, with Ross crafting him into Big Sean 2.0. After one listen, I’m really impressed… without a doubt an improvement from Driving 88. Download below, and stream some tracks from the tape as well. Enjoy!
As you may have noticed, posts on acityinthemidwest have recently slowed down. I’m studying abroad in Spain so posting as frequently as the last couple of months in 2012 is a bit difficult. Have no fear though, Songs from Abroad will be a giant foreign music post coming up on the site every once in a while, featuring only tracks I discover out here and not from a US based artist.
Santa has come and gone, you got your midnight kiss, and now you’re left to face the painful reality of winter: cold walks to work, sweaty El rides, coat checks, lost mittens, empty bars, and too many trips to your local Redbox. Fortunately for Chicagoans, there’s this new outfit called The Numbered Days, where your pain is their inspiration. To ease the post-holiday humdrums and give you a night to remember, the young but experienced party hosts are throwing their second annual Loft Party on January 26 at Stan Mansion in Logan Square.
Michael’s in Spain on Study Abroad and doesn’t have Internet in his apartment yet (boo hoo, I know). My first addition of Week That Was features a mix of music from some of our favorite artists including Youth Lagoon and Cold War Kids, as well as tracks submitted to us from up-and-comers Victories at Sea and GirlsOnDrugs. As always, keep sending us your music for a chance to be featured!