Monthly Archives: April 2013

Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap [Mixtape Download]

While posts have been at a premium lately here at ACITM, we always have love for Chicago’s very own, Chance the Rapper. The wait is over, Acid Rap is here and available for download below. Should the link crash, alternate DL links will be up fast.

We’re really excited about this project and couldn’t be happier for what’s in store for Mr. Bennett. This is a big moment in Chicago hip hop, with the nation going crazy over this kid. Sky is the limit. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD ACID RAP HERE

ALT. DOWNLOAD LINK HERE

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An Interview with Houses

I caught up with Dexter and Megan from Houses at SXSW last month after their performance at the Mohawk. The band’s second album “A Quiet Darkness” has been released today and is worth a listen. You can purchase the album here. Read on to learn about the inspiration for the album, the band’s most awkward comparison as well as their favorite spot in Chicago.

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Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories: The Collaborators – Pharrell Williams

“The Robots Music?”

While we’re all waiting for the full song to finally come out, at least we have this.

So many quotables here…

You don’t need MDMA for this music, because the music is so incredibly vivid… everything is just so synthetic, it doesn’t really… it’s just missing the gut

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Jay-Z – Open Letter

Oh you gon’ learn today. Produced by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, Jay drops a track out of nowhere, titled “Open Letter.” The track features knocking drums, with King Hov out for blood, addressing everything from his divesting of the Brooklyn Nets, hanging with the Obama’s on the beach, and potentially buying a kilo from Chief Keef. Try to just play this song once, I dare you.

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Chance the Rapper – NaNa (Directed by Hannibal Buress & Austin Vesely)

Austin Vesely and Hannibal Buress linked up to create the visuals for Chance the Rapper’s latest #AcidRap single, “NaNa.” They received 5K from Jash, the web based YouTube comedy channel, to create a video. They ended up spending it on a chicken costume, lunch with Childish Gambino, and a couple of fly red and blue suits. Check it out below and enjoy! April 30th!

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Where You Should Be Tonight: Celebrating Our Beloved Chicago Flag with Next Star Vodka at Square One

Chicago-based Next Star Vodka is bringing back an old, forgotten holiday honoring the Municipal Flag of Chicago. Today is the anniversary of the day our Chicago flag was accepted by the city council, and to celebrate, Next Star Vodka is partnering with South Loop neighborhood bar Square One┬áto host an event with tastings, $4 you-call-it Next Star Vodka cocktails and the unveiling of “The Wallace Rice”- a delicious, refreshing, spring cocktail honoring the creator of the Flag of Chicago. Acityinthemidwest is all for celebrating the best city in the whole wide, wide world, and we think there’s no better way to do it than with the┬álocal, craft vodka Next Star. Check out how cool the Next Star bottle is too.

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