Monthly Archives: May 2013

J. Cole – Niggaz Know

Great Sir Yeezus, you may have yourself some competition come June 18th. Another absolute heater dropped from the upcoming album Born Sinner, featuring a B.I.G. tribute in the first verse. Take a listen below. Word is this was produced by Cole as well.

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Vic Mensa – Orange Soda [Video]

Vic Mensa drops the latest track from his upcoming Innanet Tape. Super dope song with a banging mellow beat that showcases Mensa’s soul crooning abilities. Ladies, remember to breathe.

They made a list about Chicago rappers and they skipped me

Needless to say that will never happen again. Enjoy the video below!

Video directed by Chicago crew Verluxe, featuring cameos by Chance the Rapper and much of the SaveMoney crew.

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Chance the Rapper @ the Metro [Review + Videos]

393 – DAMN -days in between Chance the Rapper’s 10Day mixtape and this year’s masterpiece Acid Rap. All that happened in between were sold out Metro shows, studio sessions with the RZA and Skrillex, profiles from Pitchfork, Vibe, Complex, a XXL Freshman nomination, a spot at Lolla 2013, and more. The Chathum, Illinois native celebrated his rise to the top of the Chicago rap, and music, scene this weekend with two sold out shows at the Metro. 
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ACITM Summer Music Essentials (Pt. 2/2)

Here’s part 2 of the Summer Music Essentials. Enjoy!

If you missed part 1, click here.

Songs Everyone Loves

These tracks are for the people that hate a certain type of genre or for people that hate every single song regardless of what it is. The people that wish the Beatles were still around and take every opportunity to tell you so. These songs are enjoyable for everyone; watch as the foot discreetly starts tapping along to the beat and notice how hours later the stuck in the 70’s music fan is still humming the song they heard in your car.

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ACITM Summer Music Essentials (Pt. 1/2)

This is a massive post. 2 parts. Mentally prepare yourself. We’ve picked out essential songs for every single situation you will find yourself in this summer. Guaranteed. Whether you’re: gearing up for a party, crusin’ down Lake Shore Drive, on the beach with friends, driving with people who only like The Beatles and hate everything else, rolling with the OG’s who miss 90’s music, hanging with the homies or trying to impress the ladies, itching for a chance to display your dance moves, or returning home alone after a great Chicago summer night, ACITM has got you covered. A comprehensive Spotify playlist is available at the bottom. Enjoy and feel free to add on!

The Classics

These are the songs you can get away with playing whenever, wherever during the summer season. Anyone can be at your party or in your car, and they will generally be ok with the tracks. The “I miss the golden era of music” people will even be satisfied.

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Black Hippy – U.O.E.N.O. Remix + GKMC Tour

Kendrick Lamar kicks off his new tour with fellow TDE Black Hippy members ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab Soul, tonight in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan and concludes on June 26th in Arizona, and unfortunately there is NO Chicago stop. At least we have Kendrick at Lolla.

BUT WAIT. There’s a remix in this promo video and UOENO it!

The promo video comes with a Black Hippy remix of U.O.E.N.O.,  featuring a Schoolboy reference to Rick Ross’s infamous “molly” line and Ab Soul taking “the game by storm just to X-Men out.” It’s not the Kendrick/Yeezus rumored track, but this just might be better. Full tour dates after the jump. Enjoy!

Black Hippy – U.O.E.N.O. Remix

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Better Days

Today the summer loving, good-time-having music Gods blessed us with a new Edward Sharpe song from the bands upcoming self-titled album due July 23rd. Check out “Better Days” below. 

“These songs mean everything to me… It’s the rawest, most liberated, most rambunctious stuff we’ve done.” – frontman Alex Ebert

 

 

 

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Week that Was (5-22-13)

This week’s “Week that Was” featuring up and coming rappers and bands with a lot of buzz. Away from our lives for quite a while, WTW is back and geared to make you smile! Oh boy, I haven’t posted in a while. Corny rhymes will stop right there. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Alex Wiley – Creepin (feat. Freddie Gibbs)

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Vic Mensa – Did It Before [Music Video] Directed by Austin Vesely

Vic Mensa drops the Austin Vesely directed, Mensanati produced video for “Did it Before.”

With the release, Vic announced the unfortunate break-up of his band, Kids These Days.

The Innanet tape is set to drop soon, and with Vic’s verse on Chance’s “Cocoa Butter Kisses,” we have high hopes. Check it out below.

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Mariah Carey – Beautiful (feat. Miguel)

The early contender for the song of the summer sees Miguel (who I admittedly slept on in the 2012 Album’s of the Year post) teaming up with Mariah Carey, in her first single off her upcoming album. The video drops on American Idol tonight. Never thought I’d have a Mariah Carey song on here, but I promise it’s good.

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