Kami de Chukwu and Joey Purps actually released something for real today, this is not another April Fool’s akin to Demarcus Cousins releasing a mixtape or Google giving out jobs to America’s top Pokemon masters. “Bleed” sets the tone from the start, and the whole mixtape live up to the lead track. Beats have a very dark, Flatbush Zombies feel to them. Kami has long been an ACITM favorite, and this new duo with Joey Purps is heading in the right direction. Highlight is track 4, “Nightmare on Chicago Ave.” Check out the whole thing and let us know what you think.
Another Chance post… but this time the song is courtesy of the first lady of TDE, SZA. Any time you do anything over XXYYXX’s “About You,” it’s probably going to sound good, but with SZA and Chano teaming up, the song is exceptional. SZA’s voice gives a hypnotizing vibe to the hazy sample, check it out below. Not the first time we have a SaveMoney rapper dropping a verse to the Canadian producer’s hit, Kami de Chukwu did so last year. SZA’s Z EP is due soon, and she’s on the packed Pitchfork as well.
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!
“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.
Week that Was featuring just about every kind of music you can think of. Keep the submissions coming, narrowing this down to 10 or under every week is getting harder and harder. Enjoy! Let us know what we missed and what you think of the music!
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.
The Save Money army/crew/militia/better yet a navy stopped in Champaign last Thursday, December 6, 2012, bringing along Mickey Factz, Kid Daytona, The Boy Illinois, and Frank Leone among others with them. Check out some of our favorite pictures from the #savechampaign event after the jump.
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.
Following an opening slot at the Kids These Days show last week, Kami de Chukwu, Joey Purps, and Preston San hit the Canopy Club in Champaign Thursday night. The Save Money Army brings along The Kid Daytona, Mickey Factz, The Boy Illinois, and Frank Leone along with them, with doors opening at 10:30.
We’ll be giving away 2 free tickets to the show, all you have to do is comment on the acityinthemidwest facebook page with your favorite Save Money track. If you want to assure yourself a ticket, PURCHASE THEM HERE. $7 dollars for this much music is a bargain. Help #SaveChampaign by making sure you’re in attendance Thursday night. Hit the jump for tracks from each of the artists performing. Continue reading →
New Kami de Chukwu track with a dope Hudson Mohawke re-work of the Giacomo Puccini opera piece ”O Mio Babbino Caro.” Kami says the track is for whoever has lost someone, so make sure to take a listen to one of the freshest Chicago rappers out there.