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Chance The Rapper & Friends Start New Nonprofit: SocialWorks

posted by Oscar September 23, 2016

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Big news from Chance The Rapper, ahead of his music festival Magnificent Coloring Day at U.S. Cellular Field. Announced just moments ago in a press release, Chancelor “Chance The Rapper” Bennett, Justin Cunningham, Essence Smith, and Kenneth Bennett are launching a new nonprofit, SocialWorks.

SocialWorks aims to empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement while fostering leadership, professionalism, and connectivity within the youth throughout Chicago.

SocialWorks will feature an interactive zone this Saturday at Chance’s MCD festival, and it will feature a DJ scoring the scene that will include human size chess games, supershot basketball, a photo booth, and merch. The interactive zone will be held in Loretta’s Lounge on concourse level 1, between section 154-156.

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Mick Jenkins Drops ‘The Healing Component’

posted by Tali September 23, 2016

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It’s always a great day when Mick Jenkins decides to drop a new project, or any new music for that matter. Following Wave[s] and Water[s], Mick gives us The Healing Component, a project that showcases the importance of love and optimism. He continues to serve the raw realities of Chicago with a melodic flow, so untouchable. The natural poetic flow of Mick continues to get deeper and more fluid each time over these soothing beats. Every verse serves a vibrant and spirited visualization for the listener.

Mick brings forth other creative minds and artists of Chicago which include the wonderful Noname, Ravyn Lenae, and of course, theMIND & BADBADNOTGOOD. But the talent doesn’t stop there, the album features other individuals with exponential talent. Each track delivers a different vibe, but a message all too similar: Love is the answer. 

The track Love, Robert Horry, featuring J-Stock, the Ohio Native whom has worked with as well as been on tour with Mick, is real tough. Definitely an easy favorite, that you may have to run back. But this type of project needs to be played over and over to the point where you get so lost in the music, you find yourself.

&Don’t forget about his Quest for Love Tour, with Smino. Check for dates here.

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6 Underrated Albums of Summer 16

posted by Luis Hernandez September 22, 2016

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Summer 16 has been one of the best times for music in a while, as many high profile artists decided to release albums. Although it may be a good problem, a lot of other great projects flew under the radar these past few months without getting the recognition they deserve. It’s all good though, I’m here for you with 6 albums that are too dope to keep sleeping on any longer. Check them out below!

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VIDEO: Tay ‘LGado & Sumo – “Savage Shit”

posted by Ellena Rodriguez September 22, 2016

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Chicago rappers, Tay ‘LGado & Sumo, are making their POD debut with the visuals to their track “Savage Shit”. The highly anticipated music video was shot by the talented duo JVisuals and Mark Emory.

You won’t want to miss out on some of the upcoming work these guys are going to drop, so make sure you follow them on the following:

Tay ‘LGado – @TayLGado2Bz

Sumo – @TheReal_Sumo

JVisuals – @Jvisuals312

Mark Emory – @Mark_Emory

Check it the music video to “Savage Shit” down below.

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Tour Alert! Snow Tha Product #BeenWoke Tour

posted by Alex September 22, 2016

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Snow Tha Product is comining back to the Chi y’all! Snow Tha Product’s #beenwoke tour tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 10am. She is set to stop by Bottom Lounge on Thursday, November 17. Tickets will be available at 10am tomorrow on ScoreMoreShows. Be sure to make it out as her shows are some of trillest we’ve seen.

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Nasa773 – “Fly Like Satellite”

posted by Alex September 22, 2016

Let’s dive into something different with the homie Nasa773. He brings us a new video for his “Fly Like Satellite” track. The track goes into everything that’s currently going on in the city such as, education, funding, and the divide between the rich and poor. Check Nasa773 as he comes at us with a social commentary broadcasting in low-fidelity via satellite from the Southside of Chicago.

 

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The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – “Starboy”

posted by Alberto September 21, 2016

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The Weeknd breaks his silence and drops a new track just hours after announcing the title of his new album, Starboy.  The King Of The Fall is coming back for his throne on November 25th and no one will get in his way, especially with Daft Punk throwing the assist on the lead single. Stream the title track off of Starboy below now via Apple Music. Continue Reading