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Kanye West Returns to the Stage During Kid Cudi’s Performance for Adidas’ All-Star Weekend Event

posted by Oscar February 18, 2018

Kanye is back under the spotlight of a concert stage thanks to another surprise appearance. Once more, Yeezy hit a stage thanks to Kid Cudi, the latter was performing in LA for Adidas’ NBA All-Star Weekend event.

Cudder brought out ‘Ye to perform their Life of Pablo collaboration, “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.” much like the last time we saw the Chicago rapper perform back in November. Peep the fan footage to see it all go down. Continue Reading

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Event: Miguel at Riviera Theatre (3/5)

posted by Alberto February 6, 2018

Photo Credit: Timothy Saccenti

Miguel’s new tour in support of his amazing War & Leisure album is touching down in Chicago in less than a month and we’re excited to see the new album live. Miguel will certainly put on a great show at the Riviera Theatre, so make sure to get your hands on some tickets. Tickets can be picked up HERE.

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Watch Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl LII Halftime Show

posted by Alberto February 5, 2018

Super Bowl 52 is now in the record books with the Philadelphia Eagles winning their first ever Super Bowl. For this years halftime festivities, the NFL and Pepsi went with Justin Timberlake and he surely delivered. Watch as he performs new material, some classics, a tribute to Prince and much more in the clip above.

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Video: LCD Soundsystem Perform on ‘Austin City Limits’

posted by Oscar February 4, 2018

The latest episode of Austin City Limits featured LCD Soundsystem. The group’s performance on the PBS series saw them play songs off their 2017 record American Dream and it is now available for streaming. Along with the episode, the group also unleashed a web exclusive clip in which you can see them perform “Something Great,” off Sound of Silver.

See the web exclusive below.  Continue Reading

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Video: Jamila Woods Performs NPR “Tiny Desk Concert”

posted by Oscar January 29, 2018

Jamila Woods’ “Tiny Desk Concert” for NPR is finally out! One of our day-1 faves, Woods’ appearance on the concert series to perform “Blk Girl Soldier,” “Giovanni,” and “Holy.”

Backed by Silenty Party Music, Jamila’s stripped-down renditions of the HEAVN joints and the unreleased, Nikki Giovanni-inspired track were soulful, rich, and beautiful. This encapsulates what makes her so special and an essential export of the Chicago music scene.

Don’t deprive yourself of this experience (or simply continue to revisit this performance), and just hit play.

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Video: See Run The Jewels Perform ‘Austin City Limits’ Set

posted by Oscar January 28, 2018

Run The Jewels’ appearance on the iconic Austin City Limits concert series has finally aired. Only the third ACL episode dedicated to Hip Hop (after Mos Def and Kendrick Lamar, good company indeed), El-P and Killer Mike made good on their performance and proved exactly why they deserved to be featured.

“And the crowd goes: RTJ!!!” So dope.

Check out the episode above.

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Video: Migos Perform “Stir Fry” on ‘Fallon’

posted by Oscar January 26, 2018

Migos’ new album Culture II has arrived, and ATL’s flyest trio hit the stage of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon to commemorate the release. While there, they performed their Pharrell-produced “Stir Fry” while surrounded by a wall of white flowers and the II, both of which appear on their new project’s album cover.

Check out the performance above.

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Video: St. Vincent Performs Acoustic “Tiny Desk Concert”

posted by Oscar January 22, 2018

St. Vincent visited NPR to play a “Tiny Desk Concert.” Annie Clark’s appearance on the series featured her perform a 3-track acoustic setlist consisting of songs off MASSEDUCTION.

While she didn’t take much of a leap going acoustic on “New York,” this rendition of “Los Ageless” really sticks out for the stripped-down approach, which gave her the freedom to add some character to the performance with her guitar work. It’s very different from the studio version, but it still sounds pretty legit.

See St. Vincent play “New York,” “Los Ageless,” and “Slow Disco,” along with some Terry Gross banter, in the video above.

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Video: Joey Bada$$ Covers Prince; Re-Dubs the Track “When Thugs Cry”

posted by Oscar January 18, 2018

Joey Bada$$ is out in the land down under, and during his visit to Australian radio station triple j for another edition of “Like A Version,” he paid tribute to the Purple One. Joey took on Prince’s “When Doves Cry,” but he took some creative liberties by renaming it “When Thugs Cry.”

The cover also features some new verses from Joey. Check that above.

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Video: Ty Dolla $ign feat. YG – “Ex”

posted by Alberto January 18, 2018

Ty Dolla $ign just announced his Don’t Judge Me Tour earlier today that was also accompanied by a brand new visual for his song “Ex” featuring YG. Check out that new video above and check below to see if Dolla $ign will be hitting a city near you staring next month. Tickets available HERE. 

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Recap: Joseph Chilliams @ Lincoln Hall

posted by Rosario Edwards January 13, 2018

Lincoln Hall was full of good vibes last night as Joseph Chilliams and company took the stage.

 

First of the female rap duo Mother Nature took the stage and brought the crowds energy way up. Their style is unique in that they are both socially conscious as well as in your face and the vibe was downright fun. Not that those things are mutually exclusive but to see two MC’s on stage talking about society’s problems while making the crowd bounce and groove is a rare site. Continue Reading