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Video: Peep Our Exclusive Interview with Kap G

posted by Oscar April 22, 2017

The latest POD interview conducted in the dope city of Austin, TX  is with none other than Kap G. The ATL star known for his appearance on DOPE and who’s currently touring with Chris Brown, sat down with us to talk about the inspiration behind his track “La Policia,” touring in Mexico City for the first time, his new album and more. You can see that above.

For the Speed Round, Kap G revealed what was the first album he ever bought, his favorite music video of all time, artists he’s listening to lately, and more. Check that out below. Continue Reading

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Pursuit Of Dopeness Returns to Radio DePaul on 4/22

posted by Oscar April 20, 2017

The Mijos are going to be back on the radio this weekend! Pursuit Of Dopeness‘ own Alberto (AKA @CharroBarkley), Alex, Luis, and myself, will be taking over The 5th Element show on Radio DePaul.

The POD Radio Takeover will be streaming from 12pm-3pm on Saturday, April 23rd. On our latest show we’ll discuss SXSW 2017, interviewing the likes of The Cool Kids, Joey Purp, Kweku Collins, and Kap G among others, covering performances by John Mayer and KYLE, and other topics. Aside from that, as you tune in you’ll hear dope tunes ranging from Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean to Queens Of The Stone Age and the Wu-Tang Clan.

Find the quick info below, and tune in:

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Video: See Our Exclusive Interview with Kweku Collins and BoatHouse

posted by Oscar April 17, 2017

Today we’re able to share with you another one of the interviews we conducted down in Austin, TX during SXSW 2017: fast-rising rapper Kweku Collins and producer/DJ BoatHouse. The pair, both reps of Closed Sessions, sat down with us an exclusive interview to discuss their label’s influence, touring Europe, new music, and performing at the ATX mega festival. See that above.

Hit the jump to see the speed round, where the Closed Sessions members reveal the first album they ever bought, favorite music video of all time, and who they would pick from the label to back them up in a bar fight. Continue Reading

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Listen to Episode 24 of 93 ‘Til: $$ w/Special Guest Tali

posted by Luis Hernandez April 13, 2017

 

On this week’s episode of 93 ‘Til we welcome on special guest Tali from Pursuit of Dopeness. We talk about:

(00:00-02:35) Chicago Spotlight featuring song by Brent Rambo, Lucki x Warhol, and Monster Mike

(02:35-14:45) We review Joey Bada$$ new album “All Amerikkan Bada$$”

(14:46) We play overrated/underrated with west coast and midwest rappers

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Photos: John Mayer at United Center on 4/11

posted by Alberto April 13, 2017

John Mayer’s The Search For Everything World Tour made a stop in Chicago this past Tuesday and it was one hell of a time. John not only gave us some performances for songs off of his forthcoming album, but he also took us all the way back to Room For Squares up to The Search For Everything and everything in between. This was my second time seeing John perform and the last time was before his surgery, so it was great to see him back to form pleasing thousands at the United Center.  Continue Reading

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Video: Check Out Our Exclusive Interview With The Cool Kids

posted by Oscar March 30, 2017

Our SXSW this year was definitely our best one yet not only because we got to witness excellent performances from the likes of Vince Staples, Francis and the Lights, Spoon, and Migos, but we also held many exclusive interviews. We’re starting off SXSW 2017 interview series with our favorite one: The Cool Kids.

Check out the main interview with The Cool Kids above, in which the duo discusses working on their comeback album, the role of social media in the music industry, and their own legacy. Hit the jump to learn more about Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks in our speed round segment, including the first album they ever bought, favorite music video of all time, and favorite NBA player. Continue Reading

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POD Photos: SXSW 2017 – Day 4 feat. Migos, Weezer, Lil Yachty

posted by Oscar March 23, 2017

Our last full day of shows down at SXSW 2017 simply had to be completely worthwhile, and it sure as hell did live up to that expectation.

The only thing that really mattered was the fact that Migos were headlining at the YouTube showcase, and that was all the information we needed to guide our plans for that Friday. The main event had the trio behind the biggest track around, “Bad and Boujee,” continue their hot streak with yet another stellar performance to cement their spot as one of the most popular acts in the nation.

Down at Brazos Hall, New Politics put on a show that was dope enough to convince the crowd that they would’ve been just as thrilled if the Danish outfit had been the headlining band. Crowdsurfing, parting the pit to make room for flips by lead singer David Boyd and even a cover of the Beastie Boys; these guys really had it all… Though that’s not to say actual headliners Weezer didn’t hit the stage to remind everyone in attendance exactly how much they Rock. A greatest hits setlist that also boasted newly-released song “Feels Like Summer,” easily helped them land on our list of best of the fest.

Check our Day 4 pics after the jump.  Continue Reading

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POD Photos: SXSW 2017 – Day 3 feat. French Montana, Cam’ron, Noname, Warm Brew

posted by Oscar March 22, 2017

Day 3 of SXSW 2017 was packed with dope showcases throughout downtown Austin, which helped give us that much more to choose from regarding the artists we’d want to see for the night… but that also made it so much more difficult to decide on an action plan because the lineups were insane pretty much everywhere, so having to choose the right showcase carried so much more weight.

But that’s when it helps to have a squad in ATX, so while I went over to the House Of Vans/Fake Shore Drive showcase at the Mohawk that boasted a stacked lineup of some of Chicago’s best talent plus French Montana headlining, Alex and Alberto (AKA ) made their way to Easy Tiger for TuneIn’s that featured none other than Dipset’s own, Cam’ron!

Take a look at the highlights of Day 3 of SXSW below. Continue Reading