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Klangstof and Local Natives Take Over The Concord

posted by Rosario Edwards June 30, 2017

With a crowd comprise mostly of people fresh off the beach from Local NativesMamby on the Beach set, the vibes were already very intimate and laid back.

While everyone was certainly excited to see Local Natives perform in a more intimate setting, the Norwegian band Klangstof stole the show.

Drawing comparison to Radiohead, they’re synth driven rock with emotional lyrics perfectly fit the atmosphere at the Concord Music Hall. Many of their songs began with a slow burning build up that erupted into powerful empathic and chaotic release. Standouts included album single “Hostage” as well as “Sleaze” from their current album aptly titled “Close Eyes To Exit“. The band closed their set after lead singer Koen Van de Wardt thanked everyone graciously for joining in their journey as they had traveled all the way from Norway to perform here in Chicago. It was an excellent set and definitely left us looking forward to hearing more from these guys! Continue Reading

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Kanye West Surprises us with “BED YEEZY SEASON 5”

posted by Tali February 28, 2017

 

As many of us were in bed, or twiddling our thumbs of late night scrolls through social media, Kanye West decided to share some new music, VIA SOUNDCLOUD. The 17-minute track, “Bed Yeezy Season 5” was uploaded to Soundcloud around 3:30am, Chicago time; making this the first time its been active in eight months. His re-work of The Dream’s original track, ‘Bed’ is admirable work as always, but unfortunately many are left to ask, “Where’s the verse, Ye?”

Nevertheless, spend your next 17 minutes right:

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Tyga feat. Kanye West – “Feel Me”

posted by Oscar January 2, 2017

Sorta cuñados Tyga and Kanye West have connected for the recent G.O.O.D. Music’s signee’s track, “Feel Me.” The song features the pair talking their famous “thick” partners, sisters Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. “Feel Me” also doubles as the first new song Yeezy appears on since his stint in the hospital.

Hear their new collaboration below. Continue Reading

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Dopest Albums of 2016, by Oscar

posted by Oscar December 28, 2016

It’s that time of year again during which we summarize the best music we heard over the last 12 months. Because Pursuit of Dopeness is composed of an eclectic mix of individuals, this is just one in a series of posts for 2016’s Dopest, so keep an eye out for the rest of the team’s lists in which they select their own picks for the best of 2016.

Now, onto my list… This time around it was much easier to figure out my picks as all I had to do was think back at the albums that resonated with me the most, and by unintended coincidence, these just so happened to be the limited albums that I actually downloaded to my phone so I can hear them whenever the moment struck me.

So now that you’re familiar with Alex’s 2016 favorites, hit the jump and find out my picks for the dopest sounds that filled my airwaves in 2016! Continue Reading

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Dopest Videos of 2016

posted by Oscar December 22, 2016

This year-end list takes aim at the best visuals of 2016. The music was already great as is, but these are the music videos that made you check out the song on YouTube instead of Spotify and Apple Music (TIDAL, if you’re down with them).

So look below for our list of the Dopest Videos of 2016, with artists like Chance The Rapper, Kanye West, David Bowie, and more. Continue Reading

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Album Stream: J. Cole Releases ‘4 Your Eyez Only’

posted by Oscar December 8, 2016

J. Cole has released his new album 4 Your Eyez Only. Cole’s follow-up to 2014 Forest Hills Drive includes 10 tracks (no features listed) and it does not include both of the tracks that were released off his Eyez documentary, “Everybody Dies” and “False Prophets.”

Stream J. Cole’s fourth studio album below via Spotify and Apple Music. Continue Reading

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J. Cole Releases Videos for “Everybody Dies” and “False Prophets”

posted by Oscar December 3, 2016

Soon after releasing his documentary Eyez and announcing a new album is on the way, J. Cole has shared videos for two new tracks “Everybody Dies” and “False Prophets (Be Like This),” both of which appeared as snippets on the doc. The latter seems to be taking shots at Kanye West, evidenced by the verse below:

When he tell us he a genius but it’s clearer lately/ It’s been hard for him to look into the mirror lately/There was a time when this nigga was my hero maybe/That’s the reason why his fall from grace is hard to take/’Cause I believed him when he said his shit was purer and he the type of nigga swear he real but all around is fake

4 Your Eyez Only is out December 9. Check out the video for “Everybody Dies” below. Continue Reading

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Hear Chance The Rapper in Britain Cover Drake’s “Feel No Ways,” Pray for Kanye West

posted by Oscar November 22, 2016

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Chance The Rapper is currently across the pond for Magnificent Coloring World Tour and during his stop in the UK, he appeared on today’s episode of BBC Radio 1Xtra. During his session on 1Xtra Live Lounge for Trevor Nelson’s show, Chano and his band The Social Experiment played Coloring Book stand-out track “All We Got” and a cover of Drake’s “Feel No Ways.”

During their performance of Kanye West collab “All We Got,” Chance sent out a prayer in response to Kanye’s hospitalization yesterday. The fellow Chicago rapper said:

“I want to extend a very special prayer to my big brother, Kanye West. I know there’s a lot of weird folks out there but you already know that I’m a hundred grand… I want to just extend this prayer and this love from all the way in Britain. We might come home early to see this man. Happy Thanksgiving.

Listen to the episode here; Chance appears on the session around the 2:16:00 mark. Hear the prayer below. Continue Reading

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Kanye West Cancels the Rest of His Saint Pablo Tour Dates

posted by Oscar November 21, 2016

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Kanye West’s camp has announced that the remaining dates on the 2016 Saint Pablo Tour have been cancelled. This news comes after Kanye cancelled a makeup show in LA just hours before showtime, leaving a show after performing a few songs and delivering a rant against Jay Z and Beyoncé, and a declaration that he would’ve voted for Trump” had he gone to the polls.

See the canceled dates below. Continue Reading

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Video: Tyler, the Creator Shares Trailer For His Documentary, Featuring Kanye West, Pharrell, A$AP Rocky

posted by Oscar November 11, 2016

Tyler, the Creator has shared the trailer for Cherry Bomb: The Documentary, which looks into the making of his album Cherry Bomb.

The doc features appearances from Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Pharrell, Lil Wayne, and Schoolboy Q. The film follows Tyler as he records the album, mixed together with shots him directing an orchestra as well capturing some of the shenanigans he likes to partake in.

The doc was directed, shot, produced, and cut by Mikey Alfred and Illegal Civ Cinema. Attendees of this weekend’s Camp Flog Gnaw will be able to see the first ten minutes of the documentary at Illegal Civilization’s tent from noon to 5 p.m. The full documentary will be released on DVD in January 2017.

Also featuring on the Cherry Bomb: The Documentary are the Internet’s Syd, Kali Uchis, plus others. See the trailer above.

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A Tribe Called Quest Release Final Album ‘We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service​’

posted by Oscar November 10, 2016

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A Tribe Called Quest have released their sixth and final studio album together, We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service. The album has arrived months after founding member Phife Dawg, who passed away back in March of this year so this project honors his memory and ATCQ leader Q-Tip has even it referred to it as a “… in so many ways, it’s a legacy album, too” to show that it’s a celebration of Phife’s memory and the group’s history.

We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service brings together 16 tracks and it includes features from Kanye West, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli, Anderson .Paak, and more. All four of the group’s original members, including the late Phife Dawg, are featured on the album.

Stream ATCQ’s latest after the jump. Continue Reading