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Playlist For The Week: 10 Essential Sunny Woodz Tracks

posted by Luis Hernandez June 5, 2017

Chicago posse cut genius, Sunny Woodz, has been making a name for himself in Chicago for a minute. Aside from being a producer, DJ, and engineer, Sunny prides himself on bringing together the best collabs around the city for hit songs. His catalog of collabs goes from the OG’s of Chicago such as Twista to rising stars Supa Bwe and Mick Jenkins. Sunny is on a hot streak and there is no stopping him, as he’s due to drop his second project this year and will continue to be at the forefront of Chicago’s hip-hop movement. As we wait for for SunnySideUp2, here are 10 essential songs to get yourself familiar with Chicago Legend Sunny Woodz. Listen below.

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Stream The New oddCouple LP, ‘Liberation’

posted by Oscar November 10, 2016


oddCouple has delivered his new LP Liberation one day ahead of its scheduled release date. The project brings together 9 tracks with features from Mike Golden, Joey Purp, Kweku Collins, and GLC, joining previous releases off Liberation that included guest work from Mick Jenkins and WebsterX, as well as Jamila Woods.

Jack Red, Qari, Kweku Collins (3 times!!), Rich Jones, Siren, Kelechi, and Kipp Stone also contributed to the project released via Closed Sessions. Stream oddCouple’s debut LP below. Continue Reading

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Mick Jenkins collaborates with Fat Tiger Workshop for “A Quest for Love Tour” Tee’s.

posted by JuicyJackie October 5, 2016



Chicago is home and of course to us Chicagoans… The best city on earth. We’re a blog that strongly believes in it’s Chicago talent. With the current waves that Chicago is causing it’s amazing to see the city support each other. It’s love, it’s home grown and it’s real. Mick Jenkins & Fat Tiger came together to collab on a exclusive tour tee. The tee is only available on Mick Jenkin’s Red Bull Sound Select “A Quest For Love Tour with Smino” tour dates. The first 100 fans through the door at each stop will be gifted one of the four color ways: Grey, Black, Army Green and Khahi.


JoeFreshGoods on the collab:

“Mick has been a supporter of the shop and we’ve developed a natural friendship where now he’s family. When it came to his tour with Red Bull Sound Select and being able to collaborate it was very organic and natural. In terms of the design we wanted to keep in simple, clean and classic. We were inspired by the tour artwork, pulling soft colors from the background and using those neutral tones to come up with the four different color ways. We liked the bow and arrow and how it ties into the theme of love”

Catch Mick & Smino!


The tour is running until the 21st of October, so make sure you stop by the remaining tour stops.

also make your rsvp here to only pay $3 @ the show!

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Top Five Songs From ‘The Healing Component’ by Mick Jenkins

posted by Tali September 29, 2016

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Essentially, every project from Mick Jenkins delivers raw verses on unique beats and with time, every project has been better than the one before. All equally filled with great talent and motives. New album The Healing Component is no different. He recruits and works with a familiar bunch and then some. & although the entire album is heat, we had to pick out our top five from the bunch.

Find those below:

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Video: Mick Jenkins ft. BADBADNOTGOOD – “Drowning”

posted by Oscar August 25, 2016

Mick Jenkins has released his latest visuals for his song “Drowning,” featuring BADBADNOTGOOD. The video was directed by Nathan Smith and it’s a mighty powerful one. It follows Jenkins through the woods as he escapes his captors and later goes on to saving others, then connecting with other black men & women who nearly exact their revenge on the malevolent white duo before Mick puzzlingly lets them go. The song itself is pretty phenomenal too, with airs of Curtis Mayfield.

About a week ago, Mick announced his latest project The Healing Component will be arriving on September 23 on his Free Nation label and will be heading out on tour through the U.S. and Europe with Smino. Make sure to catch him on one of those dates! The album will include production from Kaytranada and features from theMIND, Ravyn Lenae, jSTOCK, Noname, Xavier Omar, and Michael Anthony (not the Van Halen one tho).

Check out the video above and look below for more details on The Healing Component. Continue Reading

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Calez feat. Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins, & Donnie Trumpet – “Still Good”

posted by Oscar August 23, 2016

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Yo yo yo, this one’s got me feeling on top of the world right now! Calez dropped his latest joint “Still Good,” which premiered on Ebro’s Beats 1 Radio show.

The backing beat from Rollie is luscious af, and you won’t soon be getting that out of your head! So damn good it’s making me propose a #StillGood challenge, and have rappers everywhere to use this instrumental to lay down something dope, as Calez and crew did here.

The track features stellar appearances from Chi all-stars Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins, and Donnie Trumpet. Hear it below. Continue Reading

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Mick Jenkins: Drops First Single & Announces ‘A Quest For Love’ Tour Dates w/ Smino !

posted by Tali August 17, 2016

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If you’re up and at it early this morning, Mick Jenkins has graced us not only with a new single but also TOUR DATES. Yes, that’s right. And it’s what we’ve all been waiting for. You can vibe to his first single ‘Spread Love’ right here!

Check out the tour dates below that finish out the summer right overseas. Then he heads out on his Quest for Love Tour, with Smino Brown & Red Bull Sound Select. He also includes that this will all be NEW music, and who doesn’t love the sound of that. U.S. and European dates can be found below.

8/18/16 Hip Hop Kemp Festival Hradec Festivalpark, CZ

8/19/16 Frequency Festival Sankt Pölten, AT

8/20/16 Pukkelpop Festival Hasselt, BE

8/21/16 Lowlands Festival Biddinghuizen, NL

8/26/16 Reading Festival Reading, UK

8/27/16 Leeds Festival Leeds, UK

9/2/16 Outlook Festival Fort Punta Christo, HR

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Tour: Red Bull Sound Select Presents: A Quest for Love w/ Smino
9/29/16 The Crocodile Seattle, WA, US

10/1/16 Doug FIR Lounge Portland, OR, US

10/4/16 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA, US

10/6/16 Marquis Theatre Denver, CO, US

10/8/16 Empire Control Room Austin, TX, US

10/11/16 Aisle 5 Atlanta, GA, US

10/12/16 Exit / In Nashville, TN, US

10/14/16 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY, US

10/15/16 The Foundry Philadelphia, PA, US

10/18/16 Adelaide Hall Toronto, CA

10/20/16 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL, US

10/21/16 Amsterdam Bar & Hall Minneapolis, MN, US

10/26/16 Village Underground London, UK

Tour: A Quest for Love – Europe
10/26/16 Village Underground London, UK

10/27/16 Transbordeur Club Lyon, FR

10/28/16 Case a Chocs Neuchâtel, CH

10/29/16 Showcase Paris, FR

10/31/16 Grelle Forelle Vienna, AT

11/1/16 Ampere Munich, DE

11/2/16 Melkweg Amsterdam, DE

11/4/16 Rec Fest – Annabel Rotterdam, NL

11/5/16 Zoom Frankfurt, DE

11/6/16 Bi Nuu Frankfurt, DE

11/7/16 Uebel & Gefaehrlich Hamburg, DE

11/9/16 Botanique Brussels, BE

11/11/16 John Dee Oslo, NO

11/12/16 Debaser Strand Stockholm, SE

11/13/16 Kuudes Linja Helsinki, FI

11/15/16 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, DK

11/16/16 Green Room Dublin, IE

11/17/16 Sheffield Manchester, UK

11/18/16 Gorilla Manchester, UK


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Video: See Mick Jenkins Perform “The Waters” and “Jerome” at Pitchfork Fest 2016

posted by Oscar August 5, 2016

Pitchfork continues releasing some footage from this year’s music festival and this time around they’ve unveiled a bit of Mick Jenkins’ set. As you might remember, the Chicago native wound up on our list of the top performances of the fest, so this is a perfect opportunity to let you all see why this was so dope.

Peep above for a live rendition of “The Waters,” and down below you’ll find “Jerome,” both off The Water(s). Continue Reading