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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

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Event: Saba, Joseph Chilliams, MFnMelo Will Perform for John Walt Day 11/25

posted by Oscar August 10, 2017

The life & memory of John Walt will be celebrated this coming November 25th thanks to a special show at the House Of Blues Chicago. Saba, Joseph Chilliams, MFnMelo, and others will pay tribute to the late fellow Pivot Gang cofounder at this show. Frsh Waters, Sounds By Squeak, DamDam, and some special guests will also appear as we celebrate the artist also known as dinnerwithjohn.

Tickets will cost $18 in advance and $20 at the door; it should also be noted that meet & greet + early entry will be granted for the first 50 buyers! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10AM CST here.

All proceeds will be going to the John Walt Foundation.


Don’t Sleep: 10 Underrated Rap Songs of May

posted by Luis Hernandez May 29, 2017


Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty and even Bryson Tiller decided to drop music this month taking over the industry every week. Often times, when many high profile artists drop music lesser known acts slide under the radar without the proper attention they deserve. Being that May was again a great month for rap, here are 10 rap songs that may have flew under your radar and need to be played before we close the door on May 2017. Listen below!

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SqueakPIVOT & WaxRoof -“Totality” (ft. Christian JaLon + Scotty Brown)

posted by JuicyJackie October 11, 2016



Here’s what happens when Chicago & Oakland meet.. beautiful music is made. “Totality” is a mix of Chicago soul and Oakland beauty. We were introduced to WaxRoof through his amazing work on Elujay’s “Jentrify.” SqueakPIVOT is a part of Chicago’s beloved PIVOT Gang. We’re glad these two got together to create and the good news is the duo is releasing an EP. The EP remains unnamed for now. We were absolutely wowed by the vocals on the song from Chicago’s own Christian JaLon and Scotty Brown.

Listen to the beautiful soulful “Totality” here: Continue Reading

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EVENT: 9/3 NorthCoast Official AfterParty- Joey Purp; Saba & Ravyn Lenae

posted by JuicyJackie August 9, 2016

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What an exciting lineup! POD favorites Joey Purp, Saba & Ravyn Lenae all on the same lineup! This might be better than North Coast…. JUST KIDDING!! lol BUT We are really excited to catch all three together live September 9th, 2016 @ Bottom Lounge. We’re also very excited to check out North Coast they always have an amazing festival & lineup!


Tickets are available @ northcoastfestival.com 

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Saba feat. Lucki Eck$ – “Next Door” [Prod. by CHAD]

posted by Oscar December 15, 2014

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New Saba!

Pivot Gang rep Saba premiered his new, CHAD-produced tune “Next Door” featuring Lucki Eck$. The song boasts some excellent rhymes about the harsh world surrounding them.

On the technical side, it’s cool to see this one was mixed and mastered by our dude at Classick Studios, Elton “L10 Mixed It” Chueng. The artwork was provided by ElectricB1ue. Continue Reading

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Pivot Gang – “Don’t Talk” (Prod. by Saba)

posted by Alberto October 27, 2014

Pivot Gang Dont TalkMFN Melo is back with this weeks MFNMondays release and he brought along the squad with him. Listen to “Don’t Talk,” the latest joint from Pivtot Gang, below. Be on the lookout for next weeks release. Word is Saba is dropping a new joint on Wednesday. We’ll be looking out for that as well. Continue Reading

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Event: Pivot Gang, Auggie The 9th, Hurt Everybody & Saint Millie at Emporium on 5/22

posted by Alberto May 20, 2014

BoG_-RSCcAAAYSrKnow whats a good combination? An arcade bar and raps. That is happening this Thursday (5/22) at Emporium Bar starting at 9pm. Best of all, it will be free. So stop by this Thursday to check out Pivot Gang, Auggie The 9th, Hurt Everybody and Saint Millie perform and play a game or two in between sets.


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Pivot Gang – “Pivot is Dru Hill” [prod. by Saba]

posted by Oscar May 6, 2014

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How’s this for a song description? (As written on Soundcloud):

So y’all didn’t think we were a boy band, huh? #Pivot!

The Pivot Gang are back at it and today they delivered “Pivot is Dru Hill,” a track produced by Saba and performed by himself and MFn Melo and Walt. This is not exactly a Dru Hill-type of track in general terms, but there are some “Thong Song” references in here that work well.

Hear it below. Continue Reading