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Stefan Ponce feat. Rejjie Snow, Moxie Raia, and Julian Bell – “For a Girl”

posted by Oscar October 11, 2017

Long-time POD fave producer Stefan Ponce has released a new track today, called “For A Girl.” The latest offering from the Grammy-nominated producer’s forthcoming debut album, The Boy Who Fell From Earth, premiered on Complex and it features Rejjie Snow, Moxie Raia, and Julian Bell.

The genre-bending track has airs of “The Seed 2.0” with that groovy bass line and a show-stealing guitar lead, while the vocals from Snow and Raia come together seamlessly to complete the track and deliver something worth putting anyone’s rotation of dope new tunes.

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Listen to Episode 36 of 93’Til: “Friends of the Show” & An Interview with Rich Jones!

posted by Tali September 10, 2017



On this weeks episode the guys & I talk about:

(00:40) This Week’s Chicago Spotlight featuring songs [In Order] by Glassic, WebsterX, KJ WInters, Luke Titus, Stefan Ponce, Rich Jones, Sunny Woodz, Freako, Mick Jenkins, CassoBandz, Vee Miyagi, Warhol.ss, and Joseph Chilliams

(20:10) DM of the Week featuring Chicago rapper Ju

(24:57) An Interview with Rich Jones! We talk about his recent moves, how he get started in music, his favorite live performances, and more!

(01:04:01) To Coast with Tali: We talk about new albums by Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak, Daniel Caesar, and A$AP Mob. Also Wu-Tang coming back, Lonzo Ball vs. Lil B, & more!


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Stefan Ponce Announces Debut Album; Releases “Super Star” feat. TheMind, Julian Bell, Micah Freeman & KYLE

posted by Oscar August 30, 2017

A Stefan Ponce solo project is finally a reality! The dope, GRAMMY-nominated producer known for his work with artists like Childish Gambino, Chance The Rapper, and Vic Mensa, Ponce is venturing out on his own now and today’s he’s delivered the first taste of his debut album.

Ponce is previewing that solo work with the release of the lead single, “Super Star.” For this one, Stefan Ponce recruited theMind, Julian Bell, Micah Freeman, and KYLE. The song is a 70s era Funk-styled offering with a cheerful backbeat that would’ve made Curtis Mayfield proud.

The debut project is titled The Boy Who Fell From Earth and it is due out for release later this year. Hear “Super Star” below. Continue Reading

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#TheDopeness: Things To Do This Weekend (2/23-2/26)

posted by Alex February 22, 2017

The weekend’s almost here and it’s time to make plans. Let us help you make those plans a little easier. With so much going on in the city every week, here are a handful of events that you may want to consider attending. If you got an event worth going to, @ me bruh!

Dally Auston – 2/23 @ Chop Shop: You really need to be at Chop Shop on Thursday night. Dally Auston will be blessing the stage along with a bunch of his homies. If you do one thing at all this weekend, make sure it’s going to this show. #SaveMoney #WSGTM

Stefan Ponce & Friends – 2/24 @ East Room: Stefan Ponce. East Room. Do I really have to say anything else aside from, get there nice and early? I don’t think so. You’re welcome.

Savoy – 2/25 @ Chop Shop: We’ve featured Savoy and their latest project called Tomorrow Today, Pt. 1. If you copped a ticket on time, you’re definitely in for a good show.

The Dream – 2/25 @ The Metro: Maybe you messed up on Valentine’s day and didn’t send that special person flowers or candy to the job. Or maybe the sidepiece doesn’t feel enough love from you. Whatever the case may be, The Dream at The Metro can certainly fix those feelings. Don’t play ya’self again, tickets are still available!

Another House Party – 2/25 @ Beauty Bar: Bring your 90’s gear and best “running man” skills to Beauty Bar on Saturday. You won’t regret it!

Stix Presents Jam Night – 2/26 @ Schuba’s: The awesome thing about this monthly party is that you’ll never know who comes out. Last month Chance made an appearance. Maybe two months in a row? Only way to find out is by heading over to Schuba’s. Tickets are here.

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LaDonnis – “Liar”

posted by Alex July 13, 2016


Here’s something new from Fool’s Gold artist LaDonnis. “Liar” comes from an upcoming project from LaDonnis called, A Sunny Place for Shady People. The track is prodiced by Chicago native Stefan Ponce, Two Fresh and Alex Goose. Make sure to check back as we’ll be sure to keep you updated on LaDonnis. Listen to “Liar” below.

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Video: Kanye West – “I Love Kanye” (Stefan Ponce Remix)

posted by Ellena Rodriguez February 19, 2016

Just when you thought Kanye West’s TLOP couldn’t get any doper, Chicago producer Stefan Ponce put his own soulful spin on the Yeezy acapella track “I Love Kanye”. And now, the Ponce remix has some visuals to go along with it. The Mariano Nava (@ChicagoNava) done video matches the track faultlessly as he gives us a flashback to the “Old Kanye” and it’s pretty sick…

Check out the fan made video up above.

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POD Giveaway: Just Blaze Live at The MID 12/18

posted by Alberto December 16, 2015

Just Blaze The MID

Just Blaze is hitting the MID this Friday (12/18) along with Jahlil Beats, Zebo, Stefan Ponce and Barragoon. The good folks over at React have given us a pair of tickets to give out to the show. Don’t miss on your chance to check out what will surely be a very dope show. Check out details on how to enter the contest below. Tickets are also available HERE.

Follow/Like POD on Twitter & Facebook.

Be the first person to email us “Just Blaze Contest” at editor@pursuitofdopeness.com to win the tix.

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Kweku Collins – “Delilah” (Prod. by Stefan Ponce & Julian Bell)

posted by Alberto December 16, 2015

Kweku Collins Delilah

Ever since signing to Chicago’s Closed Sessions label, Kweku has made some great strides to be included in talks of some of best up and coming artist from the city. It doesn’t hurt when you team up with some talented people like Stefan Ponce and Julian Bell. Listen to Kweku Collins new jam “Delilah” below.  Continue Reading

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Mick Jenkins Announces ‘Wave[s]’ Mixtape, Releases “Get Up Get Down”

posted by Oscar July 20, 2015

Mick Jenkins Wave[s]

Longtime POD favorite Mick Jenkins has formally announced his new mixtape Wave[s] will be released this year and will follow-up last year’s The Water[s]. Along with that news, Mick has shared a cut off that new project in “Get Up Get Down,” produced by the homies Stefan Ponce and ThemPeople.

The project itself, boasting Hayveyah McGowan‘s album art (above), holds 9 tracks with features from Saba, Jean Deaux, and The Mind, plus production from Lee Bannon, Kaytranada, Mulatto, and the previously mentioned Ponce and ThemPeople.

Wave[s] is due out August 21 via Cinematic Music Group; see the track list after the jump. Hear “Get Up Get Down” below via Pitchfork. Continue Reading