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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.

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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

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Stefan Ponce feat. The Mind – “Lost In Translation”

posted by Oscar May 14, 2015

Stefan Ponce Lost

If there’s one thing you’re guaranteed with Stefan Ponce is that you’ll get a bomb ass track. Ponce connected with The Mind for an über groovy, dancehall-ready song titled “Lost In Translation.” The turn-up is strong with this one.

*Shout out to fellow East Side homie Runsyyy for creating the artwork!

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New Project: Towkio – ‘.Wav Theory’

posted by Oscar April 28, 2015

Towkio WAV Theory

The day is finally here for Towkio’s release of his hotly-anticipated mixtape .WAV Theory. The new mixtape is set to propel Towkio to new heights and it’s fair to say that this has the quality to make him the next big star out of SaveMoney.

.WAV Theory boasts production from Kaytranada, Lido, Carter Lang, and another POD favorite Stefan Ponce, as well as from Towkio himself. Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Donnie Trumpet, Leather Corduroys and Eryn Allen Kane are among the features.

Download .Wav Theory here

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