Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Thursday, September 18th @ 8:00PM
The homies Glow Mechanics will be holding the release show for their project the Factored In EP at 7th Street tonight. After dropping the video for “I Know People” a couple of weeks ago, the anticipation continues to build for their latest release. While Glow Mechanics are definitely the stars of the night, Spanish-rapping duo Dansvidios will also be performing along with Blue Green and Moses (Milwaukee). MADE will be hosting the night, providing a rare sale on our MADE snap backs, tickets are only $5 and with that, you’ll receive a copy of Glow Mechanics’ Factored In EP as well. A good deal to say the least and a great night in the making. Doors are at 8PM the show is 18+, keep an eye out for more from Glow Mechanics.
Looking for some fresh new sounds? Well, hurry up and press play already. Damocles is a producer whom hails out of ATL, whom brings something brand new to the scene. The chill-laidback beats boast some heavy hitting bass as you dive deeper and deeper into the album. The album itself, is mostly instrumental, featuring 15 complete tracks in all. Take listen and let us know what you think about the upcoming producer Damocles.
Minneapolis songstress K.Raydio, recently dropped a single from off of her upcoming project One Drop. The project will be entirely produced by O-D and the first offering sounds dope. We’ve seen this one live, it definitely gets the crowd moving and K.Raydio sounds as good as ever. Appropriately named, “Underdog” is an empowering record for anyone out there on the grind. One Drop can be expected on November 8th, until then, check out “Underdog” below and keep an eye out for more.
With the release of You’re Dead! right around the corner, Flying Lotus has dropped a new track by the name of “Coronus, The Terminator”. Soulful and smooth, the record has what feels like an infinite amount of levels. A warm welcome back for a ton of fans who’ve been eagerly awaiting FlyLo’s new project. Peep “Coronus, The Terminator” above and be on the look out for more from FlyLo as we get closer to You’re Dead!‘s October 6th release date.
A couple of days ago, Chicago trio 2nd City Citizens, dropped the visual for their track “We Work”. The first track from their last project Tres Amigos, the record is laid back and soulful, something to roll up to and cruise on these final nice days. Lake music for sure, 2nd City Citizens continue to progress with their music and the chemistry is evident. The video is dope too, shot by Brain Killer, the concept is definitely a creative one and is executed well. Check out the visual for “We Work” above and click the link below to peep Tres Amigos in full.
Chicago spitter Hyype will be dropping his upcoming project on November 11th. The kid is no stranger to successful releases, so if you know like we know, you’ll definitely keep a sharp eye out. Stay tuned for a couple singles and possibly a video as we get closer to the release date.
A couple of days ago, Supa Bwe of Hurt Everybody dropped another new track. Entitled “Call My Name”, the chime ridden record coasts along to Supa’s off-canter crooning. Produced by the man himself, the instrumental is dark yet alive with a plethora of sounds. Supa continues to shine with or without the crew behind him, one can only wonder what Hurt Everybody has cooking up for the future. Chicago keeps offering quality artists from all genres, check out “Call My Name” below and keep an eye out for more from Supa Bwe & Hurt Everybody.
Location: 315 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis When: Friday, October 17th @ 9PM
South side spitter and member of Illuminous 3, Franz Diego, is gearing up to drop his new project Float in about a month. Kitty Cat Klub will host the event and the bill is looking pretty stacked. Franz will take the stage along with Greg Grease, 1990 & Connye (BLVCK SPVCE), Metasota and DJ Just Nine on the 1s & 2s, rounding out what should be an awesome night. The Equinox EP was pretty dope, so you should expect the same from Float, this one’s 21+ (sorry kids) and the door will only run $6. Mark your calenders and keep an eye out for more.
Location: Union Park (1501 W Randolph Street), Chicago When: Sunday, September 21st
Some of Chicago’s music heavy weights have joined forces to bring together AAHH! Fest. Common, Lupe Fiasco, Rhymefest & Kanye West present what’s looking like one of the city’s stand out events of the year. Hosted by Dave Chappelle (block party 2!?), the event is broken up into 2 segments, the early portion will focus on local artists and brands while promoting safety and gun violence awareness. The late segment will feature performances from Lil Herb, MC Lyte, De La Soul, Jay Electronica, Lupe Fiasco, Common and a very special surprise guest. Needless to say, this is a must attend event for everyone in the CHI. General admission tickets are on sale now for $60 and you can cop reserved seating tickets for $125. This just might be a historic moment in Chicago hip hop, if you can make it out DO IT; click the link below for tickets.
Location: 111 5th Street N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, September 20th @ 8:30PM
Sir Michael Rocks will be coming through Minneapolis Saturday. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Mikey live so it’ll be nice to catch up with at least half of The Cool Kids. If you’re a little weary, Mikey puts on a good solo show so don’t be too worried about the absence of Chuck Inglish. This event is all ages and tickets are on sale now for $15 in advance. Shorty K, J Plaza and Karizma will hold down the opening duties, so if you’re interested; click the link below.