Recently, Sifu Hotman has reemerged and released a full EP titled Embrace the Sun. Roughly a year ago, we caught them live at the Red Hot Art Festival and thought their three track debut sampler was pretty dope. With Guante, Dem Atlas and Rube on one record; we have one creative upbeat hip-hop record. Full of energy and wisdom, Sifu Hotman brings us something fresh to the music scene.
KOOL$WADE dropped off his latest visuals the other day and the record’s dope. With a simple, yet ill instrumental; KOOL$WADE rips up the track with a sharp delivery. Directed by MAD Films, the video executes a cool concept well complimenting the song. Once that bass starts hitting, you’ll definitely be bobbing your head. Check out the visual for “What I Become” above and keep an eye out for more from KOOL$WADE.
Hurt Everybody are clearly on track to being one of Chicago’s breakout acts for 2014, relentless releases and a more than solid first effort both attribute to their success. With their latest record “Feel A Wave”, they’ve linked up with another dope artist in Chandler London. The tracks seem to come with ease now, as if there’s no conscious effort put in place; in a good way. No telling what’s ahead for these guys, we’re already excited for their next project. Check out “Feel A Wave” below and keep an eye out for more from Hurt Everybody & Chandler London.
The Porn & Chicken crew continue to throw some of the wildest parties any Monday night has ever seen. Last Monday, their XMAS in July party went down and it looks like a damn good time. These guys are on the up and up with events planned in other cities and an increasing amount of music festivals. Check out their last party above and make sure to keep an eye out for next Monday’s addition.
The kid Takticz recently dropped a new track titled “Eyes Closed” for all of his doubters. Straight out of Sacramento, Takticz shows off his rhyme skills over a gritty instrumental from N8 the Gr8. Another nice track from Takticz, his versatility is beginning to show with songs across genres. Check out “Eyes Closed” below and be on the look out for more from Takticz.
Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago
When: Friday, August 1st @ 10PM
With Lolla coming this weekend, the after parties are going to be plentiful. A notable event is Save Money’s show at Reggie’s Rock Club on Friday night. The event will feature the likes of Vic Mensa, Joey Purp, Tokyo Shawn, Dally Auston and more with potential for an entire cast of cameos. Unfortunately, this one’s already sold out, so if you’re dying to go you’ll need to cop tickets via Craigslist or Facebook. Keep an eye out for more info and a possible link for tickets.
Vision the Kid dropped his new video the day with Be Easy producer Tru. The track bangs from the beginning with a high energy instrumental that’s somewhere between club banger & hustlers anthem. It’s been a little bit since we’ve seen some newness from Vision & Tru so it’s nice to catch a record before the end of the summer. Check out the video for “Devil” above and keep an eye out for more.
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Sophia Eris from GRRRL PRTY dropped this fresh new track with Prophis yesterday. This beat is super raw, as the bass blasts throughout, making for one hell of a track for both artists. If Prophis hasn’t been on your radar in the Twin Cities, keep your eyes and ears open for more from the talented producer. Stay tuned for here for quality new music — press play and let us know what you think of “Dust” .
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Friday, August 1st @ 7PM
August is officially here and it’s looking like a good one. In addition to the numerous street festivals planned for this month, a plethora of events are beginning to surface. Sound Verite & City Pages recently announced an event titled “New Space” to kick off the month of August. The night will feature performances from Greg Grease, Allan Kingdom & Manny Phesto to name a few, along with DJ Just Nine on the 1s & 2s. This one’s 18+ and advance tickets are only $7, they’ll also be available at the door (pending sell-out) for $10. If you’re smart, you’d cope your tickets ASAP.