Monthly Archives: January 2015

King Chip LIVE @ The Cabooze

Chip Booze

Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Friday, January 30th @ 6PM

One night after his Chicago show King Chip (Chip Tha Ripper) will be live at The Cabooze tonight. Chip continues his nationwide tour with a stop in Minneapolis that will feature Daddy Dinero and Young Prodigy. Word around town is that The Cabooze will no longer be booking hip hop shows, so this just might be one of the last at the venue. The event is 18+ and tickets are currently on sale for $15, click the link below and make sure to keep an eye out for more.

King Chip Tickets

Denmark Vessey LIVE @ The Empty Bottle


Location: 1035 N Western Avenue, Chicago
When: Friday, January 30th @ 9PM

Denmark Vessey will perform at The Empty Bottle tonight. Denmark has been on his grind for quite some time and continues to be one of the more unique artists in Chicago’s melting pot. The Detroit native will be joined by Kitty & The Beast and Death By Icon, rounding out what should be a great night. This event is 21+ and tickets are currently on sale for only $10 bucks, click the link below to snag your’s now and be on the look out for more.

Denmark Vessey Tickets

Hurt Everybody – 2K47


Hurt Everbody is back with yet another banger. Titled “2K47”, the record’s instrumental takes on a futuristic, almost Sci Phy like tone, complimenting Supa’s spastic flow well. The kid’s control and energy grows with each release, he knows exactly when to throw it all out there, while remaining reserved at other times. Carl’s (1st) somber, complex, yet persistent flow meshes and contrasts Supa’s at the same time; these 2 continue to show good chemistry. With the release of their next project en route, this is a good glimpse at what you can expect, check out “2K47” below.

Familia HQ – December ’14

The good people at Familia recently dropped their December 2014 comp, the video features a bunch of riders at their Headquarters downtown. Good shit all around, winter or summer, Minneapolis definitely has an up and coming skate scene. Peep the video above and be on the look out for more from Familia.

Slihmm – I Can’t Rap About Love Ft. Noosance

A little late with this one, but Houston spitter Slihmm recently sent us a new track titled, “I Can’t Rap About Love”. Produced by Brotherman, the heavy, boom bap inspired instrumental is reminiscent of those early 90s years on the East Coast. Slihmm’s voice is distinct on the record and his story keeps the listener in tune, Noosance holds his own with a quality verse as well. Short and sweet, I’m definitely interested to hear more from the Houston MC; check out “I Can’t Rap About Love” above.

[MADE] Brews of the Week

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Where do we even start with this beer. This vicious single-hopped IPA leaves taste buds wanting every last drop. The Hop Devil, has a whole lot going with it. In each sip, the sweet nectar fills your mouth with piny-grapfruit-tangerine flavors, backed by a solid biscuit malt taste. The finished product is rather juicy yet dry.

Some of Victory’s beers can be found at your local liquor store. For some reason, this brew can be hard to find in the upper midwest. If you ever stumble across this brew, make sure to grab a sixer if you already haven’t

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Two Brothers Brewery, out of Warrenville, IL., now has been featured twice for our Brews of the Week. This time, we would like to feature their delicious Peppermint Porter.

Their latest winter release of this brew is absolutely delicious. If you’re into experimental beers, this one is a must try. The peppermint porter pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head – which immediately you will notice it’s peppermint aroma. After taking the first sip, I found that it has a balanced taste of peppermint bark, chocolate, roasted malts and a creamy smoothness to it. At this time of the year, it is only right to enjoy a delicious porter.

Winter Block Party

Block Party

Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago
When: Saturday, January 31st // Noon-10PM

The good people at Vocalo have cooked up a pretty awesome event for Chicago’s hip hop heads. Tomorrow, Metro will host the Winter Block Party which will feature a B-Boy/Girl battle, a fashion show, various DJ sets and performances from Show You Suck, Mick Jenkins, Saba, and NoName Gypsy; rounding out what should be a great time. Students can cop tickets for only $6, while the general public can purchase them for $10, not bad considering the amount dope shit you’ll see throughout the day. The event is all ages, click the link below for tickets.

Winter Block Party Tickets

Dre Day 2015 (Chicago)


Location: 1551 N Damen Avenue, Chicago
When: Friday, February 20th @ 8PM

Nearly 25 years since the release of The Chronic, the Dr. Dre celebrations are at an all time high. This year’s Chicago event will be held at Double Door with a long list of activities and performances. During the night there will be a game show, Dr. Dre karaoke and live performances from the Rapperchicks, 2nd City Citizens, the WHOevers and J. Arthur. This should definitely be a good time, if you’re looking for ways to celebrate Dr. Dre, this is it. Early bird tickets are still available for $10, they’ll be $12 in advance; click the link below to grab yours now.

Dre Day Chicago Tickets

King Chip LIVE @ Subterranean


Location: 2011 W North Avenue, Chicago
When: Thursday, January 29th @ 8PM

King Chip (formerly Chip Tha Ripper) will be sliding through Chicago tonight. It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen Chip live, so you can bet it’s going to be a good show. No word on any other performers yet, but the event is billed at 17+. There’s no telling when the next time you’ll see Chip and $15 bucks isn’t bad at all, click the link below and cop your tickets now.

King Chip Tickets

Marvel Alexander “Don’t Die Yet”


L.A artist Marvel Alexander recently dropped his new project, Don’t Die Yet, for all of our listening pleasure. The 12 track album is filled to the brim with bangers, from the slow setting “Better Days” to his lead single “Dirty Thoughts”, the project definitely packs a punch. The album sees most of it’s production from the man himself, but you’ll also see a few from the highly esteemed Kaytranada. The album is pretty dope, it’s definitely worth a few spins if you’re looking for some newness. Check out Don’t Die Yet below, and keep an eye out for more.