Today (May 26th) marks the 50th anniversary celebration of The Beatle’s revolutionary album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The LP was the first released by the band following their retirement from touring after their final performance at Candlestick Park in 1966. Although The Beatles had already begun a steady transition from being a more traditional pop-rock group with albums like Rubber Soul and Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s has been hailed as their ultimate creative masterpiece, followed closely perhaps by 1969’s Abbey Road. Released at the beginning of the Summer of Love, it set a new precedent for what a rock and roll record could be. The concept behind the album began following the exhaustion the group experienced after the whirlwind of Beatlemania. Paul McCartney came to Lennon, Starr, and Harrison with an idea that they would record an all new album under an alternative persona, which would free them from the weight of being the Beatles and usher in a fresh wave of musical creativity. Sgt. Pepper’s not only ushered in a new era for the Beatles; it also marked the beginning of the psychedelic rock movement that would see new groups like The Doors, Pink Floyd, and Jefferson Airplane begin to climb the pop music charts. Now, 50 years later, Sgt. Pepper’s is known not only for its conception and importance to 60s rock (and music in general), but also for the history of its production. Continue reading →
Chicago has continued it’s upward trend in 2015 whether we’re talking Kanye West, Chance The Rapper or some of the fresher talent like Hurt Everybody, Saba, Mick Jenkins and Alex Wiley. One of the hardest trios in Chicago’s (national underground) hip hop scene keeps coming with heat at every turn. Made up of producer/MCs Supa Bwe, Carl and producer Mulatto, Hurt Everybody progresses with each new release setting a new precedence for the rest of the scene. Their most recent project 2K47 features some of the city’s most prominent up and comers in Mick Jenkins, Alex Wiley, Saba, Logan with a special appearance from the Chi-town legend Twista. A very well rounded project with everything from high energy club bangers to contemplative and rhythmic ballads, 2K47 has something for all hip hop lovers to enjoy. Peep the mixtape below and make sure to keep an eye out for more from Hurt Everybody.
Documentarian Marah Strauch (Sick Mick and the Boys) just showed her latest film Sunshine Superman at the Montclair Film Festival earlier this month, and is now anticipating a larger (yet limited) release this May 22nd. The film, which was first shown at the New York Film Festival back in October 2014, explores the life of skydiver and BASE-jumper pioneer Carl Boenish and his unquenchable passion for “foot-launched human flight.” The project took home two awards for Best Documentary and Best New Director at the Portland International Film Festival earlier this year and will still be shown at the Seattle International Film Festival this May 24th. Check your local theaters for showtimes available in your area. You can watch the trailer here on MADE. Enjoy!
With the anticipation building for their upcoming sophomore project, the guys from Hurt Everybody have decided to drop the video for “2K47.” A dark, murky record, Yakub Films does a good job of complimenting it with the visual. In just over a year’s time, Hurt Everybody has climbed passed the majority to become one of Chicago’s most promising up and comers. They’ve been pretty tight lipped about their upcoming project, but with their penchant for random, often sporadic releases; we wouldn’t be surprised if it drops soon. Peep the video above and stay tuned for more from Hurt Everybody.
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Chicago’s own Tink will be live at NIU this weekend. The songstress will be joined by a few up and comers including, Hurt Everybody and Romiti; while the event will be hosted by Law Cannon & Hoop Dreams. The show is free for the NIU student body and the administration is being pretty tight lipped with information. If you’re dying to go, text “TinkatNIU” to 41411 for more information regarding ticket prices, location and the start time.
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.
Just 4 days after the release of Carl’s, Beta, Hurt Everybody is back with a new single titled “The Edge”. Produced jointly by Supa Bwe & Mulatto Beats, the record hits hard from the opening lines. Supa & Carl trade off singing and rapping in their now signature style, they’ve come a long way in just a year’s time. With their co-headlining show just around the corner, one can only wonder what’s next for these guys. Check out “The Edge” below and make sure to cop tickets for their show on the 9th.
At the beginning of the year, Hurt Everybody set fire when they released their track “Hella Lightning/Hella Swords”. Supa’s genius use of the iPhone’s “Marimba” tone, combined with a hard hitting bass, is a recipe for a banger. The way Supa & Carl switch flows effortlessly over the transitions instantly set Hurt Everybody apart from some of their peers, you weren’t hearing songs like this ANYWHERE else. One could argue that this song propelled their buzz to a new level, check out “Hella Lightning/Hella Swords” above and keep an eye out for more.
About a month ago, Hurt Everybody dropped a new single in anticipation for their upcoming album release. Entitled “Grandma Death”, Mulatto’s subtle production compliments both Supa & Carl’s styles perfectly. The two go back and forth seamlessly continuing to build upon their growing chemistry. “Grandma Death” sits at only 2 minutes leaving the listener yearning for more. Check out the record and keep an eye out for more from Hurt Everybody.
At the beginning of October, Supa Bwe dropped a short, 4 track EP on his birthday, the 4th. The 10-4 EP was a good look at Supa’s increasing production skills as well as his overall growth as a solo artist. On “Kingdom of Chicago”, Supa receives help from his LOD/Hurt Everybody brethren Carl, and fellow Chicago up and comer Roosevelt The Titan; rounding out a great ending to a solid EP. With Supa’s Magic City EP ranking #13 on our list of the “Top 14 Albums of 2014”, we’re definitely ready to see what’s next.