Minneapolis’ current scene is a melting pot of talent, 2015 proved that when well established local artists began to break national boundaries. 1/4 of thestand4rd, Bobby Raps is no stranger to the road and continues to garner praise from across nation. His most recent collaboration comes in the form of a feature on Key!’s new track “Say No Mo,” an autotune heavy ballad about those who think the game has changed them. The GNealz produced beat rumbles along as both artists put forth fitting verses, check out “Say No Mo” below and keep an eye out for more from Bobby Raps & Key!.
A new comedy from Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bandits) is opening in theaters this week. Titled Rock the Kabash, the film stars comedy veteran Bill Murray (Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation) as a music-industry manager who discovers the voice of a young talent while on tour in Afghanistan and accompanies her to Kabul to participate in Afghan Star, a popular talent-reality show in the Middle East. Screenwriter Mitch Glazer (Scrooged, The Recruit) is behind the script, which features Leem Lubany (Omar, From A to B), Zooey Deschanel (Elf, Yes Man), Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Pulp Fiction), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, The Skeleton Key), and Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, This Is The End). This will be Levinson’s first directorial release since 2014’s The Humbling with Al Pacino (The Godfather, Scarface). The trailer is available here on MADE. Enjoy!
As ILoveMakonnen and crew continue their journey across the country, it appears Makonnen has decided to drop another new record. Featuring Key! and production from Metro Boomin, the track lulls the listener in before banging them over the head with a trunk rattling bass. ILoveMakonnen is really finding his groove and Key! continues to improve, a solid record from 3 of hip hops hottest individuals. This one’s not for everyone, but if you can feel it than you definitely know what I’m talking about. Check out “Straight Top” above and keep an eye out for more from ILoveMakonnen.
Miami has quietly become one of the nations hottest cities for music festivals. One that all hip hop fans should be aware of is the upcoming “Rolling Loud” Festival set to go down at Soho Studios. The one day fest has an insane lineup with performances from Schoolboy Q, Travi$ Scott, Action Bronson, Juicy J, Curren$y, and A$AP Ferg to name a few. A few hometown artists even made the cut including Allan Kingdom, Kembe X, Alex Wiley, and Lucki Eck$. The event is all ages and general admission tickets are available for $70, pit tickets are $100. A diverse lineup with a bunch of current and future stars, “Rolling Loud” might just go down as one of the year’s best festivals, click the link below for tickets. (Allan Kingdom is no longer on the lineup)
Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago When: Wednesday, February 11th @ 8PM
Hustle Simmons will be bringing his HustlePalooza series back for another round at Reggie’s. 1 month ahead of Austin’s SXSW festivities, Hustle is bringing together what looks like an awesome showcase. The event will feature performances from Key!, Martin $ky, Don Juan, Stoppa, KD Young Cocky and more, providing the chance for Chicago to see some bright up and comers. The event is 21+ and tickets are available now for $15, click the link below if you’re interested.