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What’s In The Tapedeck: October Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: October Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
CORESH - HEVVY EP

CORESH – HEVVY EP

West Coast band CORESH has just dropped their first project HEVVY. The Los Angeles-based crew originated on the Southside of Chicago, but have since moved West to hone in on their sound and intense live performances. The EP features five tracks for listeners to get acquainted with, including the lead single “Run,” which also received the...
What’s In The Tapedeck: September Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: September Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Brockhampton - Dirt

Brockhampton – Dirt

Earlier this summer, Brooklyn’s Fool’s Gold teamed up with fashion disruptors VFILES and pop institution MTV for VFILES LOUD!, a program to discover the best unsigned new acts around the globe and showcase them with official releases, videos, and more. After going through a number of submissions they’ve announced Texas owns BROCKHAMPTON as the clear winners....
What’s In The Tapedeck: August Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: August Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Young Thug Live in Urbana, IL on 10/2

Young Thug Live in Urbana, IL on 10/2

UPDATE: This concert has been canceled due a chance in Young Thug’s schedule. Sorry for the inconvenience.  Yep, you are reading that correctly. With the upcoming release of his new album HY!£UN35 on the horizon, Young Thug and 300 Entertainment have announced his latest fall tour. The HY!£UN35 tour will be making it’s way throughout...
Playboi Carti - Talk (ICYTWAT Remix) (Video)

Playboi Carti – Talk (ICYTWAT Remix) (Video)

The rising Awful Records star continues to bring us new work, with the latest being an official video to his track “Talk,” remixed by Chicago’s own ICYTWAT. The song’s ambient vibes stay true to ICYTWAT’s previous production, which you can get more familiar with on his Soundcloud page. Watch the Nassacre-directed video above and let us know what...
Vic Mensa - Codeine Crazy (Icarus Story) [Remix]

Vic Mensa – Codeine Crazy (Icarus Story) [Remix]

For those of you who attended this years Pitchfork Music Festival you might recognize this track, as Vic performed it live for the first time this past weekend. Today, the Savemoney militant gives us the CDQ of his remix to Future‘s popular song “Codeine Crazy.” His adaption is a bit different than the original, taking the...
Haleek Maul - Money God (Video)

Haleek Maul – Money God (Video)

At first glance, due to his young age, you wouldn’t think that Haleek Maul is already well-versed at what he does. That is, until you hit play. If his name looks familiar then you probably remember him from his 2012 project Oxyconteen. This week he returned to the scene in a strong manner, releasing his video for “Money God” via...
Father - Fake AF (Remix) ft. Playboi Carti

Father – Fake AF (Remix) ft. Playboi Carti

A cut off Father‘s standout Young Hot Ebony project from last year gets the remix treatment. The Awful Records ringleader gets the squads youngest member Playboi Carti to drop a quick verse over the tracks sparse production. Listen to the song below, and stay tuned for more music from the two ATLiens.
What’s In The Tapedeck: July Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: July Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Playboi Carti – Fetti ft. Dash & Maxo Kream (Video)

Playboi Carti – Fetti ft. Dash & Maxo Kream (Video)

Fetti on Fetti on Fetti. Having garnered a good 800k (gunning for a millie) streams on Soundcloud, it only made sense to make a video for Playboi Carti‘s evident hit “Fetti.” The track features verses from Dash and Maxo Kream as well as the relentless hook which has helped keep it on repeat since its...