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Blues
Frank Leone - Miles Bonney ft. Michael da Vinci

Frank Leone – Miles Bonney ft. Michael da Vinci

Frank Leone teams up once again with Village Member Michael da Vinci (formerly Rob December) for a smoothed out blues record titled “Miles Bonney.” This joint features the two emcees taking turns laying slick verses over L.A. producer Gudina’s smooth production, featuring himself on the guitar and keys. This record conveys exactly the sounds to...
Kids These Days - Traphouse Rock (Album)

Kids These Days – Traphouse Rock (Album)

As promised, here’s the highly anticipated, latest offering from the Chicago band Kids These Days, titled Traphouse Rock. With some help from Jeff Tweedy on the production, this album is sure to turn some heads as the group continues to carry a heavy buzz due to their distinct sound. Windy City representatives Chance the Rapper and...
Kids These Days - Who Do U-Luv

Kids These Days – Who Do U-Luv

After releasing “Don’t Harsh My Mellow,” Kids These Days follow-up with a much smoother track that is “Who Do U-Luv.” The melodic bluesy single serves as a clear sign of their versatility and that we should expect the unexpected on their debut LP. Below you can also check out a short video for the song...