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Franke Leone - Treehome95 (Remix)

Franke Leone – Treehome95 (Remix)

UPC favorite Frank Leone is back on the scene with a remix to Tyler, The Creator’s “Treehome95.” Check out the track below, and be sure to listen to #EnterWILD if you have not done so!  
Frank Leone's American Supertramp Mix

Frank Leone’s American Supertramp Mix

UPC-favorite Frank Leone came back after an absence this week with a new release in the form of a mix, entitled American Supertramp. Included on the mix are deep cuts from Ibeyi, Death Grips, and of course, Leone himself. Look out for a new video from the young emcee in the next couple of weeks, but for now, sit...
GDNA & Frank Leone - Rapture ft. Donnie Trumpet & Akenya

GDNA & Frank Leone – Rapture ft. Donnie Trumpet & Akenya

It’s been a while since we’re heard from former UIUC student Frank Leone, but since he has moved to Chicago, he’s certainly been making waves – most notably with the release of his full-length project EnterWILD. Today, he and LA-based instrumentalist GDNA bring us “Rapture,” featuring none other than Donnie Trumpet (the mastermind behind Surf) on horns...
Frank Leone - River Beat

Frank Leone – River Beat

Frank Leone brings us the first new material since his sophomore project Enter Wild.  “River Beat” was created in under 24 hours, and it was recently placed on Russell Simmons‘ latest ADD52 mixtape, so needless to say, big things are on the horizon for Frank. Sit back, relax and take this one in. Cheers.
What’s In The Tapedeck: April Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: April 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...
Frank Leone - EnterWILD (Album)

Frank Leone – EnterWILD (Album)

Nearly two years in the making, former UIUC student and experienced rapsmith (and beatsmith) Frank Leone finally gives the world what its been waiting for: his debut album. EnterWILD is supposed to take place in a forest, and if the aesthetic of this project doesn’t inspire that in you, I’m not sure what will. Featuring emcees...
Frank Leone - Toad Vision ft. Saba

Frank Leone – Toad Vision ft. Saba

“Local kid doing big things” would be an accurate way to describe the hype surrounding Frank Leone‘s newest project Enter Wild.  The young emcee just dropped yet another single, entitled “Toad Vision,” off of the entirely self-produced project, this time featuring one of Chicago’s finest emcees, Saba.  There is no exact date yet on Enter Wild’s release,...
Frank Leone - WAR ft. Fighting Illini Drumline

Frank Leone – WAR ft. Fighting Illini Drumline

The regular UPC fan base should already be familiar with Frank Leone – we have  featured his music on our site for the past few years as well as supported his movement here in Champaign-Urbana. You may not know that the team also holds down the Marching Illini (shouts to all our bandos). So, when we...
Frank Leone - Chrimbus (Prod. by Thelonious Martin)

Frank Leone – Chrimbus (Prod. by Thelonious Martin)

Fresh off the release of his debut album Wunderkid, Chicago-based producer and budding phenomenon Thelonious Martin links up with young emcee Frank Leone to bring us an early Christmas gift. Today’s track showcases a more refined side of Leone, whose bars seem to be getting more and more poignant as his art becomes more diverse. Stream...
Frank Leone - Beware (Video)

Frank Leone – Beware (Video)

If your spooky spirit is hanging around a bit too long after Halloween, then Frank Leone‘s got the visual for you. Frank’s new track “Beware,“ the intro off his debut full-length project Enter Wild, is more like spoken word than hip-hop, but he still showcases his prowess with the pen. Keep your eyes peeled for a special UIUC shout-out,...
Frank Leone - Bites, Bumps and Scratches EP

Frank Leone – Bites, Bumps and Scratches EP

Yes, Halloween is a day away. Yes, you’re probably still struggling to find a costume just like I am. And finally, yes, Frank Leone did drop an entire EP of new music last week – entitled Bites, Bumps and Scratches – what must be a homage to college-town-USA’s favorite holiday. While these are just loosies, and not singles...
Contest: Win Tickets to Ab-Soul in Urbana, IL on 9/25

Contest: Win Tickets to Ab-Soul in Urbana, IL on 9/25

Ab-Soul‘s These Days Tour will touch down in Urbana, IL on Thursday, September 25th for a show at The Canopy Club. The Black Lip Pastor’s 2012 mixtape Control System was critically acclaimed, and his debut album These Days…, which dropped in June, received positive reactions from critics and fans alike. This 18+ event starts at 9 pm (8 pm doors) and will...