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Mother Nature, T.R.U.T.H & Klevah Live in Champaign on 4/1

Mother Nature, T.R.U.T.H & Klevah Live in Champaign on 4/1

Champaign’s Mother Nature, a female rap duo consisting of T.R.U.T.H and Klevah, is headlining The Accord on April 1st for The Pygmalion Festival show series. Abnormous, Boycut, Chasin’ Treezz and Jeff K%NZ x GR8SKY will be in the house performing as well. If you aren’t familiar with the artists Champaign has to offer, this is a show you definitely won’t want to miss. Doors open...
Pygmalion Music Festival 2015 Initial Lineup

Pygmalion Music Festival 2015 Initial Lineup

The annual event where Champaign-Urbana’s music scene seems to shine the brightest has to be Pygmalion Music Festival. Every year, it features some of the best indie/alternative acts in the entire world. This year, of course is no exception. Yesterday, it was announced that English shoegaze throwback Ride would be playing the festival, and today,...
Klevah - Bastards (Video)

Klevah – Bastards (Video)

My favorite Champaign-Urbana rapper is Klevah. There. I said it. The lone female in Gr8Thinka‘s lyrical prowess is beyond her years, and today’s release “Bastards” is no exception.  The visual for the track, which comes from her sophomore project Golden, features some of C-U’s finest landmarks for the optically inclined. Stream below, and remember that everything’s #Gr8. Cheers....
Klevah - Golden (Mixtape)

Klevah – Golden (Mixtape)

Probably the brightest star in Champaign-Urbana’s hip-hop scene, Klevah has consistently carved herself out to be a lyrical enthusiast capable of great things behind a mic. One-fourth of the TheGr8Thinkaz collective, Klev brings us Golden her first major project since The W8, and from what I’ve heard thus far, it sounds pretty good. Find Klevah’s description of the tape, as well...
Sky - IlliniCHIEF ft. Klevah

Sky – IlliniCHIEF ft. Klevah

TheGr8Thinkaz have been putting out steady tracks all week, and I, for one, am not mad about it in the slightest. Today, after a bit of a hiatus, we get a track from Urbana-born emcee Sky. The track, aptly named “IlliniCHIEF,” is a cut from Sky’s latest project, Gr8Sky, which can be downloaded here. Klevah provides an...
Klevah - handsUP (Video)

Klevah – handsUP (Video)

Last week, we got the audio version of “handsUP,” the first single off of Urbana-born emcee Klevah‘s next project, Golden. Today, we get the visual for the track. It’s still hot, even a week later, and I love the Turkey Run State Park scenery – even though it’s in Indiana. Oh yeah, shouts to Klev for...
Klevah - handsUP

Klevah – handsUP

It’s been a while since we’ve been blessed with anything new from the Urbana-based lyrical firebrand Klevah. After her debut project, The W8, I’ve been waiting for more. Blending between areas that resemble more spoken word poetry than top 40 hip-hop and areas of hazy, hypnotic hooks, Klev definitely impresses with “handsUP,” the first single off her upcoming...
Contest: Win Tickets to Frank Leone, Saba, Mick Jenkins & More in Urbana, IL on 4/3

Contest: Win Tickets to Frank Leone, Saba, Mick Jenkins & More in Urbana, IL on 4/3

Frank Leone will be taking the stage in Urbana, IL on Thursday, April 3rd, for a show at the Canopy Club. The 18+ event all kicks off at 8pm. Frank will be celebrating the release of his album #EnterWild along with friends Saba, Mick Jenkins, Klevah, and more surprise guest. Canopy Club has hooked UPC up with two (2)...
Frank Leone Announces #EnterWILDPARTY

Frank Leone Announces #EnterWILDPARTY

UPC favorite Frank Leone recently announced that he will be headlining a show at the Canopy Club to celebrate the release of his self-produced project #EnterWILD. Fellow Chicago area artists Saba, Mick Jenkins, Klevah, and additional secret guests round out the April 3rd lineup. Tickets are $5 apiece and can be purchased from the Canopy Club’s...
UPC Presents: Chief Fall 2013 Campus Lookbook

UPC Presents: Chief Fall 2013 Campus Lookbook

Looking for some new gear to rock? We’ve got you covered. Much like our drop last season, we’ve decided to do a quick lookbook for the Chief products we have currently available on our online store. This time around we have number of new styles, including two color ways in the Paramount t-shirt (navy & grey) as well as...
Klevah - Lovely (Video)

Klevah – Lovely (Video)

Champaign-Urbana rappers are kind of an enigma. On one hand, hip-hop is big down here, especially with UIUC being right here and all. On the other hand, however, there are very few who put professional work into their craft. While a lot of kids just like to rap, locals Frank Leone, Jay Moses, Young Blu,...
Jay Moses, Frank Leone & Klevah Live in Champaign, IL on 8/29

Jay Moses, Frank Leone & Klevah Live in Champaign, IL on 8/29

If you follow the Champaign-Urbana hip hop scene at all, you have undoubtedly heard of Jay Moses and Klevah or maybe even been to one of their shows in the area. UPC is happy to announce that they’ll performing alongside another UPC favorite Frank Leone (who we also interviewed earlier this year) at the end of...