In the new episode of XXL’s Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity podcast, XXL’s Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten, Executive Editor John Kennedy, hip-hop entrepreneur Rahman Dukes and veteran hip-hop journalist Shaheem Reid discuss who’s the better producer between Dr. Dre and Kanye West, Nipsey Hussle’s legacy, Offset’s phone being hacked and more.
Southside Chicago rapper Filthy Rich presents “Favorite Lil Thotty”, his new Serious Beats-produced single from Reservoir Dog, Rich’s forthcoming album also featuring production from Paris Bueller (watch the music video for “All I Want”) Hearontrackz, C-Sick, Ill Brown and Snapbackondatrack. Reservoir Dogs will be Filthy’s first album since he overcame end stage renal failure, which he was diagnosed with just before he released his 2013 album White Devil (DatPiff). 2015 saw the release of the music video for “Easter Sunday” (Youtube). Other releases include (DatPiff), The G.W.O.P. Chronicles (Spotify),Trappy Holidays and Tricks Or Beats. Rich says the new single is “based off a past relationship. Me and this girl fell for each other, but she had her problems, and we went through it. Eventually, I came out the other side of it, and I saw other people going through bogus relationships of there own so I thought it would make for a song that people could relate to.”
PAPOOSE x JUSTIN TYME x SAVANT AKA STANSTRO x KOOL G RAP
In preparation for the 2nd installment of DJ Jesaya and Flaming Monkey’s “Operation Hope” compilation and his own “Initial Entry” mixtape, recently minted Los Angeles (by way of Chicago) emcee, Savant aka Stanstro unites with hip hop legend Kool G Rap, NY rap staple Papoose and Flaming Monkey flagship Swiss barsmith Justin Tyme over an orotund J.Cardim sonic backdrop.
This week Victorious Villains Society linked up with Chicago
hit-maker, Cicero On Da Beat to film for his latest single, “No Fuck”.
The video features Cicero in the new limited edition “Rigged” Villains
tank. Currently working on his debut mixtape Cicero is set to amaze a
lot of people as an artist and producer. Directed by Zeu$ this is just
a preview of things to come from both Cicero On Da Beat and The
Shake at 2dopeboyz just premiered “WZRD Science,” the new music video from Mike Mictlan‘s latest album SNAXXX. The track features Greg Grease on the raps and a beat by 2% Muck. Check it out right here!
As the first leg of Dessa‘s Parts of Speech Tour ends Tuesday in St. Louis, we’re pleased to announce that a second leg has been confirmed! She returns to the East Coast with the full band & Aby Wolf this September. Wisconsin, Indiana, Texas and California are treated to festival appearances in the next couple of months, and Sombear (Bradley Hale of Now, Now) is slated to perform opening sets for September’s club shows. Check the flier above and visit Doomtree.net/events to get tickets and more info. Dessa’s new album Parts of Speech is out now.
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $28. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1265 Snelling Ave N. Show features Trampled By Turtles, The Suburbs, Mason Jennings, P.O.S, The Chalice. Price does not include fair admission. Admission is a separate purchase. BUY TICKETS
Fresh off a raucous set at a sold-out First Avenue show in June, Mixed Blood Majority headlines Minneapolis’ Icehouse this Friday night with the ever-prodigious Bomba de Luz kicking things off and hosts Lizzo & Sophia Eris (of The Chalice) providing jams between sets. There’ll be a specialty Mixed Blood Majority cocktail available that night, created by the Icehouse’s resident mixologists. Some presale tickets for the show are available online right here. You can check out the new Mixed Blood Majority track “Keep Diggin'” feat Lizzo right here.
MTV x Minneapolis
MTV just ran a video feature on the Minneapolis music scene. Members of Doomtree were interviewed for this piece along with a ton of Mpls homies (some names may ring a bell from Tuesdays With Lazerbeak’s Local Bonus Jams). Click the photo above to watch the segment.
L. Rey Films And September 6th Team Up To Bring You A Lyric Video For 6th’s Self Produced Track Blow! Blow Appeared On 6th’s Latest Album Release More Hip Hop x Sneakers x Vagina. Download Here In Case You Missed The Chicago Native’s Latest Drop!