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Lollapalooza 2014

Lollapalooza 2014

This Summer, Lollapalooza celebrated its 10 year anniversary, gracing Chicago’s Grant Park with some of the world’s best musicians. If you’ve ever been, you know that Lollapalooza is a 3-day, monster festival that requires attendees to have boundless energy, stamina and mostly, a sense of humor. The sense of humor is to deal with the...Read more

Questions Without Transitions: The Rebirth of an Artist in Society

Everything is art… The art of composing words… The art of arranging melodies that penetrate the soul… The art of creating a vision… The art of unifying a broken society… Photograph: Personal Collection. Event: Afro-Futurism by Hebru Brantley at Zhou B Gallery. In some ways, we are all creators and we hold the innate gift...Read more

Mike Eagle presents the Extended Nightmares Getdown (the dark blue door) EP

Photo Credit: Jacqueline Arevalo You never know exactly what to expect from an Open Mike Eagle EP. Well maybe a few things, a long ass title, extremely forward thinking arrangements and concepts that have no respect for gravity. Outside of that though, nothing. Luckily, with this latest Extended Nightmares Getdown(the dark blue door) EP, OME...Read more

Earthgang – Opium

Claiming that Earthgang is the next Outka$t would come off as sacrilegious to ATLien faithfuls and decidedly unfair to Earthgang’s own unique representations of themselves. So I wont say it, but once the dust settles and we’ve listened to “Opium” there’ll be silence. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Let’s not make this awkward, ok? EarthGang “Opium”...Read more

LurkMusic – Kingli$h

This one here is called “Kingli$h” Peace to the LurkMuisc production collective, I am definitely excited to here more from this camp.

9th Wonder, Dee-1, Thurz & Rapsody – Part Of The Game

As if it wasn’t enough that Jamla just shook up the entire Internet hip-hop scene with Rapsody’s, For Everything. Here comes 9th Wonder right back in true blue collar fashion with a gift from the Stankonia Sessions, presented by Groveshark. This is “Part of The Game” featuring Rapsody,  Dee-1 and L.A. native King Thurz. They’re...Read more

Sulaiman – “O’ You Aint Know”

First caught wind of Sulaiman through his Sandwich video. Learned more about him through his collab with Chris Mathien, Local Nobodies. Whether he’s throwing parties or throwing his weight around on a record, Chicago’s Sulaiman’s presence is always right and exact. “O You Aint Know” is a real-talk cautionary tale for young lads and ladies. Listen...Read more

Common – Sweet (Video)

Damn. Who pissed in Common’s Starbucks y’all? Well, whoever the culprit, I’d like to thank them for bringing the old Com back. The Windy City’s pioneer is spitting with a rookie sized chip on his shoulder. This video was shot out in Haiti, and the grit of the island matches the sentiment of the song....Read more

The Weekend: Thursday

Good Day H.A.S. faithfuls. Check out the heavily ballyhooed mixtape, Thursday by The Weekend. This was on Drizzy’s site, guess its all in the Octobers Very Own family (OVOXO). Enjoy Here’s the link: http://octobersveryown.blogspot.com/2011/08/weeknd-thursday.html