Common is bringing something special to his hometown on September 21st. He will have his first annual fest called "Ahhh! Fest 2014". This fest is not one to miss since it is hosted by Dave Chappelle(!), The day will begin with a all-age commuinity showcase by Ryhmefest and Donda's House, which will have a perfomance by Diggy Simmons. Then, at 4pm, Common, Jay Electronica, Lupe Fiasco, MC Lyte, De La Soul, Lil' Herb, and "a Special Surprise Guest". Hmmm...maybe we know who it is. You will have to purchase your tickets here and learn more at their website.
Hustle Gang/G.O.O.D. Music Artist & Producer Travi$ Scott released a new EP for the Free.99 last night. While everyone(including yours truly) was waiting for a while to get it, it didn't dissappoint. While the first single, "Don't Play" feat. Big Sean & The 1975, is getting the hype, the rest of the tape serves a solid overall product from La Flame debut EP of yesteryear, "Owl Pharaoh". Features from Migos,Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, PeeWee Longway, and a suprise verse from T.I.(can't tell you which song though. You'll have to listen). Peep and download the EP Below. Bless Up!!
Well, if this isn't one of best collabs of the year, then i don't know what is. Lil' Herb song, off from the standout "Welcome to FazoLand" mixtape, will get visual treatment but it's a remix with Common and Chance the Rapper. Nothing but pure greatness should be the expectations from this track/video. The trio shot footage around Chicago and we have a behind the scenes clip of Common rapping a few bars while Herb is in the cut. Peep it below and look out for the full length soon.

A very sought after Jordan retro will be hitting selves this fall season. Making their second appearance since their 2005 debut, the Air Jordan XIII "Grey Toe" will feature a varsity red, white, and a grey toe upper while a white midsole and black sole finishing the design of the shoe. Will you be copping once they release?

Twista's newest(and ninth)album, DarkHorse, isn't going to be in stores or itunes til next week. However, you can listen to the Legendary Chicago MC album through Billboard. It's a clean version of the album but you know it still sounds great as Twista delivers yet again. Production and features from the Legendary Traxster, Wiz Khalifa, Tia London, Tech N9ne,among others. Check it out below.

OVO Sound's Majid Jordan released their new EP called a Place like this. If you heard of the duo's name before, it is more than likely from one of the biggest singles of last year, Drake's "Hold On, We're Coming Home". They produced and featured on the platnium selling single from Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" Album. The EP is 5 songs of smooth comtempary R&B that references from the 80s and 90s yet has a unique freshness to it. You could play this EP while relaxing in your crib or for a lounge set. You can buy the EP on Itunes
Curren$y is one of the few artists that I know that constantly craft out incredible music. Like this dude pick out amazing beats and goes in with his detailed stories that are his rhymes. A smooth butter laced track Produced by Professor Fox and Thelonious Martin, Spitta goes in so heavy while telling a great tale about seeing a woman "cheffin'" something to eat and how the kids thought his car engine "was thundering". Curren$y is on his "The Drive-In Theatre Tour" coming to a city near you and expect his upcoming release, "Pilot Talk 3" real soon. Check out Spitta's House Shoes below.

Chicago MC GLC dropped his latest Mixtape," By Ism Means Necessary" and he will speak his ISM to the congregation. This is a solid tape with features from Tator Chip, D Gainz, DJ Deeon,Lyriq, Fundisha and more while D Gainz, Sledgren, HumBeats, K Roosevelt and others provide the producing. Don't be a Simp and download this new tape via Datpiff.

This marketing behind Common's new album, "Nobody's Smiling", is amazing. If you check out No I.D.'s and Common's Instagram (@rd_cocaine80s & @common), you will notice a few familiar faces in the cover. Common speaks on how the cover idea came about from Def Jam and how it came about into fruition. Covers of Dreezy, King Louie, G Count(formerly of L.E.P. Bogus Boys), KD Young Cocky, Lil' Johnny, and Lil' Herb appeared via Instagram promoting the album. The album is releasing on July 22nd.

 Sir Michael Rocks (formerly from The Cool Kids)is dropping nothing but good things today. Not only he released his new video, "Playstation 1.5", but he dropped the news for "Banco" with release date and tracklist. The video above is something outta this world and it might be a taste of what Banco could be. It sounds amazing to me. Banco will be released on July 29, 2014. Peep the tracklist below.

Tracklist of "Banco"
01. Stevie
02. Memo
03. Some Ish (feat. Twista)
04. The Docks (Skit)
05. Bussin (feat. Casey Veggies and Iamsu!)
06. Playstation 1.5
07. Drug Dealer
08. Kill Switch (feat. Robb Bank$ and Pouya)
09. Dino Feeding (Skit)
10. Lost Boys (feat. Mac Miller and Trinidad James; co-prod. by Mac Miller)
11. One Time (feat. Buddy)
12. Cold Sore (Skit)
13. Fuck Seaworld
14. Ain’t Nothin Like (feat. Too $hort and Chuck Inglish; prod. by DJ Mustard)
15. Francois
16. To the Side // 678.824.2992
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