Today, Closed Sessions releases Alex Wiley’s newest visual “Thug Angel”, off his debut LP #ClubWiley, which is due June 4th with features Raekwon, Freddie Gibbs and more. The track is produced by Odd Couple & directed by the good folks at Elevator. Stream the visual and track below and prepare for the Wiley debut on Closed Sessions June 4th.
While Roc Marciano was in Chicago for a Closed Session and performance at Digital Freshness, he hit the studio with Tree, the rising emcee/producer who gained much notoriety with last years Sunday School mixtape. Roc and Tree definitely hit it off in the studio and after one thing led to another, Tree began spontaneously asking Roc Marciano a series of questions relating to Roc’s realization of skills, wordplay, and imagery within his craft. Definitely a dope clip. Lookout for Sunday School 2 coming soon via Closed Sessions, as well as the proper Roc Marciano CS as well.
The homie D-Why is back with another set of tantalizing visuals for the track “Flattery” off of his debut project, Don’t Flatter Yourself. This time, David “D-WHY” Morris takes on a vigilante character whose female acquaintance gets into some trouble. “”When it comes to my music, videos, and other artistic endeavors, I try to push the envelope. I don’t conform to what is expected. I want each song, each video, each piece of art to be it’s own entity…” States D-why. Stream below and grab his latest LP which features collaborations with Casey Veggies and Hit-Boy, as well as production from Hit-Boy, Boi-1da, T-Minus, and Dot Da Genius.
Rockie has been somewhat quiet when it comes to releasing new music, and after his very strong Electric Highway release and as we near the summer months it’s time to turn it back up. Today Rockie Fresh previews his newest visual for the Boi-1da produced “Life Long” track featuring Rick Ross and Nipsey Hussle. Stream the preview below.
Q has been making his radio rounds as he prepares his newest LP Oxymoron, and he recently checked in with the big homie Sway. The interview produces classic conversation from the two; as Q shares that the Schoolboy Q strain of OG Kush he purchased at a medical club is horrible, and to make matters worse the clerk didn’t even know who he was servicing. The interview took an interesting turn when Q took questions from a couple caller, one being solely about Q working with Chance. Def pumped for this. Watch below.
Savemoney has been on a tear lately, and that won’t change anytime soon. Today we get a new track from Sterling Hayes, titled “Retrospect” feat. D2G and Kembe X. It’s always good to see Chicago’s rising class linking to help each other rise in prominence, nationwide. Stream “Retrospect” below. Patrick Ronald III coming soon
Gibbs and his ESGN crew took a trip to San Bernardino, California over the weekend for Fred’s set with Madlib, at Paid Dues. Called one of hour, notable sets at the festival by LA Weekly, Gibbs and Madlib ran through a slew of classic tracks as well as a recent fan favorite, “Shame” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid. Watch the stream of them performing ”Shame” below. ESGN LP coming soon!
So last night, up and coming producer Vela Seff hit me with his latest beat tape titled Progression 2. While, I was unfamiliar with the work the laid back, bass line driven production definitely caught my attention. Taking influences from the production on Midnight Marauders, The Sun Rises in The East, and Ironman, Seff has shown to have a nack for meshing an airy 90′s sound, with his own modern style. Stream the project below.
As we hinted to earlier in the week, we will be partnering up with Pitchfork in the coming months before their 8th annual festival, which is being held July 19th-21st at Union Park here in Chicago. R. Kelly, Björk, El-P, Killer Mike, TNGHT, Tree, Solange, M.I.A., DJ Rashad + more, will be hitting the stages on the 3rd week in July, and leading up to the date RH will be giving out at least eight 3-day passes to the festival. Check the details for how to win a pass today, below. Winner will be chosen tonight at 8pm. Good Luck!
The homie ASAAD Saudi Money has really been making plays as we near the summer months, and today he and long time collaborators Nascent & QB bring us a snippet ”Church (Off With Thy Head)”. We’ll likely see the whole version of this track on his upcoming album 006, coming soon. Shouts to the New Black crew, 2013 lehgo.