Tagged: Chicago


GEN F: Tink

“I wanna keep moving, having a piece of every genre out there.” From the magazine: ISSUE 89, December 2013/January 2014 Ask Tink how things are going, and the latest teenaged star to break out from … read more »

POSTED December 9, 2013 10:00AM IN GEN F Comments (2) TAGS: , , , ,

Video: JODY, “Echos” (Live at the FADER FORT Presented by Converse)

At last month’s FADER FORT Presented by Converse, Chicago’s six-person R&B group JODY performed “Echos,” from their recently released Magique EP. The group also sat down to answer some online dating questions—watch them and a … read more »

POSTED November 27, 2013 3:06PM IN Featured - FADERFORT, Fort Video TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Diary: Yo Gotti

SOUTHERN RAP’S TENACIOUS ELDER STATESMAN SCALES UP HIS BUSINESS Yo Gotti, Memphis rap’s most popular rapper and visible ambassador (pop star Juicy J notwithstanding), has been working for almost two decades, enduring market shifts from … read more »

POSTED November 14, 2013 12:35PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , ,

The Things I Carry: Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa is in New York for Scion’s monthly free concert series, Open Mic, with Ty Dolla $ign and Deniro Farrar. Earlier this week, he stopped by FADER offices for a lunchtime hang out. The … read more »

POSTED November 13, 2013 6:20PM IN STYLE NEWS Comments (4) TAGS: , , ,
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Dre Green and The GTW, “Neymar Night” MP3

The GTW, the Chicago-based JODY member with a penchant for overalls , samples both the sound of crunching leaves and rapper P Rico’s local hit “Hang Wit Me” on “Neymar Night,” a loose freebie featuring … read more »

POSTED November 13, 2013 5:14PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,
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Video: The Guys, “Taxes”

With only a few tracks to their name, Chicago duo The Guys (brothers Smelly P and producer Fya Starta) are already becoming local cult favorites. The two have a natural chemistry and effortless humor, and … read more »

POSTED November 11, 2013 6:02PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,

Video: Vic Mensa f. Eliza Doolittle, “YNSP”

FADER PREMIERE Chicago’s Vic Mensa, the friendly creative rival of Chance the Rapper who once adorably dressed up as Jimi Hendrix, released a promising solo debut, INNANETAPE, last month. Here’s a video for sticky tape … read more »

POSTED November 7, 2013 10:48AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,

ZMoney f. KO the King, “Hustlin Habits” MP3

Here’s Chicago rapper ZMoney’s new single, which continues the insane stream of releases he started this past summer, when he dropped two tapes in one day. “Hustlin Habits,” featuring KO The King and produced by … read more »

POSTED November 5, 2013 5:10PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (4) TAGS: , , ,

Mixtape Saturday: I.L Will, Marc Decoca, Yelawolf and DJ Paul, Young Hoodchiano

Welcome back to Mixtape Saturday, a weekly roundup of great rap tapes around the web hosted by FADER contributor Meaghan Garvey. This week, she talks about I.L Will’s machismo, Marc Decoca’s successful labor of love, … read more »

POSTED November 2, 2013 4:12PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Download Vic Mensa’s INNANETAPE Mixtape

Here’s INNANETAPE, the debut solo effort from Chicago’s Vic Mensa, formerly the frontman of band Kids These Days and longtime buddy/friendly competitor of Chance The Rapper (the two collaborated on “Cocoa Butter Kisses”). Download the … read more »

POSTED October 1, 2013 12:30PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS, MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,