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The FADER FORT Presented by Converse NYC: Day 2

The FADER FORT Presented by Converse continued last night in Brooklyn. UK five-piece Citizens and Queens trio Children of the Night started things off. Budweisers, vitaminwater and Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum hooked up the … read more »

POSTED October 19, 2012 1:08PM IN Featured - FADERFORT, Fort Photos Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

RSVP to the FADER FORT Presented by Converse NYC

UPDATE: The list for this event is now closed. The FADER FORT returns to New York with Converse, this year for four days, from Wednesday, October 17-20. We’ll be set up at Converse Rubber Tracks … read more »

POSTED October 11, 2012 11:40AM IN Fort Artists Comments (7) TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Download The FADER #81 Podcast

We supplement every issue of The FADER with a podcast showcasing jams from the mag’s featured artists; hear Cat Power, Teengirl Fantasy and a slew of Chicago rap tracks by Chief Keef, Katie Got Bandz … read more »

POSTED August 29, 2012 6:55PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, The FADER TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

YP and King L, “Rub A Dub” MP3

Still-underrated “Val Venis” and “Bars”-producer C-Sick delivers another taut, horn-driven beat with “Rub A Dub.” He’s joined by frequent collaborator King L and another resident of Chicago’s East Side, YP, who just released a mixtape … read more »

POSTED August 27, 2012 6:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Footnotes: Chicago Rap

The reigning sound of rap in Chicago—with toughly detached deliveries and muddy beats as big as the Sears Tower—bears little obvious resemblance to the sound of just a few years ago, in part because some … read more »

POSTED August 22, 2012 12:45PM IN FEATURES Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , ,

Chief Keef: Lost Boys

Chicago’s drill scene is rife with young talent, but Chief Keef seems poised to overtake them all. By the time of his arrest in December of last year, Chief Keef was already a household name … read more »

POSTED August 21, 2012 8:15PM IN FEATURES Comments (35) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

King L, “Val Venis (Mr. E’s Entrance Theme Remix)”

King L‘s first single after signing to Epic, “Val Venis,” was named for a dance inspired by a wrestler of the same name. Mr. E, who recently produced “Life” for King L and YP, has … read more »

POSTED July 18, 2012 6:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Interview: King L

A couple years back, King L, the upstart Chicago rapper formerly known as King Louie, was hit by a car. The impact broke his legs, bruised his lungs, and knocked out some of his front … read more »


Download King L’s Showtime Mixtape

King L, the Chicago rapper formerly known as King Louie, dropped his first full-length mixtape since last year’s Hardbody today. (Another tape released this March, Motion Picture, was primarily a collection of collaborations and b-sides). … read more »

POSTED July 9, 2012 3:31PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , , ,

Bubble Eye, “Drillin Hard” MP3

King L dropped a new video yesterday, for “Po Up Slow,” but a recent release by one of his associates also calls for some attention. Bubble Eye, a rapper from Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood who grew … read more »

POSTED June 29, 2012 11:45AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,