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Watch Rizzo Richie New Video, “Check Up”

Following up on his Young Chop collab, “Need Some Mo,” Chicago’s Rizzo Richie wraps up his late 2018 EP, Honolulu, with one last visual, “Check Up.” In the video, Rizzo shows you exactly what happens when that edible kicks in as he wakes up in the middle of nowhere. After getting his bearings, he lyrically flexes over Banks The Genius’ production. “The instrumental was initially made for Juice WRLD,” Rizzo Richie explains. “Who didn’t do anything with it, but when Banks let me hear it I instantly took to it. It had a summer Island feel to it, and I more »

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Chicago’s Rizzo Richie Enlists Young Chop For “Need Some Mo” Visual

To close out 2018, Chicago based (Belizean born) emcee, Rizzo Richie, dropped off his new EP, “Honolulu” via Chop Squad Records. The 6-track EP has the #TeamGo member flexing his solo skills with a few assists from label boss, Young Chop. Today we get some visuals from the EP’s intro track, “Need Some Mo” with a feature (and production) from Chop. Watch as Rizzo Richie and Chop show you they’re never satisfied in the Blayke BZ directed video. Rizzo Richie talks on the collaboration: “The song is just about being young and not ever really having enough, not ever being more »

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Izzy Strange & Mick Jenkins Drop “Halfway Crooks”

Pennsylvanian emcee Izzy Strange once again combines lyrical forces with Chicago’s Mick Jenkins to enforce a term made notorious by the infamous Mobb Deep on their breakout track, “Shook Ones Pt. 2”. On this eerie, nineties themed instrumental crafted by Grammy Award winning producer Nate Fox, Izzy and Mick inform listeners that there’s still no such thing as “Halfway Crooks”. “Halfway Crooks” is the second release from Izzy Strange’s forthcoming mixtape, Izzy Duz It, which is set to drop this Halloween, October 31st. The first single was the eclectic “Just Me”, a soulful release that featured underground legend Blu and more »

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FlossMobChase Drops New Song, “High Risk”

FlossMobChase is set to release his debut mixtape, Fortune. For the single, he teams up with St Louis producer ChasetheMoney, for the trap balled, High Risk. The Chicago Native, Chase, describes High Risk, as a concept of risking it all, to invest in yourself. If there’s no risk, there’s no reward. Stream “High Risk” below, courtesy of Spotify.

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Jesse Eplan 2 Songs “Cannon” & Famous Dex-Featured, “Flight”

New York’s own Jesse Eplan is a fast-rising 17-year-old with a buzz thanks to his debut EP, Trap Harmony and his hit video, “Earthquake”. Eager to elevate his fanbase and profile, Jesse begins campaigning his next project with two new releases in “Cannon” and the Famous Dex-featured, “Flight”. “Cannon”, featuring up-and-coming act Kontraversy, is a slick talking fashion show of top-tier wordplay as the two play off each other like the Golden State Warriors. Similar antics are exhibited by Jesse and Dex on “Flight” as the two take all the women with them with their stylish hook and flirtatious lingo. more »

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Minneapolis recording artist Beamon drops “BimuGoddo”

For those familiar with artists along the lines of Scarlxrd to Lil Gnar and Sybyr, many are taking their own flair to the rise in hip hop’s latest grunge movements. Though it seems one of those styles that a very low percent of tracks come up with outstanding mix quality and writing so far; artists such as these, and Beamon alike, are taking their fans to new dimensions. From Minneapolis, Minnesota, he is no rookie when it comes to hitting the studio with absolute grunge. With tracks such as “Man on the Slopes”, “Lonzo Ball”, and “Spirited Away” with Bones, more »

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SPRING AWAKENING 2016 EXPANDS TO NEW, BIGGER & BEAUTIFUL LOCATION FOR 5TH ANNIVERSARY

Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) is thrilled to celebrate its fifth anniversary at a brand-new location in the beautiful city of Chicago!  In 2016, Spring Awakening will be held June 10th through 12th in JACKSON PARK, also known as the site of the historic World’s Fair. “Over the past year we’ve explored potential venues that have bigger footprints, and with 500+ acres of lakefront greenery, Jackson Park turned out to be a prime location,” says Jeff Callahan, founder of SAMF.  Located less than 10 minutes away from downtown Chicago in the Hyde Park and South Shoreneighborhoods, the new venue is just steps away from Chicago’s Museum more »

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Reaction NYE Chicago

In celebration of Chicago’s diverse musical landscape, REACTION NYE gathers a wide spectrum of genres, ranging from pioneers and trailblazers, to the freshest up-and-comers and local luminaries.  The jam-packed lineup features headlining performances by two of modern dance music’s living legends:DEADMAU5 and SKRILLEX, along with support from top-notch talent including Chicago’s own CHANCE THE RAPPER, critically acclaimed hip-hop duo RUN THE JEWELS, CHVRCHES, ROBIN SCHULZ, BONOBO, PURITY RING as well as GREEN VELVET and CLAUDE VONSTROKE as GET REAL.  Additional artists include BADBADNOTGOOD, CASHMERE CAT, JAMIE JONES, CHERUB, THE FLOOZIES, THUNDERCAT, MIJA, AUTOGRAF and PROBCAUSE, plus more. Over the past 5 years, React’s annual NYE bash took shape with one-off performances from the likes of more »

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Mamby On The Beach: Don’t Miss The Summery-est Festival in the Midwest

About a decade ago, some local Chicago-based DJs and musical artists including but not limited to Green Velvet/Cajmere and Derrick Carter got together and started a yearly summer fling on Oakwood Beach, one of Chicago’s many beaches on the coast of the abundantly blue and fantastically beautiful Lake Michigan. The whole idea was to simply unite a crowd of people focused on the music in a unique summer environment in the city which some call “the Miami of the North,” a nickname earned by all of Chicago’s wonderful waterfront during the warm months of the year. Who wouldn’t want to come jam to some tunes in more »

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North Coast Music Festival: Daily Artist Lineup & 6th Annual Toast of the Coast Announced | Single & 2-Day Tickets Now On Sale

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to announce the daily artist lineup and release single and two-day tickets for this year’s festival, happening on September 4th – 6th, 2015! Discounted 3-day GA and VIP passes are still available, so get yours now before prices go up. Tickets are on now sale at www.northcoastfestival.com!       This year NCMF has teamed up with Do 312 for the sixth annual TOAST OF THE COAST competition! NCMF will pick one DJ and one live act to perform at the 2015 festival on one of the main stages! In the previous years, local hip-hop artist PROBCAUSE won the contest, and was invited more »

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TrapStyle Exclusive Interview: Seven Lions

We had the great opportunity to sit down with one of the most prolific and well-respected producers in the game, Seven Lions, at Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago. We talked about production tips and the importance of delivering a good show to the fans. TrapStyle: Thanks for taking the time for an interview. First off, what’s with the name? Why seven lions and not six? Or a hundred? Seven Lions: It’s from a book, actually, called Latro In The Mist. It’s a character from a book. TS: Where did you get your start in music? Where did it all begin? 7L: more »

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NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015 ANNOUNCED MORE ARTISTS

GA & VIP Tickets On Sale Now 17+ North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to announce more artists on the lineup for this year’s festival, which showcases the most diverse range of genres than ever before! New acts include French stalwart producer, WAX TAILOR who will be performing a LIVE set of his orchestral hip-hop beats, emerging New York beat maker extraordinaire SWEATER BEATS, and downtempo instrumental hip-hop producer LITTLE PEOPLE. Notable Chicago-based acts added on the lineup include the infamous PORN AND CHICKEN crew, plus STEFAN PONCE, who was recently nominated for two Grammys after working as a producer on Childish Gambino’s more »

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