Curren$y Talks The Success of Pilot Talk (Video)

In July of 2009, Curren$y came to Chicago to perform at our Dimes and Dozens party as well as a Closed Session. One look at those photos and videos show how far we have come, especially when compared to this recent photo recap, or the most recent Closed Session. Curren$y has also come a very long way in what is barely more than a calendar year. Since that visit he became a mainstay in Creative.Control videos, was dubbed the new face of Roc-a-fella by Dame Dash, signed to Def Jam, and released a critically acclaimed and fan embraced LP in the form of Pilot Talk.

The album’s success serves as vindication for Curren$y. He has walked away from labels and deals in the past in order to stick to his sound and make the music that he wants to make. In this clip he talks about what success of the album has meant, and how good it feels to prove people wrong. – RubyHornet

K. Sparks: Bounce (Prod. T Mos)

“Here is the first leak from The Trilogy Chapter 3 entitled Bounce Produced by the homie T Mos…I’ve been slow cooking this project with a lot of dope production and dope collabs so there is no set release date but when it drops it will be well worth the wait…This song will also be on T Mos project dropping next year…I’ll be in ATL on October 8th for A3C so come thru and check out the show..” – K. Sparks

Download: K. Sparks – Bounce (Prod. T Mos)

Nottz Feat. Asher Roth & Colin Munroe: Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor)

Producer Nottz and rapper Asher Roth take a casual stroll together down memory lane on the latest single “Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor)” from Nottz’s forthcoming debut solo album You Need This Music to be released October 26th on Raw Koncept Media Group.

From the get-go, shimmering xylophone samples recall nostalgic flashbacks, signaling the eternal backward glance into breezy summer days and hanging out around the block. Far from simply telling their stories, Nottz and Roth invite us to join in their respective journeys with the hook, crooned by Colin Munroe, “Welcome to the world that I’m from/ Maybe you’ll wanna be/ My neighbor/ They say that where you goin’ ain’t always where you from/ Maybe some day you’ll be /My neighbor.”

Fans can also expect a video for the single in the near future. Nottz and Roth are currently collaborating on the upcoming The Rawth EP.

Download: Nottz Feat. Asher Roth & Colin Munroe – Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor)

Bruno Mars x Fat Joe Live @ House of Blues (Video)

Last week, Bruno Mars & Fat Joe performed at the House of Blues in downtown Chicago. While that combination sounds like an odd fit for a concert, the crowd rocked with both artists as illustrated in the videos we have below of their live performances. Bruno Mars performs “Just The Way You Are”, “Nothin’ On You”, “Billionaire”, the new single “Grenade” and an interesting mash-up of “Billie Jean”, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, and “Seven Nation Army”, all captured from the right balcony at the HoB. The Fat Joe video contains his verse from “All I Do Is Win” and past singles like “Lean Back” and “Make It Rain”. – GWHH

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