[Video] Alex Wiley: "Thug Angel"

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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.
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[Video] Watch Tree Interview Roc Marciano

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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.


[Video] D-Why: "Flattery"


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.


Directed by D-Why & shot + edited by Jakob Owens


[Video] Rockie Fresh: "Life Long" feat. Rick Ross & Nipsey Hussle (Preview)


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.

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[Video] ScHoolboy Q Interview on Sway In The Morning


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.
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Sterling Hayes: "Retrospect" feat. D2G x Kembe X


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

[Watch] Lollapalooza's Official Lineup Announced


On August 2-4th, Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park for another year of ridiculousness. Perhaps the biggest headline is Chance The Rapper's closing set at the BMI Stage, Friday night. While it's no surprise the rising star is performing, a closing set is definitely going to turn some heads. The bill features headliners including, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend and more. Other notable acts are Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, Ellie Goulding, Thievery Corporation, Grizzly Bear, 2 Chainz, Wavves, Bauuer, and the list continues after the jump. 3-day passes go on sale Wednesday.
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[Video] Freddie Gibbs x Madlib x BJ The Chicago Kid Perform "Shame" at Paid Dues


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!

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