Moodie Black, a standout group from the Fake Four roster full of massive talent, has always been observant of what other boundary-pushing artists are doing, especially polarizing artists like Kanye West. K has always envisioned her band being as relevant as Ye, while offering a balancing set of opinions, ambitions and skill sets to offset that of the Chicago-based ‘mad genius’. You can imagine, then, that Ye‘s embracing of MAGA, Donald Trump and the Right in general has been fuel for the Moodie Black creative fire. Add to the fact that Fake Four label head (and incredible artist in his own right) Ceschi stopped by the studio to commit a hook to the inspiration, and the result is Ye Death, an observation on living in the madness we do now and feeling like a kite off the string, which is probably very much how Ye feels now (in light of recent reports that he feels ‘used’ by the same political machine he wholeheartedly embraced, and all within the span of about 2 months). K and company always have something deeply introspective and relevant to say about what’s rocking the societal boat, and this is just another notch in the belt. Definitely check it out.
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Tagged ceschi, chicago, chief, donald trump, fake four, k, kanye west, maga, moodie black, right wing, the doomsday device, ye death
My main man Click-Clack is constantly on point when it comes to knowing who is who and what’s what in the Austin hip-hop scene. He recently threw out props to Austin-native Trae Crane‘s recent video for On My Own, and I instantly knew it was getting posted to the blog. The song is catchy af, and the video (produced by Cole Bennett) is a standout without being overly flashy. Chicago-based Lyrical Lemonade has gotten behind this piece, and the numbers show it… quality music, pushed properly, can make an impact. Share it, like it, and keep supporting our scene(s)!
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Tagged austin, chicago, chief, click-clack, cole bennett, lyrical lemonade, the doomsday device, trae crane
Not only has Fake Four laced us with some solid releases thus far this Freecember, they also put in the groundwork in the 4th quarter of 2016 to get us excited for the upcoming year. One of the first releases from the label in 2017 will be Zavala‘s new album Fantasmas, and if Roosevelt & Letting Go is an indication of the work to come, then get ready for more high quality instrumental artisanship from one of Chicago‘s finest. For now, enjoy a beautiful video for a beautiful song.