Behind The Beat: C-Sick
C-Sick has been one of Chicago's hardest working producers for quite a few years now, and within the last little while, his name has begun to catch up with his impressive body of work. Recently working with artists like Meek Mill, Lil Durk, and Chance The Rapper, as well as keeping up relationships with longtime collaborators King Louie and Logic, the producer is more recognized than he's ever been, but his work ethic has remained the same throughout.
Lil Durk Previews Fire Collab With Young Thug
Lil Durk went on Instagram today to give fans a preview of a collab he's got on deck with Young Thug. In the clip, Durk sings along with what sounds like the hook, on which Thug namedrops both 2Pac and GuWop. One can hear Durk rapping a few seconds of a verse before the clip ends, and though it's just a snippet, this ish is sounding very hot.
Lil Durk Announces "300 Days, 300 Nights" Tour
Lil Durk set out on an exhaustive Remember My Name over the course of the summer to give all his fans around the United States a chance to see him in person.
Staff Picks Playlist (December 18)
We received three kinda-big mixtapes earlier this week, from Wiz Khalifa, Lil Durk and Juicy J; and Pusha T and Chris Brown made sure we ended the week on high note with new albums from either artists. However the week wasn't none too crazy when it comes to singles, although Ferg made a splash with "New Level," it hasn't made it's way on to SoundCloud yet.
Lil Durk Shares "300 Days, 300 Nights" Tracklist With Meek Mill, Dej Loaf & More
Lil Durk's 300 Days, 300 Nights mixtape was originally set to drop in October, but now that the official tracklist has arrived, it's sure to be worth the extra wait.
Lil Durk Announces New Release Date For “300 Days 300 Nights" Mixtape; Reveals Artwork
Originally set to arrive on his 23rd birthday (10/19), Lil Durk’s 300 Days 300 Nights mixtape is now expected to drop on December 15.
Lil Durk Apparently Declined To Spit A Verse On Chief Keef's "Don't Like"
Lil Durk's career has turned out pretty swimmingly, but it's possible that he could be an even bigger star at the moment, if he opted to rap a verse on Chief Keef's seminal 2012 drill anthem "Don't Like." In a new interview with HNHH, Young Chop described how "Don't Like" came together. The people in the room at the time were Durk, Chop, and Keef. Keef was writing furiously to the beat Chop had just played him. Lil Reese was on his way to join them.
Top Tracks: November 9 - November 15
Last week saw a few highly anticipated releases, including new albums from Ty Dolla $ign, Jeezy, and Logic. Surprisingly, none of those guys made it into Top Tracks -- well, except Logic, who somehow ended up on a Juicy J track. Instead, Pusha T, the new prez of GOOD Music, came out of hiding and hit us with two top 10's. The other winner of the week has to be the astoundingly prolific Metro Boomin, who has three new productions in this week's list.
Staff Picks Playlist (November 13)
Yo guys. It's Friday the 13th. Has any spooky shit happened yet? As you head into the weekend, with plenty of new albums to stream/download (Ty Dolla $ign aka our digital cover star, Logic, Jeezy, Skeme...), we've compiled our weekly Staff Picks playlist for your listening pleasure.
Spike Lee Defends Use Of Humor In "Chi-Raq," Shares More Movie Footage
A few days ago (Nov. 3), Spike Lee shared the trailer to "Chi-Raq," his upcoming film starring Samuel J. Jackson, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Wesley Snipes, Nick Cannon, and more. The preview suggested that the plot would focus on the efforts of women in inner-city Chicago to unite and convince their male significant others to lay down their weapons.
Rhymefest, Lil Durk, Lil Reese, & Lil Bibby Blast Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq"
The trailer for Spike Lee's new film "Chi-Raq" debuted on Tuesday to much intrigue and mixed feelings. The consensus from Chicago rappers seems to be that the trailer is at best a joke, at worst a travesty. The most outspoken opponent of the film has been veteran Chicago rapper Rhymefest.
Lil Durk To Release "300 Days, 300 Nights" Tomorrow
Lil Durk is turning 23 tomorrow, on October 19, and as a birthday gift to himself, as well as a treat to his fans, he's dropping a new mixtape: 300 Days, 300 Nights. Durk shared the news tonight on Instagram and posted the project's cover art.
Lil Durk & Dej Loaf: "Next Big Hip-Hop Couple"
Lil Durk and Dej Loaf have been rumored to be hooking up for awhile now. In January, Dej joined Durk on the remix of his track "What You Do to Me," and it seems like there was a degree of truth in lyrics they were crooning back and forth to one another.
Lil Herb Gives Release Date To "Ballin' Like I'm Kobe"
Ballin' Like I'm Kobe is finally about to drop. After many delays, Lil Herb, aka G Herbo, went on Instagram today to announce that he will release the much anticipated mixtape this Tuesday, September 29. Watch Herb's Instagram announcement below. After apologizing for the wait, Herb wrote, "IF I SEE ALOT OF PPL GOING CRAZY TRENDING SHIT I MIGHT DROP EARLY," so, realistically, it could drop at any time.
Staff Picks Playlist (September 11)
Before you peace out for the weekend, we've got our weekly Staff Picks playlist. This week's playlist is full of heavy-hitters, as the past week was quite a healthy one when it comes to new music. Obviously one of the biggest highlights is the fact that Jay Rock's 90059 album is finally available, but we also received a semi-surprise EP from T.I. and we continue to be tantalized by thought of a Drake x Future mixtape dropping (today?!!).
Man Shot & Killed Outside Of Lil Durk Concert In Philadelphia
In news we never wish to report, a man was shot and killed outside of a Lil Durk concert Friday night on a crowded street in Philadelphia, according to NBC Philadelphia.
Lil Durk Announces U.S. Tour
Lil Durk just released his debut album, Remember My Name, earlier this year, and it's abouttime he set out on a big headlining tour. The Chicago drill superstar will be doing just that this summer, setting out on a 24-date stint starting in August.
Charts Don't Lie: June 13
This week saw a range of debuts from a range of artists. The top entry within rap and R&B went to Jason Derulo who slid in at number four, just under Rocky who managed to have another strong week. A little farther down Chicago drill hero Lil Durk put his debut album in at number 14, and Dom Kennedy quietly slipped in at 23. While me may see the latter two LPs fall in the coming weeks, Derulo has been known to stick around, especially considering he's got a few potential hits lined up.
Lil Durk & Dom Kennedy First Week Sales
We're seeing a few new rap entries grace the Billboard 200 this week, with new albums out from Lil Durk and Dom Kennedy. Durk's debut, Remember My Name, has been a long time coming, so long in fact, that it appears fans may have lost hope. Even with its release, it's received sub-par reviews. It may not have been a complete flop, but it didn't crack the top 10 for its debut.
Review: Lil Durk's "Remember My Name"
To say that the dawn of drill feels like yesterday would be generous at best. It's been roughly three years since Chicago's rap explosion took the world by storm, and now it feels like you're sifting through the rubble. So many promising talents have struggled to live up to the hype, gotten lost in the blogosphere, or become unrecognizable. And that's if you're lucky enough not to die or go to jail.