Dave East’s Paranoia 2 Tour

Over night, Dave East gave fans in Chicago an experience they won’t soon forget. His Paranoia 2 Tour made its way into the Windy City and left a little bit of Harlem for fans to remember him by.

The athlete turned rapper hosted a private listening party and pop up shop before making his way to Joe’s on Weed Street. Paranoia 2 Tour merchandise was available and East took the time to posed for pictures with fans while listening to his latest release Paranoia 2.

His performance at Joe’s was preceded by that of Chicago native and G.O.O.D Music artist Valee. Joined on stage by a host of who’s who from Chicago including socialite and entrepreneur CocoLoso, producer Pressure and branding and media genius NayR. Valee got the crowd rocking and that energy carried over into Dave East’s performance.

Immediately, before East took the stage several artists he co-signs had their opportunity to make a fan in Chicago, but nothing was comparable to what fans came there for. Photographers lined the stage as the six foot five inch rapper, dressed in Gucci, performed several songs from his last for mixtapes. As East bopped across stage, often accompanied by a bottle of champagne or a blunt the Harlem native performed for his fans and his fans performed for him.

Outwardly pleased by the love shown by a city with a reputation for it’s cold behavior, Dave East continuously expressed his love and appreciation for fans in the city. Afterwards the New York representative hosted a meet and greet where he smoked and posed for pictures.

As the tour rolls on, fans in remaining cities have much to look forward to as East does not disappoint.

Kush Premiers Nobody

There’s nothing better than heat when it’s cold out and Chicago based rapper Kush is well equipped. Today, the 26 year old debuted the visual for his very first single “Nobody.”

More than just a lyricist, Kush is a storyteller. Rapping for more than a decade, he got his start doing just that: telling stories. After discovering his own talent, Kush discovered the only thing that could stop him from sharing it with the world was himself. After several run in with the law and a few years behind bars, Kush is a free man and nobody can interfere with his dream.

Kush’s debut single “Nobody” was produced by 80 Apes’ Pressure and Rio Mac and it’s safe to say Kush made it clear that he is not to be messed with. His proclamation that people aren’t who they claim to be, “Nobody” puts Kush’s lyrical aptitude on display. His impressive wordplay make Kush an artist to keep an eye on. Filmed by Dinero Films, “Nobody” is simple in concept it’s still effective.

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FBG Duck’s Gang Anthem

Early this week Chicago’s FBG Duck debuted the visual for his song “Gang Anthem.” With nearly 150,000 views on YouTube in under four days, it is safe to say it’s a hit.

Directed by fellow Chicagoan, Rickee Arts, the “Gang Anthem” visual is fairly simple in concept however it is still 100 percent effective. FBG Duck and a large group of his comrades bop around in house for the duration of the video, brandishing firearms and throwing gang signs. Elementary to some, but for anyone with a gang of friends, it’s seems pretty accurate.

The song was produced by Pressure and Fatality of 80Apes, making the entire effort a Chicago affair. “Gang Anthem” is three minutes and three seconds of loyalty and camaraderie.

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