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  • Oddisee – “Belong To The World” (Video) | @Oddisee

    Check the new video to one my favorite cuts from Oddisee‘s previous The Good Fight, titled “Belong To The World”.  Aside from the new video, you can check out the upcoming world tour dates below. Video credits below as well.

    Directed by Zachary Kashkett
    Executive Producer: Michael Tolle
    Producer: Ryan Khoury
    Director of Photography: Cory C. Warner

    Director Zack Kashkett worked to provide a sense of isolation and introspection that often accompanies the physical and metaphorical idea of being inside and alone juxtaposed against spacious shots of Oddisee within the larger world outside. The sense of isolation goes away when the scope gets large enough and the world’s size becomes encompassing not enclosing. This is similar to the sense one gets when they realize they are part of something greater.


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  • GoldLink Shares Thought-Provoking Verse for his XXL Freshman Freestyle (Video) | @GoldLink

    VA’s GoldLink was recently announced as one of this years’ XXL Freshmen, and he delivered a thought-filled verse for his freestyle. The chances are, if you aren’t too familiar with GoldLink, that you might be a bit surprised – he’s mostly known for his fun party anthems. This shows a different side though, for those that may not be too familiar.

    Aside from the words spoken above, which you have probably already pressed play on, the talented young emcee will be working on his debut album with none other than Rick Rubin. Check out some of GL’s upcoming tour dates below.

    June 19th @ Deep Ellum Outdoors – Dallas, TX
    June 20th @ Whitewater Amphitheater – New Braunfels, TX
    June 23rd @ First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
    June 24th @ Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
    June 25th @ Electric Forest Festival – Rothbury, MI
    June 26th @ Alexander – Vancouver, BC
    June 27th @ Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
    June 30th @ Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
    July 17th @ Cook’s Valley Campground – Piercy, CA
    August 23rd @ Afropunk Festival – Brooklyn, NY

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  • Vic Mensa – “U MAD” ft. Kanye West (Video) | @VicMensa @KanyeWest

    Vic Mensa‘s Kanye West assisted “U MAD” track got a new visual today, which some of you may remember dropped back in April. This track is not necessarily one of my personal favorites from the Chicago emcee, but hey, it still goes fairly hard. Vic will be going on a short tour here soon, and I’ve added the dates below for all of you on the left side of the states.

    6/25 – Santa Ana, CA (The Observatory OC)

    6/27 – San Diego, CA (The Observatory North Park)

    6/29 – San Francisco, CA (The Independent)

    6/30 – Sacramento, CA (The Boardwalk)

    7/4 – Surrey, BC (Holland Park)

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  • Soulection – “Inside the Sound of Tomorrow 006″ (Video) | @Soulection

    Take a peak inside the road life of the Soulection crew, as they document their tours through Europe and North America. This video features appearances from Esta, Evil Needle, Iamnobodi, Sam Gellaitry, Mr. Carmack, and more. The Sound of Tomorrow tour returns to Europe on May 7th in Paris. Check out the Soulection website for tickets and more event information.

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  • DJ MetroGnome’s “Take That Tuesdays” 9-Year Anniversary Party (3/31/14) | @djmetrognome

    DJ MetroGnome will be celebrating 9-years of playing the hip hop and music that he wants at Coaches, in downtown Indianapolis, tomorrow. Along side host J. Moore, the two have created a staple of sorts for hip hop in Indianapolis, as it’s not only a party to hear the music we love, but it also opens the doors for other DJ’s to come in and play along side him. From all over place too, not just Indiana.

    Take That Tuesdays is a place where I have personally met, mingled, and caught up with many people I now call friends, and I know it’s the same for many others. Being said, if you’re in the Indianapolis area tomorrow, this is where you’ll want to be. Come out and celebrate great music!

    The legendary DJ Needles, from St. Louis, will be joining him on the decks for the evening.

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  • Pitchfork 2015 Announced

    The Pitchfork festival will be going on in Chicago’s Union Park from July 17th through the 19th. Check out the full lineup below, and hit this link to grab your tickets.

    Panda Bear
    Mac DeMarco
    Steve Gunn
    Tobias Jesso Jr.
    Jessica Pratt
    Natalie Prass
    Ryley Walker

    Future Islands
    New Pornographers
    Todd Terje & The Olsens
    Kurt Vile
    Parquet Courts
    Ariel Pink
    Vic Mensa
    A$AP Ferg
    Ex Hex
    Vince Staples
    Future Brown
    Mr. Twin Sister
    Jimmy Whispers

    Chance the Rapper
    Run the Jewels
    Jamie xx
    Madlib & Freddie Gibbs
    Courtney Barnett
    Perfume Genius
    The Julie Ruin
    How to Dress Well
    A. G. Cook
    Viet Cong
    Bitchin Bajas
    Single Mothers

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  • Coachella 2015 Announced

    Coachella 2015 has been announced, and this year will feature the likes of Kaytranada, Drake, Flying Lotus, FKA Twigs, Fitz & The Tantrums, Tyler The Creator, The Weeknd, Ghostface Killah, Steely Dan, Raekwon, The Weeknd, Lykke Li, Run The Jewels, Jamie xx, Charles Bradley, Jack White, Tame Impala, Action Bronson, SBTRKT, Azealia Banks and many others. The festival runs from April 10-12 and April 17-19 in Indio, California. More info at their website, here.


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  • Upcoming Naptown Events: Slick Rick, Prodigy & Slum Village, Atmosphere & More

    There are a handful of events that you might quite possibly be interested in checking out here soon. Check some of them we suggest below, and also check out our powered page on Do317. Got an event coming up? We’ll showcase on our page if it makes sense. Read more about how to submit your event to be on our calendar here, and check our current event list here. We’ll have a widget for our site coming soon!

    Friday, November 14th – THE CYPHER, Part 3 @ Mouse Trap
    Saturday, November 15th – WHOISLOUIS Benefit @ Sabbatical
    Thursday, November 20th – ATMOSPHERE @ Vogue
    Tuesday, November 25th – SLICK RICK @ Jazz Kitchen
    Saturday, Decmeber 6th – CURREN$Y & ALEX WILEY @ Emerson
    Friday, December 19th – PRODIGY & SLUM VILLAGE @ Vogue


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