Vic Mensa is absolutely killing it this year. He’s proven to be the future of Chicago hip hop alongside his longtime friend Chance The Rapper, but is going a different route from Chance as he’s chosen to be signed while Chance is staying independent.
This year Vic has already collaborated with Kaytranada multiple times and with Kanye on one of the hits of the summer with “U Mad” while recently being signed by Jay Z’s Roc Nation. We previously heard a live version of his collaboration with Skrillex, “No Chill,” but now we get to hear a radio rip of the studio version, and it exactly what we were hoping for. Skrillex brings his relentless drums and wonky horns as he proves he can produce hip hop as well as he does with his other production efforts. Vic goes in on this heater spitting choppy, lyrical verses while the beat drops in & out and he adds a catchy hook that has us impatiently awaiting more info about his debut studio album, Traffic.
Skrillex & Vic Mensa – No Chill
Just last week Kanye West gave Chance the Rapper a shout out stating that he is one of the "most talented young new artists" and even hinted at a potentiall future collab during his Ottawa Bluefest set. We shared the video of Chance absolutely losing his shit upon hearing Kanye which you can watch here.
Well just today, Chance visited Chicago talk show Windy City LIVE! where he was asked a series of questions, which quickly led to a discussion about Kanye. After being asked if the two artists have been working together, Chance confirms stating "Me and Kanye and a lot of Chicago artists, a lot of dope artists, are working on a collaborative effort that will be released tentatively.” You can watch the entire 42 minute talk show below where Chance goes in detail about upcoming performances including headlining Pitchfork Festival and linking up with Donnie Trumpet amongst various other topics.
It sounds like this "collaborative effort" might be more than just a song. Kanye West's last collaborative project was with Jay-Z on the 2011 Watch the Throne, could this be the next collab project for him? Chance also just released the album "Surf" with Donnie Trumpet, which featured his group of bandmates and too many friends to name. Could we be looking at Kanye West + Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiement EP or mixtape or album?? We can only speculate, but will fill you in as more info pours in. Comment below and enjoy!
Bassnectar recently announced the brand new full length album / mixtape project, Into The Sun, a few weeks ago while releasing five of the tracks that had the internet going nuts. Today we get a track we've been looking to greatly, an unexpected collaboration between rising Philly producer Louis Futon and Zion I. The song takes Bassnectar's signature festival ready style and fuses it with a funky, future sounding trap twist that comes together perfectly. The vocals from Zion I add just the right touch to make the song really stand out. Listen below to an early leak of the track before it comes out on the album tomorrow, enjoy!
UPDATE: The track is now available on iTunes and everywhere else to purchase along with the entire album.
Bassnectar & Louis Futon – Sideways (Ft. Zion I) | Purchase
[PREMIERE] Coolwater (Far East Movement & Autolaser New Supergroup) “Up To No Good” (ft. Adrian Delgado) : Must Hear Future Bass / Chill Trap [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Premieres by nick | Tags: Adrian Delgado, AutoLaser, Collaboration, Coolwater, far east movement, Future Bass, Hip-Hop
Say hello to a very exciting and unexecpted new musical supergroup Coolwater spanning across the globe with LA based electronic hip-hop trio Far East Movement who have linked up with buzzing Norway based future bass producer Autolaser. They have both been featured on TSIS frequently and we coudln't be happier to announce the project and premire their debut release with the single "Up To No Good". They bring in Adrian Delgado to help with the vocals which lie under the simply jaw dropping production. This very melodic chilled out hit packs just the right amount of trap and hip-hop for just the right outcome. We are happy to premiere the song below with an exclusive free download for our readers. It's safe to say we can expect a lot from this new project this year from the sound of the first track. Enjoy!
Coolwater (aka Far East Movement & Autolaser) – Up To No Good (ft. Adrian Delgado) | Free Download
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My story has changed quite a lot since moving to Boulder, Colorado and starting Thissongissick back in 2010. My name is Nick Guarino and this is Thissongissick.com. We've grown a lot since, but the original goal has always stayed the same: making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you've never heard before. In high school I would make mix cd's for my friends to show them all the new music I was discovering. Now, through TSIS, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries - every single month. So, make yourself at home while enjoying countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears! - Nick