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[CS Contest] Vote For The Best Remix of Freddie Gibbs & YP’s “Something New”

[CS Contest] Vote For The Best Remix of @FreddieGibbs & @YP27’s “Something New”

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Recently we opened our doors to submissions for the Closed Sessions Vol. 2classic “Something New”, with Freddie Gibbs & YP, in the form of a remix contest through our Soundcloud page. We received over 20 submissions from people throughout the country, but we narrowed it down to our top 5 and figured it would be cool to engage our readers and fans in the form of a classic voting system. Head…

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[Making Sense] A Discussion of Story-Telling in Photography w/ Andrew Zeiter (8/20)

[Making Sense] A Discussion of Story-Telling in Photography w/ @andrewzeiter (8/20)

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Words & photo by Andrew Zeiter

My jobas a visual artist, I believe is to define what I see as “the truth” and find the best way to convey that “truth” to my audience. I find it hard to explain to accomplish this with words. I worry that giving a piece a “name” would sell short my belief that the piece has a whole life, an entire personality, style, and set of emotions that can’t be summed up…

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Billboard.com Premieres Alex Wiley’s New Video “Splash Game (Self Doubt)”

Billboard.com Premieres Alex Wiley’s New Video “Splash Game (Self Doubt)

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“Chicago has birthed another talented aspiring rapper, Alex Wiley.” – Billboard.com

On Monday, Billboard.com’s Erika Ramirez debuted Alex Wiley’s newest video for “Splash Game (Self Doubt)” via her column, The Juice.  The video was shot in Toronto while Wiley was on tour with Nitty Scott, and features Wiley alongside an animated Wiley driving go-karts, counting Canadian currency, and leaning…

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[CS Contest] “Something New” Remix Competition

Anyone want to remix “Something New” from CS Vol. 2?

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We are releasing a new remix project this fall that will include new versions of some our favorite Closed Sessions releases by some of our favorite producers. We’re looking for one more producer to add to the album with a remix of “Something New” featuring Freddie Gibbs & YP from Closed Sessions Vol. 2.

To submit a remix:

1. Download the acapella above.
2. Create a remix of “Something New” using…

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Closed Sessions Internships Available For Fall Semester

Maybe you could be our intern, and in turn, we’ll show you how to cook up summer in the winter…

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Closed Sessions Internships Available
Closed Sessions is Chicago’s premier independent Hip Hop label, specializing in music creation, marketing, and distribution. Since 2009, Closed Sessions has received recognition and accolades for their extensive catalog that includes music from artists such as Curren$y, Action Bronson, Alex Wiley, Tree, Raekwon, ShowYouSuck,Vic Mensa, The Hood Internet,…

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[CS Contest] Win An Autographed Copy of Sunday School II

Happy Monday! We’re giving away Sunday School II vinyl over here

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Happy Monday.  We’re back with another contest, this time giving away an autographed vinyl copy of Tree’s Sunday School IIThe vinyl was printed in the UK, and limited to 300 total.  We have 10.  Each vinyl is numbered and personally signed by Tree.  You can enter the contest below from now until 5pm on 7/31.  A winner will be announced on Friday.

If you want to beat the odds, you can also…

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This Week’s On Our Radar (7/26)

This week’s On Our Radar w/ @leatherchords @Netherfriends @SaintMillie773 @Nasim_Williams @ACEB8gieFOC & more http://wp.me/p3etoJ-2na

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Per usual, this week had its fair share of releases from Chicago’s top representatives. As everyone from Netherfriends to Roy French took to the web to unveil some new material, my iTunes library filled out equally with the fresh music. Head below for a quick update of the Chicago scene for the week.

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Netherfriends: B3ATS Mixtape

With his P3ACE release still getting regular…

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Share our music. Win things in the process.

Yo! Village Party CDs are on their way and we want to give away a signed copy before they get here and go on-sale to the masses.  

Share our music. Win things in the process.

Yo! Village Party CDs are on their way and we want to give away a signed copy before they get here and go on-sale to the masses.  

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[CS Photos] Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis & Mick Jenkins Rock Metro

[CS Photos] @earlxsweat, @DomoGenesis, & @FreeMickJenkins Rock @MetroChicago

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In case you were under a rock this past weekend, Chicago played host to a great cast of musicians as Union Park opened its doors for the yearly Pitchfork Festival. Aside from that, a slew of artists rocked smaller venues while they were in the city, Earl Sweatshirt included who put down a great show at the Metro on Saturday night with auditory accompaniment from Domo Genesis & Mick Jenkins. The…

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4 Finalists For The On Our Radar - theWHOevers Contest

4 Finalists For The On Our Radar - theWHOevers Contest (@ArjayeJeter @brownsahater @Roosevelt_Titan @TheSpect)

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Artists from all over the the city sent in music in hopes of earning an opening spot at the upcoming theWHOevers, Palmer Squares & Add-2 concert.  We sifted through all the submissions, and selected four emcees that we think could be a good fit.  Below you will find music from each finalist.  Check out the record they submitted, hit up their soundcloud page and let us know who you dig the most…

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