Continuing his recent trend of releasing self-described “lo-fi ganxta” singles, Elee X (Impolite Society) is back with a new cut, featuring (and produced by) Kala Ra. Check it out; “City of God” is one of the realest songs you’ll hear this year.
Elee X (Impolite Society) collaborates with MPC-smith Sev Seveer on this synthy, spaced-out cut from Uncle EL’s No Doze compilation.
Rapper, beat maker, DJ, and Chicago mainstay, Uncle EL, presents No Doze- a compilation representing an eclectic mixture of sounds from the underground rap and beat scenes of Chicago and beyond. Featured artists include Doc ILLingsworth, OHBLIV, Wino Willy, Lanzo, Radius, Kenny Keys, Jon Rogers and many more. Ranging from left field, ethereal, to classic boom bap, there is one common theme throughout. Don’t sleep!
This week, New Chi-t appeared on the front page of Chicago Reader. A collaboration between Netherfriends and a slew of Chicago artists, the project was featured in the Hip-Hop segment of The Reader’s Favorite Music of 2013:
Overlooked Chicago hip-hop | Leor Galil
Netherfriends, New CHI-t
Nomadic indie-popper Shawn Rosenblatt (aka Netherfriends) is no stranger to hip-hop: 2011’sNetherfriends Does Nilsson includes a wobbly, funky tune called “Full of It” with local MC ShowYouSuck. That track also appears on New CHI-t, a rap-centric collection of Netherfriends collaborations featuring local hip-hop acts such as the Whoevers, Fess Grandiose, and Impolite Society. Rosenblatt molds his psychedelic-tinged pop—sometimes peppy, sometimes wistful, sometimes both at once—into the foundation for fun hip-hop tracks. The Sublime-sampling “Summertime” in particular makes me yearn for warm-weather adventures even more than I usually do.
If you’re bummed about Bieber’s retirement, or just need a chill playlist to soothe your post-holiday stress, don’t trip; treat yourself to the second annual Kimball House compilation- comprised of some of our favorite tracks from our friends and resident artists.
2013 was a great year of positive growth for us on many levels! If you’ve reviewed our music, come out to our events, downloaded our tracks, rocked a show with us, or supported us in any way, we’d just like to say THANK YOU.
01. Fess Grandiose – “New Vehicle, Baby!”
02. Chandler London – “TheDrug3.3” (prod. by OH!Quinn)
03. Impolite Society – “Wackass Artwork” (prod. by Von Vuai)
04. Nunca Duerma – “The Snake” (Remix)
05. Chandler London & Rich Jones – “Colorado Or Bust” (prod. by Danimal Tha Choppa)
06. Fess Grandiose – “Casanova Shit”
07. Khalfani (Impolite Society) – “Singled Out” (prod. by Khalfani)
08. Netherfriends – “Good Vibes” ft. ShowYouSuck & Elee X (prod. by Netherfriends)
09. Nunca Duerma – “Bus Rides”
10. Jams Dean & Netherfriends – “Jams In The Road” (prod. by Netherfriends)
11. Impolite Society – “The World” (prod. by Zip)
12. Fess Grandiose & Netherfriends – “Goosebumps” (prod. by Netherfriends)
Impolite Society serves up a hefty compilation project that features group and solo work from individual members, and guest appearances from various artists and producers. For the uninitiated, Bootleg #1 offers a comprehensive introduction to the group; it should also hold over fans familiar with their work until an official full-length is released.
DOWNLOAD: Impolite Society – Bootleg #1
01. “Alibi” (Remix) ft. Cadillac Duke & Cody DeCamry (Prod. by Chinzafly)
02. “B.I.L.L.$.” (Prod. by Fess Grandiose)
03. “Dolla Holla” (Prod. by Fess Grandiose)
04. “Fall Through” (Prod. by Khalfani)
05. “Fame” ft. Guilty Simpson (Prod. by Fess Grandiose)
06. “Freshadelic” (Prod. by Fess Grandiose)
07. “Look Of Hate” (Remix) (Prod. by Nunca Duerma)
08. “Never Walk Out On You” (Prod. by Netherfriends)
09. “OctoTrex” ft. Scienz of Life (Prod. by ID)
10. “Piled In” (Prod. by Fess Grandiose)
11. “Player Shit” (Prod. by Fortified Sounds)
12. “Reckless” (Prod. by Sidewalk Kal)
13. “REVISIONS” (Prod. by AceMo)
14. “The Taste (C.H.I. Summer) (Prod. by Fess Grandiose)
15. “The World” (Prod. by Zip)
16. “Wackass Artwork” (Chopped & Screwed Remix by Via Rosa)
17. “Wackass Artwork” (Prod. by Von Vuai)
18. “Wind It Up” – Pugz Atomz ft. Elee X, ProbCause, & DJ Alo (Prod. by Mark Pritchard & Om”Mas Keith)
19. “Zombies” ft. ShowYouSuck & Cadillac Duke (Prod. by Na$im Williams)