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05.24: Impolite Society Performing at The Reader Booze Cruise Official After Party Featuring Guilty Simpson

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Young Americans – Season 2 Trailer

Presented by Scion AV and VICE Magazine, the second season of “Young Americans” premieres May 29th. If you look carefully, you’ll catch a glimpse of Fess Grandiose.

About Season 2: After tackling issues that resonated in 2012, from college debt to social networking, season two of Scion AV and VICE’s Young Americans sees the return of Producer/Director Lance Bangs and company as they travel across the nation to capture real viewpoints and opinions from today’s youth.

In season two, ethnicity is the overarching lens through which Lance and his team focused in on some targeted topics such as body image, socializing and media representations. The end result was a documented survey of people from a wide array of ethnic communities hailing from all over the US.

Impolite Society – “Player Shit” (Produced by Fortified Sounds)

Download: Impolite Society - "Player Shit" (Prod. by Fortified Sounds) - Available on Soundcloud

Impolite Society (L-R): Sidewalk Kal, Fess Grandiose, Khalfani, Blakkass Westley, Elee X

As Chicago prepares for another incredible summer, Impolite Society brethren Blakkass Westley, Elee X, and Khalfani make sure to provide you with a jam that’s perfect for bumpin’ while en route to your favorite summertime function. Produced by Fortified Sounds, “Player Shit” captures the essence of the Second City’s favorite season.

Chicago: Catch ImSo live at Double Door with Guilty Simpson. Free w/RSVP!

Fess Grandiose – “Simply…”

Fess Grandiose - "Simply..." - Listen on Soundcloud!

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“Simply…” is a 12-song instrumental beat suite featuring some new sounds from Fess Grandiose. In grandiose fashion, the set includes some sample-heavy production laced with classic Funk and Soul bits and breaks, crafted right here at the Kimball House.

TRACK LIST:
01. “Casanova Shit”
02. “Struggle…”
03. “New New Vehicle, Baby”
04. “Mega Munchies”
05. “Hang Over Love”
06. “More…”
07. “Easy To Understand”
08. “Du Film” (Feat. Jeals)
09. “Don’t Tweak”
10. “Smooth Windy Groove…”
11. “Vegas…”
12. “Summer Lies…”

Netherfriends – “Good Vibes” (Feat. ShowYouSuck & Elee X)


Video: The Endless Summer (1966)
Edited by Netherfriends

Just in time for summer, Netherfriends links up with ShowYouSuck and Impolite Society‘s Elee X to spread some good vibrations over an ill Beach Boys sample flip.

“Good Vibes” will be featured on a project called Chi-t, a collection of collaborations between Netherfriends and several Chicago artists. Chi-t  drops on June 21st. In the meantime, peep the video for “Good Vibes” and grab the track below.

Chicago: Catch Netherfriends live at the Empty Bottle on May 20th. Free show!

Netherfriends – “Austin, TX”

“Austin, TX” is the second single from Netherfriends‘ upcoming 50 Songs 50 States project, which drops July 4th. Visit netherfriends.us to check out more tracks from the project, arranged on an interactive map.

Chicago: Catch Netherfriends live at Empty Bottle on Monday, May 20.

Impolite Society – “Look Of Hate” (Remix) (Prod. by Nunca Duerma)

Click the image to download: Impolite Society - "Look Of Hate" (Remix) - Available at Soundcloud

Photo: Stefan Klapko

Blakkass Westley and Elee X unearthed this nugget from the Impolite Society vault, remixed by Nunca Duerma. With no shortage of “sentiment” for past relationships, “Look of Hate” is a cut ImSo has performed live since back when Elee and Wes were the group’s sole members.

Upon releasing the track, Elee had this to say about its subject matter: “Initially, I didn’t want to drop this joint because of the mixed feedback we’ve recieved post-performances, people either really fuck with it, or it scares the shit out of them, but ultimately I realized, that’s exactly what I wanted to do!”