LOD member Sidewalk KAL releases his debut EP “Champagne Forever”. The three track EP is a perfect amount of music as it keeps you wanting more. I can also rightfully say that after this release we will be seeing KAL get more attention throughout the city and be in the conversation of being one of the city’s rapid rising upstarts.
LOD member Black Matt unleashes a monster of a project, his “Green Ketchup” mixtape. The project includes great production all around. It’s 12 tracks, features the likes of EMS, Ill Legit, Ice Face, Nathan Knew. The project itself is pure hustle and is lyrical dope, get addicted!
The combination of Supa Bwe and Auggie the 9th has been very surprising and has made for an interesting first release from both LOD artists as they combine forces for the first time. The Supa Bwe produced, “Mahjik”, is just the first of many more collaborations that we can expect to see from these two Chicago upstarts as the Legion of Dudes continues to expand and grow stronger.
CAKEaters TV, founded by Chicago emcee Nick Astro has brought to fruition the “Black Canvas” series, an incredible freestyle series that highlights Chicago artists under the radar. The five part series has highlighted Pivot Gang member Saba, Legit, and LOD members Nick Astro, Auggie The 9th, and ShowYouSuck. The freestyle series has allowed the showcased artists to truly illustrate their lyrical prowess and we hope we can continue to see more of these videos in the future from more artists flying under the radar of our city’s lyrical elite.
Auggie The 9th
Chandler London unleashes a four-track imperial strike that he calls “Ritchie: A Space Odyssey”. This project has much ‘gravity’ to it, it will hold you down as Chandler continues to put out more material. Like a Kubrick ‘2001: Space Odyssey’ this project is a game changer for Chandler as he gives you a different side to his music you have not heard before. Also, like an ‘Apollo 13’, this death-defying rap space opera will leave you marveling at the evolution of Chandler London’s music since we last heard him in his last project, The Science of Sleep. The instrumentals of this project are also significant as they were taken from another space voyager, a man on the moon, Kid Cudi, from his latest project “Satellite Flight”.
More on the project from Chandler London below:
“it’s my most cohesive project since science. With that being said it’s also a concept album but more so than science was. In this ep I created my own character in Ritchie Hi-Tone Dreamer and my own universe. This project serves as an introduction to a larger concept I’ve been working on for the past six years. It follows the main character, Ritchie Hi-Tone Dreamer, as he takes off from his home planet into the depths of outer space. Throughout these four songs we follow Ritchie as he deals with killer robots, an alien princess, and the loneliness of space. These songs are produced by kid cudi and are taken from his new album satellite flight. They should be heard in order starting with space oddity, attack of the killer robots, Ritchie and Clio, and SOS.”