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Kanye debuts new song with Vic Mensa, brings out Wu-Tang in London

Whoo, where to begin…

Kanye West performed in London tonight and it looked pretty crazy and filled with plenty of guests and surprises.

The most intriguing to me was the debut of another brand new song. This one’s with Vic Mensa again and produced by more Chicago artists gettin’ their first Kanye co-sign — Stefan Ponce, Smoko Ono, and D. Phelps are all behind the boards on this one. The beat sounds pretty awesome so far and the crowd was goin’ nuts below.

Apparently it’s called “U Mad” and it’s Vic’s song with Kanye and Big Sean featuring. Whoof, looks like “Wolves” wasn’t just a one time collab with ‘Ye.

u mad. traffic season.

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VIC MENSA W KANYE. … Produced by me @smoko_ono & @dphelps94

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He also brought out the freaking Wu-Tang Clan. Watch some fan footage of “C.R.E.A.M.” below.

Kanye brought out Wu Tang during his show at Koko London tonight (via @taniaburrito)

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Then finally, the London audience was treated to a live performance of two of Kanye’s newest album previews “All Day” (sans flamethrower, unfortunately) and “Wolves” with Vic on stage too (still need that CDQ.) The whole set was accompanied by some new background set visuals too and other surprise guests were Big Sean, CyHi The Prynce, Skepta, and Allan Kingdom. Visuals of all this below.

Kanye performing 'All Day' at Koko London tonight (via @jerrylorenzo)

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Kanye performing 'All Day' at Koko London tonight (via @ponky101)

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Kanye and Vic Mensa performing 'Wolves' at Koko London tonight (via @brmmr)

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Visuals for Kanye's performance at Koko London tonight.

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Just thought this was cool (via Genius)
Just thought this was cool (via Genius)

Groupie Love: 12/10 Emporium Wicker Park (Vic Mensa + Smoko Ono)

Hosted by Neonpajamas (shout out to the Insta friend) at Emporium Wicker Park, Groupie Love featuring Vic Mensa and Smoko Ono along with Ebilla, Boathouse, and Gold Status is the place to be Wednesday, December 10th.

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Fuck the cold, come through and see what Chicago has been working with. Check back for full event coverage.

 

Performing under the name Groupie Love, Vic Mensa and Smoko Ono kept the spot lit on a Wednesday night. Featuring crowd favorites as well as some unreleased tracks from Vic’s upcoming EP, Streetlights, the duo kept the stage going as the crowd and stage got bigger. Big ups to all the dudes using their human tetris abilities, it’s not every day where 20 dudes can situate themselves comfortably on a tiny ass stage.

From listening to some of Vic’s new material, I am pleasantly surprised by how he is furthering his style and take on music. Although the tracks are very reminiscent of some of his older material, he is placing a new fresh spin on some old ideas. And with a vastly different sound than the stuff his fellow SAVEMONEY members are producing I say, let the boy cook. With his notable strides with top music artists, this new Vic Mensa, whatever the fuck that means, is branching out and giving us a small sample of some of his more revolutionary works.

Izzy Rhythm “The Coffee & Broccoli EP” [Mixtape]

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Living in a city that gets so much exposure for it’s violent Drill and conscious Renaissance Hip-Hop movements it is very easy to forget that there’s a soul in Chicago. There is an existing R&B movement and everyday its grasps for an opportunity to inspire and give hope to the city of Chicago. One of those artists that we believe has the opportunity to create much off an opportunity is Chicagoan, Boricua R&B singer Izzy Rythm, that has released his much anticipated “The Coffee & Broccoli EP” that gives you soul and puts your mind at ease. This project is the type you can kick back and vibe out and it lives up to the hype with great production from Smoko Ono, Joseph Chilliams, and guest verses from Jarred AG among various other collaborators.