Chiraq Documentary (Ep. 5 SaveMoney Edition)

In the fifth episode of Chiraq, we step outside of drill music and catch up with Chicago rapper Vic Mensa and the rest of his SAVEMONEY crew. They spend the day gathering cash to bail fellow rapper Joey Purp out of jail, and on the way we chat about the city’s scene. Vic doesn’t associate himself with the Chiraq lifestyle because he feels it’s too negative, but understands the struggles of those who come from that part of the city. He’s also, surprisingly, a really big fan of Rage Against the Machine.

Kami De Chukwu x Joey Purp “Still Alive”

Directed by Verluxe. Produced by Stix & Thelonious Martin

A lot went into making this video come to life and the final result seems to make it look like it was all worth it. Kami De Chukwu and Joey Purp or by their group name Leather Corduroys of the Savemoney militia finally drop the video for “Still Alive”, which they originally planned to release in 2013. The video also features appearances from Vic Mensa, Chance The Rapper, Tokyo Shawn, Caleb James, Dally Auston, Brian Fresco and producers Thelonius Martin and Stix.

Look out for much more music from this collective including a Leather Corduroys LP slated for release this year, Tokyo Shawn’s Wave Theory and a new Donnie Trumpet project.