VIDEO PREMIERE: Chicago Fresh Ep1: [dope] TENNIS SHOES

Nosferatune debuts its Chicago artist showcase series — Chicago Fresh — with an intimate video of Tennis Shoes, a musician bound only for the no-boundaries, future-sound hip hop cry. Falsetto soliloquies churn into rapping poetry before we can even put our sneaks into a shoebox on the closet shelf. Get familiar with the softer side … Continue reading

PHOTOS: Tennis Shoes Live at Empty Bottle 12.10.14

The Empty Bottle this past Wednesday opened house to a vibrant community of local hip hop enthusiasts. J.A. Grimms & Blacknight, Solarfive, and David Ashley (of Chi collective Jody) brought their energy to the small, cool-lit stage of Western Avenue’s coziest dive venue. Fans caught and drove the night, jumping in squads of ecstasy and supporting their … Continue reading

Sonic Week 2.28: Crackle Hop

HITS HITS HITS HITS Oh baby girl you look so fine, oh baby girl you look so fine. Queens-based Stones Throw hip hop masher Homeboy Sandman releases a bonus track with every new record. While it’s quite literally a ‘buy my music now’ plea, beats by El RTNC and Paul White (Danny Brown’s Old) are fresh … Continue reading