East-side drill-scene wunderkind, YouTube sensation, and brand-new Interscope signee Chief Keef is having the best summer of any 16-year-old in the history of the known universe. How do we know? Twitter, of course! As the saying goes, to the victor go the spoils—and judging by his feed, the Chief’s been spreading the spoils around. And why not? He’s got lettuce stacked like a fucking Dominick‘s! Dude feels like taking his sister out for a mega shopping expedition? Keef’s got the receipts. He saved $450.00! True Religion jeans? He’s got a pair for every day of the mother-grabbing year! And in case you thought that wealth and fame might lead him down a dark path, he’s tweeted that he and his crew “don’t fuck wit illuminati.” (Looks like a Sea-Doo ride is more his speed.) As this Wolf always says: If you can outspend ’em, why join ’em?
Tyler Jon Tyler, one of Chicago’s tightest garage-pop bands (and very much Gossip Wolf approved), has a seven-inch called “Loyal Caskets” due to hit turntables in August courtesy of local indie Slow Fizz. If you can’t wait, you can stream it (or buy a $2 download) right now at their Bandcamp page.
On Tue 7/3 local streetwear company and record label City of Win released Blazéd, the latest mix tape from brassy-voiced Chicago rapper Cody DeCamry and the first entry in the brand’s monthly Artist Series. Blazéd follows City of Win’s debut release, a compilation called W1N Vol. 1, and City of Win cofounder Greg Morrison says the series takes a different approach: “What we’re doing right now is partnering up with individual artists to help present and promote their own mix tapes.” City of Win will also produce a piece of apparel in conjunction with each mix tape; Morrison and his partners are still working out the next releases, but they’ll most likely feature MCs from W1N Vol. 1. For now, you can grab DeCamry’s tape (and Arizona Iced Tea-themed T-shirt) from cityofwin.com.
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