Once again, it’s “Bandcamp day”—when almost all your money goes to the artists and labels you want to support.
Rapper-producer Frank Leone grew up in the town of Monticello, just southwest of Champaign, and began taking music seriously after a chance meeting with Vic Mensa at a downstate Lupe Fiasco show in 2011. Since dropping his debut mixtape in 2015, he’s reworked his sound, moved to Los Angeles, and scrubbed the Web of large […]
Onetime Chicagoan Frank Leone revisits “Cocaine for Kids,” an instrumental he initially made for rapper-producer Lucki Ecks.
The activist, poet, and educator officially adds “rapper” to his growing CV, and the scene is better for it.
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The soul-heavy single “Me Time” is one of the finer moments from the producer’s new debut full-length.
The 19-year-old talks about the influence of Vic Mensa, Chicago violence, and Phantom of the Opera.
This lovely, woozy ditty appears on Chicago Cassette Compilation: Volume 2, which comes out on Tuesday.
And his new B side cut, “0-Ahaaaaa,” is a great example of why you should pay attention.
Surachai’s scary semimodular synth, the Empty Bottle’s silly staff podcast, and more