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RECAP: ALL SMILES 7/28

All Smiles in July was a real treat with acts that amazed and astounded. We’re telling y’all, this is one of the most consistent and hot fire monthly’s in Chicago, and we’re happy to be a part of it. Green Sllime, Schenay, Big Breakfast, Ace Divinci, and Moore all took…

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NEW HEAT: SÄGE, THE 64TH WONDER “THE GODS MUST BE SLUMPED 1 & 2″

SÄGE, THE 64TH WONDER is a wonder to us. As said time and again here, we always admire the emcees abilities to keep honing his craft while maintaining his kick ass aesthetic. No slouch with the rhymes, the same can be said about Säge’s production abilities and that is obvious…

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NEW HEAT: SABA “THERE YOU GO” (PRD. DAOUD X SABA)

Never not a good time for some new Saba music, so thankfully we about to have some good times. “There You Go” produced by Daoud and Saba himself, features the emcee working out some crazy bars, daring y’all to keep up with the god as he goes hammer. No word…

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WIGGIDIES WEDNESDAY: “PARTY” + “STRAIGHT UP OUT THE SWAMP”

Back again with another Wiggidies Wednesday here at 119 where we showcase old school tracks from way back before us 119′ers were 119′ers and were just Wiggidies Crew in a basement. For today’s installment we’ve included two dope tracks from early in the Wiggidies Crew heyday— “Party” and “Straight Up…

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ARTIST SERIES 003: BENNY NICE “CASUAL ROMANCE”

We’re proud to share with you the third installment of our artist series following Mojek’s “World of Mojek” and Rio’s “Xan King Cole”, today we release fellow 119′er Benny Nice’s “Casual Romance”. The 10 track project is a step in a new direction for the artist / producer and as…

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119 PRESENTS: BENNY NICE “GOWANUS”

Today we’re giving y’all a single, “GOWANUS” off the third installment in our artist series with our home team artist / producer Benny Nice. Benny has been crafting beats for years since our inception as Wiggidies Crew, through a plethora of solo releases, all of which have helped to hone…

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WIGGIDIES WEDNESDAY: “THE BASEMENT” + “OSCAR THE GROUCH”

Between 2004 and 2013, before we evolved into 119, we were (and are) Wiggidies Crew, a hip hop collective which featured around 20 people (or more) who’d all come together in a basement and make tracks on programs before Ableton, on shitty technology, in an era where MySpace was a…

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NEW HEAT: ELTON AURA X PHOELIX X QARI “JAGGED EDGE” (PRD. PHOELIX)

YEEEEEESH. Take y’all feet off our necks for a second. Elton Aura, Phoenix, and Qari come together to flex the bars on a “Jagged Edge”, and while this is absolutely not “Lets Get Married”, this is smooth and rough all at the same time. If you didn’t know that Phoelix…

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NEW HEAT: ETHOS “AUGUST”

Who is Ethos? To be honest we can’t call it, nor should we really. Artist for sure, Activist definitely, and assuredly a dude that’s really out here— finally we have a complete project from dude to experience. Last known as a frontman for one of our favorite projects (which we…

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NEW HEAT: LACKING ON POSTS FOR A MINUTE EDITION

YOYOYO —- We’re alive, doing our thing, living life. Between editing new Sllime shows, shooting videos, putting on events—- sometimes posting New Heat falls by the wayside. Alas! Here is what we’ve been fucking with lately. So check it!   MULATTO BEATS “.22 SUMMERS” Our dude Mulatto Beats concocted some…

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