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NEW HEAT: DALLY AUSTON “99¢”

There will be a lot of talk about how Dally switched it up on y’all and didn’t drop Roses, but ignore all that, because he dropped 99¢ for Free.99.  8 tracks of new D.A., you’ll be pleasantly surprised that this is a 8 track prelude to the project that the Save Money…

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NEW HEAT: BAD AND BOUJEE — CHICAGO REMIXES

Yes, the era of Bad and Bougie is here, and yes, the remixes are here too. At first we were going to be passive about passing these on, but you know what, they are too damn good. First up is greenSLLIME’s rework, a low key, sexy time, sample laden joint,…

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NEW HEAT: QARI X MULATTO “SPACE JAM”

Qari and Mulatto are back again to prove that the hustle and the sick music do not stop. 6 tracks of bangers, you gotta knock this one at high volumes. Mulatto’s production is at an all time flex, and Qari is in a zone of his own, owning the bars…

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NEW HEAT: MARTIN $KY “forsuree”

Martin $ky’s transition to full time beat maker has offered up some amazing concoctions of focused skill. With the freedom to just worry about doing his thing on the 1′s and 2′s, it seems like us as his audience are reaping all the benefits of dude’s talent. His latest, “forsuree”,…

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NEW HEAT: ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN “BROWNIES”

While you might know dude as a DJ for Psalm One, Encyclopedia Brown also has a penchant for beats and rhymes. He killed his feature on our 2015 Chicago Sight and Sound tape on his track “The Blunt” with The O’My’s, where he flexed his lyrical skills. This week he dropped…

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NEW VID: QARI “MOTIONS”

QARI and Mulatto still crushing the city, and thats extra apparent in the visual for “Motions”, a track off the forthcoming Space Jam project, which is sure to turn heads and blow minds. Qari of course running laps with the bars while the minimalist beat from Mulatto snaps in all the…

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NEW HEAT: SÄGE, THE 64TH WONDER “SÄGEWAV”

SägeWav, the latest from prolific emcee/artist Säge, The 64th Wonder, arrived recently and has been steady in our rotation. Säge, by all means is one of our favorite emcees, and its not for nothing as dude works tirelessly, both in building this great music and in crafting aesthetic. SägeWav is in many…

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NEW PROJECT: 119 PRESENTS “COUNTDOWN2MIDNIGHT”

Here we are at end of our Countdown 2 Midnight journey. We worked tirelessly, yet each one of these incredible artists made it so easy somehow, to make a 30 track tape sound cohesive and fully realized. Each track, from all these diverse sounds, comes together to bring you a unique experience….

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COUNTDOWN2MIDNIGHT: MICK JENKINS “AURORA BOREALIS” (PRD. KAYTRANADA)

What can one say about the year that these two artists had? About the past couple years these two artists have had? Mick Jenkins has been one of the most prolific voices out of Chicago with a body of work to match. Bringing knowledge to bars and the bars to…

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COUNTDOWN2MIDNIGHT: FEMDOT “MISCHIEF” (PRD. CHARLES LAUSTE) & NEHEMIAH X BLAKE DAVIS X IOMAC “DREAMS” (PRD. BENNY NICE)

It’s twofer thursday at 119 as we celebrate the 2nd to last day in the run up to our Countdown 2 Midnight project. Today we have two really special jams for y’all from some really amazing artists who are sure to have amazing 2017′s. Femdot has been doing 2016 right, dropping…

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