[Music] Murph Watkins: “Yun Woman”

[Music] Murph Watkins: “Yun Woman”

Murph Watkins has been doing his thing in the city for a minute now and first popped up onto my radar with his Loose Women N’ Booze project that seemed to catch the eye of quite a few in and out of the city. Always reliable for a few good tracks, Murph is back again with his latest single, “Yun Woman” which is a prelude to his upcoming project, Yunwhich is slated for an early 2015 release date.…

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[Music] Octave Minds: “Tap Dance” (Ft. Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment)

[Music] Octave Minds: “Tap Dance” (Ft. Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment)

Chance has been going off in all sort of different directions that have us at Leaders excited about what’s to come on the follow up to Acid Rapwhich we expect to be coming sometime soon. It’s been a minute since we got new music from Chano and he returns today with one of the more interesting collaborations he’s had yet, this time teaming up with Boyz Noise and Chilly Gonzalez’s Frankenstein of…

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[Music] Nick Jr: “To Be Continued”

[Music] Nick Jr: “To Be Continued”

I’ve met Nick Jr. in and around the shop over the past few months or so and was surprised to catch this release over the weekend from the Treated Crew affiliate, the rare Chicago project to sneak under my radar. Nick returns here with a captivating piece of work that upon first listen seems to straddle a sub-section of Chicago hip-hop with tracks appearing to fall somewhere between trap and drill…

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[News] ChooseChicago Interviews Leaders 1354

[News] ChooseChicago Interviews Leaders 1354

By Katie Karpowicz

Originally Published on ChooseChicago.com

When it comes to Chicago’s streetwear fashion, Leaders 1354 owners Corey Gilkey (right) and Diego Ross have elevated the playing field. What started as a humble Hyde Park shop in 2002 is now a nationally recognized brand and portal into the city’s music, art and design communities with prime location in the downtown neighborhood. In…

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