Son Little Capes For SPLC, Donating All Proceeds from Searing Live Acoustic Series [Premiere]

The Philly bluesman launches a campaign to support a tireless defender of American civil liberties

In support of a stellar sophomore album, Son Little has kept to a tireless touring schedule. He’s lapped the states a few times over and will be cap the North American leg in Toronto at the end of this month.

Dotting cities on both coasts (currently out west ahead of a show at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge tomorrow night) Little has filmed a series of searing acoustic live takes from various stops on the cross-country marathon, partnering with Lagunitas to release them as standalone track, donating all proceeds to the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center.) Continue reading

Chance The Rapper Speaks Out Against $95 Million Police Academy in Chicago

Chance still repping for the community

On Wednesday, Chicago aldermen overwhelmingly approved an initiative to pay $10 million to pay for 30 acres of vacant land for a $95 million police training academy in West Garfield Park.

Alderman voted yes 48-1. This came despite impassioned pleas from a number of activists and community members.

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One of those community members was rapper Chance The Rapper, who made a surprise appearance at the City Council meeting at City Hall. Continue reading