The good folks over at Fake Shore Drive just announced the latest lineup for its Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Chicago concert series. The event will take place Sept. 19. The series has showcased artists like Gunplay, Master P, Freddie Gibbs, Chance The Rapper, Lil Herb & Lil Bibby, Tree, Tink, Sasha Go Hard, ShowYouSuck, The Cool Kids and L.E.P Bogus Boys.
This time around the show features newcomers Lucki Eck$, ZMoney, and Giftz and is headlined by none other than former Cash Money producer/rapper Mannie Fresh. Not familiar with the new names? Here's a quick breakdown:
- Z-Money stormed out of nowhere earlier this summer with TWO mixtapes dropping the same day. His style can be directly traced to artists like Gucci Mane. Keep an eye on him.
- Lucki Eck$ is a direct contrast to the current stuff Chicago rap is putting out. He has a sparse sound and consistent lyrics. His mixtape "Alternative Trap" was lauded by a lot of rap writers and should be gaining momentum soon.
- Giftz is a damn fine rapper from the burgeoning East Side (Yes, Chicago has an East Side.) and has a quality song or two already in the stacks. His new mixtape "Position of Power" is worth checking out.
If you don't know who Mannie Fresh is, I don't want to know you. he produced this. And this. And this. And produced AND RAPPED on this. Seriously though, we can never be friends. His DJ set will feature all of that, plus bounce/rap/whatever else he feels like. I'm VERY excited right now.
RSVP for tickets will open Wednesday to the public at noon via redbullsoundselect.com, and can be reserved here. Tickets can be reserved on the platform for a discount of $5, and will also be on sale at the door for $10.
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