Kami and Smoko Ono drop ‘Very Slight’ EP

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After releasing his debut Just Like the Movies last year, followed by the Superstar EP shortly after, Kami went into …

KAMI recruits Chance The Rapper and Joey Purp for ‘Reboot’ music video

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KAMI recruits Chance The Rapper and Joey Purp for ‘Reboot’ music videoKami Reboot Music Vid Press Shot

KAMI has been heating up Chicago’s hip-hop scene for a minute and with the release of the new Cole Bennett-directed, Chance The Rapper and Joey Purp-assisted music video for “Reboot,” the Chicago Fire Department should be on their toes like it’s 1871.

“Reboot,” the lead single from KAMI’s second studio LP Very Slight, set to drop September 14, features a stacked cast of Windy City torch carriers that boast a must-listen just by gracing the same track together. Now their collaboration comes with some well-deserved visuals. Cole Bennett’s fast-paced and fluid directing captures the energy of “Reboot,” an energy that demands attention with its resolute and unbridled style. The off-beat rhythm keeps the listener’s ear keen for what the line up has to offer. “Reboot” is flush with one-liners, callbacks, and hooks. Like Joey Purp says they, “put it all on a pendant.” 

What’s more — the “Reboot” video received support from the non-profit Refuge Foundation of the Arts, whose purpose is to create venues for artistic expression in places without the means. You can scope out the new video below.

 

KAMI & Smoko Ono connect for their “Reboot” feat. Chance The Rapper & Joey Purp

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Directed by Cole Bennett This is by all accounts, major. Kami. Smoke. Chano. Purple. Cole. That’s a an all-star cast …

Chance The Rapper and Joey Purp ‘Reboot’ with KAMI and Smoko Ono

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Chance The Rapper and Joey Purp ‘Reboot’ with KAMI and Smoko OnoChance The Rapper Acl Fest 2017

Chicago is in the building. Chance The Rapper has always maintained a strong connection to his hometown roots, repping Chicago with a feverish intensity — but this one feels like a family affair.  Coming as the Coloring Book rapper’s latest move in a busy summer of releases, Chance hops on a SaveMoney blockbuster, “Reboot” with KAMI, producer Smoko Ono, and rapper Joey Purp.

Best known to be a parts of Vic Mensa‘s Chicago-based artist collective, KAMI, Purp, and Chance each provide their own distinct verse work, with Purp and Chance’s standing out over the dripping, hazy beat by Smoke Ono. “Reboot” comes amid a summer heavy on rap highlights, and “Reboot” definitely just made the list. Fans can look forward to the rest of KAMI’s forthcoming second album titled *Very Slight, slated to be released on September 14.

 

KAMI & Smoko Ono – “Reboot” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Joey Purp)

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KAMI-RebootThe Chicago rap scene is heating up again! Earlier this decade, the group of kids who’d come up together, rapping on Chicago’s after-school freestyle circuit, became a loose movement and began to change the face of rap music. That crew has never really gone quiet, but in the past few weeks, they’ve recaptured some of … More »

KAMI, Joey Purp & Chance The Rapper drop “Reboot” produced by Smoko Ono

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This is big dick energy, right here. That’s all I have to say.  

Smoko Ono’s “Superstar Moves” single is here featuring KAMI

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Fact: Smoko Ono is one of the hottest producers in Chicago right now. You could debate me on this, but …

KAMI & Vic Mensa connect for the great “Right Now”

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Produced by Smoko Ono & Knox Fortune

SaveMoney 16 is still alive…Hey, we have a couple of weeks left.

KAMI’s long-awaited album is slated for a 2017 release. Finally. I hear it’s dropping early in the year, which is even better news. Every time I run into him I hound him about. He’s truly one of the most talented in the city, so it’s great he’s about to really make the noise he was born to. Today, he unleashes an all-star record, featuring Vic Mensa, Knox Fortune and Smoko Ono.

“Right Now” is my mood music for right now, so celebrate with SaveMoney and KAMI below. This shit goes crazy…