For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview 2012 plans for a Chicago talent or tastemaker. Today: BBU!
Though the group has been keeping busy with sizable accomplishments like performing at Lollapalooza in 2010 and then North Coast Music Festival in 2011, conscious-minded hip hop outfit BBU haven’t released a new mixtape since 2010′s Fear Of A Clear Channel Planet. That changes next month, with the release of the act’s forthcoming mixtape effort, bell hooks (“Named after the author bell hooks,” the group explains).
“We got a lot in store for 2012,” the act informs CVU. “From a full length project coming out to collabs with artist we have dreamt of rocking with since were we shorties, all that and then some releasing in 2012.” Speaking of their new music, the group offers, “It Sounds like Malcolm X and Maya Angelou discussing the state of the nation at a Brick Squad Concert.”
Catch BBU live on February 23rd at Schubas for the bell hooks release show. And preview tracks from that effort below, including a link to the download page for “Kurt De La Rocha” (via Ruby Hornet), “Outlaw Culture” (via Gowhere Hip Hop), and “Jumpers” (via Prefix), all following the act’s CVU podcast interview from this past summer’s North Coast Music Festival, and followed by a BBU promo video.