12 O'Clock Track: Get pumped up for Lincoln Hall's stacked local rap show with Caleb James's "Flexin'" | Bleader

12 O'Clock Track: Get pumped up for Lincoln Hall's stacked local rap show with Caleb James's "Flexin'"

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Tonight Evanston-reared rapper Probcause headlines a local hip-hop show at Lincoln Hall that boasts a ludicrously packed bill—the Palmer Squares, DGainz, Taylor Bennett, Jay2 "the Kidd Classic," and six other acts are slated to perform. Save Money's Caleb James takes the stage just before Probcause, and I imagine he'll spend his set rolling out tracks from his recent mixtape, The Jones; James released the mixtape in the middle of an overcrowded music festival season (the release party took place during Pitchfork Music Festival), and he's gotten through the musical glut of summer by promoting his mixtape with a series of stylish videos. The most recent clip is for "Flexin'," a particularly vibrant cut bolstered by a drum sample that sounds like a sinister frog's croak and a grimy, buzzing synth melody lifted from 90s west-coast rap and reformatted to soundtrack cruising down Lake Shore Drive. The sleek visuals for "Flexin'" fit the tune well; check out the video below—it's today's 12 O'Clock Track—and be sure to download The Jones, which you can stream beneath the clip.

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