The day has finally come. After a month of singles and releases, Leaders 1354 is proud to debut the full-length compilation project, LEAD NEVER FOLLOW, a perfect way for one of Chicago’s premier street wear brands and clothing boutique to start off 2015. Lead by singles from Spenzo, Taylor Bennett and BJ The Chicago Kid, LEAD NEVER FOLLOW puts on for yet another wave of talented young stars from the ‘Go. Boasting talented veterans ready to break through commercially like BJ and Spenzo to stalwarts like YP and Giftz and newcomers such as Roosevelt The Titan and Satchel Stokes, Leaders 1354 provides a rare glimpse into a full swath of what is to come out of one of the country’s most bountiful hip-hop locales in the coming months. Along with the release of the project today we also have limited edition LEAD NEVER FOLLOW long sleeve t-shirts which bear the album artwork and can be seen on Taylor Bennett below. The point of the mixtape is to raise the profile of the city at large, something the brand has been keen to do since opening their doors in Hyde Park at the original store front. Check out the project at the link above and the singles below and a post would be most appreciated!
The full project boasts tracks from the likes of Z Money, Giftz and BJ The Chicago Kid, among other talented locals. LDRS 1354 has always prided itself on being a central hub to the local music and art scene, Chance The Rapper had his first listening party for his 10 Day project in the storefront at 672 N. Wells and their gear has been seen on the backs of everyone from Jay-Z to Anthony Davis. We have big plans for 2015 and would love to begin it with your support, feel free to check out the music and post as you see fit. The project release is the culmination of several months of work and is a perfect sampler platter for the next wave of talent coming out of Chicago. Leaders has been part of that scene from the beginning and celebrates another year of that today with the drop of the full-length project and accompanying long sleeve. (Via Leaders1354.com)