Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lil Durk ft. Lil Reese - Myself



Lil Durk and Lil Reese combo return on a new song called "Myself". Lil Reese who's been on a more low-key tip, brings that gritty nature through the music with Lil Durk getting away from the auto-tune on this one. "Remember My Name", Lil Durk's debut Def Jam release, is set for June 2nd, get ready.

Two Fresh ft. Joey Purp & Towkio - Gettin' Throwed



The scene opens, house party, filled to capacity, blunts rolled and cups full, and feeling of bliss make everything move in slow motion. Two Fresh teams up with Joey Purp and Towkio to symbolically paint a picture, calling it "functioning", titled "Gettin Throwed". Slow moving but catchy, this one is great for the late night gatherings, pour up and enjoy.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Real T@lk - Talented Tenth Intro (Video)


From his 2012 album release, "The Talented Tenth 8.0", Real T@lk delivers a new video for the intro track. He showcases his lyrical ability over nothing but piano keys played by L on the train tracks, directed by Maine. Watch below.

Wheatie - When I'm Down (Video)


Wheatie reps Who Betta to the fullest in this new visual, shot by Triston H, for the song "When I'm Down". Watch below.

Alex Wiley - Track One



Alex Wiley felt the need to drop some new music, simply because he could and felt like. In this new track Alex Wiley delivers a more Rock than Rap song. Press play on "Track One" and enjoy.

I.B.C.L.A.S.S.I.C. ft. Jack Red - Sit Back & Relax



I.B.C.L.A.S.S.I.C. has been bringing us some pretty good songs in previous releases and continues to, with "Sit Back & Relax". Joining I.B. in the creation of this new song is Jabari Rayford, who co-produces, writes and also sings but under the moniker Jack Red. With effortless vocals, Jack Red provides listeners with calming words that can give any room a tranquil atmosphere. 

Keenan Davis - Chuck Taylors (Video)


Keenan Davis FKA Rockboy K9, follows up from the "Miss Prom Interlude" to bring you the "Chuck Taylors" video. The Chicago native in out in LA enjoy that hot weather and making music and this latest release is proof the work. Watch the video below.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Via Rosa - New Love



New computer, "New Love"? Via Rosa loops a Billy Idol record to celebrate her new tools to create more art for listener to enjoy.

She recently kicked off a campaign  on GoFundMe in an effort to help keep her grandmother's building in her family, where she plans to brings the building up to code and turn it into a safe house for women. Via Rosa reached out to her friends, family and the music community to help in her efforts.

Head over to the campaign page to read what she had to say and donate.

Rich Jones ft. Rasaan Khalil - Think Twice



In life we make decisions, some small some major, many times we make choices without adequate thinking. "Think twice before rolling these dice", Jones raps along side newcomer Rasaan Khalil, as the two presents a very reflective question of "What if tomorrow never comes". "Think Twice" seemingly has sort of a intense warning in its message with super tranquil production to relax you from Montana Macks.
Starting this past fall, I had the pleasure of sitting in on "Wreckshop", a Hip Hop writing class run by my friend Defcee out of YCA (Young Chicago Authors), the epicenter of underground hip-hop music locally. Week in and week out, I’ve been impressed with the enthusiasm and talent level of the students. I especially appreciated working with Rasaan Khalil, a young man who impressed me with his thoughtful lyricism and voice. It was a no brainer that we should work and I'm very glad we could link and create, “Think Twice” - Rich Jones

Lucki Eck$ - Lowlife



In nine days Lucki Eck$ will be dropping a new project called "X" and lets loose a new single called "Lowlife".