Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scheme - Grown Man Smoke

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Prod. by The Analyst

Scheme releases more music before his forthcoming project along side DJ Scend Pesos Turn to Dollars. This latest single is called Grown man Smoke which remind me of a very enjoyable solo smoke session.

"Pesos Turn to Dollars" will be a mixture of both English and Spanish songs from Scheme.

Chris Crack - The X-File (Video)

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Shot by Young Wonder

Chris Crack released his first single from his upcoming, second mixtape project "Kitchen In The Basement" produced by hitmaker P-Cutta. Now here is the sci-fi influence visual for The X-File.

Wishful Thinker Co. set to release The Hexagon Raglan

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For Wishful Thinker Co's next release that was introduced earlier today, they want you to decide the color of they're new design. Vote on which color you like on their twitter @WT_Clothing .

King Samson - I Am We (Mixtape)

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Brother Hood Ent. present King Samson latest project entitled I Am We. The mixtape holds 12 new tracks and features from Sly Polaroid, Yung Gwapa, Bookgavalli and Nick Nitty. Stream and download below.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Era's Winter collection, Team knits and more

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With Winter time Chi approaching, and we all know how windy this city can get, New Era knit hats are now in stock. Get your favorite team knits featuring the White Sox, Blackhawks, Cubs and the Bears. Check more photos below.

eGo x Chance The Rapper Live #LDRSAE (Video)

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Recently eGo's "Ridin Round" ft. Chance The Rapper was featured on SAE's mixtape sampler "LOUD". SAE put on two showcases at Leaders 1354 which included names such as ShowYouSuck, LiLi K, Caleb James and more. eGo links with Chance The Rapper for the in-store performance of the collab.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Logic & Mikkey Halsted - Steps Back Radio Freestyle

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Great freestyle session with Logic and Mikkey Halsted. Logic kicks it off follow by Halsted over Big L and Preemo's track set to be featured on Don Cannon's upcoming mixtape.

Kenlo Key ft. September 6th - Windows Up

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Windows Up is the latest single from the upcoming project, Well Known Stranger. The track features September 6th where he also handles the production.

ShowYouSuck's Summer Tour NY (Video)

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Here is the second video of ShowYouSuck Summer tour series which is the followup of his New York City Recap. You can expect two more episodes of footage from ShowYouSuck's summer "All Rad Everything" tour this fall. 

Rich Jones & Danimal - Indian Summer (Mixtape)

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Had the chance to listen to this late last night and I can say that Rich Jones and Danimal put together a pretty good project. This collaboration between produced Danimal and Rich presents  laid back vibe types songs, something you can drink and smoke to, but also tracks like Dream Girl that will turn up a party. Check it out stream and download below.

EC ft. N.E.P.H.E.W. - Destiny (Video)

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EC and N.E.P.H.E.W. bring a real soulful vibe in this new video called Destiny produced by Meek Pose. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kids These Days - Don't Harsh My Mellow (Video)

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Directed by Austin Vesely & Elijah Alvarado
Set to be on the upcoming album Traphouse Rock check the video for Don't Harsh My Mellow.


St. Millie ft. Vic Spencer - Hella Smooth (Video)

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Cruising through the streets of nighttime Chicago in this Hella Smooth visual from St. Millie along with Vic Spencer.

Check out his recent mixtape release No Religion But Up.

TwoLetterz - City of Win

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Prod. byDJ J-Rell

A short interlude about one of the best cities in the world. Look for this on my upcoming mixtape, Chasing Dead People Vol. 3

The 2 of Diamonds ft. Naledge - Train (Video)

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shot by DGainz
The tag team 2oD, teams up with Naledge on this new video for their single Train produced by Trakk Addicts.

Reno Chinati ft. Kaye Fox - Burn

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Burn, the latest and self produced single from Reno Chinati's upcoming mixtape 90/94 features soul singer from Nas's album Life Is Good Kaye Fox. Expect a video to be release for this single later this week.

YP - Intro (Video)

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Directed by David Turvey

YP's Intro get the video treatment. Track number one, produced by Xtreme, from his recent mixtape release No Doz.

Add-2 - Triple Threat Freestyle

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Add-2 one of the artist whose music I keep on repeat drops a new track going in over Missy and Timbaland's Triple Threat.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Martin $ky - $pace Cake$

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Producer/MC Martin $ky drops his latest single from ELOPE. The project drops next month and the grind shows, stay tune.

The 2 of Diamonds - Bragging

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2oD presents the second part of the freestyle series, with Dee Rush called Bragging. Expect this to be a single on the upcoming project Jackin 4 Fans 2.

Check out Boasting.

Kembe X ft. Monster Mike - Soul Fever

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Prod. by  Hippie Sabotage

Soul Fever, a laid back track where Kembe X and Monster Mike remember they're the old times in their life  while expressing "life is a bitch" but you are alive so enjoy it.


This Is How We Dew Chicago w/ members of KTD & Sir Michael Rocks

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 Mickey Rocks  and member of Kids These Days talk about Chicago's artistic scene, which encompasses everything from graphic and fine art to all genres of music.

Common, Kendrick Lamar & Lloyd - My Way

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DJ Drama is gearing up to drop his upcoming project Quality Street Music. This latest single features a unexpected line up which is going to get the fans attention with the project dropping next week. I think the track is pretty decent won't make to my playlist though.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chris Crack - The X-File

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Chris Crack presents his first single from his upcoming, second mixtape project "Kitchen In The Basement" produced by New Deal Crew's resident hitmaker P-Cutta. 

Chella H - The Morning After Pill (Mixtape)

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Chella H and RBA presents her latest mixtape which holds fifteen new track titled The Morning After Pill.

Brian Fresco ft. Chance The Rapper - Green Light

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Produced by XXYYXX

Brian Fresco lets go of a new single featuring Chance The Rapper from his upcoming mixtape called Mafioso

Mikkey Halsted - MMM Season (Album)

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Mikkey Halsted presents his long awaited album MMM Season produced by The Legendary Traxster. Shit, Castro was still fresh in my mind, now even more Mikkey will be on the playlist. Expect features from BJ The Chicago Kid, Tia London, and King Louie just to name a few. Stream and download below.

ShowYouSuck - Mediocre (Video)

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Mediocre, a single from Stefan Ponce produced EP Girls Girls Girls form ShowYouSuck.
"this song kinda mediocre, because I wrote it about you"

Scanlous ft J.U.1 - Can't Do (Video)

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Directed by APJ Films

Featured on his album Lucifer's Choir, Scanlous and J.U.1 connect for the latest visual Can't Do. Download this track here.

Rello - Role Playing (video)

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Visual for Track 5 off Creative Minds N Goals which dropped last Halloween.. Creative Minds N Goals 2 drops 10/31/12.

Rockie Fresh talks w/ LA Leakers (Video)

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Rockie speaks on joining MMG over Bad Boys, and Ross calling him the best hook writer. Electric Highway, Rockie's latest project drops very soon.

Mountain Dew and Treated Crew: This Is How We Dew Chicago

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In this edition of This Is How We Dew Chicago talks with LEADERS Vic Lloyd and the Treated Crew collective. They talked they're interest in fashion and and their influences from Chicago.

Psalm One ft. Mikkey Halsted - Kids Right Now (Video)

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Directed APJ Films

Psalm One drops a new video for Kids Right Now on #Realtalktuesday featuring Mikkey Halsted for their dope collabo. With this video release come the Child Support LP which is available now.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Chin Chilla Meek ft. King Louie - Money Mayweather

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For her MurdaMonday's series Chin Chilla Meek drops her latest single entitled "Money Mayweather", from the It Feels Good To Be Great mixtape.

If you haven't already make sure to download her latest project today.

Event: Rich Jones's RDMM: Indian Summer

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Second City Citizen's own Rich Jones is set to release his latest project "Rich and Danimal Make a Mixtape" with Danimal Tha Choppa. For this project is a release party with Appearances by SCC, Jordan Looney, Verbal Kent and Red Pill with beat showcase by Apollo Brown. Its all goes down at the Tonic Room on 2447 N. Halsted.

Checkout more info Here

The 2 of Diamonds - Boasting

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Today we get the 2nd release from 2oD's forthcoming project J4F2 entitled "Boasting". Myke Boogie and Dee Rush go in individually on the same track. Dee Rush's version impacts on Wednesday and is entitled "Bragging". 

Cody DeCamry - Blazed (Video)

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"Polished by the soul of the 70s..."

Checkout Cody DeCamry visual for Blazed which also the name of his latest project release. City of Win also teamed up with DeCamry to release a limited edition Blazed shirt HERE.

Dave Coresh - Easter (Video)

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This track popped up through The Lost Childhoods organization. This is also a single (Which he also produced) from his upcoming mixtape ArtApe dropping October 1st. 

Visual - Pimps Don't Run

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Visual releases a new single from Hello Hip Hop mixtape that has a story element, comedy & a message.
VISUAL paints his picture over the smooth piano loop where he focuses on stereotypes that plague Hip Hop. He does so with a comedic approach as he imitates two of these stereotypes. The message here is don’t front
 "Be what you wanna be" is what they say when you young but they don't ever say "lil man don't front".

Lupe Talks "Lamborghini Angels" (Video)

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Lupe breaks down his single Lamborghini Angels with Rap Genius.

Dlyrics Ft. TimMillion - Her Type Of Party

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D Lyrics and TimMillion in this new release called Her Type of Party.

A-Way ft. M. Jo'Mae & A.R. - Take Over

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Tha IntaVention x Hustle Ward rep A-Way releases his brand new single "The Take Over" that features M. Jo'Mae & A.R and will appear on his forthcoming project Hate & Handshakes. Production on the track is handled by C. Sims.

Psalm One's "Child Support" LP Trailer + "I Believe In Me" (Video)

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Charm Lab, ASCAP and America SCORES presents a collection of songs from Psalm One's nine city tour where she spent three months with students from the  America SCORES after-school program recording music. Through the music and out reach programs Psalm One is showing children there are way to make good music and still be positive. Child Support is set to be released on September 25, 2012. To pre-order, preview and see videos from Child Support, visit

Checkout the video below where Psalm One and Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Alonzo "Zo" Lee (Ludacris, Britney Spears) recorded "I Believe In Me" with the students of America SCORES. The song was written by and produced by Zo. This song will serve as the national theme song for The Great America SCORES Soccer Dribble, a joint effort between America SCORES organizations in ten U.S. cities, formed with the goal to beat the Guinness World Record for the most soccer balls ever dribbled by a group at one time.

Pusha, Common, Big Sean, CyHi and Teyana play “Most likely to” on FUSE

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The G.O.O.D Music team minus a couple people hits up FUSE for a game of "Most Likely".

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Damn Near Made It: MC Tree's Artist Portrait (Trailer)

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Trailer for a portrait of the life and craft of Chicago rapper, Tree. Full film coming Fall 2012 by the Kinfolk Collective.

Kamilah Sumner - The Warning

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After releasing her first single America from the upcoming project Life and Love, songstress Kamilah Sumner presents three new tracks adding R&B flavor to popular rap music. Recorded this past Thursday, she presents The Warning, singing over Pusha T's Exodus, Kanye's New God Flow, and Ross's Diced Pineapples. We've heard many rap artist put their own spin on these releases, but this time you get Kamilah singing and holding her own over these productions. You've been warned.

This presents itself as a showing of what's to come as far as holding you over until she drops her latest project. So expect in eight days(Oct 1st) Life and Love drops until then hit the jump below and check her three new tracks.

Friday, September 21, 2012

DearChi ft. Catherine Evon - Brothers of Our Element (Video)

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A soulful visual and song from DearChi with sultry vocals from Catherine Evon on their latest release Brothers of Our Element. This new release comes in an effort to bring attention to the violence that has claim too many lives in Chicago. 

Rich Jones - Pimp C On Shrooms

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With the return of RubyHornet's freestyle series comes their latest ediition which features Rich Jones recording new music at Sound Scape. The Pimp C voices fits in nicely with the tone of the track while asking "how high are you". Definitely feeling this.

Listen to the full track below.

Frank Leone ft. Rob December - Menace

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Frank Leone drops a new track which he also produced, featuring Rob December. This production is definitely different from what is usually being made today.

Mikkey Halsted - Clique Remix

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Mikkey Halsted hopes on GOOD Music's "Clique" record and so far this is the best remake of this song I've  heard so far.

Be on the lookout for "MMM Season" to drop very soon.

TwoLetterz - Ain't No Way (Video)

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Hard bars in this new video from TwoLetterz called Ain't No Way.

D-Win ft. Mickey Mike Monday - More Gold (Video)

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Directed by Brian Killer

D-Win and Mickey Mike Money want more gold as they get flashy in this latest video. Download this track here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Neak ft. MC ADAD, Rashid Hadee, Slot-A, and Sincerely Yours - Who Do You Believe In (Video)

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Directed by. APJ Films/ Domi V

Track number nine off of Neak's project Love Greater//The Prequel Who Do You Believe In features a line up of talented lyricist with production by Rashid Hadee who also hold a verse on the track. Each artist provide you with a dope verses that will have you pressing repeat on this and the rest of his album.

Fredo Santana ft. Lil' Reese - Respect (Video)

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Fredo and Reese drops a new video for the single Respect off Santana's upcoming project It's A Scary Sight.

Martin $ky - ELEVATOR$

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Martin $ky linked up with two Chicago producers, The Fortified Sounds and Doc Da Mindbenda, and they cooked up a dope beat for him. The track is titled "ELEVATOR$". It's off of his upcoming project titled ELOPE which is set to drop this month.

Noelz Vedere, Jahzel, & A-Cross - Clique

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Noelz Vedere teams up with fellow on the rise Chicago artists Jahzel, and A-Cross to show off some lyrical prowess for their Remix rendition of "Clique"

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kanye West speaks on G.O.O.D. Music "Cruel Summer" (Video)

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Kanye West talks about reaching out to other camps and bringing everyone together plus important aspect of putting the album together.

Cruel Summer is avaliable now on iTunes.

CTG & RMB Justize - Bright Lights

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New leak from CTG and RMB Justize called Bright Lights. This ones sure to make your speakers bang.

Thello Jay - His Era (Video)

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Thello drops off a new visual from his latest mixtape His Era. Also his Vlog's first episode will be dropping soon.

Mikkey Halsted - Getting To The Money

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Mikkey Halsted and The Legendary Traxster bring the latest release from the upcoming album MMM Season. Expect Mikkey's latest effort to impact September 21st.

theWHOevers - RedTape (Mixtape)

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J. Arthur and Dotkon known as theWHOevers presents there're latest mixtape RedTape. The tape features 13 new tracks which include Bump That, that is a favortite here at Chi-City Hip Hop. theWHOevers have much to offer with this new project, adding always engaging lyrics along with more laid back beats with a 90s feels without being stuck in eariler hip hop. Expect to hear some of the favorite up and comer like ShowYouSuck, Chandler London and Auggie the 9th.


Stream and download below.

Kamilah Sumner - America

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Come October 1st fans with get a new project from Kamilah Sumner titled Life and Love. Today she presents her new single from the upcoming project called America that sets focus on Chicago's everyday violence.
"America" is a song that touches on the injustice and violence in America. It particularly focuses on Chicago since Kamilah is from the south side of Chicago and the violence rate is at an all time high. This song is a cry for all people to come together and stand up and fight for what is right. This song will be featured on Kamilah's new project "Life & Love" which will be released October 1st."

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rockie Fresh ft. Rick Ross - You A Lie Remix (Video)

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Rockie Fresh's new video "You A Lie" ft. Rick Ross. Catch Rockie Fresh on the "Electric Highway" tour, hitting cities all over the nation, check to see if he will be in your city.

Event: Hip Hop Invasion @ Funky Buddha Lounge

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300 Promotions Presents- Hip Hop Invasion at Funky Buddha Lounge (728 W. Grand) September 27th. Featuring some of Chicago's up and coming talent: Pavy, VP, Phlyy B, and Belvadere Brizzy. Come support these young artists and vibe to some great hip hop. Great drink specials and bottle specials available. Groups of 6 or more girls who RSVP receive a FREE BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE. For further information please feel free to contact Andy at 312-609-9449. 

PIVOT Ft. Benjamin Earl Turner & Jean Deaux - One More Time (Video)

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The PIVOT gang along side Jean Deaux and Benjamin Earl Turner come together for a new visual presented by Covert TV called One More Time.

Giftz - The Tom Brady EP

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Giftz drops his latest effort, an EP which consist of 5 dope tracks produced by QB and Nascent. I expect many to be blasting War Zone everywhere ... favorite. Stream and download the this project below.
Tom Brady was picked last in the 6th round of the 2000 draft (last) and went on to become one of football's most winningest players. A consummate champion. Giftz first project, "The Lake Effect", went slept on in comparison to his EastSide peers and he aspires to follow a similar path as Tom Brady. Letting the work show.

Esohel - It's Yours

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For the 3rd single off the forthcoming LP "On Purpose With A Purpose" which will be released on October 9th, 2012, Esohel let's us know that nothing can get in our way; if we truly want it, it's ours. Over production by Ricky Dubs, who produced the entire LP, Esohel drops gems on the 3rd single, It's Yours.

Big Sean, Common, & CyHi The Prynce - Funkmaster Flex Freestyle

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The G.O.O.D Music crew stop by Hot 97 to talk with Funk Flex and a 12 minute freestyle session.


Update: Check out the freestyle video below

Monday, September 17, 2012

The 2 of Diamonds - Prollie

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Prod. by The Trakk Addicts

2oD drops a new track set to appear on their upcoming Jackin for Fans 2. You "prollie" hear some more releases from the upcoming project soon.

Dot9 - Rick James

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Dot9 who produces for WWNNN collective grabs the mic to spit lyrics over his own production. Think he got it?

Pavy - Theory of Defiance (Album)

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Pavy aims to fuck the city up with this new mixtape Theory of Defiance. He dropped a visual earlier for his single Icon to hold you over but now the wait is over. This is the follow-up to Middle Class Ignorance expands both Pavy's "sonic palet" and "thematic scope". Guest stars include Sir Michael Rocks (Cool Kids), Vic Spencer, C Rich and D2G. Production from KEEYNOTE , DC, Coop, Rel Elite.

Ends/Wealth Corp. updates their site w/ new "Finger Rosary Tee"

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New release from Ends/Wealth Corp which features an image of a finger rosary print. The shirt is avalaible for sale now at their online store

Pavy - Icon (Video)

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Don't mistake this for arrogance but pure confidence. Pavy presents his latest visual for Icon off his latest project Theory of Defiance which drops later on today.

Philosopha ft. ShowYouSuck - Make It Look Easy

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Philosopha and ShowYouSuck come together on this new collab setting out to make it  look it easy no matter what they're doing. This is set to be on Philosopha's mixtape titled, Streets of Chicago Vol. 3, which will be released October 2012.

Ramaj Eroc - All My Niggas Do

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Ramaj Eroc & Canadian producer DviousMindz connect for a release off upcoming untitled project.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Clout Club shirt drops Monday

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Clout Club gearing up for their new releases come Monday. They first dropped a sample view of their hoodie now here is another release  which feature the same design as the hoodie.

Looking for from this brand? Check out their online store:

Dozer On The Radio talks with ShowYouSuck (Video)

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Show talks his final installment of OMPP his twin (there not related) and his influences plus more.

Event: Harold Green Presents "The Day I Lost My Job" Live

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Harold Green, released over a period of time a series music from his project titled The Day I Lost My Job some featuring videos. The project featured four sections Denial, Anger, Confusion,and Triumph all of what someone can be feeling in times of struggle and hardships. For one night only Harold Green along side Mama So, GemStones, and others, he presents the The Day I Lost My Job showcase at Multi Kulti on October 6, 2012.

The full project is available for download featuring BJ The Chicago Kid, Mama Sol, Prince Jericho and more. One of the videos from the project which is a favorite called Love Her Not which should meet everyone's eye can be checked out HERE.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Chella H - I'm Raw (Video)

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Directed by Alvin Elmore

Today we get a new visual from Chella H, titled I'm Raw. Be on the lookout her new project coming soon.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Clout Club to release new hoody

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Chicago based clothing brand Clout Club is gearing up to release their new hoody come Monday. This is the first sample of two stay tune for there next sample.

Lupe Fiasco's "Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album" Trailer

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Directed by Tobias Spellman

Food & Liquor 2 is on the way and here a trailer of sorts where Lupe gives us a little bit of what to look forward to.

Pre-Order this album here.

Sterling Haze & Kami de Chukwu - Domino Effect

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Prod. by ColdeSack

SaveMoney's Sterling Haze and Kami de Chukwu releases a new track Domino Effect.

WWNNN - Chill The Fuck Out / The Take Over

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The WWNNN team continues to build their brand and push their music with these two recent release, Chill The Fuck Out and The Take Over.

This first track is produced by Sin and features Hollow and Lavish Mzck.

Visual - Karma

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Karma, a new release from Visual and second single from his project Hello Hip Hop, centers on a history lesson of racism brought to through a harsh truth. Hello Hip Hop will be available on iTunes and other online retailers worldwide on October 17th 2012.
Karma highlights new ideas while navigating through actions that have plagued society since Columbus “discovered” America.

Mikkey Halsted - L's Up (Remix)

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Mikkey Halsted takes on Lil' Durk's L's Up with a short message and giving his thoughts about the teacher strike, the recent shooting of aspiring rapper Lil' JoJo  and Chicago Unity. Halsted adding is lyrics to this hard hitting beat and presenting his message, you have to give to this man, he is one the best out of our city.

Kanye West ft. R. Kelly - To The World

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Expected to be on Cruel Summer and one thing to point out is the memorable jab at Mitt Romney saying "I'm just trying to protect my stack / Mitt Romney don't pay no tax".

Cruel Summer drops soon featuring the whole G.O.O.D Music team, minus one I think. Cop that when it drops.

Onis - Ciabatta

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Produced by Nascent

Onis and the Stay Humble team hit us with the video for Ciabatta earlier in the week and now they liberate the mp3 so you can listen any time. This is Onis' first offering from the upcoming project "The Time Is Now" hosted by DJ Burn One featuring Cormega, Ras Kass, Mikkey Halsted, BJ The Chicago Kid, Lungz and more. Album set to drop mid/late October.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sir Michael Rocks - In The Loop (Video)

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In The Loop the third video from Sir Michael Rocks "Lap Of Lux" shot and edited by Young Wonder.

LStreetz - Anti-Social (Mixtape)

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LStreetz's Anti-Social impact today with 17 all new tracks and features from Mush Millions, Bo Deal, Shawnna, Alonna Deville, and production credits by Young Chop, Paris Bueller, Mush Millions and more.