Sunday, March 31, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Two Letterz returns with a new video, kicking acapella to start it off, on a track called "Ghost", produced by Woody. This will be featured on the upcoming project "Chasing Dead People Vol 3" and expect an EP called "Freebies" in a couple weeks.
Jay2 drops off some new music over Timbaland and Magoo's "Indian Flute". If you remember when Timbaland and Magoo, team up as a duo, Timbaland's production was definitely in demand, and incorporating the Indian flute in to hip hop showed his skill. Jay2 takes on this classic production for his own little freestyle "More Bullshit" and hold his own.
Creative Control.tv experiences SXSW with some new Tree playing while we get to see different events and PacDic and Tree talks about their fun. Tree's "Sunday School 2" mixtape is on the way bringing that unique SoulTrap sound.
While in Austin, TX for SXSW, Residue Reed and Mike Will The Great shot a little video for the track "Bout That".
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Hosted by Jay Illa, Phil G. drops off his new mixtape "No Way". He dropped some dope singles one of which included the "Progressive" remix featuring Paypa, Rahid Hadee and JDI. The project also features Sadat X, Chris Crack and more with production from Grant Parks and others.
Phil G. looks to bring the iPhilGooDMusic also dropping a video for the "Progressive" remix, which can be view below.
Prod. by Novacane
Kenlo Key expresses his views and gives his point of view on situations in this country, on this new release "All I Can Be" featuring Rockboy K9 and Red Button. Kenlo Key will be releasing a new project in the coming future, called "Well Known Stranger", expect this to be feature on it.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
New video featuring King Louie from Lil' Durk for the track "Bitches & Bottles", shot by WhoisHiDef. This comes as an offering from "Signed To The Streets" mixtape which is on the way.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Shot & Edited By TDF Media
White America is on the way, coming this Summer, until then Blanco Caine provides fans with a new video to enjoy for "Paper, No Plastic" and "Benjamin Franklin" freestyle.
Monday, March 25, 2013
ProbCause and Sulaiman performs "After Hours" live at the Hideout in. This is from ProbCause's project "The Recipe Vol. One" still available today.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
ShowYouSuck, for the fourth episode of his adventures at SXSW 13', invites us to his pad for an MTV style 'Cribs' video. We get a mash up of his performances, having fun with his team and imported water from Detroit. And all of this presents its self as a short video for this song "Trill Talk", enjoy.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Chance The Rapper and Kids These Days rock out at The Castle in Bloomington Il, last Thursday, and here is some footage of the show. Looks like fun, be on the lookout the upcoming project "Acid Rap" from Chand and grab KTD's "Traphouse Rock" if you haven't already.
In recent months up and coming producer has drops a couple pretty good instrumental projects and today we get the latest "In Gold We Trust". This collection of beats definitely have their individual strong points, seeing as how I listened to these instrumentals multiple times, I think this is something that not just but anyone a of music will enjoy. Gold Haze features some artist one notable, Jay B, the rest I would have prefer the instrumental. But past that a pretty good project.
Stream the project below.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Shot by Rio Productions
Here is footage of Lil' Reese in the studio recording new music in preparation of his new mixtape in the studio with who looks like Lil' Herb, who may end up on this track. No name announce for this project, so stay tuned.
Directed and Filmed by Dave Galaxie
Race of The Primeridian stars as Capt. Richard Phelix in this new video/short film release called "@ War". Check this song "@ War" our and more on his project "The Mixadventures of Racetacula"
After 3 tours in the United States military, Capt. Richard Phelix finds himself back home making the difficult task of adjusting to civilian life. Capt. Phelix, a 7 year EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Specialist has seen his share of near death encounters and watched first hand several members of his platoon lose their lives. One of the most dangerous jobs as a soldier, the stress and long term psychological effects can be traumatic. After being diagnosed with PTSD, we find Capt. Phelix riding the daily roller coaster of one war he may never win.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
On The Grind Management Presents "A Night of Chicago Hip Hop" event with performances from GLC, Tree, Que BILLAH, Dreezy, Vic Spencer, D2G, Kidd Tha Chicagoan, Philosopha, Da Yung' Inz, and Smook Deville. It goes down March 21st at Reggies Rock Club 2109 s State Street, $10 admission for a 18+ show, kicking it off at 8:45pm. Purchase Tickets here.
Directed and Edited by Aaron Perkins Jr
PHENOM drops off the video for "Growing Up", produced by Sean O from his album "Closed Mouf Don't Get Fed".
PHENOM speaks nostalgically about his experiences as a youth and the experiences of those he observed "Growing Up". Visually Aaron Perkins, Jr captures that nostalgic value as PHENOM sits on a park bench beside his real-life son "Ju-Ju", telling the stories of his past as his son symbolically lives out similar experiences in his youth. "Growing Up" "Kids With Guns" is visual commentary of the present day black on black youth violence that is plaguing Chicago minority communities and the nation abroad. Past and present; PHENOM's lyrics are just as relevant in his youth that his raps about, as they are in his son's youth!
When he first dropped the first single "Imperial", we got a taste of whats to come. The he dropped something of a pre-tape that would lead to this release. Dally Auston drops the full mixtape "The Wood" changing it up a little as you listen on . This release holds 14 new tracks, with production from C-Sick, Smoko Ono, Hippie Dream, featuring Jean Deaux, Vic Mensa, Kami de Chukwu, Saba and more.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Na$im Williams looks to drop his instrumental EP this Spring, and today he drops off the recap of his listening party, where he speak about working with Treated Crew, Lili K., Martin $ky, and other up and coming Chicago artist.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Directed by Thomas "TPJ" Price
Pavy drops the fourth video for the track "Lord Jesus" shot in the Mojave Desert, gives a very head-on display of one of the more personal tracks from his project. Download this track and more from project "Theory Of Defiance", get it now.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Specializing in a smooth melodic chords over hard knocking 808's, Blac Mechanic provides a down loadable sample of his work. The instrumental above is definitely something to groove to with a R&B touch to it. This beatsmith recently launch his "No Excuses" series, a upcoming collection of instrumental projects that he'll be releasing the first week of every month.
I'm pretty loving this beat, but we'll see what he has to offer in the upcoming releases. Comment below let him know if you feeling it.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Shot by Cholly of HVF
Phor has kept his work ethic consistent dropping two different projects in a three month time frame which were, "Nino" and "HER". Some time ago, he hit up WIIT 88.9 to talk his career so far, single releases, and more. He also performed at the Villa clothing store, keep watching.
New music from King Samson called "She In Luv", holding a hard knocking beat as he tells us about those ladies expressing that love. The 12 Testaments series continues, today is the second installment, expect something new every week. Following this series with be Samson's new mixtape "StreetGod", so stay tuned.
Checkout the first release "ChiRaq"
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Directed and Edited by Josh Martin
Formally L.O.G., Philmore Greene reps for his neighborhood and city in this new video release called "My Neighbor" from the "Seal of Approval" mixtape. It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood.
Na$im put fans in tune with who he is in this new visual interview, giving insight into where his name came from and his love of music. He also talks his upcoming project "The Emotion of H.E.R" an EP dedicated to the city of Chicago and important people in his life.
"Definitely a next level sound from me ... my best works so far."
South by Southwest, a music, film and interactive festivals taking place about this time every year since 1987. Just like 2011 and 2012, this year a number of Chicagoan headed down to Texas to show case their respective skills and/or introduced new ventures. We decided to collect as much footage as possible so even for those who didn't make can get a taste of the fun. This will be updated as we get more pictures and videos.
Here is a short recap of Neak at SXSW along side Slot-A, Rashid Hadee, F.A.B.L.E. and more.
Here is a short recap of Neak at SXSW along side Slot-A, Rashid Hadee, F.A.B.L.E. and more.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
#MarchMadness still in effect, as King Louie joins Lil' Bibby for the video to "That's How We Move". Lil' Bibby looks to drops a new mixtape in the near future called "Free Crack: The Mixtape".
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Shot By: OJ Hays & Andrew Straw
As promise Chance The Rapper delivers a new video for the track "Good Ass Intro" produced by Stefan Ponce & Peter Cottontale and featuring BJ The Chicago Kid. "Acid Rap" drops next month, get ready.
Prod by The Antydote
With assistants from Vic Spencer, Kain drops off a new track called "Martial Law", listen closely.
Martial law is usually imposed on a temporary basis when the civilian government or civilian authorities fail to function effectively (e.g., maintain order and security, or provide essential services), when there are extensive riots and protests, or when the disobedience of the law becomes widespread.
When I started blogging, one of my visions for the future was to create a medium where hip hop fans could discover new, talented artists who had not yet ‘made it’ in this industry. I set up a ‘contact us’ section of the blog where artists and fellow bloggers could email me samplings of their work, in hopes that I would have the opportunity to shine some light on undiscovered up and comers. That hope was nothing more than a pipe dream until last Thursday. On March 7th, I received an email from Darvell Goodwin, aka VELLO the GOD, a Chicago based emcee who has remained, in large part, deep underground. With an impressive combination of lyricism, flow, and a complex rhyme scheme, VELLO the GOD is living proof that Chicago can still provide us with well rounded, unique, and refreshing artists. We sat down with Darvell and asked him a few questions to better understand the man behind the music. Check out the full interview below, and be sure to download his most recent mixtape, entitled “The Emancipation,” in its entirety, free of charge.
Directed by Addison Wright
GLC drops off a video for the track "Leavin' Feelins Hurt", produced by Mr. E, from the Silence of the Lames mixtape. Expect a new project from GLC in the near future where he teams up with Get Gwop on "The Pulpit".