Friday, November 29, 2013

Vic Spencer - The Rapping Bastard (Album)

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Vic Spencer is the "The Rapping Bastard". HaerBrainSchemes and Vic Spencer present this new album after hearing a number of tracks and enjoying the Red Button series, now it time the tune into what those lead up to. "The Rapping Bastard" holds 12 tracks featuring Tree, Martin $ky, Saba, Via Rose, with production from Doc Da Mindbenda, Don Rob, Hanz, Fortified Sounds, O Bonjour, !KAZ, and more. Stream and download below.

Khalfani - Singled Out x Way Too Cool

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Khalfani recently released two joints, "Singled Out" and "Way Too Cool" in a two in one special which he also produced.

Elementz Emcee ft. Trgedy Tha Beast & Dawreck - Too Much (Video)

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Directed by Beast Factory Films

"Too Much", produced by Mister K.A., is the latest single from Elementz Emcee and recruits Dawreck and Tragedy Tha Beast for the track and video. You can expect to hear this on the upcoming project "Open Bar".

Lil' Bibby - Free Crack (Mixtape)

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The long waited mixtape is here. Lil' Bibby has become a notable up and comer in Chicago, building an ample buzz around the mixtape "Free Crack" Today he drops off his latest project holding 17 tracks with feaures from Lil' Herb, King Louie, and Chase with production credit going to DJ L, Honorable CNOTE, Don Rob and more. Stream and download below.

Giveaway: Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and Left Brain @ Sub T

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Odd Future's Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and Left Brain (Mellow High) are on tour hitting up some major spots. On December 8th they make a stop in Chicago at Sub T, 2011 W North Ave. The show kicks off at 8:30, 15 dollars in advance and 17 dollars at the door.

Grab Tickets here

We're giving away a pair of tickets to the event today. See how to win them below

Ends/Wealth Corp. x Sheila Rashid "Fuck The Wave"

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Sheila the Designer joins forces with Ends/Wealth Corp for a new collaboration called "Fuck The Wave". They recently release the first wave of the collection which features Wave logo is embroidered on on two different colored panel hats, beanies, and Dyed T-Shirts. Go checkout and purchase at their online webstore here.

RMB Justize - Paradise

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Reach for something better, something greater and nothing less, RMB Justize drops this smooth new single with a relax vibe. He gives us a little of the road taken on the path to "Paradise".

RMB recently dropped a number of new sounds via souncloud and they were no lacking in dopeness.  You can checkout some below and more on his page.

Lil' Bibby ft. Lil Herb - Know Something

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With "Free Crack" dropping today, we get what looks to be the final single from the upcoming project. Lil' Bibby and Lil' Herb come together once again, letting you now don't let them in the dark if there's a problem over DJ L production, on "Know Something".

Lil Durk ft. Rick Ross, Meek Mill & French Montana - Dis Ain’t What You Want (Remix)

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OTF/Coke Boys/MMG remix of the Lil' Durk hit "Dis Ain't What You Want" premiers and features Rick Ross, French Montana, and Meek Mill.

Chance The Rapper Performs New Song In Chicago

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Chance The Rapper's "Social Experiment Tour" came to Chicago and the crowd was presented with new music. This is definitely something many have been waiting for as we all want to know what next for Chance. Whether this new song will end up on a new album or mixtape we do not know, but the crowd seem to be jamming to the new, which we do not know the name to, music. Press play above.

Shouts to Pursuit of Dopeness

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Real T@lk - Thanksgiving 2013 Freestyle

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Kicking this off by saying Happy Thanksgiving. Real T@lk brings you some new raps for a 2013 Thanksgiving freestyle spitting over Pusha T's "King Push".

JunglePussy ft. Tink - Curve Em'

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Prod. by Shy Guy

Brooklyn's JunglePussy, with the wild name, recruits Tink for her new single "Curve Em". Download this record and more on her upcoming "Satisfaction Guaranteed" project.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Rockie Fresh Joins Stalley On Stage @ House of Blues Chicago

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Rockie Fresh joins labelmate Stalley on stage during  Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo And Youth Preview Tour".

Via Know1Radio-Shouts to JR Bang

Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh - Scarifice

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The collaboration between Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies has been in full swing for a while now. But they've come together for a full mixtape called "Fresh Veggies" dropping in December. Today we get their new single "Sacrifice" produced by Rey Reel.

O.T. - The Real

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O.T. dressing some real life issues in this new single produced by A.J., called "The Real". This is the latest from his "Merlot Season: Grown Man Raps" project dropping in February.

RondoNumbaNine ft. Lil Durk - Ride (Video)

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RondoNumbaNine joined by Lil' Durk bring you the video for "Ride" from his project "Real Nigga 4 Life".

Event: Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, & Left Brain In Chicago Dec. 8th

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Odd Future's Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and Left Brain (Mellow High) are on tour hitting up some major spots. On December 8th they make a stop in Chicago at Sub T, 2011 W North Ave. The show kicks off at 8:30, 15 dollars in advance and 17 dollars at the door.

Grab Tickets here

Stay tuned we're giving away a pair of tickets

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Scanlous ft. Naledge - Crown Me

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Scanlous and Naledge come together for a track called "Crown Me" produced by RBBCO.

Calez: "The American Dream Concept" - Ep 2

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"The American Dream Concept" internet show documenting day by day grind of Calez, comes back with the second episode. Checkout the adventure leading up to opening up for Macklemore. 
"(C) The American Dream Concept" Internet show is an experiment. This day by day documentation is based on artist Calez' hustle as an independent artist, and daily life events with selected connection to his history. Also engaging and encouraging the fan to support the produced by the people concept by donation of choice. This series will lead up to a upcoming project "Ceito," an LP that Calez is working on during this show (due to release next year spring-time). We are excited to get better every episode and to help push this type of idea to the forefront of hip-hop. You can donate @ Ceito Republic as a company hope's to inspire and encourage dreamers of our time to also bring new ideas as such to the table. We thank all that are sharing the video and supporting if there are any inquiries please contact us at"

Aye-B - Heartbreak Murderer

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Produced by I.B.C.L.A.S.S.I.C.

"Heartbreak Murderer" a new single from singer Aye-B, center around the matter of the heart and the cold women that rips them out. 

Sinking Ceilings by PromoDave

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PromoDave who you've seen many of his writing featured on Chi-City Hip Hop drops off his latest piece called "Sinking Ceilings".

Read below.

Boss Woo ft. King Louie - Money Dance 2 (Video)

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Shot/Premiered by Elevator

Remember back in 2011 when Woo an Louie brought you the "Money Dance"? Well they've teamed up for part 2 which may end up on Boss Woo upcoming project "ChicaGoon". Stay tuned.

Abstrak Mind ft. Sohje' - Talk To Me

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AM definitely has brings us a great single with "Talk To Me". Songress Sohje' provides her vocals joining AM over production from Greystorm. This is a single from his upcoming project "Still Painting", which is on the way.

Slot-A - Power of Intention (Instrumental Album)

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Presented by, "Power of Intention" the new instrumental project from Slot-A  features all new production. We've heard one of the singles "Don't Be Afraid of Poison" and now get the full 11track project which he say was Inspired by a speech by Jim Carrey and Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller "The Tipping Point". Stream and download below

ShowYouSuck - Dude Bro (EP)

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Today Closed Sessions and ShowYouSuck bring you the EP "Dude Bro". Coming with a new sound Show provides six oringinal tracks with production from J. Arthur, Javelin and The Hood Internet, Mike Jaxx, Big Cats, Peter Cottontale, and Unstoppable Death Machines. Stream below grab it on iTunes.

Kanye West On The Breakfast Club

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Kanye joins the Breakfast Club where they ask him a ton questions, some great some weak. But one of the most awwkard moment was when Charlamagne Tha God called Yeezus wack and it took a lot for Kanye to hold his composure and not explode on him. Watch it up top.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Al Koleon ft. Count of LEP - Trouble Child (Video)

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Directed by Nick Brazinsky

Count of LEP Bogus Boys joins Al Koleon for the video to his track "Trouble Child".

Tokyo Shawn - U No Me

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You know him as Tokyo Shawn, bringing you new music on this Monday. He remixes Ta-ku's "Hey Justin" for his own rendition called "U No Me".

King Louie ft. Lil Herb - Eastside Shit (Video)

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Directed by Nick Brazinsky & Dada Creative

With "Drilluminati 2" on the way King Louie drops a video for the Lil' Herb assisted track, "Eastside Shit".

Jarred A.G. & YC The Cynic - False Gods

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Smoko Ono handles the production as Jarred A.G. and Bronx's artist YC The Cynic provides their verses on a new track called "False Gods".

International Maverick - Dreem Katcher (Video)

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Directed by Tommy Smalls

The third video since dropping his mixtape and the fourth from the tape, International Maverick drops the visual for the title track "Dreem Katcher". Download the mixtape "Dreem Katcher" here.

The Highest Low - The Bootleg Sessions (Album)

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The duo Highest Low, comes with their new project, "The Bootleg Sessions". The project holds 12 tracks featuring ShowYouSuck, Grade Aplus, Black Logic and others. Stream and download below.

Doc - Gone (Prod. by Na$im Williams)

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Doc and Na$im Williams team up for a n new track called  "Gone". They've been working together for a emcee/producer collab which is leading to a project their working on.

Tragedy Tha Beast ft. Dominique Danielle - Silent Partner

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Tragedy Tha Beast and Dominique Danielle brings you a new track previously unreleased from 2012, called "Silent Partner". Trag has shown his skills of straight spitting and telling stories that relate to real life in his music, this new record continues it.

Produced by Nascent & QB, "Silent Partner" samples Smokey Robinson's "A Silent Partner In A Three-way Love Affair". Tragedy and Dominique gives us a introspective view of two people in love affair going inside the minds of their thinking. This one is definitely not a simple "I fucked your bitch" record.

Dion Jetson ft. Tree - He So Cold (Video)

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Directed by Leondotcom

Dion Jetson drops off his new video for "He So Cold" which depicts a cold world turning the heart even colder and leading to trouble, a cycle seen all to often. We've heard this record back and August and since then Dion has be working on a new project called "The Ear & The Heart" which they putting the finishing touches on.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Jean Deaux - Grape Soda (Video)

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Directed/Edited by Nicole Otero

Jean Deaux provides a visual for the Tim Suby produced "Grape Soda" which starts off with her falling asleep on Vic's "Orange Soda"  video and ends with her waking up in a cart full of ... press play and see. Her upcoming project "Soular System" is still on the way, no date yet so stay tuned.

Vic Mensa - BET Backroom Freestyle (Audio)

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Back in October Vic Mensa made an appearance on BET and spit a freestyle that had people talking. Yesterday he let loose the freestyle via soundcloud and it available for download.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

RMB Justize - The Half

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Dodging leeches, working hard, and aiming for better, but you don't know "The Half" explains RMB Justize in this new release. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

ShowYouSuck talks w/ CHIRP Radio's Cher Vincent

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With the "Dude Bro" release date so close, ShowYouSuck has been making his interview rounds and recently dropped off a new promo video. He hit up CHIRP Radio for a convo with Cher Vincent about  how movies inspire his music, upcoming project and more. Checkout the interview below as well as the video.

Lil' Chris ft. Dreezy - Nobody (Video)

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Directed by Mal Vision

Dreezy joins Lil' Chris for the video to "Nobody" off the "Money Talks" mixtape

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Chris Crack ft. Tree & Mick Luter - Glow

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After dropping a few single from his upcoming project "Trill Withers", Chris Crack releasing a loose track that will not be featured on the upcoming project. "Glow" feature verses from Tree and Mick Luter and is produced by QB and Nascent. 

Add-2 & Khrysis - Between Heaven & Hell (Mixtape)

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After a great release like the trailer he dropped and singles "Don't Go and "Club Church" Add-2 and Khrysis brings you their collaborative effort "Between Heaven and Hell". The mixtape hold nine new records produced by Khrysis and features GQ and Rapsody. Stream, download and enjoy below.


Que B.I.L.L.A.H. FT. Gemstones - The KKK: Kids Killing Kids (Video)

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Directed by DA Visionaryz

Que looks to open ears as he drops a visual for the single "The KKK". The serious issue of crime in Chicago and across America are reflected creativity with a accurate portrayal of things going on in our neighborhoods and how it has  desensitized us. He reflects on the tragedies and changes and what this could possibly lead to. The record features Gemstones and is produced by Chuck Lawayne,

Slot-A - Don't Be Afraid of Poison

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On the path to releasing his new instrumental album "Power of Intention", Slot-A brings us the first single "Don't Be Afraid of Poison". "POI" drops November 26th presented by

Tony Cartel ft. King Louie - Getting to the Money

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Tony Cartel joined by King Louie drops off a new track called "Getting to the Money". Look for a visual for this record in the near future.

Neak - Everyday Livin' (Video)

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Directed by APJ Films

Neak drops a video for the Slot-A produced track "Everyday Livin". Neak's been touring, which comes to an end this month, plus working on his new project. So look forward to more from Neak and consistent releases, plus stay tuned for more updates on his album.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Anarchy ft. LEP Bogus Boys - Much Later (Video)

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Linking with Japanese artist Anarchy, they come together for "Much Later", a single off of the "DGKA" available now.

Trevor The Trashman ft. Vic Mensa - Top Me Off

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Vic Mensa joins Trevor The Trashman on a new record titled "Top Me Off", from the upcoming project "Hell Yeah: I Want It All".

Spenzo Live @ Simeon High School Midnight Madness

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A live crowd at Simeon High School, that became even more live when Spenzo appeared during a basketball game. Spenzo has been touring around and making appearances promoting his latest single "Wife Er", which is available on iTunes now.

John Walt - Do Your Thang

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Prod by Born Ready Productions and Saba

John Walt of PIVOT drops "Do Your Thang" with a infectious hook that puts you in a trans. This is a single from his upcoming project "Get Happy 2.0"

Exclusive - Cataclysm (Video)

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"Uttermost Phenomenal Music" is the name of Exclusive's upcoming project and setting the tone of what type of music he looks to bring you. Today we get the first single and video "Cataclysm" produced by Fortified Sounds and Shot by G-Nut. As of right he's working on finishing up the project so we may heard at the top of 2014.

Sir Michael Rocks & Pouya - Gookin' (EP)

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Relocating to Miami, Sir Michael Rocks and his neighbor from around the corner, Pouya linked up for a six track project called "Gookin". Providing production for this EP were Kodyak, Trill Spector, Eric Dingus, DJ Smokey and Raiden. Stream and download below.

Event: theWHOevers Album Release Party & Benefit Concert

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In response to the Haiyan Relief Efforts of the typhoon that devastated the Philippines, the duo theWHOevers. As Filipino-American emcees Dotkon and J.Arthur rally to aid in the relief efforts currently underway by the Jose P. Rizal Heritage Center of Chicago. On December 6th they'll be holding their album release party where partial proceeds will be donated to the community and country they both represent and love. The event is presented by GroundLift Media will include performances from some of Chicago’s up & comers, including theWHOevers, Markyboy, Fess Grandiose, and Martin $ky, with a special guest performance by Los Angeles emcee, Bambu (of Native Guns).

Tickets are on sale now at or by messaging theWHOevers on Facebook or Twitter.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pavy & Capital K - No Weapon (Video)

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SUH Ent. brought us the compilation called "S.U.H. Ent. Presents: The Syndicate" and drops a new video for "No Weapon".

Lil' Bibby - Water

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The release of "Free Crack" grows closer, dropping on November 29th, and this is the latest release from Lil' Bibby as he aims to make his place in the rap game. "Water" is produced by Black Metaphor and will be featured on his upcoming project.

Murph Watkins Explains Inspiration Behind The "Loose Women & Booze" Mixtape

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Back in May, you might remember Murph Watkins dropping his mixtape "Loose Women N Booze". The project featured artist and production from Jeron!mo, Nick Astro, Sani, I.B C.L.A.S.S.I.C, Fonz-E Mak, Wheatie and more, holding 13 tracks which was definitely a favorite of this years' releases. I recently had the chance to sit with Murph for a convo and got to ask him what the inspiration behind this mixtape was. What he told me was very interesting, check it out below.

Martin $ky - POLAROID (Video)

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Directed by Visual Mecca

 Martin $ky returns with a new video for "POLAROID". This is a single from his latest mixtape "TimeLess" available for download now.

Lungz - Intro (Video)

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Directed by Elevator

Lungz drops a video for the introduction of what he brought you with "Inebriation" mixtape. His latest project is available now Here.

RoGizz ft. Tree, Fatboi Fresh & Dubb - If I Should Die

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A verbal discourse of the dangers of living a life on the edge, RoGizz, Tree, Fatboi Fresh, and Dubb tells the struggle in the life. "If I Should Die" is produced by SC and is the first single from RoGizz's upcoming project "Interview with a Skitzo 2".

Rockboy K9 - Weekend Off

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A record we all can identify with, working hard just to have to deal with crazy co-workers and asshole bosses. Rockboy K9 drops a new track that hits home with "Weekend Off", produced by Db and Dc, if you hate your 9 to 5 this is for you.

Bo Deal ft. Zed Zilla - Nothin' Like Me (Video)

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Shot by Dark Mirror Films, we get a new video from Bo Deal accompanied by Zed Zilla for "Nothin' Like Me".

Lil' Durk - Hittaz (Video)

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Durk releases a new video for the Paris Beuller produced, "Hittaz". This is straight for his mixtape "Signe To The Streets", available now. Durk recently announced a new mixtape on the way called "Fuckery", and we may hear the first track from it soon.d

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pouya & Sir Michael Rocks - Ol Box Body

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Dropping off a new project soon, Pouya and Sir Michael Rocks brings you a new record produced by Kodyak called "Ol Box Body". The project is called "Gookin" and is expected to drop tomorrow.

Jamal Mar - PSA (Personal Service Announcement)

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Produced by TaeBeast

Jamal Mar drops a new track called "PSA" presenting his personal service announcement addressing some things from the heart.

Add-2 & Khrysis - Club Church

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A very interesting question, "What if the club was a church". Add-2 paints a vivid picture in his similes of what would take place with comparison to how hard it is to get in the more exclusive clubs. "Club Church" is Add-2 and Khrysis's latest release from the upcoming project "Between Heaven & Hell" this month November 21st. GOOD LORD, HALLELUJAH!

R. Kelly ft. Katie Got Bandz & Rockie Fresh - My Story (Remix)

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The Chicago legend R. Kelly provides Go remix to his hit "My Story". Recruiting some artist who are "youngins" compare to what he's done in the music game, Katie Got Bandz & Rockie Fresh join Kellz to tell their stories and stick to it.

R. Kelly has be releasing quite of few records as of late, plus performances with Lady Gaga, all leading up to his new album "Black Panties", dropping next month.

Awdazcate ft. Pugs Atomz & Kenny Keys - I Do/Lights Camera Action (Video)

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Directed Pugs Atomz

Awdazcate drops a new video for a two in one special, "I Do" and "Light Camera Action" with Pugs Atomz and Kenny Keys. This is the first video release from his Awdazcate's album "Cognac Signture", available now.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Black Matt - Ape Sh!t

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Another loose track from Black Matt, he goes "Ape Sh!t" for the dollar bills, spitting over production Jus Sam.

ProbCause, Caleb James + More - Lincoln Hall Recap

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This past Thursday On The Grind Management put together an event as Lincoln Hall. This showcase feature a number of Chicago's artist from KiDD Tha Chicagoan, to ProbCause. It was definitely a crowd pleasing event which you can experience a little above.

JustChris ft. King Louie - She Drugged Me

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JustChris joined by King Louie drops off a new record, with a club vibe to it, called "She Drugged Me".

Cap-1 & DJ Citi - Make It Back

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Running through the money, but making it back, as we get a new track from Cap-1 and DJ Citi. "Make It Back" is set to be featured on "Citi Streetz Vol. 2"

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tink - Treat Me Like Somebody

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After her last project "Boss Up", Tink looks to fully switch it up and bring you "Winter's Diary 2", an R&B album. For the first single she drops "Treat Me Like Somebody", in which she sings "love me for me..." as part of a great chorus.

Winter's Diary 2 impacts the 24th of December, so stay tuned for that in the coming weeks. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Lyriq - I Am Lyriq (Mixtape)

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Aiming to separate himself from the labels many are put in, Lyriq looks to make this statement with a new project titled "I Am Lyriq" hosted by DJ Victoriouz. The mixtape hold 15 track some of which you've might have heard with features from Tink, YP, Sir Micheal Rock, King Samson, and more. Stream, enjoy, and download the project below.

JR Bang & MudWing Media Presents "The What" w/ Mack Wilds

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JR Bang and Mudwing Media have teamed up for a new show called "That What". Today we get the first episode where Bang interviews Mack Wilds. We get to here Wilds story from his beginning on "The Wire", avoiding being stuck playing certain roles, to his career as a rapper. Press play above and enjoy the conversation with some funny thought bubble animations.

Rap Shit, Rap Gifs: Lincoln Hall 11/14

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Fun night in Chicago hip hop as ProbCause, Caleb James, Taylor Bennett, Jay2, Patman, DGainz and more hit the stage. It was an enjoyable time as fans came out got drunk, danced, and had fun. And with last nights' show come "Rap Shit, Rap Gifs", something new for the site simply because I figured out the create Gifs and it hasn't gotten old yet. Expect the full video recap very soon.

KiDD Tha Chicagoan

More gifs below.