Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pick Three - May

The end of the month is here and with that come the May Pick Three editorial. Today Chi-City Hip Hop brings you the end of the month segment. This is an opinion segment, where a writer picks three post, from the current month, that stood out to them or that's been added to a playlist and have it on repeat and simple stood out against others. I don't like long lists so we're just picking three, no honorable mentions, its that simple.

In no particular order, each month's post will hold three singles, sometimes all mixtapes, maybe all videos, or two singles and mixtape,etc etc. There were definitely a lot of great releases this month, making choices difficult, but I got my three what's yours.

Check it out and comment below and let me know your three.

Blakass Westley, Black Matt, Supa Bwe, Auggie The 9th - Where's Bulma
LOD is becoming a more known crew in Chicago, as time goes on it become more clear of who they are. Some of the LOD member have slowly but surely turned my ears on and this was one interesting release. "Where's Bulma" holds is a unique beat produced by Chosen1, where Black Matt, Supa Bwe, Auggie The 9th and Blakass Westley provide their talent in some way. One thing to point out, is that this record is a little too short so hitting the repeat button was a must. Hopefully they read this and the full crew join in.

Common ft. Vince Staples - Kingdom
We haven't heard a lot of releases from Common this year but what he has release something it has been on point. This latest single becomes a pick of May based on being just that. On Point. Common and Vince Staples spit their bars over gospel backgrounds, produced by No ID, that bring us the street corner sermons that digs in street life and raises the question of where does those fallen soldiers go. This is definitely an alternative to the violence latent music with tales of what goes on in the hood, as the two take a different approach over a more complicated beat.

TalentedAsKB - Rock Like That (Video)
An artist who recently enter the watch list with this release, TalentedAsKB's latest video for the song "Rock Like That" held a hard hitting beat with personal experiences from his own life. Working on a project and giving a short preview in the end, in the visual we get a face to the sound with a clear view and a close up as confidence radiate in his movements. This release also is an opportunity to hear some production from someone who is completely new to me, so there's only one thing to do. Look for more.

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