From the "Ism Churchill" project GLC presents, the video for the track that featured MG and Cheri Soul, "Ania".
Friday, January 31, 2014
Kicking off this year's Pick Three editorial. Today Chi-City Hip Hop brings you the end of the month segment which is the first of the year. 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 below and let me know your three.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Get ready for a close up, as Chris Crack brings you a video reminiscent of being along with you thoughts. This latest video Crack teams up with Davy Greenberg for Elephilms once again for a dark but not gritty, in side the mind type visual. "Not Playing With Kids" is a record of where of understanding the position you're in as a person whose getting older in this world, with a strong hook, "Now that I'm grown, I know what's going on".
We expect to hear this on his upcoming project "Free Swag Too" the follow up of "Free Swag".
From the skate park with homies to the church for spirituality, the duo know as Highest Low bring you there latest view. These two emcees make smooth transition as they trade bars back and forth, with a hook familiar from the "Drive Slow" remix, on the song called "Angel Wings", produced by Omega Red. JustWise and Snotty Pippen delivered the initial song through their album release "The Bootleg Sessions" which is still available for download.
For Calez's latest installment of "The American Concept", we get to see a behind the scene footage of the Viper Magazine shoot. Joining him members of the 2080 crew DJ Oreo, and others at the Lacuna Artist Lofts. After the shoot they run in to a little trouble, press play to see what happen.
"(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 @ http://ceitorepublic.com/AmericanDrea.... 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 email@example.com."
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Earlier this month these three ladies teamed up for a single called "Zero". Today they drop off the video for the record, depicting them getting to them zero with the comma in the middle.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
When Chance jump on the tour bus to hit some major stage in many different countries, along the way he had the opportunity to get on a record with Justin Bieber. Awhile the actual single was release and today we have the video and yes Chance is in it doing what he does best, though a short verse, but sweet.
J. Frank and Addison Wright handles the video direction for this new visual for ShowYouSuck's single "80's Boobs". Dedicated two those double D's in them 1980s movies, press play and checkout his new video.
Grab this single and more from Show's recent EP release through Closed Sessions "Dude Bro" today.
Directed by Eric Brown
Kicking off the first releases from his upcoming project, RockBoy K9 bring you a record titled "#BLVCKGHETTOHORRORSTORY". He been hard at work making this project called "187" produced by Devonshire, putting together campaigns, and kick starter type programs. If this is what he's offering, I'm looking forward to more.
Directed and Edited by Brandon "N2ition" Riley
A single from the upcoming project "The Jones 2.0", Caleb James releases the video for the "Eddy Curry", produced by Nez & Rio. Expect his upcoming project to impact soon, and catch headlining Sub-T today.
The MMG team drops the video for "Black Grammys" which featured J. Cole. The was released during the Grammys but I guest the Macklemore wins overshadowed this.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Roman Flowrs, presents a new visual with video direction from Ro$e & $eed$. This was a hidden record from the "#OneHellOfAPromo" called "More Than Enough", checkout the visual creative above.
Catch him at Sub-T tomorrow opening up for Caleb.
Directed by Davy Greenberg
Chris and Matt bring you a new video for a track called "95 Mustang w/ Gold Daytons", hitting the streets on a late night adventure.
DJBooth booth ran a freestyle series from February 2009 to June 2011 with a total of 250 entries. Recently the relaunched the series, and Ibn Inglor brings us the eight installment with a track called "ICE" produced by Elanexus.
Ibn recently hit up Truth Studios alongside Drea Smith for a live in studio performance of "Fire", which you can checkout below.
SaveMoney spitter and Westside representative, Dally Auston has been working toward the release of his upcoming project. He's already brought us two singles "Save It" and "Great Gatsby" plus hit the stage to perform them and now just days way we get the album art. The "WestsidEP" drops January 30th and he brings us the art for the project which is very fitting.
Visual take you a journey, giving an insight to what made him the man he is today. From early life as a child to what he's bringing to the world now, he spit emotion filled lyrics over production from Serious Beats. This will be the first of a many more records to come as he took a step back from releasing music in 2013. Lookout for his new album "The Ambassador".
Shot by Aaron Perkins, Jr
On a very cold night of the 24th of January, Neak celebrate the release of his latest project "XIII". But that didn't stop fans from celebrating with him, as they took over the Wicker Park venue, Sub-T. GLC, Pugs Atomz, St. Millie, and more joined him on stage, checkout the video to see what took place.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Naledge and DJ Seam Mac team up for a new mixtape, which is a second installment called "Brain Power 2". The Kidz In The Hall emcee put together 17 track including a bonus, with every record having an identity of its own for a enjoyable head nodding listening session. He team up with the like of Parkay, Sulaiman, BJ The Chicago Kid, Vic Spencer and more. Download, stream, enjoy below.
Mic Terror first announced he would be working on and dropping a new album last year, toward the end of 2013 brought us the first single "15 Minutes". Today he give the first public look at his at the cover art to "Fresh Prince of Darkness". He's dropping the project through the record label Closed Session, so expect a release and tracklist soon.
Update: "FPOD" gets a release date via Closed Sessions's blog. Mic Terror and SC look to bring you this upcoming project on March 4th available on iTunes and other digital retailers. Hit the jump to checkout the tracklist.
Setting up to take charge, Sterling Hayes brings to the world some new music to kick off the week. For the love of that mula or "Monae", the SaveMoney member teamed up with the artist collective, who handled the production, THEMpeople's Via Rosa, The Mind and Ash Frost. Be on the lookout for his upcoming project "Antidepressant" impact in the near future and stay tuned for more.
Directed by Q Hefna of Writers Wednesday
With the message to all the young ones out on the streets, Tragedy Tha Beast brings us the video for the single "Young Niggas". A plea of progressive attitude, Trag definitely brought the type record that many would say were lacking in Hip Hop. Catch up on his music, and download his latest project where this single is featured on "The Manifestation"
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Mike Will The Great has been releasing a huge amount of music and this recent track "Band Musik" is definitely a standout. Produced by JGudda Beatz, this is the latest in a series of song called #SaturdaySlaughter and can also be found on his "Murder Wita Pen 3" mixtape.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Taking its name from an element of the Periodic Table, the brand known as Iridium Clothing Co. recently drops new pieces, which you can checkout below. This high end streetwear brand brings creative pieces of great quality and they've also recently turn their pop-up shop to their permanent spot on 108 N. State St. with store hour of 11-8pm. Head over to their online store as well at iridiumclothingco.com
Checkout more from this brand below.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
A new loose track from Jay2, this one speaks volumes to those whoever felt the hardships of trying to make and desperation of wanting to trade it all for success. Produced by Noah Yisra'el, this was a song that didn't make it to his "Visions" mixtape.
Prod. by Tha Hydrox
ShowYouSuck drops a second installment, of a record inspired by the AMC original series, "Watching Walking Dead Ep 3,4,5". He recently released a new EP through Closed Sessions called "Dude Bro" available now, and ready for download.
Check out the first "Watch Walking Dead" Here.
Chris Crack continues show the strength of his work ethic, working on a new album while bringing new music every other week. New Deal Crew beatsmith joins him on this latest release as the two aim to make you understand who NDC team is. "Trill Withers" the upcoming album from Chris Crack drops later this year.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
After surprising fans with the news of a new EP through the release of one single, Legit brings you a project called "Thief In The Night". Hosted by DJ Oreo, with guest appearances by Saba, Nick Astro, and BRKF$T Club, THEMpeople, Dee Lily and more.
This will lead to his album called "SURPRISE" dropping later this year.
Stream and download below.
Hitting you with new music, Murph Watkins brings you a record many can relate to when dealing with certain circumstance with your lady. "All Is Fair" features Wheatie and consist Watkins usual depth of lyrics that doesn't lack in interest over production from Zel Vinsun. He looks to consistently bring you new music as he works on an upcoming project, so stay tuned for more info.
Four artist team up for a hard hitting record as Dion Jetson, Ben Official, Jack Red, and Teo$, who handles the production, bring you "Born King". This one you definitely want to listen to during inspiration time with harmonies and resounding vocals you will feel the embrace of being royalty through this song.
"When a group of artists have positive energy flowing and creative chemistry; they can create powerful music. This is the case with Dion Jetson’s latest release, Born King, featuring Ben Official and Jack Red, produced by Teo$. The song was built on a chain of respect; the producer Teo$ was a fan of Dion Jetson’s recent single releases: “He So Cold” and “Clap for Me.” Dion is a fan of Ben Official’s latest release “Circa 87” and a fan of Jack Red through his appearances on CW’s “The Next” and a fan of his work as a songwriter and producer. This chain of respect completed the cycle of kings."Dion Jetson is working on a new project "The Ear & The Heart", which we'll be hearing in full later this year.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
From his upcoming project "Brain Power 2", Naledge drops off a new video for the single "63rd & Hayes". Expect his upcoming project to impact January 27th.
Angel Davanport kicks off her year in music with a track called "Holy War". After the project "Tribute 2 The Classics" we seen her featured a couple of single "ILLer SwAg" and "Gorgeous", she comes with a new single with a -in you face- fast delivery over production from Jake McDonough.
"Sunday School 2" and "Sunday School" before were standout project from the emcee known as Tree. He hit national publications as more and more people began to recognize the sound Soul Trap. Since the release of "Sunday School 2: When Church lets Out" Tree has put in huge efforts to create and push the brand of Soul Trap, continued to hit stages and now he teams up with Scion AV to present a new project called "The @MCTreeG EP".
Presented by Scion AV, Tree's latest project holds 7 all new original tracks including single releases "Probably Nu It" and "Like Whoa". Joining him is Project Mayhem brother Lennon and Taylor Outlaw as Tree handle all the production for this project.
"I usually make beats for a day, then I'll come back. Another day, I just feel like writing. Some days I don't feel like writing at all, so I just continue producing. Or I might not feel like producing, so I'm going through the beats I made and laying hooks down. Saving them, putting them to the side. “Okay I'm going to send this to so-and-so, I'm going to put this over here, I'm going to let Mayhem check out this.” So that's pretty much the method." - Tree for NoiseyStream the full EP below.
Working on a new project, Bert Kenerson brings some new music teaming up with Marcus Fitzgerald again. He shows his dedication and stride on a record called "Dedic8ion".
This the a follow up record so if you missed the return checkout "Shine".
Monday, January 20, 2014
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MUBU leading man King Louie joins Tony Cartel who's return to Chicago from Texas to bring you his new video for "Gettin To The Money".
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Getting ready to bring the world his follow up project, Taylor Bennett drops off a new single from his upcoming project called "Ballin". Produced by Saint The GoodBoy, Bennett glides over this beat bringing you something new until the full mixtape "Mainstream Music" hits the net.
It's also his birthday so wish him a happy 18th.
From nothing to something, an American Dream tale that we are so amazed with, which up and comer VP paints the picture from the perspective of a mafioso lifestyle. The fictional character Gucciano Flavarotti is the main character and helping to tell the story VP recruits Green Sllime, AceSo, SolarFive, Trell Da Shoota, Jarred A.G., TeeJay and ShowYouSuck and production from OnGaud, Smoko Ono, VP, C-Sick, Thomas Foolery, Tristan, J1K and In-Def.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
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After taking on the "OG Bobby Johnson" record, Blanco Caine, Boss Woo, Castro, Bodi Deeder, for their own rendition, team up for the video to "OG Larry Hoover".
Project Mayhem's Lennon, Tree and Paypa to bring you the official video for the single "Gangsta". Directed by J2, Lennon brings imagery of from America's turbulent history during a time where black leaders where most vocal. Featured on his latest project release, you can download this from "Hindsight".
Friday, January 17, 2014
Sliding to Sway In The Morning, Vic Mensa, Tokyo Shawn and Mibbs, trade bars back and forth. A recurring theme on the morning show, they joined Sway and friends for Friday Fire to show case what they can bring off the top.
Performing Live Mathien and Sulaiman who form the Local Nobodies come together next Thursday at Red Kiva. To update you on some music, the duo have released a album "One", singles like "Cannonball Adderall", "Runaway" and the favorite "My Feet's Desires". This maybe the start of more to come of just giving fans of the duo a long await live performance. What ever it might be its free admission with the show kicking off at 10pm at 1108 W. Randolph St. January 23rd, 21+.
The two bop kings who've been making waves with through the local dance craze "bopping", takes their talent to the Steve Harvey show. D-Low teaches Harvey the "Dlow Shuffle" and the reaction from the comedy king is hilarious. Kemo and Dlow in turn show off their popular tag team routine.