Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pick Three - May

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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.

Stream - Treated Crew's "Treated Tribe" Album + Stussy x Treated Collection

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Treated Crew drops of their new album with the clothing collection to match. The crew has kept fans updated on what they've been planning to present to the world and today they bring you the stream of the full project. Over the course of 17 tracks we get to hear Mic Terror, Hollywood Holt, Sulaiman, Mano, Saint Millie, He Say She Say, Maxx Wonders, Nick Jr., PST Saint, Highlife Dre, Lee Majorz, AK  Jon James, and Gzus Piece, with only two features from G Count and Fredo Santana. The album is now avaliable on iTunes as of yet but will be soon.

While in Japan, Treated Crew members kick off the collaboration with Stussy. The collection features beanies, long sleeves, and t-shirts. Listen to the full album and checkout the collection below. Slide to St. Alfred's online store to purchase the pieces.

Auggie the 9th - PILLL (Video)

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Directed by FD & Auggie the 9th

Auggie grab from some of his favorite influences for his most recent video release, "PILLL". Download this record and more from his latest project release "GAWS".

Tink - Used 2 Know

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You have to respect her grind and the fact that she continues to bring good record fans love. Tink drops off some more new music for your ears, fresh off the release with DJ Dahi, this time getting production from Spaceman for a song called "Used 2 Know".

Friday, May 30, 2014

Nick Astro "Light Skin With That Afro" Ep 2 (Video)

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Who is Nick Astro? Light skin with that afro. A artist holding more than just one title gives fans a look into his road taken in creating a career. He releases episode two, where we see him working, from a photo shoot, to hitting the stage.

Checkout ep one here.

Common ft. Vince Staples - Kingdom

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Common is working on his next album, and decides to drop off this No ID produced record featuring Vince Staples. "Kingdom" is an introspective tell where both Common and Vince bring you their respective styles. Expect a new video for this single and look out for the release of 'Nobody's Smiling".

Roosevelt The Titan ft. Deb - Theogony

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Prod. by Glassic

With a new project in the works called "Kronos", Roosevelt drops off some new music that may or may not make the final cut titled "Theogony".

Alex Jordahl ft. Mayo - First Time

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Mayo joins Alex Jordahl on his latest single, that dives into the feeling of the first love, on a song called "First Time".

Thursday, May 29, 2014

TalentedAsKB - Rock Like That (Video)

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Can't say I know that much about music from TalentedAsKB, besides the fact that his name make a statment all by itself. I do recall hearing records he did with Viru and Blanco Caine, but I guess know it time to play catch up. Today he premiered a new single and video called "Rock Like That", which is an intense but not totally series track. With smooth sample and bass line that kicks this one could possibly turn a crowd from dull to lively as he raps of learning the lessons of knowing who his real friends are. Kid Marquis handles the production for this one, which we'll be able to hear on TalentedAsKB's upcoming project "AtTheCribWitMyOG"

Vic Spencer - Non Factors

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An emcee who definitely doesn't pull punch when expressing his opinion, decides to let loose a new song today. "Non Factors" speaks about the irrelevant with the goal to body the opposition with bars over production from Budgie. Press play and comment below.

Bird Bankin Boi - Bank-A-Holic (Mixtape)

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Been a long time coming since Bankin Boi first announce this mixtape. But the wait is over, as he looks to show why he's a "Bank-A-Holic". He provides 18 new track include single releases getting production from Choppa Boi, block On Da Trakk, LowKey and more. Listen and comment below.

Dreezy Talk Working with Common, Spits Freestyle on Sway In The Morning (Video)

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Dreezy hit up Sway In The Morning to premier her new record "No Good" as well as talk about her time spent in LA and first time meeting Common.

ACE B8gie ft Tree - Make Believe

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Working his upcoming "The B8gie Foo' Blues" project, ACE B8gie drops a new track with help from Tree. They come together over production from Bobby Johnson, which isn't the first time we've heard B8gie on his beats, for a song called "Make Believe.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Palmer Squares - Consistently Inconsistent (Video)

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Directed, conceptualized and created by a group of film students at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, The Palmer Squares drop off a new video for "Consistently In consistent", produced by Mr. MPH.

Tink & DJ Dahi - M.E.N

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Part of the Songs From Scratch series, which we heard her be apart of previously, Tink and DJ Dahi come together for "Men".

Taylor Bennett Live at Lincoln Hall (Video)

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It seems Taylor Bennett is 3 for 3 in his recent shows, selling out the last few. Here is a recap of his live performance at Lincoln Hall.

Lil' Durk & OTF Nunu - OC (Video)

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Earlier today we got to hear Lil Durk's XXL Freestyle, and now we get a new video for the song "OC" featuring OTF Nunu.

Jarred AG - Saturday Night

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Jarred AG, Hippie Dream handling the production and a touch from DJ Scend  come together for a new release called "Saturday Night".

Dreezy ft. Common & Ross Augusta - No Good

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Dreezy said it was coming, and today she premiered this new record for Sway In The Morning. With production from D. Brooks Exclusive, Common and Ross Augusta joins Dreezy on this new release called "No Good". 

Lil' Durk XXL Freshmen Freestyle

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Up next for the release of the XXL Freshmen freestyle, Lil' Durk, delivers a nice verse as all four Chicago artist have had their turn to shine for this cover. Checkout the Durk's bars below.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Adam Joseph - Breakfast In Paris

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Earlier this month Adam Joseph announced that he's working on a new project via a release called "Stages", saying "Coming to the realization that life will never be as easy as it once was before has been somewhat of a reality check to me, therefor my next project will be a reflection". But before anything is official we'll being getting some loose records to hold us until then.

This latest release from Adam, called "Breakfast In Paris", has production handled by BeAle who provides us with a beat that kicks the speakers. Press  play and check out what Adam is striving for through hard work.

Griffen ft. C. Rich - Geekin

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Looking to follow up from his 2012 project release, "Ashland Chronicles" with part two Griffen drops some new music. For the first single he teams up with C. Rich, and get production from Eric Kovacs, to bring you a song with a particular bounce to it that will have your head nodding. We can expect "Ashland Chronicles 2" to impact next month in June and grab this single on iTunes.

To celebrate this upcoming release Griffen will be holding a release part at Sub T kicking off at 9pm on June 18th.

Jabari - Doin What You're Doin

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"On That" was previously thought to be the first single from Jabari's upcoming project "SuperFuckinDecent". But Jabari returns with the official single called "Doin What You're Doin", produced by Calid Bower. We can expect the long await project to impact some time June.

theWHOevers - Is You Wit It

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Doing it in true hip hop fashion on boom bap production from WalkingShoe, theWHOevers liberate a new record today. They ask a simple question, while repping Chi-Town, "Is You Wit It" filling in the blank for those that missed something.

Their first release of the summer comes as they getting ready to open for Cormega tomorrow May 28th. Hit the jump for the details.

Jean Deaux ft. TheMIND - Into The Water

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"Into The Water", a calming song that holds my attention in a trance of sorts over a string guitar as Jean Deaux sings with a quiet tone. She is joined by TheMIND of THEMpeople, who also handled the production for this new release. "Into The Water" seem to be another loose track from Jean, as she is still preparing the for her upcoming project "Soular System". If these past few releases are any indication of what's to come, and fan reaction, the world may be in for a treat. 

DGainz & GLC - Break It Down (Video)

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DGainz drops a new single via Distinguished Gorillaz Records, teaming up with GLC on "Break It Down". Gainz handle the production and shots the video while GLC drops some ism. Grab this record on iTunes today.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Dez Lansky ft. Von World Mike - My Posse (Video)

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Dez Lansky delivers his new video with his crew at hand for the song "My Posse", directed by Cholly.

Sterling Hayes - Father's Son

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With an aggressive tone in his voice, bringing an emotional stride in his lyrics, Sterling Hayes drops off a new track that provides us with an look at his personal experiences in life that effected him. Saint The God Boy provides the production, a very intense beat that build as you listen on. Hayes exclaims in full force, if you knew his father then you know what's up, on "Fathers Son".

Expect to hear this on his upcoming project, which will be an EP, callled "BIGshorty".

Dez Lansky - Gotta (Video)

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There's only one thing to do in the struggle for success and that's to get to it. Something of a anthem for the hustler, up and comer Dez lansky dropped off this record "Gotta" produced Kokhela with the video to match, which was direct by Cholly for HVFilms.

He followed up with another record called "My Posse" that held hard knocking production, featuring Von World Mike. We can expect a new video for this record very soon. Check it out below.

DLow Talks Teaming Up With Kemo as the Bop Kings

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DLow sat down to talk to VLad Tv about how he teamed up with Lil Kemo, rap career, and being the Bop King.

Tim H. - Str8 Cash

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Formerly rapping under the name Kain, Tim H returns to CCHH after a long hiatus with some new music. This latest release is a new single from an upcoming EP, with a feel good vibe on "Str8 Cash". No date as of when his EP, "7imxh" will drop so stay tuned for more info.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Neil Gang ft. Ross Augusta - Heaven

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Yesterday Neil dropped off three new tracks late in the night. Here is the third of those release called "Heaven", featuring Ross Augusta with production from D. Brooks Exclusive. Grab this single on iTunes and  listen below.

Friday, May 23, 2014

HI Money - Wait of the World (Video)

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Hi Money returns to CCHH with a new visual which shows being divided between trying chase a career in music and the street hustle. He also dedicates this one to the memory of friend. Directed by Will Gate and KB press play on "Wait of the World".

Neil Gang Drops "Live It On" & "Can't Lie" Preview

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Up and coming artist know as Neil Gang, who also stars in the Internet series 'The Generation", drops off two new previews. Now we rather have the full tracks but two will make up for that. The first of the two is "Live It On" which is produced by GashMoneyAP and "Can't Lie' produced by CannonBoiz. Scroll down and listen to the new music. Don't know if these will land on a album so stay tuned for more info.

WOGZ ft. Henny B - Love & Commerce

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For the first single from her upcoming project, WOGZ joined by Henny B brings you a record of mixing business with pleasure, on "Love & Commerce". WOGZ handles the production for this latest release, which we expect to hear on "Round Midnight".

Wheatie ft. Lil 4 - Lift Me Up (Video)

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Wheatie teams up with Lil 4 for a new song and video, shot by Triston H Designs and produced by Bonafyde, called "Lift Me Up". Wheatie has been working on a new project, "Sham Shame", not date on when it drops so stay tuned.

Professor Fox ft. ShowYouSuck & Cadillac Duke - Stay Away From the Light

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Professor Fox get ShowYouSuck and Cadillac Duke of LOD, for this new release set to be featured on his upcoming project "WoofHaus".

SUBMiT ft. Pharoh & Taylor Bennett - Spend It

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Got to spend money to make money, something many out side of a 9 to 5 have come to assocaite their grind to. In this new track rapper SUMBiT get Taylor Bennett and Pharoh, for his new single, "Spend It" of his upcoming project "Apt. 139".

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Julian Malone - Cherish the APE 2

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It seems as though Julian Malone is set on a date and we'll finally be able to hear his project "DIFFRNT" in full June 24th. Before then he drops a new track that is part two of "Cherish the APE".

Chris Crack - CUTS (Video)

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Chris Crack deliver a new video for the first track from the "Treeswag" project. In this latest visual we see Crack and Tree session at the table, with a intro to spots on the westside getting us acquainted with his peoples in his hustlers' attire. Their joint project is available right now for download.

MFn Melo & John Walt - Hondelay

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The Pivot boys team up for some new music. MFn Melo and John Walt both drops verses over production from Saba, on a smooth slow tempo for "Hondelay".

Alex Wiley Release Cover Art For "Village Party"?

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Via his Twitter account a picture popped up on Alex Wiley's profile, which will possibly be the cover art for his upcoming project "Village Party". Off first glance, we see an expressionless drawing of Alex with a variety of abstract colors. No tracklist has been revealed, but he has released two singles, "Vibrations" and "Ova", as anticipation of what we're in for.

"Village Party" drops June 5th, stay tuned for more info on this art and the project.

Update: This cover was design by Will Prince and HK Covers

Lil' Bibby's XXL Freshmen Freestyle (Video)

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XXL delivers the Lil' Bibby freestyle today, one of four Chicago artist to grace the cover. So far we've heard Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa and there's one more Chi artist to go. Checkout the freestyle below.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pavy & C Rich - Come Over

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C. Rich and Pavy team up like Jay and Kellz, as the two Chicago artist look to combine their talents for a joint project. For the first release they team up for a remake of Aaliyah's "Come Over" produced by DC. Expect their new project, "On The Edge" in the near future.

Martin $ky - Drama (Video)

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Martin $ky bring to the fans a new video for a song released back in March, where we see $ky a apocalyptic setting for "Drama".

Noname Gypsy ft. Akenya & Via Rosa - Take You Back

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Remember seeing her live, and that was the first time I heard this song and the first time seeing her hit the stage. Noname Gypsy brings memories to the forefront as she "Take You Back" over production from THEMpeople, with help from Via Rosa and Akenya. Press play and enjoy the smooth jam she brings us today.

Pugs Atomz ft. Jazz Bailey - Got A Pill For That (Video)

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Fresh off a flight and hit with bad about his father having a stroke, Pugs Atomz delivers a new song and video dedicate to what was happen in his life during this time. "Got A Pill For That" features Jazz Bailey with production from Tensei, giving experiences that many people may face.
"A little while ago I was flying home from from London after some amazing shows with DJ Vadim. When my family picked me up from the airport and slowly informed me my dad had had a stroke and was in the hospital. It was funny up until that point I never had seen my father in that light. As he started the road to recoverywe began to talk more about everything from his medication to the new music he was into now (Lianne La Havas ) . It's crazy how many pills they give you and have readily available for all that ails you. But in certain circumstances there's no medicine, no drug that can really help the situation. And in that, this song lies produced by the all live talented production duo Tensei (Plug Research). With additional buttery vocals from UK soul singer Jazz Bailley.For me I feel this is one of the best song I have ever written expressing the universal human experience in these days and times. I hope you watch and take a listen to "some music to think to" and share it" - Pugs Atomz
Get this record and more from his album release "Bama Pi". 

All Purpose Show w/ Tree (Video)

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Tree joins Prince Paul and the Ill Out Crew on the All Purpose Show, to explain what SoulTrap is and where is got his name. He's about to head over seas for a five stop tour and recently dropped of a new song called "Look At Me".

Noelz Vedere - Bittersweet Victory (Album)

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One artist who has stayed consistent in his campaign toward release of material with good content, finally delivers his latest full length project. Noelz Vedere, over the course of about four months, has been bringing you steady stream of new releases some being being on the road to his "Bittersweet Victory" album release. We've heard singles "Bittersweet", "Out of Focus" "Promise Land" just to name a few, which we're pretty solid records. Now here's the full listen, 40 minutes of Vedere with help from Ben Official, Freddie Gibbs, Sir Michael Rocks, Kiara Lanier and others with production credits going to  Alex Isaak.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Treated Crew - Nina Simone

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Treated Crew grabs DJ L for production with co-production from Mano, who also drops verse, for this new release part of the Treated Tuesday series. Hollywood Holt and Mic Terror follow behind with their respective verses, to let it be known "Nina Simone" rides shotgun. Expect their new album at the end of the month.

Mayo - Rock With You

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Mayo returns to CCHH with a new release holding a very different tune from the last. He grabs production from Milo Mills, who provides a disco fueled sound that's ripe for the a party scene. Though this is not the usual tempo held in my earphones you can't help but catch your shoulder jump and the foot tap. Mike Wavvs and Sydney Jay join him with additional vocals while Mayo does what rappers do, on "Rock With You".

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Joey Purp - Don't Stop (Video)

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Joey Purp delivers this new video, for the record "Don't Stop", where he's put in position to give a speech at the podium. This Thelovism directed visual is a piece dedicated to someone close to him who have pass away, press play and watch above.

Tree - Look At Me

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MC Tree kicks off stretch of a performances in the UK this Friday, starting in Amsterdam and ending in Brussels on the 31st. Before he heads out he drops a new song titled "Look At Me" to get your eye and ear so pay attention to the grind.

Bird Bankin Boi - Dope Money

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Still waiting on the release of his mixtape, and has yet to release any new info on it, Bird Bankin Boi does drop off a new loose track called "Dope Money".

Chris Cap - June XX

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Earlier this year Chris Cap brought you his album "MVP" and now plans an upcoming EP. There's a centered theme with this latest release, produced by King Mickey, that holds a meaning to Cap. Being the title track of his upcoming EP "June XX" which is also his birthday, gets him in full anticipation of the upcoming release on the 20th.

Saba ft. Eryn Allen Kane - Burnout

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Following up from the last single "401K", today Saba presents the second release from the upcoming project "ComfortZone". If you've been able to see Saba live you might have heard this one performed on stage. For the official single release he teams up with singer Eryn Allen Kane, while handling the production himself.

This record is definitely some mood music, that give us a lyrically driven visual of life experiences providing a look at few of his frustrations. Eryn Allen Kane beautifully handles the hook catching the ear with "Hey universe to come to me with your bullshit..." over live instruments from Justin Jackson, Jameson Brenner and Carter Lang, on the keys, guitar, and bass, in that order, on "Burnout".

"Comfort Zone" drops July 15th, stay tuned.

Josh K. ft. King L - Yeezy Taught Her

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I guessing this will be a new figure of speech in the long list of popular things people already say. Singer Josh K introduces his new single, called "Yeezy Taught Her" with some reference that were pretty funny. King Louie joins him to provide his Tony bravado raps as we hear how effective Yeezy's teachings are.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Emil - Sunday (Video)

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Fonz-E Mak who actually isn't Fonz-E Mak anymore, deciding on a name chance and now goes by Emil, has not hit since May of last year on "Is It Lust". But that streak of silence ends today, has he drops off this new video for his new single "Sunday. This video fits sort of like a day in the life, filled with fellow artist, friends and family members, and is also the start of his campaign toward an new project called "nineteen/TWENTY". RA Foster handles the production for this song with additional production and vocals from Fina.

Spud Cotton ft. Ace B8gie - Let It Flow

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Two artist chasing success, Spud Cotton and Ace B8gie, team up for a new song that provides the outlook of what their focus is. Not set to be featured on any project "Let It Flow" is a feel good record with production duties handled by Beau Brenton. Stay tuned for more music from these respective artist.

Tragedy Tha Beast - Value of Life

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Taking on some Tae Beast production Tragedy Tha Beast gives us a new track that speaks of how many people in Chicago view their presence on this Earth. Inspired by the devaluing of life he bring us a song called "Value of Life".

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Towkio - Hotchips N Chopstix (EP)

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One of the most live artist around in the local scene who bring a ton of energy on and off the stage bring us his new project. SaveMoney's Towkio, formerly Tokyo Shawn, drops off this new EP holding only four tracks including single release "Sh!t 2.0" featuring Leather Corduroys. Over ten minutes of music, we get four totally different songs fitting different elements of his own style together over production from A Billion Young, so maybe this is how 'Hotchips N Chopstix" titled can be explained. Listen for yourself comment below and hit the download link for further enjoyment.

Lupe Fiasco - Mission

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Lupe Fiasco delivers a new single from a upcoming string of songs. He joins SU2C movement, which stand for Stand Up to Cancer, to raise fund for the acceleration of cancer research. This latest single from Lupe provides us with a inspiring introduction of different people directly affect in the fight against cancer. The first in what is said to be a series of records, is called "Mission" and you can listed below and download on iTunes tonight.

Hurt Everybody - Maple

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It seems fans will be getting a new project from the trio Hurt Everybody, so until then here some new music from them called "Maple".

Ramaj Eroc - Free Breakfast

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Ramaj Eroc brings in his birthday celebration with a new song hopping on production from Freeze N Jazz for song called "Free Breakfast". Wish him a happy one.

Jeremih ft. YG - Don't Tell'em

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Jeremih gets production from Mike Shultz and DJ Mustard for a new single, team up with west coast rapper YG for a song called "Don't Tell'em".

Chinx ft. Lil' Durk - Gon' Lie

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Chinx formerly  Chinx Drugs, recently dropped a new project which was the fourth installment in the series "Cocaine Riot". For the song "Gon Lie" he gets fellow Coke Boys member Lil' Durk for a verse. Download Chinx's latest project here.

Supa Bwe ft. XVRHLDY - Every Story Ever Told

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A tranquil and smooth song that Supa Bwe masterminds in full, handling the production and bringing his unique style over it. The Hurt Everybody rep has been dropping of quite a few records, garnering the attention from us and many more listeners. This latest gets XVRHLDY to provide a verse while the two bring us "Every Story Ever Told".

Vic Mensa, XXL Freshman Freestyle + Profile

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As XXL continues to release the featured rappers profiles and freestyle, and we finally get to Vic Mensa. He provides us with a short and sweet freestyle kicking it off with "Hello raping you record, naw I ain't trying to sign". Also watch a quick interview for their artist profile below.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Co-Still ft. Meech Hooks - Put The Guns Down(Pray 4 My City)

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With so much going down in the city of Chicago, and in some case some issues never come to light. Co-Still delivers a new record with a simple message, but one that sit heavy on victims and their families of gun violence, called "Put The Guns Down". This is available on the deluxe version of Co's "I Don't Chase Money" album.