Monday, June 30, 2014

Griffen ft. Profound - Erywhere

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Griffen upcoming project grows closer, set for a July 4th release, so he decided to let loose a new record. He teams up with Profound with production from SC, to bring fans a song called "Erywhere". Stay tuned for "Ashland Chronicles 2".

Pick Three: June

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Words by Branden D. Tatum

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. This month we introduce writer Branden D. Tatum bringing his pick three for the month of June.

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.

Pevie - Zero (Video)

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While we've heard plenty of loose track, with a nice amount of them being pretty good, we've yet to hear a full origianl project. Pevie seems to have something up his sleeve as he continues to drops new release with the latest being "Zero". Watch below.

theWHOevers - BabyGirl 1.5

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A record that was featured on their latest project "Riding Waves", produced by D Jbari, theWHOevers drops an alternate version of "Baby Girl". Paying homage to the late Aaliyah, the duo plan to bring fans a new visual July 2nd.

Catch theWHOevers at the Empty Bottle July 13th located 1035 N Western.

Common - Speak My Piece

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Over chopped and shopped Notorious BIG sample, Common drops a new record from his upcoming project "Nobody Smiling". We've recent gotten a look at who we will hear on his upcoming album that feature artist like Lil Herb, and Dreezy. Listen above and checkout the full tracklist below.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tommy Jacob ft. Mayo - Tell Me

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Mayo joins Tommy Jacob on on a record that ask a simple question and speak of dreams leading to wants. This is off Tommy's "Last" project 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lupe Fiasco - Stellar Light (Video)

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Released as the #USMNT official rallying anthem for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Lupe Fiasco brings us the video for the song "Stellar Light".

Nathan Knew - (In)Sense

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During a day of feeling 'awesomeness' Nathan Knew decides to let go of some new music titled "(In)Sense.

LC Faces - Miss Those Days (Video)

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LC Faces reminiscences on the old days while thinking of the present, in this new video for "Miss Those Days". Produced by Bitoy Beats, shot and edited by Miles Cable, expect to hear this on LC's upcoming "Head Trauma" project.

Friday, June 27, 2014

TtheGAWD - Kingdom Freestyle

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The number of name changes I've seen in the local scene grows. Formerly Tragedy Tha Beast, and now going by TtheGAWD, hops on Common's "Kingdom" record for a quick rendition. Name change, but the bars are still hard as we get re-introduced to the artist with some serious goals.

Thomas Mac ft. Pavy - Man's Best Friend

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Prod. by DC

Every man want to reach success and the celebration of the success is more special when its with the woman who have been their from the beginning. Thomas Mac drops a new track called "Man's Best Friend" that speaks on just that, teaming up with Pavy, this a new single from his upcoming project "Love, Lust & Luxury: Man's Best".

Towkio - Stoopid

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SaveMoney's Towkio lets loose a new song in celebration of his birthday with "Stoopid". Expect his upcoming project "Wave Theory" in the near future.

Rello Dreamer - Re-Creation

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Rello keeps the music coming, following up from the last release called "Money", he bring a quick freestyle produced by Ando Ruckus called "Re-Creation". Expect his upcoming project "Put This On Repeat" next month

Ill Legit - This Is A Stickup (EP)

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Ill Legit drops off a new project holding five tracks called "This Is A Stickup", featuring Nathan Knew, Roy French, and more. Stream and download below.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

G Count ft. Lil Durk & Lil Herb - Dat Nigga (Video)

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Since spitting from Moonie and correcting the Game, G Count has been on line to push his solo career further. He recently teamed up with Herb and Durk for a record called "Dat Nigga", but now they take it the visuals featuring the three rappers.

via MissInfo

Supa Bwe & Mick Jenkins - Treat Me [Caucasian]

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Supa Bwe and Mick Jenkins want the same benefits afforded to Caucasians, buy basically saying put the skin color to the side and pay attention to what they have to offer. These two artist have shown they can bring fans dope lyrics that are always worth a second listen. "Treat Me" is set to be featured on Hurt Everybody's upcoming EP, produced by Supa Bwe and Mulatto Beats.

Dinero Dynasty - Pretty Tony

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Aiming to release a new project this Summer, Dinero Dynasty drops a new record called "Pretty Tony".

Saba - Butter (Video)

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Premiered by YoursTruly, Saba and HOTC TV bring us this fresh video for "Butter" providing a back drop of Summer fun with family and friends. Saba's "COMFORTzone" project drops July 15th.

Adam Joseph ft. Darrion+Artist - Remedy (Extended Version)

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This has definitely been a song that has ended on my playlist, and since first releasing "Remedy" Adam Joseph and Darrion+Artist have continued to stay on the radar. They soon followed up with the video  and now we get the downloadable extended version, enjoy.

Lil' Herb - Just Bars (Video)

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New video from G Herbo for a record called "Just Bars", deliver in the studio performance shot by Steven Michael Sims.

Lupe Fiasco @ SKEE Live (Video)

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During his set at "SKEE Live", Lupe Fiasco seemed to get too close to the edge of the stage and took a tumble right off.  After getting up and finishing the song, he then goes into a freestyle about said fall. Watch above and below.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Roman Flowrs - Denise (EP)

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With no warning, Roman Flowrs liberates a collection of beats bundled as an EP called "Denise". Based on his TV crush from 'The Cosby Show', Lisa Bonet's character Denise Huxtable, he provides a smooth listening session and features sound bites from the show. This five track project holds more soulful sounds showing the love inspired thoughts of Roman.
My family would come together mostly on Saturdays, moms would be cooking breakfast & my siblings would be getting ready for work. Neo-Soul blasting from my sisters room while my older brother bumps Wu-Tang, as soon as mom screams "Its time to eat" we run over each other to grab a plate. We didn't have cable so the only thing on that morning was re-runs of The Cosby Show & A Different World. I fell in love with Lisa Bonet's Character "Denise" my 1st crush. - Roman Flowrs

Vic Spencer & Rocket - She Is Part 2

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With plans to release a new project next month, Vic Spencer drops "She Is Part 2". The record is produced by Rocket of TDE who he has teamed up with for a EP called "Vision Pipes" coming July 4th.

Angel Davanport - B$DN

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Professor Fox

It seems Angel Davanport is working on a new project, called "Nuu.Dee", and today she drops off a new track that might be what to expect, called "B$DN".

SolarFive - Smoke Stroke

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OnGaud's SolarFive drops a new song, which if not mistaken will not be on his upcoming project, to get you smoked out and let the people know he's stroking as the next step.

Nick Astro - Scarlett Johansson (Video)

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From the "Super 16" project, Nick Astro aim to provide fans with a new visual presented in a great way. After a successful limited screening event for the last summer featured release "Scarlett Johansson", Nick bring the fan favorite something more than just a simple video.

Expect his new project "LightSkinWithThatAfro" very soon.

KD Young Cocky ft. Dreezy - Can't (Video)

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A combination we've heard before with the addition of visual direction from Lashe. KD Young Cocky, with Dreezy, over production from D. Brooks Exclusive, turn to lives affected by violence as inspiration for "Can't"

Adam Joseph & Darrion+Artist - Remedy (Video)

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Shot by Dylan Fout

Delivering his latest video, Adam Joseph  bring us the visual for "Remedy". The track he dropped back in April turns out to be the short version as we get an nice addition in this new video. Jay2 joins for a cameo alongside Darrion+Artist over production from Sango.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Chris Cap ft. Henny B & Just Chris - Dream Team

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prod. by King Mickey

Chris Cap's, "June XX" EP is on the way and for his latest single he brings along Henny B and Just Chris as the "Dream Team".

SunBLVD - Dear You

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Recently SunBLVD dropped off a new video for her record "Clarity", which is set to be feature on her upcoming project. Today she liberates a smooth new song, produced by Al Cheekz, called "Dear You".

Pavy - R.O.M.E (Album)

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Pavy brings us what he calls his best so far, and from what we've already heard we're incline to agree. He's built an anticipation with this new album through single and video releases, that would lead up to a fourteen track project where he intends to rule over the competition. Over fourteen track, you'll hear production from Traxxion, Coop, Ray White, Paris Beuller, DC, and Trumaine with features from Thomas Mac, BJ The Chicago Kid, C. Rich and more. Stream, download and enjoy below.

Rello Dreamer - Money

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We all have dreams of being financially stable, things come to fruition when effort is put toward these wishes. Rello Dreamer bring us a smooth record with the theme of  pursuit to the dollar on "Money. He look to drop a new project, "Creative Mind N Goal 3" but before that he plans to deliver a short EP called "Put This On Repeat".

Monday, June 23, 2014

Esohel & Abstrak Mind - Never

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With Greystorm providing the production, Abstrak Mind and Esohel team up once again bringing us a new track called "Never".

3tre ft. Pavy & TreStyle - Put Ya Hands Up

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"Put Ya Hands Up" for this new release from 3tre, Pavy, and TreStyle, as they go in over production from Beau Brenton.

Lyriq & Loyal T - Love Problems

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Lyriq and Loyal T brings you their perspectives on relationship issues with a new record called "Love Problems".

Angelo Dochee - Up That

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Prod. 1Mind

New comer, Angelo Dochee, make his debut on CCHH, brings us a new record called "Up That" while he works on new single for an upcoming project.

Sasha Go Hard - Facts (Video)

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Fresh off the release of her latest project "Feel So Good", Sasha Go Hard brings us the video for "Facts".

LoneWolf ft. Chin Chilla Meek - Stain

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Chin Chilla Meek joins a new comer by the name of LoneWolf to deliver his latest single "Stain", set to be featured on his project "No White Flag".

Chella H - Believe Me

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While she works on her upcoming project "No Filter", Chella H decides to hop on Lil' Wayne's "Believe Me" for her own rendition.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Nicholaus Kane - Cool Reincarnated (EP)

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The guy who calls himself 'the most interesting' bring us his latest project providing his super smooth style, Nicholaus Kane drops "Cool Reincarnated". Holding seven new tracks, he teams up with producers Tony Baines, Illchrys, and Slot-A, with features from Naledge, and J. Rowe. Listen and download below.

LC Faces - Different

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Prod. by Matt Uribe

LC Faces will delivering his new project, "Head Trauma",  in the near future so he decide to drop off a track that didn't make it to the project called "Different".

Friday, June 20, 2014

LEADERS 1354 give Sneak Peek + New Hats

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LEADERS dropped some fresh news about some fresh gear coming soon and already in stores. Above is a sneak peek of what their planning to release, with now word on exactly when. They've dropped a number of new hats, fitted and snap back, that are now available at the LDRSK8 shop as well as at the LEADERS 1354 store. Checkout more below.

via Official LDRS site

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sterling Hayes ft. Dally Auston & Via Rosa - Mayor Daley

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"Smoking Daley like the mayor" Sterling Hayes prepares to hit the people with his upcoming project "BIGshorty". But before that happens he deliver something new, getting ILLeet to provide the production, with contribution from fellow SaveMoney member Dally Auston and Via Rosa.

brandUn DeShay - Chi-BUya

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Back in April brandUn DeShay dropped an up tempo Chicago experience lace record where he exclaimed he'd "Had Em All". Here we are mid June with another release from him which is also set to be on his upcoming project "goldUn Child". This latest song is titled "Chi-BUya", and DeShay come approaches this single differently, slowing things down, for a base banging listen, produced by Don Kevo.

Lil' Reese - Since A Youngin

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Lil Reese drops off a new track, and it been awhile, from his upcoming mixtape "Supa Savage". This latest is called "Since A Youngin and is produced by DreeTheDrummer.

Add-2 & Nitty Scott MC - Partners In Rhyme

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Ricky Dubs delivers a new release from his upcoming EP "Senor Dubs", this time joining him are Nitty Scott MC, and Add-2 for "Partners In Rhyme".

Chris Crack - JackedTape (Mixtape)

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No warning needed when Chris Crack decided to drop this new mixtape called "JackedTape". He shows what happen when you get caught slipping, in this case listeners and competition slipped and Chris is looking continue to show why when he raps its worth the listen. The production he hops on shows a diverse selection of beat he's able to spit over with his naturally aggressive flow and style. Stream, listen, and download below.

Vic Spencer ft. D. Brash & Brian Fresco - Infectious [Telling Folk]

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When talkative people seem to open their mouths about everything that has nothing to do with them, how do you handle them. Well Vic Spencer, D. Brash and Brian Fresco knows exactly what to do and lets it be known via this new record called "Infectious [tell folk]". We've heard Vic grab Alchemist production before and spit with confidence, this time is no different so enjoy the bars.

Sir Michael Rocks - Playstation 1.5 (Video)

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Sir Michael Rock drops a trippy new visual, directed by Roberto Mario, for a record off his upcoming "Banco" album. We've gotten project in between him working on the new album, and today we get a release date, set for July 29th. Watch below.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Giftz ft. Freddie Gibbs - One Day (Video)

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Directed by Hi Def

Recently Giftz made it clear that he has now joined Freddie Gibbs' ESGN label as the newest member. While out in California the two teamed up for the visual for a song called "One Day". This is surely the start of more collabs to come from the two, plus we're interest in hearing what Giftz is cooking up album wise with his new situation. Watch the video below.

Saint Millie - Let You Know

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Prod. by C-Sick

Working toward the release of his upcoming project "Glory", Saint Millie drops a new song from the project providing a soothing vibe. This is a record that resonates with those who felt the struggles of working for success, personal struggles with in, and life in general. Saint Millie bring encourage to never let this world stop you from keeping it pushing.

Common ft. Vince Staples - Kingdom (video)

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After delivering the single called "Kingdom", Common brings us something a short film as he and Vince Staples provide the narrative. "Nobody Smiling drops July 22nd. Watch below.

Mick Jenkins, Dally Auston, NoName Gypsy, & Saba - Realer Than Most

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Indie label Closed Sessions liberates the posse cut that features Mick Jenkins, Saba, Noname Gypsy, and Dally Auston with production from OnGaud. Recorded eariler this year in which these same artist shared the stage together, here is the first release from Closed Sessions Vol. 3. Watch them in the studio recording "Realer Than Most" below.

Dope Fantasy - Caskets

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The new collective of artist, who call themselves Dope Fantasy, that also dropped their single "Live It Up" returns with a new track, grabbing production from C-Sick, called "Caskets". Lookout for their new project "Policy Kingz" to drop in the near future.

Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla $ign - Next To It

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Lupe Fiasco recently stop through WGCI to chat with DJ Moondawg, and decided to leave a record with him to premier. This one is definitely different from his "Mission" single, getting Ty Dolla $ign on the track. "Tetsuo and Youth" coming soon.

Babyface Monster ft. Ro Gizz - Holla

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BFM delivers the second single from his upcoming project "Making of A Monster". Joining him is fellow rapper Ro Gizz to bring you a record called "Holla".

Tony Cartel ft. King Louie - Money God

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Tony Cartel and King Louie team up for a new song, which is also Tony's second release with Louie, called "Money God. Expect a video for this record in the near future.

Closed Sessions To Drop New Song, "Realer Than Most"

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Artwork by Nikko

Earlier this year, way in the beginning when it was super cold, we saw a collection of artist come together for a collaboration to work on new music. Now these were not just any artist, these were local up and comers on the radar of many who've all separately made significant pushes toward success as emcees or producers. On January 11th, Ongaud put together a great showcase, "Genesis" consisting of Mick Jenkins, Saba, Dally Auston, and Noname Gypsy, in what would also be the line up of a new record. In the days leading up to this showcase Closed Sessions dropped footage and pictures of what they working on, teasing fans with possibilities. Months down the line, today, it seems that it would be a new posse track produced by OnGaud, recorded at Sound Scapes, called "Realer Than Most".

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pugs Atomz - Bubble Bath (Video)

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Directed by Bliss Tropic TV

Pugs Atomz drops the video for the very smooth Awdazcate featured record "Bubble Bath", staring Nagat, from the "Benetton Days" project. Watch below.

"As a kid I always wanted to make a Jodeci/ Genuine type record for the ladies with that heavy bass... So here it is with my Smokers Jacket compadre Awdazcate" - Pugs Atomz

Meeko Fly - Richie Rich

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New raps from Meeko Fly who we've heard records like "Luck No More" and "No Worries", comes through with a new record. "Richie Rich" comes as a more personal record that dives in Meeko's road in gaining financial stability. So far he's three for three with this new track, produced by Atlas who brings hard knocking production, so we're definitely looking forward to a full length project.

via Elevator