Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fonz-E Mak (Emil) - White Forest

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Emil drops off another smooth joint called "White Forest". The young emcee flows about a journey he's on or better yet "the long walk of a samurai" he's embarking on. No word if this will end up on an upcoming project.

Correction: This record was release as a loose song before the name switch. This is a previous unreleased song that will not be feature on his upcoming project, but enjoy.

Press play to hear "White Forest".

-Branden D. Tatum (@TakemTatum)

Pick Three: November

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The end of November is here. Before we officially head in to December, I present to you Chi City Hip Hop's latest Pick Three segment. Sometimes its difficult to choose sometimes its not, but we only allow three and only three picks. Checkout some of the favorite from November, and comment, let us know your favorites of the month below.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A$AP Ferg ft. Twista - Fergsomnia

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Produced by Very Rare and DRAM.

A$AP Ferg calls on Yung Twista for a verse on his "Fergsomnia" track. The track is #3 on Ferg's new mixtape, Ferg Forever. "Now they be asking me Twista, how come yo style be so vicious/ Lil OG in the building, but still I flow so ambitious" starts off the Westside spitter as he flows with the high energy rapping Ferg on this banging production.
Press that play button.


-Branden D. Tatum (@TakemTatum)

Lupe Fiasco ft. TOKiMONSTA - Superstar Remix (Video)

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TOKiMONSTA puts her spin on one of Lupe Fiasco's biggest songs, "Superstar". The record undergoes some small changes, adding drums for a bit more bounce. In this video the two hit the town in what seems to be a music commercial for Kia' new car. Check it out below.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Saba teams Up with DOPE for new tee

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Possibly one of the result of being out in LA, Saba announced via his instagram account a new collaboration between him and clothing brand DOPE. Its set to be available this weekend, so stay tuned for more info.

Qualmes ft. Pavy - Pull Up, Hop Out

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Prod. by COOP

We heard a collaboration from these two before, in a LA/Chicago connection. Recently two have joined forces once again for a song called "Pull Up, Hop Out". We can expect to hear this on Qualmes new project "StankaKillafornia", we may even hear them team up for a full project together. Only time will tell, in the meantime press play and enjoy.

Jugrnaut Drops New Items For Black Friday

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Jugrnaut kicks off their Black Friday sale today and have a lot to offer. One the items their offering is the Panther Jersey, which features Jugrnaut's abbreviated design.  They release a new tee and tote bags. Checkout what's going on Here and head over to their store located 427 s Dearborn St.

Fredo Santana ft. Chief Keef - Dope Game

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Santana links up with his cuz Keef yet again for a trap banger called "Dope Game". The cut is produced by HurtBoy AG, he puts together a dope trap beat for the two rappers to rhyme about selling drugs. Their no strangers to auto-tune so you know it's being used heavy in this one.

Listen to it here.

-Branden D. Tatum (@TakemTatum)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Vic Spencer - 24k Visuals Pt 3

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Prod. by DC

ThanksGiving has rolled around and Vic is in a giving mood. Today he drops the third and final installment of "24k Visuals". Starting off smooth, he drive straight in to the beat with a lyrical smash, dripping bars like "I wasn't insulting you, I was describing you". Press play and enjoy.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Uno & Billionaire Black - Costa Rica (Video)

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Dada Creative handles the visual direction, as Uno and Billionaire Black get set with their people from "Costa Rica".

Taylor Bennett - Freshman Year: 1st Semester (EP)

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Its seems hacking happen in on Bennett's end, because today he took to twitter about leaked song that hit reddit. Though pissed about the leak of song, which he planned to release for free anyway, he wrapped them and presented them as a EP. Featuring four track he brings us "Freshman Year: 1st Semester". Listen below.

Chella H - Coco

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Chella H or Jenny LowEnd drops off her rendition of the recent slammer "Coco", spitting dope talk, as she prepare for a upcoming project. Press play and and address her as C. Blanco.

Phero ft. Maceo - Alright

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Phero ends his recent hiatus with a new release called "Alright". He teams up with The O'My's Maceo to for a that touch of Jazz, who sings, "I hope I stay alive and I make it, I'm tired of living cold in this basement, you either run or you face it, alright...". The record reflects the recent tragedies that have plagued communities across the country, and speaks of wanting to give in.

Naledge - No Fu-Fu

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Naledge hits the scene with a simple message that he is not providing what he calls 'FuFu' from the radio. He grabs production from Saint The Good Boy for the sounds, dropping lyrics that at least three sides of the Go will feel. "No Fu-Fu" is a single, available on iTunes, from his upcoming album called "Naledge Is Power" impacting 2015

Tony Stanza - Alert! (Video)

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Directed by Dope Daniels & Darling Cocoa

Tony Stanza start off the day with a few thing to keep the mind sharp for the rest of the day. He drops a new visual for "Alert", produced by GMJ", which is a record from his album "BlaXphemy".

K.i.D ft. The Boy Illinois - Life

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Prod. The Cratez

Dropping rhymes of the dangers in many face in everyday "Life", rapper K.i.D recruits The Boy Illinois track three from his EP "CDGC".

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jugrnaut Releases 2 New Beanies

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Going to have to keep those heads warm this winter and it seems clothing brand Jugrnaut has you cover. Two new beanie hat recently hit their online store, the "Heads High" beanie and "Undisputed" beanie. Along with these new pieces are their previous release which include hoodies, Jerseys and tees.


Dally Auston - Bad Fofo

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Dally Auston returns with new waves for the ears. He teams up with THEMpeople for the production, to present this single called "Bad Fofo". Don't know if this will end up on any project, but more importantly sit back press play and enjoy.

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Sunday Candy

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With the release a new single we get new info on The Social Experiment's upcoming project. While Chance The Rapper, Nate Fox, and Peter Cottontale all contribute to their upcoming album "Surf", it seems to be centered around Donnie Trumpet. In a interview with Fader he explains ,"We're working on all this music together, but this project in particular is a Donnie Trumpet project,". The group plans to release "Surf" in the very near future.

D. Son - The Relentless Tape (Album)

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Relentless in is aim to provide a positive outlet for the youth and peers, D. Son presents this new album "The Relentless Tape". Nearly three years in the making he has a clear message for the listeners, inspire, promote change, and evolve. He grabs production and features from LawBeatz, Otis The Great, and Lu B, Richard Taylor, Storie Devereaux, Chesley Krischelle, Ashley Laschelle, Abstrak Mind, and Jay Jeff.
The album is FREE to STREAM and LISTEN. To Download, D.Son is asking for a $2 minimum donation. In addition to music, D.Son’s goal has always been aimed to inspire and influence youth to strive for greatness. All proceeds and donations from the album will go into helping D.Son launch the #StayRelentless program. The #StayRelentless mission is aimed to inspire and motivate elementary school students to maintain good grades while also grooming character development. The goal first and foremost is to give back to our youth and to show them we care. If nothing else, support the cause.  You can purchase "The Relentless Tape" for a $2 minimum at
Stream below.

Smoko Ono ft. Rockie Fresh, Saba, Jarred AG - No Look

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Producer Smoko Ono, who provided production to Vic Mensa's "Feel That", brings together Rockie Fresh, Saba, and Jarred AG for "No Look". Smoko hits listeners with combination of piano keys, horns, a smooth tempo, and a touch of Chicago juke. We can expect to hear this on his upcoming project "Slackin N Mackin", dropping sometime in January.

theWHOevers - Gangrene (IYWI2)

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The duo DotKom and J Arthur drop off this November loosie called "Gangrene" as they they prepare for 2015. theWHOevers aim to switch things up with their new project, but I'll let them tell it:
"Early 2015 will see W? step outside the boundary of the duo as they create a two-sided album playing on the unique discrepancies between the two close friends.  "Black & White & Born To Use Mics", is the split-disc double-sided project that will see each member craft their own individual piece to stand under the W? flag."
Also catch them performing this Wednesday 11/26 for BLVCK Wednesday at 3343 N Clark Chicago.

Ill Legit - Kill Them All

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Ill Legit vents his frustration with law enforcement over production from Eddie Mon$ta, for a song called "Kill Them All".

Tink - Tell The Children

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With the recent verdict in whether the officer Darren Wilson would be charged for murder of Michael Brown, many have set out to voice their opinion. Tink's latest record reflect the current atmosphere of disappointment people in America has of the people who are suppose to "Protect and Serve". Produced by Timbaland, "Tell The Children" delivers the frustrations through song and demonstrates the feelings of the people.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Nick Astro - Magic Carpet (Video)

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Directed & Edited by Nick Astro

Nick Astro dreams of a magical time with a special someone, in this new visual that wonders what happiness is. Watch the video below.

MJ ft. GLC & Twista - Family First

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GLC and Twista joins MJ for a song called "Family First. These three artist provides their perspective of the importance of family over production from AdotTheGod.

D. Son's "The Relentless Tape" Vlog (Album Art + Track list)

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D. Son readies us for this release of his new album, "The Relentless Tape", with this final campaign. He drops the fourth SonRise vlog, which is the culmination of a 2 year process on this new project. With the album dropping tomorrow November 25th, today we get a better sense of what he plans provide through his music.

The album will be free to download. D.Son is asking for a $2 minimum donation. All proceeds and donations will go into helping D.Son launch the #StayRelentless program. The #StayRelentless mission is aimed to inspire and motivate elementary school students to maintain good grades while also grooming character development.

ThatGuySoda ft. King Louie - The Drought (Video)

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King Louie joins ThatGuySoda for his new video for "The Drought", shot by Hi Def and 13TwentyThree. Watch the video below.

ShowYouSuck - Mars Attacks / XFiles

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ShowYouSuck's been preparing for a big event, coming on December 13th, called "Pizza Party Home Coming". Its free and all you have to do is RSVP. Show gets the fans ready for this upcoming event with a new song, teaming up with producer Mike Jaxx, to bring us a song titled "Mars Attack / XFiles".

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tim H ft. Xay Charles - Up In Smoke

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Tim H drops a new song for our ears today, teaming up with Xay Charles and grabbing production from Chris Calor. Press play, and vibe to this smooth record called "Up In Smoke".

Lucki Eck$ - 4:16 AM

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Lucki Eck$ drops something new for us to vibe to. The smooth production is courtesy of Vela Seff, it features the young emcee rapping about wanting TMZ attention, being that cool dude doing drugs and well yeah just vibe out to it yourself.

Vibe out to it.

-Branden D. Tatum (@TakemTatum)

Bj The Chicago Kid ft ScHoolBoy Q - Can't Hold My Liquor / It's True

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BJ reconnects with Schoolboy Q for his latest one. I'm sure you've heard BJ's vocals on the hook of Schoolboy's hit single "Studio" by now, well this go round BJ enlist the TDE heavyweight for his "It's True" joint. The song features a chopped and screwed sound from BJ and a dope verse from Q.

If you haven't heard the whole M.A.F.E. Project, I suggest you get in tune.

Stream the BJ & Q collab here.

-Branden D. Tatum (@TakemTatum)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Odd Couple ft. Lil Durk & Alex Wiley - Everything

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Production duo bring together two sides of the Chicago sound with their latest joint entitled, "Everything". It features drill sounding Durk with alternative sounding Wiley over very different beat from what we're use to hearing Durk rhyme over. It's good that Chicago can get connected and make dope sounds nowadays- even with the various music styles throughout the city.

Give it a listen for yourself.

-Branden D. Tatum(@TakemTatum)

Lil Durk ft.French Montana - I'm A Star

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Here's another one from Durk, it features an auto-tuned hook from French Montana. These two aren't new to the collabs, Lil Durk just became an official member of Montana's Coke Boy crew after signing with Def Jam. Be on the look out for even more bangers from the two rappers

Stream "I'm A Star" here.

-Branden D. Tatum (@TakemTatum)

TalentedAs​KB - Convo

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Prod. by BRad

Usually behind the lens but recently he's been dropping records for a new project, TalentedAs​KB presents this new single called "Convo". He plan a new project with in the next month called "AtTheCribWitMyOG".

Lil Durk - Big Ol N*gga

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Lil Durk delivers a new banger.The "BIg Ol Nigga" track comes weeks after the legal issues from the Coke Boy rapper. He proves that he's not letting that stop his street music from getting out. Originally, heard from King Louie's "B.O.N." Durk adds his own flow on the Jack Flash instrumental with his "King of Chicago" flow.

The self proclaimed "King of Chiraq" is supposed to be dropping his Remember My Name album in early 2015.

Press play on the street banger here.

-Branden D. Tatum (@TakemTatum)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mic Terror - ABK (Video)

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No directors were harm during the making of this satirical visual ... or maybe one. Mic Terror teams up with director Thomas Mottier for his latest video to "ABK". Get this song and more from his album "Fresh Prince Of Darkness".

Lyriq, TY Money, & Shawnna - Take Off The Edge

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This new record doesn't seem to have any project connected to it, but is available on iTunes and other retailers. Hearon Trackz handle the production as TY Money, Shawnna and Lyriq drop verses.

Michael Christmas ft. Sir Michael Rocks - Bootleg Designer

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Prod. by Goodwin

Sir Michael Rocks joins his homie Michael Christmas on a very humorous record called "Bootleg Designer".

ACE B8gie - Unholy

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B8gie foo' goes straight through this production with a aggressive continues flow on a new loose track. He's been on the up and up with new single releases and his project "The B8gie Foo' Blues", and this latest record produced by Plainro, keeps the momentum going.

Homey High Deff ft. Lil Herb - Drill Em (Video)

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Back in May, Homey High Deff dropped off his Lil Herb assisted single "Drill Em" and a visual for "Light It Up". Today we get the video for the single, as Herb joins High Deff and crew for this DaDa Creative directed visual. You can grab this record and more from his recent mixtape release "B.A.M: By Any Means".

Martin $ky - Don't Go

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These last two releases from Martin $ky have been toward showing off this skills on the production side. He follows up from the October release "New Wave" with another instrumental called "Don't Go". Press play and float.

Supa Bwe - Fefe At My Funeral

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With plans to drop his next solo project early 2015, Supa Bwe doesn't seem to feel the need to slow down even a little. With a couple of EPs and album a with Hurt Everybody, to name a few releases, his momentum is definitely at full throttle. For this new release he delivers a song that comes off as very dark, but this is not fully the case. "Fefe At My Funeral", produced by Supa and Samii, is a detailed depiction of what he would prefer when that time has come to leave this earth.
"Casket made of gold, baby you should come"

The Boy Illinois & G.o.D. Jewels - You God (Car Service Freesyle)

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G.o.D. Jewels and The Boy Illinois team on this 'Car Service Freestyle'. Over this production with a smooth bounce the two provide their respective style, so press play on "You God".

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Vic Spencer - Loop God

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The work continues, as Vic Spencer gives this latest loop that work. DC Vic take Boykins III's "Pantyhose" and Common's "7 Sins" for a record he called "Loop God". Enjoy.

YP - Thinkin Bout (Video)

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YP has a lot on his mind, and delivers his thoughts in this new black and white video for "Think Bout". Earlier this year YP drops off his latest mixtape, which is available here.

C. Rich - Good Nights

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Prod. by Prolyfic, co-written by Keith James

"Good Nights", a new release from C. Rich, dives into thoughts of a man ready to settle for just one special someone. Get ready for C. Rich's upcoming album "Lucid Dream" early 2015.

No I.D. Joins Rosenberg For The Juan Epstein Podcast

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No I.D. talks his beginnings in the music world, coming up with Common  and more on Peter Rosenberg's podcast Juan Epstein. Special guest Quartermaine joins them for the interview, as when get a look at the man behind the scenes.

Alex Wiley - Booty Club (Goin Dumb) / Lil Stoner Boi

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Alex Wiley recently release two new records, "Booty Club (Goin Dumb)" and "Lil Stoner Boi". He continues to aim for different sound for his music, bringing listeners upbeat records with a lot of energy. Checkout the song below.

Tink - Around The Clock

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As the days past Timbaland and Tink are slowly showing us what exactly they've been working on. One of the song we've heard was this record while The Breakfast Club interview Timbaland, was "Around The Clock". The track features Charlamagne Tha God dropping some words with of course production from Timbo.