Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Aye B recruits Taylor Bennett for a new single titled "Get Home Safely". Talen Ted handles the production, providing a backdrop that hold very calming vibes. Aye B kicks the track off with a verse that reflection an internal conversation more than a struggle. Taylor Bennett follows with a smooth verse to bring his own style and perspective to the track. With a certain sophistication about it that brings the mind to tranquil scenery I definitely recommend pressing play.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Over what sounds like Dilla and Flying Lotus production, Lupe deliver s a new mixtape called "Pharaoh Height 2/30" project. With a great intro track to kick this six track listening session off Lupe brings what a Hip Hop lover is looking for, substance. Even the the tracklisting presents us with a message, with the six tracks one word titles saying "In.Valley's.Of.Kings.Pyramid.Schemes". Listen and download below.
Ju, a upcoming artist who we're getting to know through music, makes his return with CCHH with new music. We previously covered him as the duo Moon & Ju, but at the moment these two seem to be working on separate projects at the moment. Ju premier his first solo single last month, called "Channel", now follows up with a song titled "Burgundy".
Produced by Jae Genius and featuring Webster X, this new release is a laid back temp that focus on ones perception of life. "Life is just a roshambo", a very interesting comparison made in the chorus of the song, that seems to be centered on life being somewhat of gamble or competition. Ju and Webster present their respective style to match the energy of the backdrop, giving listener a pretty good and mellow song to enjoy.
Friday, August 28, 2015
ACE B8gie and crew headed down to New Orleans to enjoy the festivities that are LilweezyanaFest. What better way to enjoy the fun than dropping a new track in honor the Lil' Wayne and the whole classic Hot Boy music and Cash Money's time at the top. Press play on this new release titled "Truly Fuckin' Right".
Its been a very long time since we've heard anything new from this artist. Roy Kinsey dropped off his album "Beautiful Only" in the Summer of 2013, but makes a return today over this horn filled and smooth production from Nick Castle. "Mahogany" is free flowing head nodding, relaxation of good music that kicks off a new music series called 'Flow Friday'. Roy plans to dropped a new album in the near future titled "Kinsey", but not much detail is know at the moment.
Mikey Rocks brings us a new visual that grabs inspiration from the classic Street Fighter games. You know the channel you had to turn to for the old television signal, yeah those days were great. He's working a new project called "Populair", so here is the latest visual for the song "Perfect". Watch below.
In 2013 D2G delivered his story "July 9th: A Cancer Story" a project that was meant to relay his emotions through music. Today we get the follow-up project, which was lead up to with a EP called "The Seasonal Prequel", a full length album called "Short Summers Long Winters". With a total of 12 track plus a bonus track, 2G presents us with what can be described as the perfect mood music, seeing as the cold hasn't kicked in yet there's still time to ride top down(or window down) and enjoy this album. We've heard the bar driven raps from D2G, and while he still do what emcees do, we get to hear him over some of the chillest vibes.
C. Rich, Isaiah Jones, JDP, Breezy City, Sohje, Ashley Laschelle, AP Remedy, Katrina Valene, and LaRoyce Hawkins join for guest verses, with production from DC and Ray White. Listen to the full album below.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Jamla's Add-2 dropped the first single from his upcoming album that featured Rapsody called "Stop Play Rewind", the start of a campaign to a full project. Today we get the second single, produced by 9th Wonder, where Add drops straight bars showcasing a true emcee's ability to spit on "Set It Off". Stay tuned for the album "Prey For The Poor".
ProbCause gets super hands on with new project, as he says "I also produced, sang, rapped, wrote and did all the artwork for the project"(Red Bull). He delivers "Drifters", a twelve track album that features Saba, The O'My's, Angelenah, and more. As he heads on tour he's bringing plenty of new content to perform, providing sound of jazz feels and a some melodic vocals. With production from Drew Mantia, Wes P., ProbCause himself, DRO, Gramatik and The Geek & VRV, the project is ready for your steaming pleasure a day early.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Weeks ago we were presented with the pilot episode of "Marathon", the start of a 10 track series in the form of a television show. Today theWHOevers bring us the end of season 1 with "Nigh On Fire", a jazz filled backdrop produced by J. Arthur. You can hear them live tomorrow, August 27th along side Neak, Rashid Hadee, Sincerely Yours and more at the Emporium Arcade Bar.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Ravyn Lenae jumped onto our radar with three song releases, "Blossom Dearie", "Greetings", and "Mr. Sun". Just a few release that were aimed to get us ready for a new project she was working on. Today Ravyn delivers the EP titled "Moon Shoes", a eight track listening session of a soulful voice. In relation to the name of this project, you might want to find some where to sit because its possible you will be floating to sound she's providing.
Over these eight songs, Ravyn Lenae holds modulated tones, but penetrates the backdrop of each track never being overshadowed by the production. While this is the beginning of her career and I'm pretty sure there's room for growth and singing styles to discover, her voice is amazing and this was EP is far from inadequate. Appleby joins her as the lone feature with production from Monte Booker, Oz, and Keyzus. Listen below.
ProbCause will now be joined by Saba on tour and coincidentally these two artist have joined force for a new song. ProbCause follows up from his previous single "Back To The Future" with the Drew Mantia produced "M.I.A.". This release is not for the lazy as its sure to get the body moving.
Bo Deal takes it to a hood near you in this new visual for "Hood Nigga". Deal demonstrates his respect and the respect he receives when he hit the streets of Chicago. While he's done releasing solo projects we'll still hear loose tracks and there was talk of a collaborative project with Sly Polaroid so stay tuned for more on that. Watch the video below.
Mikey Dollaz drops the video for the King Louie assisted track called "Party Pack of Flats". Booze, women, and booze, and its a party and everyone's invite. A couple month ago he dropped his latest mixtape "Street Life 3", where you can find this track and more. Watch the video below.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Four days ahead of his new project "Short Summers, Long Winter", D2G drops a new single "Hydroplanin". The bar heavy emcee comes with something a little more softer, getting Ashely Laschelle and Isaiah Jones to sing on it. Many people make music to ride to in the Summer but this single is absolutely perfect for a sunny day. DC and D2G himself handles the production, providing a combination of guitars, claps, and simply vocals to for a LSD ride.
After dropping the single "Have Mercy", singer Eryn Allen Kane returns with something new called "Slipping". We're getting a better idea of her vocal abilities with this release, where prior we heard Eryn display the strength and range, we get to heard a lighter pitch for this new song. Its not known at the moment if this will end up on her upcoming EP "Aviary", but we do know she's a good singer so enjoy.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
What better way to enjoy this Sunday than some smooth tunes. AmbI Lyrics, who we were introduced to through her project "Your Music", deliver a new instrumental for the off day. Titled "Time After Time", this release comes as a reflective track focused on current society issues but simply through sound. As AmbI states, "the instrumental touches in and out about current issues in today's world she chose Ferguson's issues in particular because she's a St.Louis native and found that making this instrumental was a way to get her opinion out in a more creative way". With loops from Erykah Badu, Marvin Gaye, and Nas, this is something tranquil to vibe to.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
"All that shines is not gold", a statement repeat through out this new song from Vic Mensa. These words are reflective of what we think we know and how perception can be a cover that fools you. For this record we get a number of names on the production credits, including Vic Mensa, which are Stefan Ponce, Peter Cottontale, and J. Hill & Om'mas Keith. Sound like Kanye's style of grabbing many of his peers' input. This out put of music, that includes, "I Been", "Heat It Up" and "Heir To the Throne", seems to been fans inside listen as to where he is musically.
Next month ProbCause will be hitting the road throughout September, plus he's working on the release of a new project. He's set to be a very busy man. Today we get a new single called "Back To The Future", a Hip Hop record with multiple combinations of sound that some would describe as holding a futuristic style. Gramatik handles the production, with scratches from DJ Scend, as Prob meditates on what it take to be the best in this game of music. Set to to be on a project called "Drifters", due out August 28th, this project will be release on Lowtemp.
Today Mick Jenkins presented his new project through iTunes called "Wave[s]", which he gave everyone an earlier listen to before its official release. Mick's intention with this project was to bring fans a more upbeat sound while continuing the story that he started with "Tree And Truths". One song that show the full extent of his intent was "Get Up Get Down", and today we get a visual for the it. Directed by Nathan R. Smith & Sebastian Sdaigui, three young kids demonstrate their dance moves in Adidas track suit and have all around fun doing it. Watch the video below.
Young, black and holding great ambition in his heart, we've all felt this way but how many have followed through. New comer, Marvelous, is one of those young males who's here to work toward better things. We learn a few thing about his through this single called "Million Dollar Dreamer", from being a smoker, to repping Chicago and its stigma, growing up and life as a child has faded and thing are now serious and he's looking to experience more, like overseas tofu.
"Million Dollar Dreamer" gets production from Born Ready, who provides some hard hitting sounds with a heavy bang. As easy as this production from could overshadow a weak artist, Marvelous style is just too strong. He brings aggressive raps that appeals to any person with million dollar dreams. Expect to hear this on the upcoming project "I Accept Your Apology".
Twista continues to release freestyles, this time GMG's Gritz join him over production from Xcel. The Chicago vet has dropped three new tracks recently, including this one, and seems to stay in tuned with the generation of artist that are coming up after him. He may be working on a project, but only time will tell so stayed tuned for more.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Eight tracks for his new project "8", Chi City is dropping great lyrics with great production choice. During the duration of this EP he delivers relate able rhymes, giving us his own personal experiences. One song that stuck out is "My Drug Dealing Cousin", a hilarious tale of when your hustling ass family member move in with you and your girl friend. Chi City does the heavy lifting for this project with only three features, Kite, Allan Kingdom and Finding Novyon over production from Tom Davids, Gravez, Chris Wheeler, Tommy Black and more.
The things we as people do many times are out weighed in its worth by the risk, but the dollar can seem almighty. Sir The Baptist delivers a new visual for the single "Creflo (Almighty Dollar)", with black and white scene and energetic movements to bring like to this piano filled record. Jack Red, who also sings and produce joins him alongside vocals from Lili K and a verse from Twista. Watch below.