Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The long awaited "Ballin Like I'm Kobe" mixtape is here. Named after a friend who was murdered on the Chicago streets, this project is a testament to how far he's come. Largely considered "Drill" music but strays away from simply concepts, G Herbo raps of past life experiences and reflects on leaving the hood while showing off his ability to rap. This 16 track project features Lil Durk, theMIND, Lil Bibby, Sonta and J Tsunami. Southside, C-Sick, DJ L, DP Beats and more handle the production. Listen and download the full mixtape below.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
DGainz Seems to be taking his time, finding his sound and using his multiple talents to bring fans new music and videos. It seems to be working, as he's dropped some good releases, handles good production so at this point we're just watching where he takes it. Today he deliver a new video for "I Know", handing the beat and visual direction. Watch the video below.
Marko Stat$ is back with a new track that aims to uplift, providing a message to spread the love. Produced by Medasin, Marko hit us with a song called "Color Blind", as he says, “I wanted to spread good vibes by making a track that tells people that they should love one another. The track is about overcoming demons and seeing the inner beauty in everyone”.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Here's an artist we've come to know through music as a rapper and producer. Saba has delivered many raps across loose singles and full project garnering the attention of many Hip Hop fans. Last year he released a great project called "ComfortZone", hitting multiple stage to perform the project, and since then continued to pop up across the net as featured artist on numerous song.
Today we get another project from Saba. This will be the first for him, as its a instrumental EP. He rests his voice for this one and lets the ears do the talking, providing us with a listening session full beats to vibe to. Saba explains his interests in this project saying, "I’ve been saying I was gonna drop a beat tape for some time now, but I didn’t want them to just sound like the instrumental versions of my own songs".
"SpareChange!" is an eight track delightful listen, where there doesn't necessarily need to be an artist on singing or rapping over the beat. Many of these sound definitely would have more life if Saba were on them, and there even seems to be an invitation for his fellow artist and friend Noname Gypsy to hop on one. This project purpose is to showcase his interests in expanding on different sounds for beat that can stand alone, which the majority of it does just that.
"I wanted them to work as songs on their own. There is still a lot to learn and a lot more sounds to expand on, but I’m pretty happy with the way the project turned out. I hope you all enjoy something a little different from me."
Friday, September 25, 2015
"Hip Hop tatted on my lip, gold grill shawty when I talk". ACE B8gie continues his campaign toward a new project release with a new video for "Shinin", produced by The Analyst. While the single originally had Chris Crack on it, B8gie's recently headed to the NO and linked with TY Son of a Gangsta for this visual. "Hot Boy B8gie" is on the way, but in the meantime what the video below.
Psalm One brings out the love for her new project release. Joined by the Rapper Chicks' Fluffy and Angelenah, The O' My's, and My Gold Mask, we get a 10 track album titled "Psalm.One.Loves.You". This new album comes just days into here tour with The Palmer Squares along side the Rapper Chicks that kicked off with a freestyle track. Stream the album below.
Though this song has been out for more than a year, the tranquility of sounds provides is definitely worth the listen. If you've been out of the loop you can now put a name and voice to more Free Nation members a Maine The Saint delivered a song called "Dream". He's joined by Mick Jenkins and Jason Sellars over production from E.N.O.N.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Been awhile since we heard any thing from Count after LEP Bogus Boys decide split from there current standings. But that ends today with a EP called "Ugly". Nascent handles the production for this project as G Count delivers the gritty street raps. We get eight new tracks the LEP captain and its something the fans have been waiting for. Listen below.
If we look around in the world of music, thoughts on life, and belief systems you can make the case the nothing that is being created today is original. But if one's simply influenced by something and completely flips and for their own creation you could also make the debate that there's plenty originality to it. Here, a artist who continues to follow his own path in the Chicago rap scene, Nick Astro delivers a new a project called "Nothing Is Original". He teams up with producer Dee Lily, who presents us with a variety out instrument elements combine Nick's style for a listening session that is ever so relaxing to the ears and brain.
Get to know Nick Astro through his music and what him and Dee Lily used as influences for this original creation. Anthony White, Daryn Alexus, Schenay Mosley, Sam Trump, and Elton Cheung all contribute this 11 track which you can stream below.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The wheels keep rolling, Logan drops the follow up track of his first single, "Yesterday", from the upcoming project "So Iconic".Flight handles the production for the second single titled "Nightcrawler" as he prepares for the release of the EP.
Joint Russell provides the great production for this new release as Black Matt takes aim and takes off. It seem like this song could be taking aim at a fellow rapper or two. Don't let the title, "SumnLight" fool you this one definitely heavy. We don't know the story behind this diss record, but stay tuned for more.
Is there someone or thing there to keep you afloat, to help in hard times and provide some comfort? Different people use different method to find some type of comfort, for rappers who've put there life into music the ability to create sounds can be something to them that provides psychological comfort, a "Security Blanket". Producer I.B.C.L.A.S.S.I.C. delivers a new track that hums in the underbelly of the combination of element as Femdot and Logan drop rhymes over graceful beat kicks.
With the ambition and a clear goal, as long as the work ethic matches a dream can never be deterred. Mpulse is one of those guys you want to see make it. the music is there and grind is evident, this latest release is an example of that. "The Dream", produced by frequent collaborator Keef Boyd, is something of a motivational track if not for the listen but for himself, speaking 'the win' in existence.
This is the first single from a yet to be name project Mpulse and Keef Boyd are working on, press play and watch him work.
Monday, September 21, 2015
In a matter of time things can change without notice, with a reaction of confusion to the circumstances of what caused it. Logan reflects on "Yesterday", while contemplating what he needs at the moment over production from Flight. This new single is a showcase of his ability to provide different types of content and concepts in his music, which focuses on relation ship struggles.
He's working on a new project titled "So Iconic", a titled that proclaims one as a symbols of something great. This is the first single from the project and it sound like he's ready to position himself at the helm of it all.
The duo Palmer Squares and Psalm One are hitting the road together for 10 dates. What better way to drop news of a tour than new music. Psalm and Squares jump on some Drew Mantia production, a haunting, banging, Hip Hop beat full nothing but rhymes. They'll be hitting numerous Midwest cities, kicking off tomorrow September in Springfield.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Smoothly deliver from the view of the smoker, Lyriq releases new music, a song called "Smoke Sleep". Chris James joins him, crooning through the chorus in a sleepy manner, while lyriq shy's completely away from harmonizing through his raps. The production is handled by J Parker, Chase Davis, and Chris James, for a track that bangs and switches gears in small intervals. Press play enjoy and comment below.
Friday, September 18, 2015
When you're young and on the move, the only thing most see is up. Here one who futures looks very bright, brandUn DeShay, drops a new video for the song "yUng N On Da ComeUp". Many having been waiting on his upcoming project to drop but it seems its still not ready at the moment. Watch the video below.
After releasing two song in one day a couple weeks back, which were "The Wildfire" and This Is Nothing", Ibn Inglor is back with another track. This is a menacing, slow moving song with thought of where this world could lead called "The Landing". Ibn is seems to deliver loose song to hold listeners over until his LP drop, so look out for more music.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
2015's version of the double disc album release is here, with Chief Keef releasing part two of the "Bang 3". Since teaming up with a billionaire and his company, we've heard Keef in a different light, rapping on production that was far from Drill. But for this project its business as usual, as he delivers the rest of his album from "Bang 3". Part two consist of eleven tracks and alot less features. Stream below. and get the full album on iTunes.