Smoking like Louie, doing the money dance like, and balling like Louie. King Louie deliver a new video for the track "Like Louie", and don'e forget to checkout his latest project "6 God Tony". Watch the video below.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
While we wait for the the Chief Keef and Metro Boomin collaboration project to drop, here is a new track from the Glo Gang head. Sonny Digital handles the production for this one, and its short but bangs, called "Drag Racin". He's also may be working on more music with Sonny which we may hear on "Back From The Dead 3".
Rapper/Actor and fellow Chicagoan, Common is working on multiple projects, ranging from the big screen to the small ones. Common has demonstrated his acting ability in a number of films but now he's set to executive produce a new television show.
He will join Lena Waithe, creator/writer of the show, as executive producers for a story line that will be centered on a young man growing up on the South Side of Chicago. The project found a home on the cable network Showtime, an announcement which was made by the networks president earlier this year. There's been talks of the show being titled "The Chi", as of right now they're currently working on the pilot episode.
The end of October is here, its time to put the spotlight on a few release from this month. As usual this is strictly the writers opinion not base on any metric. This month, writer Alexy provides us with his three favorites which you can read about below.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Jeremih delivers a new single centered on expressing his deep love for another, smoothly singing "there's no we with out you and I". He's been working on his new album "Late Nights" an album version of his 2012 mixtape. We can expect to hear this single on the upcoming, which many thought would be here by now.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
If you think Micheal Jordan won all those rings by himself, then you got it wrong. Teammate Scottie Pippen was a one of the best small forward to do it helping the 90s Bulls acquire all those beautiful rings. Chicago spitter Gittaa Thomas delivers a ode to the basketball legend with a new release, which he also uses a metaphor for the points he's put on the board for his own team. Gittaa continues to have a ear for that banging, speaker rattling production, under plenty of quotable lyrics.
Artwork created by @AushimSuper villains rejoice, as Doc Da Mindbenda has the back drop music to all your exploits. The GrindHouse producer delivers a project full of all new instrumentals just in time for the costume mania holiday that is Halloween. Doc demonstrate his diabolical scheme through his production over the course of 13 track, which you can stream and download below.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Sterling Hayes' high energy style has been ever so prevalent in his music as of late. He's delivered a number of tracks aiming to brings as much emotion to the ears as possible and continues this with his latest release titled "I Ain't Shit".Getting production from Spanish Diego, Nate Fox, Ugly Eddie and Carter Lang, Sterling tackles his own thoughts, and not falling in to traps set by society.
The Christian Lou produced track "Pharaoh", from Murph Watkins, gets the visual addition. We first hear this song last year when Watkins was preparing to release a project called "YUN". That seem to not be the case anymore, as this track is set to be featured on a yet to be titled EP. Directed by Miguel, Murph invokes the spirit of ancient Egyptian royalty, because that's just how he's feeling. Watch the video below.
photo courtesy of DJ OreoYesterday, Chance the Rapper sat with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show for a quick interview where they continued to tease of a collaborating on a song. Its was soon followed by a live performance of a new song called "Angels". Featuring artist Saba joined Chano on stage along with Bop king DLow. Chicago's culture was being represented to the fullest as Saba rocked a WGCI hoodie, Chance The Rapper had on a Power92 hoodie, footworking ensued, and of course Bop took from and center. Watch below.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Noelz Vedere is preparing to release a new project titled "Pyramid Poet", and drops the latest single. Last month we heard the start of a journey to his new project with "Essence", which is produced by Monte Booker. Today Mick Jenkins joins Noelz for the follow-up single called "Reign", produced by Static and Epidemic.
Black Matt and RMB Justize are back with new music as the Cool Neighbors. RMB who drops raps and produces, delivers some bang heavy production which seem to match Matt's rapping style very well. Today they bring us a new track called "ANTI", a song that comes after some talk of reuniting since they've been working on their own respective project. There may be a new project in the works, we'll have to just wait and see.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
The bop duo Sicko Mobb drops a loose track "Out West Chicago and, with the bop craze originating from 'out west' it's right that the pair pay homage to their area. Having dropped two tapes earlier this year, no word as to where this vibrant song will end up. Perhaps a third project before this year is out?
Check out the latest form Sicko Mobb below.
Chris LeSage is back with new music, a remix, featuring EJP and Howie Stackz. Produced by Nobility, this track was first featured on the project "Carnivale" from LeSage, now its re-up with additional verse and more energy.
Fool's Gold's beat-smith High Klassified,out of Montreal, recently dropped a new EP showcase his style of production. Titled "Kronostasis", he teamed up with one Chicago artist who's continues to rise, Mick Jenkins for the track "Gold". Jenkins metaphors are always on point, delivering some of the more calmer tempo bars. "I got gold all in my skin, water in my eyes", press play and enjoy.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
The Family Matters Tour made a stop in NY and this Chicago artist had some thing to talk about. Chance the Rapper is a new father, is currently on tour, and working on new projects, and headed to Hot97 to talk about it. He dished on being independent minded, wanting to own what he creates and not having record labels in his pocket. Chance went on to reveal that him and 'The Late Show' host Stephen Colbert are working on a song, saying, "Me and Stephen Colbert have been working on a song together, and it’s gonna released very soon ... He’s amazing. I can’t get that deep into it, but he’s amazing."Watch the full 97 interview below.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Singer/song writer Bernie Levv is out to simply create music without a particular label on her sound. Through her new project "Golden Hour" the combination of music shines bright as she grabs the voices of Angelenah and Carl with production from Netherfriends, Kez the Dude, Will Miller, Carter Lang. In an interview with These Days, when ask if she was aiming for a particular sound she says, "Nope, I love them all so I’m going to do them all and I’m not going to box it in by connecting it to any specificity." This is her sophomore project, holding eight original track and is ready taken in by the ears. Listen below
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Last month Naybahood delivered the track "Less Friends", dedicated to the friends who had to take a exit. Today he brings us the visual addition for the track shot by Lord Rio. Don't miss his most recent album release "Lit" and watch the video below.
Defcee has been slowly feeding the ears with bars, dropping tracks that last 24 hours. Its like fuel for the jet to anticipation, readying listeners for his upcoming album "Damn Near Grown". For this new release he grabs production from Nick Arcade, to deliver hard film coated-tablets of short and good lyricism, "25mg". DNG drops next month so stay tuned.
Its been awhile since we heard his voice, but we'll take quality over quantity any day. And that's what SeVen1's been doing, perfecting his album "Atonement II", and teaming up with Dion Jetson for a collaborative effort. Today we get new track from SeVen1, putting his perception up against your perception while never claiming to have all the answers. "Who Am I" holds a soulful sample, that brings more life to the lyrics presented, as we get to know Seven through his experiences in a journey called life.
Xavier Sovfien, previously known at Meeko Fly, is a elusive rapper from Chicago who sound has been on our radar for some time now. He's delivered a number of songs under his previous moniker but aims for some better in the coming future. He recently released a new project titled "Feed The Poor, Eat The Rich" as the start of a new beginning.
Holding 10 tracks, his new project is a showcase of his style, gritty, refreshing, and good. Over a listening session we are presented with the thoughts of a artist who has a lot to say pertaining to what he's experience. The song structures have a creative touch, opting away from simple rhymes. "Feed The Poor, Eat The Rich", is a combination of more relax production under a unique voice for a listener who not looking to 'turn up', which isn't a drawback. It will be interesting to see if he can keep fan loyalty after so many changes to is name because in many case the rap fan has shown to be fickle.
We had the chance to ask Xavier Sovfien some question about a few topics which you can read below and enjoy the new project.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The street heavy content from Giftz is always good to hear. Today he's back with new music with doubts, not of his own ability, but that of the fakers claiming to be movers and shakers. "Doubt That" seems to be just a loose track, but we can take a wild guess that he probably most likely working on a new project.
If you're on the Chicago music scene then I'm pretty sure you've heard production from this guy. We usually hear rappers over his production but its not always the case. Singer Solaye delivers a new single called "Hit The Ground", which sound painful but its deeper that, gets production from Doc Da Mindbenda. This is a very smooth and soothing tuned that Solaye's voice puts so much life into, enjoy.
Earlier this month Nick Carter Green deliver the new video for "Black Roses", handling the videos' direction himself. he keeps the momentum of release going with another visual, this time the title track of this project, "Nineteen". For this one, he gives viewers a look at his lab where all the work is done. Watch the video below.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Mud wrestling women? And it doesn't look like they were messing around, they were there to win. Psalm One drops her latest video for the track "Plenty of Wins", shot by Yakub Film and edited by Elijah Alvarado. For this visual the Mud Queen of Chicago and Rapper Chicks got plenty dirty at Reggies for definitely look like a great time. Grab this single and more from Psalm's latest project release "P.O.L.Y.: Psalm One Loves You".
Producer I.B.C.L.A.S.S.I.C. first caught our ears on a track called "Heartbreak Murderer" from Aye-B. Since then we've continued to keep watch for his production, working with numerous artist in Chicago with some of my favorites being collaborations with ACE B8gie. I.B. continues to spread his seed of sound, with his own compilation album, grabbing some names we seen work with him before.
Today he delivers "When All Else Fails", a 14 track project that will showcase the production style. We've heard singles "Kinfolk" with Tree, "Loud Entrance" with ACE B8gie, Wheate, and JMella, "Security Blanket" with Logan and Femdot, just to name a few. The end result of the content creation, is varied sounds and vibes to enjoy with a combination of different artist and their respective styles.
We had the chance to ask I.B.C.L.A.S.S.I.C. a couple questions about this project and more below. Plus listen to the full project.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Kanye West seems to have felt it was time to start using his soundcloud account, adding two new tracks. Both songs are his own renditions to other songs, "Say You Will" by Caroline Shaw and "When I See It" from The Weeknd. Its been awhile since we heard any real music from Mr. West, as he's busty with other ventures plus working on his next album.
With the release of these tracks, some questions why he went to soundcloud and not Tidal. But that just seems like people are reaching for conflict between superstar who are friends. Just enjoy the music. Listen below.