Saturday, October 31, 2015

King Louie - Like Louie (Video)

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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.

Tink - Dinero / Trust No One

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Let your ear waves be flooded with new Tink today, We get two new song from the Chicago singer/rapper, liberated via DJ HB Smooth. Listen to both songs below.

Lil Reese - Gang (Video)

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Lil Reese premiers a new video today for the track "Gang". This one is from his recently mixtape release "Supa Savage 2", which is available for download now. Watch the video below.

October Mixtapes/Albums Recap (Video)

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Here's a quick video recap of all the project we've post on Chi City Hip Hop for the month of October. Head over to the "Mixtapes/Albums" to check them all out. Watch the video below.

Blanco Caine ft. Lanipop - You Ain't Wrong (Video)

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Blanco Caine, 1/2 of Gzus Piece, is back with a new video for the song "You Ain't Wrong". Joining him is the tatted model Lanipop, dropping a guest verse, for a Open World Films directed video. Watch below.

Chief Keef - Drag Racin'

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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".

Common Working On Multiple Projects In TV & Film

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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.

Three Song Picks From October

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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

Roy Kinsey ft. Mike Schpitz - Wild Child

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From Topeka to Chicago, the midwest holds plenty of artist who continue to showcase their ability as emcees. When artist connect to create music what you get is bars over beats. With production from DJ Castle, Roy Kinsey delivers a new track called "Wild Child", featuring Mike Schpitz.

Travis Scott ft. Kanye West - Piss On Your Grave (Video)

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Rocking the Yeezy clothing, Travis Scott is joined by Kanye West for the video to "Piss On Your Grave". Watch the video.

Lil Reese ft. Rick Ross - Seen Of Saw Remix

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Lil Reese has a new project in the work, "300 Degreez", but as of yet we've only seen an unofficial cover. So while we wait on that, Lil Reese delivers a remix to the song "Seen Or Saw", with Rick Ross joining for a guest verse.

Jeremih - You And I

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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

Ohana Bam - Tree Up (Album)

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From BK Bambino to Ohana Bam, this artist continues his career under a new moniker with a new project. He drops a 15 track album titled "Tree Up"with a energy filled delivery and prime production. The project has iTunes right now but is available for streaming below.

King Samson - Myself (Video)

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King Samson continues releasing new content and is preparing for a new project. Today we another video from him for "Myself", directed by Cholly. What the video below.

Gittaa Thomas - Scottie Pippen

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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.

Doc Da Mindbenda Drops New Beat Project, "Super Villain Theme Music"

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Artwork created by @Aushim
Super 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

John Walt - Bless Yo Soul

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Clean, melodic, and new, John Walt is with new music. He get production from fellow PIVOT member Saba for a track called "Bless Yo' Soul". He's currently working on his upcoming project "Dinner With John", with a release that just inching closer, so stay tuned for it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Joey Purp, Vic Mensa & Two Fresh - Still Got It

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Production duo teams up with some artist from the Chi once again. This time they get a verse from Vic Mensa and Leather Cords Joey Purp for "Still Got It". Download their sophomore EP, "Torch' here.

Sterling Hayes - I Ain't Shit

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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.

Murph Watkins - Pharaoh (Video)

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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.

Chance The Rapper & Saba Performs Live on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

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photo courtesy of DJ Oreo
Yesterday, 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

Chance The Rapper ft. Saba - Angels

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Chance The Rapper grabs Saba for his new single "Angels", which comes as he plans to join Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. We've heard these two on a track together before, so its great to hear this combination again. Get this song on iTunes right now.


Noelz Vedere ft. Mick Jenkins - Reign

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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.

Cool Neighbors - ANTI

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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.

Vic Mensa - Married To The King

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Vic Mensa drops a light freestyle rapping over production from Deputy, for a track called "Married To The King".

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sicko Mobb - Out West Chicago

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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.

Billionaire Black & Daddyo - Best Friend (Video)

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I'll never try them those scooter with the handlebars again but Billionaire Black and Daddyo seem to be pros as they ride and glide in this new video for "Best Friend". Watch below.

Chris LeSage ft. EJP & Howie Stackz - Haus of Mirrors Remix

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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.

Mick Jenkins Joins High Klassified for the single "Gold"

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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

Chance The Rapper Working On Something with Stephen Colbert

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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

Sir Michael Rocks - Quality Time Lapse (Video)

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Sir Michael Rocks headed to Japan for this new video. Directed by PAS, he hits the busy streets for "Quality Time Lapse", from his EP "Populair". Watch the below.

Bernie Levv - Golden Hour (EP)

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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

Naybahood - Less Friends (Video)

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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.

Lucki Eck$ - Freewave 8 (Video)

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Lucki is fresh from releasing his "Freewave" project, but keeps the momentum going with a new video for the track "Freewave 8". Watch the video below.

Defcee - 25mg (Snippet)

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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.

SeVen1 - Who Am I

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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 - Feed The Poor • Eat The Rich (EP) + Q&A

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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

Calliko ft. Gary Flowers - Mary Jane (Video)

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Calliko hit the LA beaches on a sunny day for his new video for "Mary Jane". He's joined by Gary Flowers and the two light one enjoy the day. Watch below.

Brian Fresco - Slick Rick

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Could this loose track be a message that the long awaited "Casanova" project is on the way? Yep, as we get this new track called "Slick Rick", Brian Fresco reassures that his album is coming soon. For this new release he get production from DJ Kenn, and he's slick with it.

Snakehips ft. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper - All My Friends

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Snakehips, described as "left-field downtempo synthesists of several genres", grab the voices of Tinashe and Chance The Rapper for their new single. "All My Friends" is a track that'll get you moving, centered on relationships with peers and influences their under.

Giftz - Doubt That

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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.

Solaye - Hit The Ground [Prod. by Doc Da Mindbenda]

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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.

Nick Carter Green - Nineteen (Video)

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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

Max Wonders - Freestyle 88

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Max Wonders says "yah I'm sick and wanted to rap. So yeah", which we can attribute to the raspy voice. Wonder present a new loose track release called "Freestyle 88", because the sniffles can't stop the fun.

Psalm One - Plenty Of Wins (Video)

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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".

I.B.C.L.A.S.S.I.C. - When All Else Fails (Album) + Q&A

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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

Ugly Boy Modeling & Chris Crack - 2Live

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Ugly Boy Modeling and Chris Crack of New Deal join forces for a new track release called "2Live".

Kanye West - Say You Will / When I See It

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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.

Ju - School

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Though this is a hip hop sight its always interest to hear artist take a different route than what we would expect from them. Ju of Moon & Ju delivers a track that dives into the rock genre for a song titled "School".

Jrew Retro ft. Ramaj Eroc - Voicemails

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Jrew Retro get the Chicago to LA transplant Ramaj Eroc for a new single called "Voicemails". Ramaj shines bring alongside Jrew, kicking off the track with verse to set the track to flames.