Tuesday, March 28, 2017
In 1996 Case delivered the single "Touch Me Tease Me", which would be featured on "The Nutty Professor" soundtrack. Featuring Foxy Brown and Mary J Blige this song would reach the top 20s of Billboard Hot 100, becoming a classic R&B single. Now YP steps the this song in 2017 jumping on the Stevie J and Darryl Young produced track to put that Backwood spin on it. When so many want to jump on the current hot track, its good to hear some inspiration from the past.
Monday, March 27, 2017
With production from Cam O'bi, Quez returns with a new song that celebrate women. Xone White provides some smooth vocals as Quez puts the ones who create life and deal with all men's flaws gracefully under the spotlight. It's March which is Women's History month, and this new track give a major ode to Alice Paul, a women's right activist in the 1900s.
From his project of the same name, Joel Q delivers a new video for the song "Tunnel Vision", teaming up Panamera P. Q presents us with the scenes of the worker and hustlers who are either taking risk and grinding hard to fulfill their dreams and provide for the family. Watch the video below.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
The Cool Kids and Jimmy Regular have a team up that set to bring us creative visual through a new sketch comedy show. But recently The Cool Kids drop the video for the single "TV Dinner", and what we get is a bit of the format for their show. With Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish working toward the release of a album, which is titled "Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe", old and new fans are in anticipation.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
January 2016 BJ The Chicago Kid dedicated a tribute to D'Angelo with a 3 track project. He set out the show his love to the music that impacted his career and the genre of R&B. In my opinion he did much justice to up hold the legacy of the song "How dose it feel", which you should miss, "Untitled: Salute To D'Angelo". Later that same year he dropped an ode to one the greats, Marvin Gaye, with a song and video called "Uncle Marvin".
Yesterday was the anniversary of the Usher's "Confessions" album, on March 23rd, calling it "one of the greatest R&B albums of all time". He teamed up with producer Jairus Mozee and Tubb Young to create renditions of songs from Usher's album. Its a 3 track release where BJ The Chicago Kid once again brings the spotlight back to traditional R&B, but this time with monologue from Usher to get his point across. Stream below.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Lud Foe is currently recovering from a nearly fatal accident involving an 18 wheeler. Simply said he was hurt badly but is set to make a return after his injuries have healed. This may seem like a setback but Foe and his team aren't letting this stop them, as he drops off a new project with the message that "They say what doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger".
In a statement to FADER Lud Foe says: "I open up to my fans on this one so they can gain an understanding of this life, struggles and opportunities. This project gives you my unique style with hard hitting beats and an emotional twist."
Titled "#GetWellFoe", he deliver a 9 track mixtape, which I'm assuming most of it was recording prior to the accident. Stream below.
Looking to follow up on the album "Adderall", Saint Millie has been dropping hints as to a new project. We've been given a title, calling the future release "Overdose", but in the meantime continues to hit the stage to brings his latest project to stages for live performances. Today we get a new track from Millie where he gets production from Martin $ky for a track that gets its name from the Lady of the Shadows "$anta Muerte".
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Charmz Valkom is preparing to release a new project toward the end of March and drop a new video to get listeners ready. For this new song and video he enlist an artist by the name of Cy Young and teams up with Phil Jordan for the video direction. "We Are Wild", the project's title, is 6 songs deep, see the cover and tracklist here. Watch the video below.
Recently a picture of Meryl Streep has taken off a the latest trending meme, where she was cheering loudly at an award show. Some of the more funny rendition of the picture include rap lyrics to accompany the pictures. Today Kami grabs a bit of influence from this trend to deliver a new song titled after the actress "Meryl Streep" with production from Papi Beatz.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The project kicks off with the title track, playing on the respective side of the world Read and Atomz are from through spelling. A chill introductory song that gives us a sense of their intention with this album. Throughout this listening session, it's a pretty light atmosphere create through great sounds, touching on multiple subjects from conversational calm record like "She Said" to songs that exude a fun time on "Nice and East" and uptempo live instrumentation on "You". Overall the sound and the lyrics takes into the mindset of feel good, head nodding, dipped in classic 90s beats, listening session. Stream below.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Qari is set to perform at SOHO House Chicago tomorrow, Monday night for an intimate gathering, compliments of Kevin Coval. Leading up to that he decides to let loose something new, a track titled "Love Is Going To Find U", which he may perform since it seems like the perfect song for the type of show. The song's production builds into the some of the calmest sound waves with relaxed drum kicks produced by Friends, which I don't know if that's the producer actually name of some type of reference.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Last month Gittaa Thomas released a new single titled "Real Nice", which was the lead release toward the project "Flights To Hawaii". But this album brings a lot more than just music, something bigger than just an album. It's set as a documentary also called "Flights Too Hawaii", with the album being a 20 song soundtrack to the documentary. Today we get a sample of what we'll hear on the upcoming release, with a feature from MFN Melo and production from Lord Haiti. Listen below.
Just last week we got an announcement from Lupe Fiasco about a new album coming soon. Well today he delivers a freestyle by the name of "ANKH:HER" that was originally done by east coast rapper Michael Christmas "Everything Burrito", produced by Rich Kidd. Be on the look out for Fiasco's DROGAS Wave album.
D2G has a problem and aims to fix that problem, taking the direct approach. He sends shots at the Swedish rapper by the name of Compulsive, with lines like "Swedish candy packaged overseas clone of Macklemore" and ends it with "This the type of shot that would of sent Mick Jenkins into a tailspin". 2G says this is only warning shots and also we can expect a new EP from him soon.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Max Wonders thanks the people for their support on "Hues To Blame" dropping off a new track called "365". He explains, "just something to feel warm to, it's been a while, hope all is well", getting production from Made n' Villa & softscreenes for slow hard bounce sound that drops in tempo at the end.
Monday, March 13, 2017
I knew something was coming. When Femdot announced the final release of his EP series, which started at "fo(u)r", "thr(we)", "to(u)", and now "(u)no", figured it would lead to something more. He delivers the final installment with a four song track list, getting production from Mike Wavvs, D. Phelps, and Charles Lauste, with the lone feature from Ohana Bam.
After pushing the EP back a couple days, and a building anticipation, Femdot continues to gain momentum as an emcee with plenty to say. Compared to previous three EPs, he jumps right into the rapping, where be for we were presented with a big radio station style introduction. Throughout this four track listening session, Femdot references influences, pay homage to the vets, pinpoints police brutality, delivers some smooth music, and the ambition from a youth in the inner city.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Getting production from Lakey Inspired, Ramaj Eroc delivers a song that lays out the wants, inspirations, and emotions on "Angels". The song ends with a spoken word poem from Newark's Poetically Raw, who drives the song into the point in which Eroc was expressing his wants or emotions and a response that.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
photo credit: Domi V
It's been some time since we've gotten a new release from Neak, but you can't call it a hiatus when you've been in the studio continuing to create. He's been working on a new project and back in early February 2017, he is said to have pretty much finished recording. Since the release of his 2015 album "Paura / Amore", Neak has put together a Spring Tour and continued to hit stages live, demonstrating his independent grind.
Today we get a new release from him, also handling the song's production, a combination of Hip Hop, Funk, and Soul on "WDYBIN". This song asks the question of "who do you believe in", as Neak drop raps that pinpoint what currently happen in society, with Nas, Add-2, and Beethoven references. The title of his upcoming album, which has no date, is "KWESBAAR" but this new track won't be featured it just to get listeners ready.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
After release a song with Qari called "Foolish", Mulatto actually had more music up his sleeve. He enlist Warhol.SS, with co-production from CEO Beatz for a track called "Block", and it bangs in the speaker. Mulatto is working on a new project, while not much is yet known, its possible this is him getting listeners ready.
Art by Matt Reid
Supa Bwe puts for his plans for this music, kicking off a campaign toward a new project. Today he drops "I Hate Being Alive", produced by John Scott who provide a backdrop that builds from suspense into mid pace yet energy hard hitting beat. Supa brings the energy in his delivery, where you're just able to envision this performance as you listen. This Summer he is set to release "Finally Dead: Fuck You It's Too Late", in which he says "last project you'll ever get from me. Fuck this. Ima go be a fuckin.. cage fighter in South America or something dumb". But in every person creates the art is a part of them, so we'll see. Read his words.
Queens rapper Reskstizzy, who recently dropped a new project titled "Lilypad Vol. 1", a 5 track EP, enlisting the likes Ace Hashimoto for a verse and production. The name might seem new if you hadn't been watching the transition, but Ace Hashimoto once went by the name brandUn DeShay. Toward the middle of 2016, he made the change after dropping two great projects "GoldUn Child" parts one and two. Track number 4 from "Lilypad Vol 1" get Resktizzy and Ace Hashimoto delivering relax flows trading verses back and forth on a song called "Uniqlo".
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Loren Joseph officially buries the moniker Logan Cage. This move comes as he aims to take his career further, as he explains "Being "Logan" was fun and I have endless memories. But it's time for a change in my life and change of direction with the music". Today we get a new video from Loren for a song called "Shots Fired", produced by Flight and shot by J. Krown. Watch below.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Mick Jenkins kicks off a new tour next month in April to will last up until, which tickets are available now. With the news of the tour, he drops some new music, getting production from Monte Booker and THEMpeople, that's a relaxed sound. He teams up with GoldLink, and reaches out through song to someone he looks up to creativity on this track titled "Pressed For Time".
Chicago westside native Vonte finally dropped his long awaited project "1 Time 4 Da Wesr$ide". On this project, Vonte does not disappoint and he is definitely representing the westside extremely well. Everything from his storytelling ability, flow, bars, and versatility. Vonte holds nothing back on this project and gives listeners a chance to learn more about him.
"1 Time 4 Da West$ide" is a great representation of what it was like for Vonte growing up on the westside. Vonte's leading single from this project was "Nun 2 Me" which drop August of 2016 and beat samples the Bulls opening theme song. The Chicago artists can go from a song like that to a track like "Won't Change" which features amazing vocals from Yajaira Lyriq, that is much softer. The westside should definitely be proud of Vonte after listening to this project.
Chicago's southside talent is always being represented but Vonte dropped "1 Time 4 Da West$ide" to remind people that the entire city of Chicago is filled with talented. With drill influence but still lyrical and telling real-life stories that a lot of people will be able to relate to. Vonte has been one of the hardest working artists in Chicago and this project is getting him the attention he deserves. Click the link below to check it out for yourself.
Follow him on Twitter: @vontebomaye