Posted by dshaq on August 20, 2014
So remember that dude who produced Vic Mensa’s huge track Feel That? That same dude, Smoko Ono, is now moving onto bigger and better things. Case and point with his brand new track featuring the Chicago songstress and Most Dope artist, Njomza. The track starts up slow but really gains its character with the build up. Is this is any indication on what Smoko’s upcoming EP, Slackin & Mackin, which will be released this fall, then it’s definitely going to be big. Peep the song below and get affiliated with the man crafting a lot of the beats behind Chicago hip-hop.
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on August 18, 2014
A few months back we presented to you the chilling ballad by San Williams titled, “Really Good To Me”. Contradictory to its title, the song, and now accompanying video, depict the troublesome relationship between two teenagers looking for love. Quoting our good blog friends at Potholes, San “walks through watery wastelands and dreamy destinations” while “fluctuating [his voice] with a certain resonance, as if balancing passion and reservation, while a luscious landscape progresses forward beneath the surface.”
The video adds a whole extra layer of depth to the already emotional song. Director Tyler Mitchell uses the instrumentation to his advantage and cuts frame after frame of beautiful imagery, bringing you in to San’s shoes.
San has been religiously recording material for his new project, and it’s only a matter of time before he takes the world by storm.
Posted by VMan on August 18, 2014
A trusted industry contact of mine sent over this freestyle this morning by Bobby Capri, an MC whom I’ve never heard of, entitled “Gucci Loafers” and I’m going to be honest, these hip-hop submissions have been weak lately, yeah kids can rhyme, but the delivery is bland, and your flows are boring… But this track right here though, I did raise an eyebrow, Bobby Capri has the flow of a veteran, like he’s been doing this his whole life, and yet he’s probably still at the very beginning of his career! This is a must listen and a must download, he’s gucci, you’re polo!
Free Download: Bobby Capri – Gucci Loafers
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on August 17, 2014
It’s Sunday night, thus here I am scouring the Internet for new rap music to start my week off with. Deep within the abyss of the rap internet I was lucky enough to stumble upon Peter $un, a Virginia native who is looking to bring soul back to the forefront with his jazz-infused music.
Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to throw $un up beside Chance the Rapper. His brilliant use of trumpet, and the falsetto ad-lib at the exposition of the song are to thank for that. However, as Chance moves further and further in to left field, $un could prove to be the more commercially viable and enjoyable for a casual listener.
Just one short verse, Peter $un leave listeners wanted to hear more upon the conclusion of “Casimiro”. While $un works hard to find his voice and place in music, I assure you I’ll be anxiously waiting on this side with my headphones in and volume up.
Posted by VMan on August 15, 2014
I wish I knew who this artist from Chicago was, but this track “Walk Away” by Openwater is a true beauty, I couldn’t leave work without posting it for ya’ll. R&B with an electronic touch is how I would define his sound, but in all honesty I don’t even know, he only has 3 tracks up, and two that aren’t his! Entirely self-produced, performed, and written, Openwater is the full package. This track is refreshing and a true delight. I hope the internet catches wind of this talent and hears the quality of his work! This is a must listen and support by copping it on Bandcamp.
Bandcamp: Openwater – Walk Away
Posted by yabishcic on August 15, 2014
Music being an everyday thang for this group, the collaborative bunch brings you a single off of a true Chicago-worked mixtape titled An Everday Thang. The song “On Me” presents young artist, Babi Ty, Bolo, and dope producer Lucas G. Make sure you check out the rest of the tape to catch Chicago’s newest and truest artist.