Chill | We’re digging Nylo’s latest R&B stunner “Time Changes Everything”

Posted by on June 23, 2017

Chicago vocalist and multi-instrumentalist NYLO might be busy on the road touring with her friends and longtime influence SOHN, but she’s finally found time to make some music of her own. After recent features with Connor Youngbloog, Emmit Fenn and Roland Tingsit was about time for her own music to drop. Today she delights her listeners and fans with a stunning new single “Time Changes Everything”. We’re big fans of her voice and this is a must listen!


Hip-Hop, Trap | E L Y – Life’s a Bitch Edit

Posted by on October 8, 2013

Chicago reppin’, E L Y can bump out some seriously good instrumentals on the daily. Most of his music takes on a classical hip-hop sound and this is why this Nas edit made my head turn right off the bat. With the synced synth’s and Nas’s modulated voice to fit the beat perfectly, the chorus is what really brings it all together; “Life’s a bitch, and then you die. That’s why we get high, cuz you never know when you’re gonna goooo”. Couldn’t have said it better myself. I contacted & chatted it up with ELy for a little before dropping this post to get a better take on his music ambitions; “I have a mad love for hip-hop and I’m also an accomplished trap DJ under the name E1y. My main focus is instrumentals – instrumentals out the ass.” I took a listen to his DJ set’s as well – THEY GO ALL THE WAY. Here’s a player to both sooooo play on.
P.S. There’s free downloads for both, so take advantage!

Hip-Hop, Videos | Skiff – Hard To Tell [Video]

Posted by on October 2, 2013

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Skiff takes a stab at a Nas sample on his newest visual release, “Hard to Tell”.  The AllHandzOnDeck indie signee keeps his punchlines tender with a distinguished voice and impressive production by Brownz Boogie.  Stay tuned as Skiff preps for his debut project due out later this year.

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Hip-Hop, Rap | Drop City Yacht Club – Hey You

Posted by on August 4, 2013

Best known for their radio single, “Crickets” featuring Jeremih, Drop City Yacht Club has returned to show us they aren’t just your average hiphop group. Spinning off the classic Nas track, “I Can”, DCYC reconstructs his hook from: “I know I can, be what I want to be” to “I know I am, fresh as I wanna be”. The light, yet swagger-filled hook, in addition to three verses from Kristo, A.Wolf and THX make for a fun song to jam out to on any occasion.

Drop City is heading out on tour with rap legends, The Goodie Mob this fall so be sure to check out their dates and stop in for a show if you’re in the area. Enjoy and watch Drop City Yacht Club continue to build up buzz as they progress in their music.

Hip-Hop | J.Cole – Let Nas Down (Remix ft. Nas)

Posted by on June 24, 2013


“It’s just part of the game, becoming a rap king, my N*%*a you aint let Nas down”


Just like Kanye did in “Big Brother” with No I.D. being his mentor, young Jermaine decided to serenade his own mentor is Nas. Being a good mentor and all, Nas decided to hop on the track and spit a couple verses to his prodigy. The beat is perfect for the track, bringing a very 90s sound that made it seem like one Nas would have used. Born Sinner is hands down my favorite project that came out the 18th so if you have yet to grab it, I highly suggest doing so! Cole World.

Freestyle, Hip-Hop | Logic – Concrete

Posted by on November 12, 2012

When you have a lyrical arsenal comparable to that of the U.S. Military (While we’re on the topic, thank you to all of our Veterans), you have no choice but to pay your respects to a hip-hop classic.  Logic lets loose a rock solid cut that he has been holding in his vault, “Concrete”, flexing over Nas’ legendary, “New York State Of Mind Pt. II”.  Opening up and revealing some of his personal history, the Gaithersburg High School dropout reflects on the state of hip-hop,  “The King is dead, long live the king now watch me reign, spit fire that I attain from leaving a dragon slain”.  At this point, I feel comfortable saying that Logic has nixed any disbelief from naysayers arguing his choice to put music in the forefront at such a young age.  XXL Freshman 2013?

DOWNLOAD: Logic – Concrete (New York State of Mind Pt. 2 Freestyle)

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Hip-Hop | Devine Carama – White Girl Lost ft. Marcus McClinton

Posted by on September 29, 2012

I recently caught wind of Lexington, Kentucky’s Devine Carama, a young artist deeply rooted to hip-hops core.  With 10 projects under his belt and another just days away, Devine writes and recites to inspire growth and positivity for the greater good.  He has built a respectable resume working with artists and producers signed to some of hip-hop’s truest talent (9th Wonder, 88 Keys, Canibus, etc.), but it’s his music that has me talking about him today.

The forth and final song from his upcoming Nas tribute mixtape, It Was Rewritten, is a twist of Nas’ “Black Girl Lost”.  Carama’s “White Girl Lost“, features Chicago crooner Marcus McClinton and is produced by 2 Mello.  Below is what the man himself had to say about the record;

“This is a song that deals with racial perception. Racism isn’t always based off of hate, but sometimes ignorance. This song tells two stories of a young white girl with misguided perceptions when it comes to their affection for the black male. I’m from Kentucky so I have personally dealt with this situation several times. We as African American men in the south are often viewed in misguided and false perceptions. I wanted to shed light on this particular aspect of racism. At the end of the day don’t judge people off their religion, race, gender, etc. Just get to know people and love or hate them for who they are not what they are.”

DOWNLOAD: Devine Carama – White Girl Lost ft. Marcus McClinton

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