Hip-Hop, Mixtapes, Rap | Vic Mensa – Innanetape (Mixtape)

Posted by on October 12, 2013

vic mensa - innanetape

Now that the blogosphere has had time to recover from the massive shockwave that hit it upon the release of #INNANETAPE, I figured it was time to give my spin on things.

The tape starts with a sound reminiscent of Kids These Days, a live drum drum pattern and the screech of an electric guitar. However, the former KTD frontman does not play it safe by any means and is constantly pushing sound boundaries throughout the tape. Mensa calls on board fellow Chi-town representatives, Rockie Fresh, Chance the Rapper, and BJ The Chicago Kid to add some Midwest flare to the tape, as well as TDE conglomerate, Ab-Soul.

From top to bottom this project is one of my favorites of the year so far. Check out the stand-out tracks, “Orange Soda”, “Hollywood, LA”, “Holy Holy”, and “YNSP”, but be sure to give the full tape a listen!

Hip-Hop, Rap | Vic Mensa – Time Is Money (ft. Rockie Fresh & Beldina)

Posted by on August 1, 2013

vic mensa - time is money

Since Chicago rock/rap band, Kids These Days, disbanded a few months back, rapper Vic Mensa has been busy working and building up as a solo rap act. After the take off of childhood friend, Chance the Rapper’s, music it seems only right that Vic is the next to blow from Chicago.

“Time Is Money” is the newest blessing off of INNANETAPE, Vic’s forthcoming mixtape. The song features a verse from fellow Chi-town rapper, Rockie Fresh, as well as some killer production credits from Boi 1da & The Maven Boys. With two other singles already out, the project is shaping up to be a big one from the young emcee. Although one chapter of his music career has closed, a brand new chapter was opened and it seems that plenty of old and new fans have quickly flocked to his relatable lyricism and infectious sound.

Catch all of Mensa’s other music on his Soundcloud and come back -hopefully- soon for INNANETAPE. Savemoney.

Hip-Hop, Videos | ProbCause – Flex (Official Video)

Posted by on August 14, 2012

What we have here is the newest video done by FNT newcomer, ProbCause. Hailing from Chicago, Prob has been in the Chicago rap scene for a while now, even linking up with some big Chicago artists like Rockie Fresh, Twista, and others. The video was directed by Elijah Alvarado, who did Chance The Rapper’s “Hey Ma” video. If you’re digging this track make sure to look back for ProbCause’s EP “Recipe” which comes out on the 4th of September.


Hip-Hop | Tayyib Ali ft. Rockie Fresh – Shit I Know (Prod. by Jahlil Beats)

Posted by on January 12, 2012

We went from not hearing much from Tayyib for several months to seeing trigger happy Tay fire out two new tracks in less than a week. Call us spoiled, but this new one is lava.  Linking up with XXL Freshman nominee, Rockie Fresh, as they did on Rockie’s last mixtape, the two young guns have a fresh new sound for the new year.  Rockin’ Roc Nation’s own, Jahlil Beats’, production, it’s safe to say there is more than one artist deserving of an XXL nomination.  Grab last week’s release, “Tomorrow” as well as we get in line for the prince of Philly’s 3rd mixtape this spring.

Tayyib Ali ft. Rockie Fresh – Shit I Know (Prod. by Jahlil Beats)

Tayyib Ali – Tomorrow (Prod. by The Astronauts)

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Albums, Electro, Hip-Hop | The Madden Brothers – Before Volume One [Mixtape]

Posted by on November 12, 2011

Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte just dropped a mixtape with some pretty decent features. They linked up with artists such as Kreayshawn, Casey Veggies, Wiz Khalifa, Machine Gun Kelly & Tayyib Ali. The brothers said their main goal was to just have fun and be creative. I like the sound of this project it has a variety of different styles. It’s worth a listen.

DOWNLOAD: The Madden Brothers – Before Volume One [Mixtape]