Wednesday, August 27, 2014

J.R. Donato - Shroomz (Official Music Video)

Directed By Ted Cadillac x Frank Paladino

Although Chicago's J.R. Donato was scooped up by Taylor Gang and flown out west before gaining local recognition, he's still managed to become one of my favorite new artists out of the 'Go. Today J.R. returns to one of the singles that put his name on the proverbial underground map and whips up a visual for "Shroomz". If you're just getting in tune now, check out the J.R. Donato heavy "Something Outta Nothing", and be on the look out for his proper debut "North Pole" to drop later in the year.

Mpulse - Be Incredible (Mixtape)

Mpulse is no rookie here and he's dropped plenty of mixtapes during his career thus far, but he's calling "Be Incredible" his first full length album. Although Mpulse is putting the album title on it, he's still dishing out these eleven tracks for free! No features here, just Mpulse and a host of dope producers. Hit the jump to the tracklist and the rest of the project's details.

ACE B8gie - Bird's Eye View (Official Music Video)

Directed By Aaron Perkins Jr.

The stand out Bobby Johnson  produced banger from "The B8gie Foo Blues" has finally received the video treatment. Not that I thought it would be skipped since it appears ACE is dropping off visuals for every track on the EP, but I'm glad the wait is over. The man behind the camera is once again Aaron Perkins Jr., and he coveys "Bird's Eye View" in an appropriately dark manner. More from ACE B8gie and his #Crazy8s EP series soon.

Giftz - Grindin' Freestyle

The Lil Wayne single has been attempted by many including Chicago's Tree most recently, and now Giftz takes a shot at the "Carter V" instrumental. Enjoy the free verse while we wait on Giftz ESGN debut, "Mirrors".

Taylor Bennett: Sprite P.O.U.R.

Directed By Sprite

In Sprite's new web series called Purveyors of Urban Reality, the corporation links with Taylor Bennett at Classick Studios to get his take on the realities of Chicago music right now.

Retrospect x Daryn Alexus x Ben Kusel - Heard 'Em Say (Prod. Chris Classick)

After Retrospect's "The Breakout: Part One", we knew the Chicago duo was well equipped with rhymes, melodies, and top notch directorial skills bringing their records to life. Just over a year later, Quotes and Def Poet are almost ready to unleash their follow up "The Breakout: Part Two", and I'm anxious to see how it measures up to the debut. "Heard 'Em Say" featuring Daryn Alexus and Ben Kusel is the first official offering from the new tape, and It certainly sets the expectations high for the rest of the project.