Wednesday, April 23, 2014
It's been over a year since Esohel dropped a solo record, but after a couple warm up feature verses, the local emcee links with DJ Poor for the first offering from his triumphant return. DJ Poor takes the reigns behind the boards for the forthcoming "Dopamine", and so far it sounds like he's stepped up for the occasion.
Directed By J Krown
This past weekend, Logan and his team shut down Reggies with an incredible lineup including himself, Saba, St. Millie and more. Up top, each performer and then some participated in good ole fashion cypher in Reggies' infamous green room.
If you missed the event, hit the jump for to catch a portion of Saba and Logan's sets courtesy of Heart of the City TV.
Tokyo Shawn makes his second appearance as TOWKIO, so the name change seems to be sticking. In his latest, TOWKIO is joined by his Save Money Brethren Kami de Chukwu and Joey Purp for this aggressive creation scored by A Billion Young. This one is for all those moments when there's nothing else to do but exclaim SH!T. The "Hot Chips N Chop Stix" EP is on deck, but "Wave Theory" is still in the works, and according to TOWKIO's Soundcloud, it may now be called ".Wav Theory".
The Boy Illinois has been plenty busy during the first quarter of this year, making his rounds and promoting last year's "Jean Baptiste" album. With all the good news and recognition Illi has been receiving, it's suprising that "Dress Accordingly" is just one of less than a handful of new songs he has dropped so far this year. We get a couple verses out of The Boy Illinois over Q's "Man of the Year", but this man is due for something original this summer. I'll be sure to keep you posted when I hear what's next up for Mr. Illinois.
Like I said the other day, there was no shortage of 420 offerings, and some are just coming across my desk now. Trap kingpins Flosstradamus whipped up a short four track mix of original tracks for listeners to kick their morning off right. The download is only available for a couple more days, so don't sleep!
Video By RedEye
For those of you that picked up a RedEye this morning, you already know this was on the way. Mirroring this morning's print story, the RedEye followed around Chicago up and comer St. Millie to give an inside look at the struggles associated with trying to break out in a scene that is saturated with rappers. Millie may seem small time in the grand scheme of things, but his music can compete with the city's top contenders any day. Watch the short documentary up top, pick up a RedEye today if you haven't and tell someone about out homie St. Millie.
With Kal's new EP only being three tracks long, you know he still has plenty to offer. Released just a moment ago, Kal is joined by LOD's Blakkass Westley and Supa Bwe to assist in throwing optimism right out the window. Sometimes positivity is overrated, especially if it's just an act. Be real with Kal and the squad, and take a listen to this banger.
Premiering via WeAreTar late last night, Sidewalk Kal, formerly of Impolite Society serves up his first solo EP since his departure from the group. Short and sweet, only three tracks deep, but Kal uses each cut to define his direction as a solo emcee and a producer. Kal is about to get it poppin this summer, and this is just the introduction.
Tune into Jarred A.G. and Carl's "Frequency" to get a glimpse of what you can expect on Jarred's upcoming "CANVAS" project. This one is hella smooth, so use caution when listening, it may just put you into a post lunch trance.
Brand new joint from BeNda World aka BeNda, a west side born, near north side raised native, former Legit Ballin records signee, is currently on a nationwide tour with the 17th floor cover band. He dropped me an exclusive joint last week & I felt it only right to share it with the world.!!!! This is his new single "#OMM" which stands for "Outta My Mind" is inspired by the cult classic record "Poison" from "Bell Biv Devoe". This song meshes the 90's new jack swing sound with BeNda's cutting edge lyrical approach . Give this a listen & share it with your friends. This joint is definitely a head ringer.