Wednesday, November 26, 2014

theWHOevers - Gangrene (IYWI2)



We're still a little ways out from a new theWHOevers' project, but while they has us waiting Dotkom and J Arthur serve up a dark loosie featuring a dope flip of the "Mercy" instrumental by Brian Kidd. "Gangrene" is normally nothing to be happy about, but in this case theWHOevers' version is an exception to the rule. The next project from this Chicago duo, "Black & White & Born To Use Mics", is due out in early 2015 and will be a double disc featuring solo projects from both DotKom and J Arthur. More on that in the near future.

For now check out the track and hit the jump for details on where to catch theWHOevers perform tonight along with Retrospect.

Filthy Rich x Paris Beuller - Filthy (Official Music Video)



Directed By OgĂșn Pleas

Chicago artist Filthy Rich gives us classic bars and a smooth delivery over a Paris Beuller production & hook. Filthy got it out the mud and let's you know there's no quit in him when it comes to the paper chase.

Written By DJ Hustlenomics

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Sunday Candy



We all know Chance The Rapper as a solo artist, now meet Chance the Rapper as one-fourth of the band, The Social Experiment. Led by Donnie Trumpet, The Social Experiment includes Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, and Nate Fox and their first single "Sunday Candy" features singer Jamila Woods on the hook. It's definitely refreshing to hear live instruments in hip-hop, and with a collective of piano, trumpet, and drum sounds, The Social Experiment does not disappoint. An official release date for the band's full length project, "Surf" has yet to be released; hopefully it contains more feel-good tracks like this one.

Klevah - MANdown (Prod. Eric Surreal)



Champaign-based MC Klevah lets us know exactly what kind of man she's not interested in on "MANdown" (spoiler: she's not into guys who are "still wearing Gucci clothes"). The sole MC in the Central Illinois group, "The Gr8THinkaz," Klevah released her debut solo album, "The W8" in 2013. With a tight beat breakdown about halfway through the track, "MANdown" is the second single from her upcoming project "Golden," due later this year.

Monday, November 24, 2014

ACE B8gie - Unholy (Prod. Plainro)


ACE B8gie makes his first delivery since August's "Bird's Eye View" and it's an evil one. "Unholy" is just a loose track to chew on until ACE's next EP in his #Crazy8s series.

On a related note, how many ACE fans noticed that Beyonce got her hands on the Bobby Johnson production used in "Bird's Eye View"? I'm not sure what ACE's opinion is, but if you're an artist and wish to avoid this type of thing it's important to understand your production lease or purchase agreement.

De' - Banks (Prod. The High Composers)



What do you get and you mix Milwaukee with Chicago? You get De', a Wisconsin native that brought his talents to prosper in the big city. We don't know much about De'Brence just yet, but he does have a mixtape on the way. We'll likely learn plenty and hear more new music in the near future.