Saturday, December 31, 2011
Graph explains his lack of control in the strip club in his new visual. This track goes hard, I like it a lot.
Stay Humble's D. Mose links up with Str8 Slammin's D-Edge for this new joint. I like what Gibbs is doing for Gary. We all know there are some great artists coming out of that city. Glad to see that they are teaming together and making a scene for themselves.
Another new cut from the kid Rockie Fresh. Can't wait for this "Driving 88". The buzz around this project is nuts and i'm certain it will meet expectations. Look for the release January 23rd. Until then, check out "Fly High".
New visual from Voyce and Diggins' collab project, "Sunrise2Sunset". Look for the entire video later today or tomorrow. Just depends on when it drops, I got shit to do today!!
I have to take this morning to catch up on dropping some new material from many Chicago artists that I have gathered just this week. The Stay Humble crew has been putting in work as usual and has dropped off several new projects to make your NYE more enjoyable.
Onis dropped a full project just a few weeks back, but he wasn't finished! Check out some details about the project below and hit the jump to download.
What is "The Orientation?" It's a beginning to a life long journey, geared towards sustaining an Onis(Honest) living. Capturing real life themes and situations, "The Orientation" offers something the regular Joe's and Jane's can relate and attach themselves to. "You know before every job or new stage in life, there's an orientation or introductory period. This project is the prelude to what's to come, an introduction. I want people to progress and grow with me on this path. It's a lengthy road to ultimate success. I just want to provide real, good music along the way." With sounds provided by Oneder of SKWOD and S.C, Onis lays down the foundation.- Onis
Thursday, December 29, 2011
New visual from "Powda 2 The People". These dudes are keeping the north east alive.
The two sons of a legend link up with BlueMotionTV for a new website that shadows their life as heirs to an empire. This looks real interesting. Check out several additional trailers HERE, and look for the official website launch in early 2012.
The Mp3 was released a while back, but this will now be the first single off their upcoming project, "James Kelly". The track is different, but I like it. A Bun verse makes everything okay.
Make sure to check out Ruby Hornet's upcoming Digital Freshness event. This should be an interesting night. Just like Action Bronson at the last event, this will be Mr. Mutha Fuckin' Exquire's first appearance in the Chi. Stream and Purchase his latest project, "Merry eX-Mas & Suck My Dick" below. I have to applaud Ruby Hornet for bringing these buzzing artists through our city. Show You Suck & King Louie, a couple of rising Chicago artists, will also be performing. Pick up tickets for $5 HERE.
Check out the new tape from Chicago artist Show You Suck. Hit the jump for the tracklist, download, and details on the upcoming release party at Reggies.
One of my favorite cuts off "Lock Out". Man am I glad P is back on the scene.
Some more footage from King Louie's post Big Jam party at Adriana's last weekend. Looks like the hood was in attendance. YP, Young Jeezy, Twista, Mello, and more were spotted in this clip.
Visual from "Son of a Gun". On a side note, if your interested in the "Goons" or "Super Chronic" jackets worn in the video, you can cop them at www.jugrnaut.com.
Couple random joints from Crooked I, enjoy!
Crooked I - Cocaine is a Helluva Drug
Crooked I - Sweet Freestyle
Producer Mike Will drops his latest mixtape with features by Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Ludacris and many more. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download. This will be a must have for the gangsta inside all of us.
Budden sits down with All Hip Hop and announces that the highly anticipated "Feature Presentation" will most likely not happen. He has some great verses in the vault from a number of artists, and they will be released, but just not sure when or where.
New visual from "#PhilAdeFriday2" which drops tomorrow. If you've been paying attention, you have probably heard most of this project, but i'm sure there will be some bonuses.
Reks is the definition of "slept on". Think what you want, but dude is one of the best rappers alive. If you haven't been paying attention, now is a good time to start. Here is the first release from his upcoming album "Straight, No Chaser", dropping soon. Oh, did I mention its entirely produced by Statik Selektah?!
Been waiting and waiting for "The Heir Up There" hosted by DJ Drama. Thought I could withstand the temptations and just wait to post the finished product, but there are just to many good leaks! Here is the latest, still no release date yet.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Esohel talks everyday struggles on his new visual for "Struggle & Pain" off his recent release of "Essential". Show some love and support the homie. Everyone can relate to this joint. I swear if I get one more fucking parking ticket for some bullshit i'm gonna lose it.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Below, Thelonious Martin apologizes for making another beat tape. Not necessary sir, we will happily accept it. Hit the jump for details!
I vowed to never drop another beat, but even Michael Jordan came back to the NBA twice. I took some time off to work on upcoming projects with DJ RTC, Vic Mensa, and Action Bronson so 2012 is looking up. Yet, before the year is up I wanted to give a preview of what’s to come. DMNDS includes a few remixes showcasing the talents of the New Jersey crew Tastemakers NJ, and a few unreleased beats. The last beat tape I released ( [Super] ) was in July, and it’s been far too long. So enjoy this small EP with your holiday leftovers and eggnog.
DJ Scend and Scheme link up to continue their "Helluva Year Mixtape" series. The full project will be available NYE, but the duo drops three tracks to keep everyone occupied until then.
Scheme - I Ain't Saying
Scheme - I Ain't Saying (2008) (produced by Alkota) by DJ Scend
Clew Rock - Chicago (I'll Take You There)
Clew Rock - Chicago (I'll Take You There) by DJ Scend
Jamal Science x Scheme - Born to Use Mics
Jamal Science - Born To Use Mics feat. Scheme (produced by Jamal Science) by DJ Scend
The Boss and Meek Mill go in on the WTT joint. Look out for "Rich Forever" coming soon.
BONUS: Sean Falyon - SFBE IN THE WILD
The Jet Life signee and one Cool Kid, Sir Michael Rocks
UPDATE: No collab project with Sincere, just some features, sorry to disappoint.
Ruby Hornet and itstheBino link up for an upcoming project, "On To The Next". Here is the second leak featuring Jon Connor.
Ruby Hornet & itstheBino Present: OTTN - Jon Connor- One Of Those Nights (Prod. Rude) by OTTN
Action Bronson x Statik Selektah x Mayhem Lauren x Maffew Ragazino x AG Da Coroner - Terror Death Camp (Official Music Video)
Another visual from Statik and Bronson's collaboration, "Well Done". This is not the first time i've seen Bronson do this type of stop motion visual. Can you name the action Figures?
A couple days back, the good folks over at www.fakeshoredrive.com announced that they would be releasing some Chi classics in the coming year. FSD alongside Jaycee will be digging through the vaults to uncover some lost gems. Here is the first offering. I'll let Andrew explain more in detail. (Side Note: Gotta love the big fat typo on the front cover!)
Happy Holidays (whatever you may celebrate) from the FSD family. Today, we’ve reunited with frequent contributor Jaycee to bring you DJ Mechanically Incline’s The Union Vol. 5 mixtape, which is a classic street set from 2003-04. The project features rare, unheard and somewhat unreleased music from the early-aughts.
Back in 03-04, Kanye was about to blow, Lupe was beginning to bubble, and a young MC by the name of Bump J was running the streets–and DJ Mechanically Incline was able to impeccably capture this era on this project.
Released in various stores around the city, The Union Vol. 5 featured music from Bump J (including a rare diss to Kanye and Cap-1–both beefs were quickly deaded, obviously), Kanye West (with Ye producing for relatively unknown artists, Da Truth), Sly Polaroid, Lupe Fiasco (before the mixtape surge), Count of L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Parkay, Cap-1 and a very young Skooda Chose. Trust when I say this is a rarity.
In the new year, Jaycee and FSD plan to bring you classic and out of print Chicago mixtapes and albums, that haven’t yet found life here on the internets. We’ve got a lot of heat in the chamber, so stay tuned in 2012. Today, we bring you this gift. Enjoy.
Over the weekend someone told me that some of the posts were getting to hood and I new some more party music... this is what I think of that!! Lol, i'm kidding. I appreciate all types of music, but it all depends on what is released that day. I would truly appreciate any feedback my readers have, so please comment on what you like and what you don't. Until then, enjoy a new joint from A-Mafia from his upcoming project, " Under The Scope".
I'm late on this little Christmas gift, but i'm sure its worth it. I have always appreciated Fab's Gangsta Grillz tapes. I'm certain it will make up for the disappointing "S.O.U.L. Tape"... we it better make up for it! Hit the jump for the details. Features from Meek Mill, Red Cafe, Lloyd Banks, and more.
I really do like this track, but the video is a little over the top. I just can't get into these types of visuals. What the hell is going on here?! The visual has nothing to do with the song, there is no story, and i'm just seeing a bunch of cliches.
Monday, December 26, 2011
WGCI held its annual Holiday concert last Friday featuring Jeezy, L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Wale, R. Kelly, and more. For some reason Future was taken off the line-up, but was still in town. Below, catch Future and King Louie doing their thing at Adriana's after the big show.
Great cover, great title, totally unexpected, but I'm not hatin! Features from Action Bronson, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, and more. Hit the jump for the details, but check out a little message from DZA below. Also after the jump...
BONUS: Smoke DZA - Christmas in the Trap (Official Music Video)
I put this gift together for you guys, with no promotion because a gift wouldnt be a good gift if it wasnt a surprise. download this, light ya christmas tree and enjoy #Rrrright – DZA
Nice visual from NJ artist Mista Encore. This hit my inbox several days ago and I like it, what do you think? The track is featured on dude's "Victory is Mine" EP, and you can download the entire project for free HERE. If you like the track, please support by purchasing on iTunes and give him a follow on Twitter @MistaEncore.
Below, we have a cut that was leftover from A.P.'s recent release, "Will I.E. (The Example)". I like this dudes style a lot. His tracks are consistent, and his delivery smooth, a true lyrical talent. Glad to show some support. There is also a quick bonus verse, make sure to download both tracks.
A.P. x Fantasia - Wishing on a Star
A.P. - Bring it on Freestyle
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Not a huge follower of Bei Maejor, but he recruited some beasts for this remix, had to check it out!
New track from an up and coming Chicago artist. You heard him on Asher Roth's new mixtape alongside Roth and Kenny Keys.
HIOOOOO! I've been dying to hear this project, and I've heard great things. Mic drops off a Christmas gift for everyone that is meant to be listened to start to finish, telling a tale of his home town, Riverdale. Hit the jump for the details. Presented by the homies at RH. If you haven't checked out their rehabbed website, do it now, very dope.
Boldy James... remember that name! Check out this visual off his debut project, "Trapper's Alley: Pros and Cons".
Big homie Eugene over at Stay Humble Ent. linked up with Freddie Gibbs while he was recording some tracks for Gibbs' upcoming album with Madlib. After the jump...
BONUS: Daz Dillinger x Freddie Gibbs - I Love Rap Money (Official Music Video)
A remix of a track that was featured on Topaz Jones' recent mixtape, "Hello My Name Is". The remix will be released on Thelonious' upcoming EP. Look for "DMNDS" tomorrow. Stream only below.
TrapDMNDS featuring Topaz Jones by KingThelonious
Leftovers is a 15 track mixtape featuring remixes and freestyles over some of the most notable production of 2011. Since the release of his last mixtape “Stir Fry,” ProbCause has been on tour with Twista, Electronic DJ Steve Aoki and most recently Machine Gun Kelly. Prob sticks with the Stir Fry music theme and combines multiple genres and styles while still creating a cohesive unique project. Leftovers dives even deeper into the Dubstep and Electronic sound but is balanced out by a strong indie rock presence.
Stir Fry pt 2: Leftovers will serve as an appetizer for ProbCause’s next full length project due out in February 2012 which will feature Action Bronson, Rockie Fresh, Mickey Factz, Mike Golden, YP, Sulaiman and Psalm one.
Prob will be performing this Wednesday (12-28-11) at the MID along with Araabmuzik, Flosstradamus and BBU.Hit the Jump for the tracklist and download.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
If your not listening to Action Bronson, I don't know what the fuck you are doing with your life! Dope video, dude is crazy creative. Off his collab project with Statik Selektah, "Well Done". Directed by Rik Cordero.
There has been so much material released from dudes upcoming tape with DJ Drama, "The Heir Up There". Here's a quick visual from "Trill Living 1.0". There are now 3 Trill Living tracks, so stay tuned for more.
I posted this already you say?! Nope, Wayne's verse got the axe and is replaced by A$AP Rocky. After the jump, check Banner talk shit about bloggers. Ouch homie! Gotta take the good with the bad people. If people want to interpret shit, let them. Isn't that why people listen to music?! It's like reading poetry, or any type of literature. Writers don't break it down part by part explaining shit, its up to the reader to interpret. Not all bloggers make a bunch of money off starting shit. I can only speak for myself, but I do it because I enjoy the music and want to share it with anyone who lends an ear to me. We give publicity to artists who may never have any other outlet, may never have been know by people without sites like this. Complain all you want, but we're helping artists build their brand and promote their music. If you don't want free promotion or don't like what we're doin, we can just stop supporting you. Don't know why artists want to shit on fans like that though... I digress.
I know nothing about Bubbly Eye prior to this visual, but he's from the Chi, signed to FLY ENT., and this beat is sick. Check it out.
Just a couple extra minutes that didn't air with the recent release of the "Hustler's Ambition" documentary.
Surprise EP from Ghostwridah, Merry Christmas! Don't sleep on this dude. I haven't seen a whole lot of buzz surrounding him yet, but he is extremely talented and talent should be recognized. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download.
The Michael Jordan Theory symbolizes all things great. This is a look at the parallels of the building of a dynasty through the eyes of one who is chasing the top spot in today’s competitive industry.
GhostWridah is planning to do just that, and this is a tribute to one whom provided a blueprint for excellence.
Anyone who knows GhostWridah knows he is a Jordan aficionado, so Poe Boy Music Group, alongside The L.Y.F.E. Music would like to introduce: The Michael Jordan Theory
Luda did a lot of venting on his latest mixtape, "1.21 Gigawatts". Meek Mill assists on the track... but isn't he "signed to a n*gga, who's signed to a n*gga, who's signed to another n*gga"?
The Jet Life family gets an assist from Killa Kyleon on this track featured on Corner Boy P's "Limitless" mixtape.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Jon Connor just drops a new mixtape, "Season 2", yet he is still dropping freestyles. This time he spits some rhymes to promote his rhymes. The Flint Michigan MC is gonna be a problem, get on board now if you haven't already.