Thursday, May 31, 2012
Directed By Jace
G-Scott keeps the visuals coming from his latest release, "Weekend in Los Vegas". This was definitely one of my favorite cuts off that project, glad it was given the visual treatment. Some of these kids don't pay attention to tracks until they have a visual, which I think is just crazy! Quit sleeping on good music, especially when artists put so much effort into giving you something for free.
Couple days late on this new ISM and blended babies collab, so if you don't have it by now, please don't sleep. Very ill project with some dope features. Hit the jump for the details and download!
You should know this name by now... Chicago's Martin $ky is making a name for himself sans any crew support. These local guys are flooding the internet with loosies, and it's been a challenge just keeping up with all of it. I can only imagine more is on the way from this Chi bread newcomer. On a side note, I apologize for the lack of posts thus far this week, catch up time is on the way!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Directed By Talented Film
Chicago emcee Youngsta puts out a new visual from his recently released "Rolex Talk". You don't hear much Chicago hip-hop come out of Lincoln Park, but Youngsta is the exception to this rule. He's been workin' for a minute and has some solid projects alongside Stefan Ponce, DJ O-Zone, DJ Victoriouz and more. Looking to learn more? Follow him @The80sBabyBabyy and hit up his blog to download his past projects. Oh yea, this is NSFW.
Directed By Romain Gavras
Love me a hood video, but I do miss the days when music videos were nothing but these high budget theatrical joints. Filmed in the Chi during NATO. Disclaimer: If you believe that last sentence you may have a very loose grip on reality.
This week's #TreatedTuesday track is here, but no animated GIF or Mp3 for "LL Cool" just yet. I'll update and re-post shortly. Until then, just enjoy this dope cut featuring Mic Terror, Gzus Piece, Lee Majorz, Hollywood Holt, and Million $ Mano.
More new from Thello Jay's upcoming project, "His Era". This shit is sounding pretty dope so far. Grab the DJ O-Zone radio edit below and look for the dirty/untagged version when his project drops. Hit the jump for some new material from Dave Coresh. He's back on the scene and I admit... I'm late.
For the #People'sCourt finale, Auggie goes in on Jay's "You Don't Know" track. As usual the shit is hot, and i'm sad to see the weekly series go, but there is a silver lining. Auggie will be working on a summer release with original production by Stefan Ponce called "#SWAG", and that will be followed up with another project called "#GWOP". @A9ER shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon and I'm pumped for the release of some original material!!
Monday, May 28, 2012
No beating around the bush here! Weezy makes it official by responding to Pusha's "Exodus 23:1". Looks like we have a legitimate rap beef here, wonder if who else will get involved.
LIL WAYNE - PUSHA T DISS by DJRELLYRELL
Another up and comer from the Chi. J-Illa is working on a new project called "Precision", so get introduced now. The track is HOT! and the Amercian Psycho inspired artwork is pretty ill as well.
You don't hear many Gambino tracks with features, but this duo works great. This will be featured alongside his other recent releases on an untitled upcoming mixtape.
Childish Gambino - Black Faces (Ft. Nipsey Hussle) (prod. Boi-1da) by Thissongissick.com
Directed By Chris Brown
Chris Breezy drops a self directed visual from his upcoming "Fortune" album which is set for release July 3rd. Hit the jump for a new track from an upcoming mixtape that will precede "Fortune".
Tech releases a visual from the "Welcome To The Strangeland" compilation, dedicating it to our troops on this beautiful Memorial Day.
Chicago's E-Money recently received some shine from DJ TimBuck2 and WGCI's "Go ILL Radio". I'm new to E-Money, but this is definitely a good introduction. What are your thoughts"
Due to the recent attention MTV has given Tree's latest mixtape, the Chicago emcee decided to add a couple tracks and re-release the project. You can grab each bonus track below, or cop the entire project HERE if you haven't already. If your new to Tree, I insist you give him a chance, his sound is like none other!
Tree x Mibbs - MTV (Prod. Tree)
( MTV ) - TREE FT MIBBS OF PAC DIV PROD BY TREE @MCTREEG by @MCTREEG BEATS - SOULTRAP
Chicago eastsider hits us with a smooth catchy joint from is upcoming project. "Da King & Da Prince" is coming soon!
BONUS: Buddapkhan x Butta Da Prince - Do Tha Tony
Dom drops his first single from his highly anticipated "Yellow Album". Expect for from the left coast emcee leading up to his late June release date.
DOM KENNEDY MY TYPE OF PARTY by DOMKENNEDY
"No weezing the juice!"
Show You Suck is back with another edition of his "All _____ Everything" tracks. An ode to Slurpees, its that simple! This is why I enjoy Show's music so much, I can relate to this type of content. I'm nearly 30, I'm a student, a professional, and I have no interest in popping pills or sippin' lean. I'm very content with blunts, a bad broad, and of course a Slurpee on this wonderfully chill Memorial Day.
All Rad Everything: Show You Suck (prod. by Cardo) by Rubyhornet
Directed By Stefan Klapko
This "Pennies In My Pocket" visual is not new, so if you think you've seen it before, you probably have. It's first time around, it was neglected by me and it definitely deserves your attention. Grade Aplus and director/photographer Stefan Klapko are consistently putting out some dope videos.
Here we the fried chicken & Archer rerun ladened the visual for Chicago's own #LOD affiliate Grade Aplus' Slackin'. His version of ScHoolBoy Q's Nightmare On Figg St. from the project Pennies In My Pocket available for free download via Grade's tumblr (GradeApl.us)
The homie TwoLetterz has been relentless with these loosies, but I don't hate it. The Chicago emcee offers something different to the mix of hip-hop in the city right now. If you don't know about him yet, make sure you put the headphones in and listen! "Harold's Chikken (Ambition)" EP coming soon.
Gucci's new tape is here and its full of some dope beats and collaborations. Even Chicago's Young Chop gets a production credit. It was only a matter of time before those two linked up. Hit the jump for all the details.
Directed By Ogun Pleas
Chicago's A.O.N. enlists the Chief Keef and Young Chop for his latest visual/track. It's funny just how many music videos have been shot at Chief Keef's grandma's house due to his current house arrest situation. It will be strange when that ankle bracelet is removed, but hopefully we get a little more variety in the types of visuals we see.
BONUS: Chief Keef x Red Cafe - 3 Hunna (Remix)
Directed By Doc Da Mindbenda
Some new visuals from Chicago emcee ACE Boon. Not to familiar with him, but this Kennan Coke assisted, self produced joint is pretty hot. The video is another addition to the resume of Doc Da Mindbenda and the Grindhouse.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Chicago newcomers, Supreme Regime just released their debut album, "Sloane Peterson" at Jugrnaut recently. They will celebrate their album release alongside Save Money and The Village crews tomorrow night, Sunday, May 27th.
Dotkom, of Chicago duo The WHOevers, drops off another quality loosie to enjoy. From a Chicago that has recently strayed from a style it has generally been known for, I can appreciate the true lyricism that the WHOevers bring to the table. I love all of what Chicago hip-hop has to offer these days, but I insist it be well rounded.
Rythmatkcomposer_ JAPANDREW x DOTKOM by - JAPANDREW -
New Air Jordan anthem fresh for the dawn of summer. The 1st peek into Griffen's long-awaited Facemob Music debut, "Apotheosis" slated for a fall release. This Michael Jeffery Jordan-influenced joint was produced by up-and-comer Eric Kovacs (@EricKovacs) and mixed by Mr Dutch Cannon (@FlyyingDutchman). "Jeffs" is the definitive Jordan "sneakerhead" soundtrack. This is what Niketown tastes like......lol.
FACEMOB MUSIC!Jeffs by Griffen
Directed By Zae
Lil Durk drops some new material from behind bars. The recent Def Jam signee has a planned to release more new material until his release in a couple months. This track is featured on Durk's latest release, "I'm Still A Hitta".
CB4 is the 2nd release from TreStyle's up coming mixtape Dark Days Bright Nights. Prod. by Coop(@coopacshakur) all of F.A. came together for this track and created a hard hitting song that all will appreciate. Dark Days Bright Nights will be dropping soon.CB4 by FATheSquad
Video By LiftedMike
What's that? You missed the Curren$y tour during its stop in Chicago last Wednesday? Have no fear, catch Spitta's entire set here! Part one is up top and continue after the jump for the rest. Also after the jump, check out a cool day in the life video of Curren$y while he tours to promote the release of "The Stoned Immaculate".
If my memory serves me correctly, Yung Jaroc is a New York emcee who you may recall from his singles he dropped with Lil Durk and Chief Keef a while back. Well, those joints as well as some other trap bangers are featured on his brand new DJ Victouriouz hosted tape. Hit the jump for the download and details.
Friday, May 25, 2012
The ISM's new project featuring all Blended Babies production drops this Monday! I've heard about this collab for some time, but the release is a surprise. To get you through the weekend and give you a taste of what you can expect, GLC drops two brand new tracks featuring Chicago's Kids These Days and Raheem DeVaughn. Hit the jump for the second track.
GLC x Kids These Days - Pimp You
New Fat Joe joint featuring 'Ye. Don't get to excited about the artwork though, all those notables are just on the hook. Could have had anyone do what they did, but just for the sake of name dropping Joe enlists some heavy hitters for his new single.
Directed By Bill Paladino
Here it is... the joint that has caused some serious backlash artists like Lil Wayne and Young Chop. Although Pusha-T doesn't name names, the track is definitely taking shots, and some people took that shit personally. Wayne and Chop both responded with a blatant "F*ck Pusha T". The beef continues! I don't mind at all if this is the quality of tracks we can expect. This joint is hot!
Pusha-T Exodus 23:1 by pusha-t
Not three biggest names in Chicago at the moment, but the buzz is building. These are all names to keep an eye out for this year.
BONUS: Spenzo - Understand Me Freestyle
With the amount of times this song has been placed in front of me, it would be irresponsible to continue to ignore it. You may recognize Lili's soulful voice collaborations with Naledge and Chance The Rapper, but this one is from her upcoming solo project "Metal Petals".
Come In [Prod. Thelonious Martin] by lilik
People who know me, know that I do not care for 50 Cent, not since "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" at least. I know some of you may enjoy it, and it is a Gangsta Grillz tape, so i'll give it a try. I'll listen this weekend, but if it sucks I'm taking it down. Download while you can!! Hit the jump for the details. Features include Eminem, 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg and more.
Highlife, member of Naledge's Brainiac Society, drops a couple jams from his upcoming mixtape, "The 20 Minute Tape".
Highlife x BJ The Chicago Kid x Vic Spencer x Naledge - Either Way It Goes (Prod. Million $ Mano)
Highlife - Silly Raps (Prod. Tony Baines)
"Live From The Underground" drops June 5th, but until then, enjoy the remix to "Temptation" on the house.
Big K.R.I.T. - Temptation (Remix) (feat. Juicy J & Waka Flocka Flame) by BIGKRIT
Directed By Tony Shane
So glad Ruby Hornet was in house to cover this event, and even more glad that the first piece of footage to drop was Hollywood's debut of his new single, "Two Phones". This performance was so dope, make sure to catch this dude live if you haven't had that experience. His debut album is finally set to be released this summer. Be on the look out for "Hollywood Holt's Greatest Hits" coming soon. #Treatedcrew
tabi re-releases his popular "The Summer Years" album in the form of "The Endless Summer", and did I mention it's free!? Hit the jump for the download and details. The production is handled by Ski Beatz and features include Murs, Spitta, Nicole Wray, Mos Def and more.
Directed By Stan Perry Jr
New visuals from Bronson and another collaboration with SODMG's Riff Raff. Are these collabs supposed to be a joke? Is Riff Raff a joke? The guys rhymes... well, they don't rhyme. I'm not a fan, but Bronson and Milwaukee emcee Dana Coppafeel hold this track down. If you like the track, it's available on iTunes now!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Directed by David Turvey
Chicago emcee Kidd Russell definitely didn't keep in the Chi for the latest video from his upcoming EP. He takes it to the left coast to film with label mate Cisco Adler for this fun summer anthem.
After Dropping "Pulaski Day" in March which is nearing 200,000 views Kidd Russell (@kiddrussell) releases his second single off his new EP being released by Bananabeat.com (bananabeat records). This new song/video "are we having fun yet?" features Cisco Adler (@mrciscoadler) on the hook. It has a high energy beastie boys feel to it mixing rock & hip hop. It's will be on the front page of VEVO on May 30th.
The latest offering from Save Money's Kami de Chukwu is a busy track... In fact, the artwork fits it perfectly! Kami is assisted on the track by his Save Money brethren Preston San
Laboratory (Prod. Jonwayne) by Kami de Chukwu
You never know when to expect new music from Chicago's TwoLetterz. There does not appear to be any rhyme or reason behind it, but it is obvious that he's busy and does not intend to stop anytime soon. Great verse over a Redman classic.
No I.D. is cranking out new tracks with his group Cocaine 80's, and still manages to run shit over at Def Jam. Catch two of the group's most recent offerings below.
Cocaine 80's - Unchain Me/Love 3x
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Just a little something from Keef's DJ Drama hosted mixtape, "Finally Rich", which drops tomorrow! We knew he was working on several projects, but with the recent release of "Back From The Dead" and the GBE compilation by the Trap-A-Holics, I didn't expect something so soon... especially a Gangsta Grillz tape! After the jump check out the behind the scenes footage on the set of "Monster".
The wait is over, and i'm sorry for being a couple days late on this one. This is the first single from "Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album". It's a stream only up top, but you can download on iTunes. Also, after the jump check out Lu sit down with Tony Sculfield and The Morning Riot
That "God Forgives, I Don't" is sounding tough! Not that I expected anything less, but that last release with Usher had me thinkin'. Back to business as usual here with the help of MMG capo Meek Mill.
I've heard of Thello J, but don't know a lot about, I am on the other hand, pretty familiar with Chicago's Chandler London since he dropped the very dope "The Science Of Sleep". The duo come together for the first single from Thello J's upcoming "His Era".
Will is back this week with another visual from his "Rite of Passage" project. A very dope album that you all should have, by the way. The Florida emcee continues to push a smooth flow, this time over a beat produced by SMKA.
I'm messin' with this track! TwoLetterz has only been on my radar for a few months, but this new music is superb. If you're not listening, start now, the kid has spit.
Lyrical Criminal is the second single off TwoLetterz' EP, HaroldzChikken (Ambition), featuring Prob Cause. Look for the EP soon.Lyrical Criminal [feat. Prob Cause] (Prod. Roman Flwrs) by 2woLetterz
Directed By Puma For The Program
Jon Connor is certainly no stranger to hard work. Already releasing 3 projects this year, and continues to pump out videos to his monster of a mixtape, "Season 2". I'm not sure how Connor hasn't blown up yet, but it's only a matter of time, start listening now.
Not a ton needs to be said here... There's a new alchemist project coming down the pipe, it's set to release July 17th, and it features Action Bronson, Mayhem Lauren, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Danny Brown and more. Hit the jump for the full list of credits.
DJ Khaled x Chris Brown x Rick Ross x Nicki Minaj x Lil Wayne - Take It To The Head (Official Music Video)
Directed By Colin Tilley
New video for "Take It To The Head", a banger from Khaled's upcoming "Kiss The Ring".
Chicago legends Do or Die are back on the scene and working on something new just after Belo's release from prison. This is a brand new track, but it brings me way back. Can't wait to hear what they are cookin' up.
Another leak from DZA's upcoming collaboration with producer Harry Fraud. Now i've been a DZA fan for some time, but some days I can't mess with him because I want something a little more upbeat. I think Harry Fraud solved that problem for me. "Rugby Thompson" drops June 19th.
Smoke DZA - Kenny Powers by Smoke DZA