Saturday, June 30, 2012
Mr. Glover gives Sway the green light to release the latest single from Gambino's forthcoming "Royalty" Get the tape July 4th. I love the "Camp" album, and this seems to be just as good from what i've heard thus far.
Directed By Will Gates & Da Visionaryz
The remix finally gets a visual! If you don't have "Now or Neva" yet, not sure what the hold up is... Look for "Don't Feed Da Killaz 4" to surface sometime this summer.
Directed By: Daniel Czernilofsky
Staying in the Three 6 Mafia mood today, here's Juicy J's latest visual for his new track featuring The Weeknd, "Codeine Cups".
Chicago emcees Shugga and Keenan Coke release a fresh track produced by Grindhouse producer Doc Da Mindbenda. This jazzy cut has a simple message that can be appreciated with the windows down , the volume up, and kush in the air. Doc has been on his grind this summer, more projects from him coming soon.
Smoke N Ride by fadednation
Directed By Jordan Hantak & Taka Osada
Catch the InteLLects tonight in DeKalb, and again very soon a little closer to home. Details on the way.
The Intellects is a hip-hop trio from Chicago, IL consisting of emcees banksthegenius and thekidDIRTY, alongside live percussionist Jon Lewchenko. "Summertime" is the first official offering from this collaborative effort. They are currently working on their first official EP which will be entirely produced by Pierre DeJournette to be released later this summer. In the meantime The InteLLects put together this visual as a teaser for whats to come. Catch The InteLLects performing live @ . . . 7th Street Space in Dekalb on Saturday 6/30.
The third leak from Pugs Atomz's -Euro P, no more pages in the passport" Is dedicated to the beautiful women of summer that make you take that double take....based around the london slang "Can I get a butchers". This song is produced by London's The Hics members Young Fury & Sam Evans (Florence and the Machine) ENJOY
Pugs Atomz-look good prod. The Hics by pugsatomz
Directed By Austin Vesely
Save Money's Preston San preps the release of his debut project "Community Service" with the release of a new video. Look for the release of that project on July 4th.
Thursday night at the Metro was definitely an epic evening. With a nice late start time, people were gettin it in from the start, including myself. Moral was high and with the exception of a couple small scuffles and a mosh pit or two, the night was peaceful and a ton of fun. Chicago was in the building with performances from GLC featuring Gaggie and Chella H, Mikey Rocks featuring the Tooth Pick Clique, and YP. A host of other familiar faces in the crowd including members of Save Money and Treated Crew. Triple Six performed all the hits, and Juicy J stole the show with a lot of new cuts too. Great show, and if you missed it, hit the jump if you feel like having regrets.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Gangsta Gibbs and Madlib celebrate their EP release by dropping the title track to the collaboration. "Shame" can be streamed and purchased HERE.
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Shame feat. BJ the Chicago Kid by Rappcats
Chicago streetwear company Enstrumental releases a new design featuring A Tribe Called Quest and the Leaders of The New School. This great retro design can be purchased at enstrumental.bigcartel.com. Hit the Jump for additional pics.
Directed By Strange Customs
"Customized Greatly Vol. 3" is out now!
All theses buzzing female emcees in Chicago, and they all get along?! Chella, Katie, and Sasha are all working on something new, and this will be featured on all of them. Sure to be a hot summer single, I don't blame 'em.
BONUS: Sasha Go Hard - Badd Ass (Prod. Absolut-P)
St. Alfred has dropped a ton of new gear within the last couple weeks including their summer offering and this year's cross town classic attire. Check out all the colorways at stalfred.com and purchase via phone at (773) 486-7159 or visit them at 1531 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622. More pics after the jump.
Was listening to Pusha Ton this afternoon and thought to myself... I have never and will never have any interest in cooking crack, but when this dude rhymes, it makes me feel like it has always been one of my favorite past times. Pusha is the king of that dope boy rap. I think he even surpasses Jeezy. Agree or disagree, I give no f*cks.
Naledge has been a maniac this summer. For his latest mixtape, he releases some freestyles and unreleased cuts. Some we have heard and some we haven't, but the summer isn't over for the Brainiac, "Chicago Picasso 2" is still on the way. Hit the jump for the download and details.
I didn't even know Dom was prepping a problem, but he has definitely been overdue. Features include Rick Ross, Too $hort, Freddie Gibbs and more. Hit the jump for the details and download.
Gary Indiana's G-Scott liberates a dope leftover from the "Weekend in Los Vegas" recording sessions. This is just the beginning for Scott as he preps a new project repping Freddies Gibb's Str8 Slammin' crew.
Only Human (Prod. By DoLa) by gscottking
Video By Nigel D Media
One of the better recaps from Chief Keef's debut at NYC's SOBs. Chicago has been taking over NY this past week. Expect some more show footage and details on your favorite Chicago emcees shortly.
Art of StoryTellin' is the second leak off of Dj Chi's "Get Rich With Your Friends" mixtape coming out July 2nd. This song features ILL AVE, a new hip hop trio consisting of Femdot, Gy The Prophet, and Dj Chi. Art of Storytellin' has a smooth soul sample with Gy and Femdot both telling a story of a really bad day. Gy's story tells of a black male hustler caught up in today's society while Femdot's story is more of a comedy of just terrible things that could happen to a average nerd.
Directed By Ronnie West
Houston's Hollywood Floss drops off new visual for a short anthem. Just one verse and a catchy hook, but I could listen for a few extra minutes. How bout some features?!
"What They Waitin On" serves as the latest single from FLOSS mixtape The Legend Begins to get a video treatment. In the tradition of so many great hip-hop songs before it, FLOSS' aim with the new single is simple: show and prove/have summer fun. But while the idea may be simple, the execution is far from it, with FLOSS delivery of quick witted lyrics and deft wordplay along the way; "A good old brag track."
A new single from the 2008ighties collective surfaced today. No word where this joint will end up, but these guys are continuing to work. Would love to hear more from the BRKF$T Club soon.
Neak "Celebration Of Life's ILLZ (Slot-A Body Bags Remix)" Feat. GLC & Lungz from Aaron Perkins Jr (APJ FILMS) on Vimeo.
Directed By Aaron Perkins Jr.
Latest visual and one of my personal favorites from Neak's "Love Greater // The Prequel" deluxe edition. Neak and the crew take over Soundscape Studios for a this black & white video directed by Aaron Perkins Jr.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Chicago's Chandler London and Esohel spit bars about being deep in this game. I think about being past the point of no return daily. There's no going back! Dynamic's "Rolling in the Deep" sampled beat accompanies their rhymes perfectly.
Directed By Mic Terror
All of Treated Crew joins Mic Terror at Code of Conduct for the first offering in Mic's new weekly series, #MondaysAreTerrible. The scenery may look familiar because it appears that this was filmed back when MTV was in town for the weekend interviewing the Crew for Chicago's Sucker Free special. Needless to say, I was sad to see #TreatedTuesdays go, but this will help fill the void. The homie Doc Da Mindbenda behind the boards on this one.
You may recognize the track from Keef's last release, "Back From The Dead". Yo Gotti hops on the remix, and you track will be re-released on the DJ Drama hosted, and extremely delayed "Finally Rich" mixtape. I guess when you ink a deal, the label pumps the breaks a little. Releasing regular cuts is a good sign though, hopefully we see that project soon.
Hit the jump for a behind the scenes look into the upcoming visual for Tree and Jig Dolla's new single.
TREE commissions fellow chicagoan - west sider Jigdolla for a verse on this street hit produced by TREE @@MCTREEG BEATS - SOULTRAP himself... look for it on the TREE fT THE CITY PROJECT AS WELL AS jigdollas next release.... STAY TUNED FOR MORE SOULTRAPPROLLY - TREE FT JIGDOLA PROD BY TREE @MCTREEG by @MCTREEG BEATS - SOULTRAP
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The way this video was hyped up, I expected a more cliche, high budget visual for the first single to "Welcome To: OUR HOUSE". Shouldn't have doubted Slaughterhouse, these guys are just always playing games. The Eminem intro is classic!
There has been a ton of music that has dropped last week and I don't want you all to miss out on anything, so hit the jump for a brief wrap-up of just what went down. New music from XV
Kids These Days have been busy working hard on their debut project, "Traphouse Rock", and making appearances on Conan, that we have not heard much new material. For the groups latest offering, they put their own spin on Kanye's "Flashing Lights".
BONUS: Nico Segal x Greg Landfair Jr. x GLC x The O'Mys - Apple Pie (Prod. Blended Babies)
Chicago's mixtape bully, DJ V-Dub, drops the latest in his "We Affiliated" compilation series. Hit the jump for the details and downloads. If you want the latest in Chicago street music, V-Dub is your man.
Chicago boutique brand EndsWealthCorp releases some great new tanks, tees, and other light weight gear just in time for this summer heat. Hit the jump for additional photos, but make sure to check out all the available styles and colorways at their webpage.
Haven't been paying attention to the WHOevers lately? Missed a track or two in their weekly series? Hit the jump for the full compilation.
BONUS: Dotkom - Get It From All
Dotkom - Get It From All by theWHOevers
Directed By DGainz
Not sure if this single will land on "The Morning After Pill" or "Do You Know Who I Am?" or both?! It is definitely an aggressive anthem to represent the Chi's "Real Bitches". Hit the jump for Sasha's video for "Know What To Do".
After the jump check out footage of Wale and Santigold as they perform at Marquardt Trucking Company in Chicago's near west side for Vitamin Water and Fader's "Uncapped" concert series. Video by my now favorite amateur concert videographer, PursuitofDopenessChi.
BONUS: Wale - I'm Good Freestyle
Directed By G-Dot
"Drugz" is available now! This is definitely one T Dot artist that i am messin' with right now and if you're into that grimey, trap sound, you need to have his latest project.
Hit the jump to check out Calez' deluxe re-release of his debut project he dropped earlier this year. If you don't have the original, definitely don't sleep on this. If you do have the original, download this one too, there are several new tracks! After the jump check out the updated tracklist, download and a quick freestyle Calez did in response to Jadakiss' endorsement.
This new cut from up and comer Martin $ky slipped past my radar last week, but thankfully not for long. The track will be featured on Marty's forthcoming "MEMBER$ ONLY" EP. Hit the jump for the project trailer.
BONUS: Femdot x Martin $ky - Chi State of Mind
This episode of "Life On The Otherside" takes a behind the scenes look Rockies tour life. Watch him perform an exclusive freestyle, chop it up with DMX (this guy is sober?!), and a live performance while in New Orleans.
NYC's Troy Ave releases the final chapter in his "Bricks In My Backpack" series. The often slept on emcee has offered a lot of quality records in the past, so i'm anxious to see what he has to offer here. Features include Action Bronson, Fabolous, Avon Blocksdale and more. Hit the jump for the details and download.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
City of Win launched its Artist Series in June, with the Windy City brand presenting new mixtapes from local artists each month. DeCamry first teamed up with City of Win for the streetwear brand’s compilation album, W1N Vol. I, which featured over 25 Chicago hip hop artists. Blazéd (pronounced blah-ZAYED) features a solo DeCamry over beats by TOPE, CDC, Infinite 88’s, and Madlib, as well as engineering by Stefan Clark of City of Win. “Precious Things” is the third and final single from Blazéd, following recent releases “Doses” and “Dew Yew Neu.”
Chicago's world traveler, Euro P, is back in the 'Go after touring in Europe for some time. Pugs doesn't wait long before getting right back to it, dropping another single from his forthcoming mixtape.
The second leak from Pugs Atomz's "Euro P, no more pages in the passport" project is here. When I heard this beat on tour in Greece I reached out to Julien Dyne (drummer, producer) from Wellington New Zealand and got the green light to make the record we have here today "The Fall" a song of victory over circumstance "a kid from ghetto giving his all, taking the wold on victory at any cost"
- Pugs AtomzPugs Atomz -The Fall by pugsatomz
The first single from Kami's upcoming mixtape, "Light". No date yet, but stay tuned, Kami De Chukwu is next up from the Save Money crew.
BONUS: Brian Fresco - GO!
Friday, June 22, 2012
Below, check out a stream for the final release from the upcoming "His Era". Look for Thello's new project July 10th with features including Chandler London, Dave Coresh, and Rello.
I Don't Really by Thello Jay Era
This Icon record should not be mistaken for arrogance, it's simply a display of pure confidence. This record is for all the dreamers that want to do seemingly impossible things but still believe in themselves fully. I'm saying I'm going to be a Icon because I don't want to just have success, I want to be the single most important artist on the face of the planet. I want a legacy that will live long after I die. And from the trumpets to the raging guitars and earth shaking bass I feel this record drills that message into the minds of all that hear it...BITCH I'M BOUT TO BE A ICON!!
Facemob signee and member of Chicago's Stay Humble family drops off a new loosie. Some how this release slipped by me, but I want to try and make up for it by giving you all a Onis' latest release as a bonus. Hear Onis remix Muhsinah's "Gone" after the jump.
VENDETTA by Griffen
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Directed By Blak Sheep
We know Durk has a little stock pile of new material to share during his time behind bars, but we haven't heard much since his incarceration. Not to worry, he's back with Lil Reese for a visual to their Young Chop produced banger. Lil Durk's "Till I'm Free" and Lil Reese's "I Don't Like" mixtapes are coming soon.
Directed By DGainz
No better look right now than to have a Chief Keef feature. KP enlisted the recently signed Keef to assist on his latest offering "Choppa Go Bang". The video appears to have been filmed prior to Chief Keef's release from house arrest, his Grandma's crib is all to familiar to many people at this point.
Directed By jeromed.com
Can't get enough of this new cut?! Purchase the track iTunes now. #Treated
Donnis' debut Fool's Gold single "Gone" launched the ATL-bred MC onto MTV and radio, the cover of XXL's hotly contested Freshman Issue, and concert stages worldwide. His latest FG release is the superpowered bass boom of "Hello Kitty," an irresistible club rap anthem destined to rattle car trunks and grease stripper poles all summer. It's the first tease of what's in store on Donnis' forthcoming Break Hundreds And Hearts EP, which promises even more futuristic jeep beats and Parental Advisory-stickered odes to freaks around the globe.
#LOD representative Cadillac Duke lets loose the first release from his upcoming project "Polo Drippin', Soup Sippin'" coming this summer. "On That Dro" along most of the new mixtape is produced by Mike Jaxx. Roll up and enjoy!
On That Dro by CadillacDuke
The homie TwoLetterz is making music like no one else in his generation. If you don't know him yet, I assure you that you will. He is working on his new album and would like to release a mixtape sometime before that. I've had a chance to chop it up with dude about what he's working on, and some collaborations we can expect on the album. I'm not trying to ruin any surprise, but there are some serious local emcees involved, stay tuned for more on that soon.
Losin' You [HipHop] by 2woLetterz
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Directed By Heart of the City TV
We finally get the finished project from Young Giftz collab with Tree. The single has been out for some, the behind the scenes followed, and now check the finished visual as Giftz and Tree take you to whats left of Cabrini Green. This single will be featured on the Sean Mac and Vic Lloyd hosted "Lake Effect 1.5: The Re-Rock"
The Chicago duo get nasty for their latest offering, but it's another success in my opinion! Theses dudes are doing shit, and all by themselves. Rappers, take notes!!
You can already tell from the picture above that this is going to be a fun one! Our fourth release, "In This Bitch" focuses on those freak nasty moments that will be cherished forever. We know you've had your share of freak nasty moments aswell. ;)Animuse - In This Bitch (Prod by. Savier) by TheBeatOffChicago
Snapback dropped of another loosie he produced for Chicago's Ebone Hoodrich. This. Shit. Bangs! Did you have any doubt?!
Auggie releases his first solo visual, and it seems to mirror his style and personality pretty well. "People's Court" is on deck!
Monday, June 18, 2012
The title track from the Project Mayhem affiliate's recently released debut project. If you missed that, get it HERE.
G.O.O.D. Music artists make some of the nicest videos in the game. Always creative. Tity 2 Necklaces drops the first visual from the upcoming "Based On A T.R.U. Story" album.
BONUS: Juicy J x Lil Wayne x 2 Chainz - Bands Make Her Dance (Remix)
MMG is joined my Kendrick Lamar for an 8 minute single from the upcoming "Self Made 2". It's a lengthy track, but it definitely has a great sound and some solid verses. Kind of glad Omarion is excluded from this, I've questioned Ross' choice regarding that from the start.
Here I am just patiently waiting for this Miami emcee's follow project to his dope release from last year, and in the mean time he hits us with an unexpected Gangsta Grillz project. Jigg also gives you a little taste of what to expect on "High Grade 2" by including the upcoming project's first single as a bonus joint. Hit the jump for the download and details.
Snapback hit my email wit a new track from Chicago's Buddapkan featuring the currently incarcerated Lil Durk. Not sure if "Anti Weak" is a new project from Budda or what the deal is, but i'll update you all when I learn more.
Next up coming from Chicago's GBE click, is SD with his debut project "Life of a Savage" hosted by Trap-A-Holics. The new project features production from 12 Hunna, C-Sick and Young Chop and verses from his GBE brethren, Chief Keef, Lil Reese, Fredo Santana as well as King Louie. Hit the jump for the download and details.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Chicago's Black Matt and producer RMB Justize drop off their latest collaborative effort, consisting of 7 brand new tracks for your ears enjoyment. The duo keeps it simple with no features, but you'll enjoy it! Hit the jump for the download and details.
XV drops his latest project featuring Emilio Rojas, Schoolboy Q, B.o.B and more. After a brief absence and several leaks, Vizzy is here to deliver his latest free project in anticipation of the "Awesome" EP which will drop July 26th. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download.
Directed By Zae
I don't even know anything about KP, but i'm listening. This video to accompany his Young Chop produced cut hit my YouTube digest this week, and I anticipate posting more of his new stuff soon. You can hit the jump to see director, Zae, speak with Urban101.com about his career.
Video By PursuitofDopenessChi
A couple weeks ago, Chance The Rapper performed his first headlining show at Lincoln Hall alongside some great Chicago talents including St. Millie, Show You Suck, and Treated Crew. S/O to PursuitofDopenessChi for capturing a large portion of the events that evening. Up top you can see Chance perform "Brain Cells", and check out a ton more clips after the jump. Chance premiered a track at this show, and it is also captured below. Cannot wait for the CDQ of that one, that shit's a problem!!
A little late dropping this off, but it is a must have for the #Treated fan. Thank Treated Crew's Suliaman for putting together a compilation of all the #TreatedTuesday releases. I know we were missing a few Mp3 downloads along the way, so get the complete collection below.
The rumor mill has been busy, and it appeared as though Chicago's Chief Keef entertained major label offers from nearly everyone who matters in the game. After many months of speculation, Keef decided to ink a deal with Interscope records, officially announcing his new home last night in an interview with MTV. Chief Keef is a man of few words in the interview, but it has been confirmed that Interscope is providing him with his own GBE imprint, movie deals, and helped facilitate a deal with Beats By Dre. Look for those new "Beats By Keef" to hit stores soon.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
These newcomers from Chicago have sold me on their material with the release of three tracks this last week. This offering in the title track from their upcoming mixtape.
"Summer Mornings" is the third release off our mixtape, it's a mix of goofy recklessness, crazy fun nights, and the morning after when you wake up like "WTF?!".Animuse - Summer Mornings (Prod by. Savier) by TheBeatOffChicago