JalapenoPapii Releases New Music And Introduces Himself With Q+A There is an abundance of new artists who consistently cycle through the Chicago scene but Woodside’s JalepenoPapii has shown he has the potential to stick around thanks to his nonchalant flows and excellent, uptempo production choices. We got the chance to ask him a few questions … More JalapenoPapii Releases New Music And Introduces Himself With Q+A
Shepard Hues Drops “Come On Home” And Discusses Status As Chicago’s Underground Secret Talent can be a hard thing to ignore, especially when it is as vibrant and polished as what Shepard Hues has been bringing to the table. The Rockford native has proven his ability as an MC, songwriter, producer, singer, and engineer and … More Shepard Hues Drops “Come On Home” And Discusses Status As Chicago’s Underground Secret
Who In The World Is “Love At First Sound”? Running a blog means I spend hours a day scouring the internet in search of new hip hop talent from Chicago and I am often pleasantly surprised by what I find, but no artist has caught my attention like Love At First Sound. Cloaked in mystery … More Who In The World Is “Love At First Sound”?
Hip hop is one of the most eclectic genres in the world and at times it can even be hard to define. Nnamdi Ogbonnaya makes things even more difficult to pinpoint with his highly fascinating, essentially genre-less music that ranges from rock inspired tracks to pop-art funkiness that seems to have a mind of its own. Often times the Chicago artist’s music feels like pure ideation put onto wax and his unique sound breathes creativity in a way few bodies of work do. You never know what to expect when Ogbonnaya drops music and that’s a beautiful thing. … More New Featured Chicago Artist: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya
Check out ICYTWAT, our new featured Chicago artist. You can see his full artist page here.
To put it bluntly, Chicago is packed with talented hip hop artists. While the scene is crowded, ICYTWAT has proven to be a force in the Windy City thanks to his highly interesting, catchy music that is a divergence from the typical hip hop sound. Full of melancholy, extremely confident concepts, ICYTWAT has shown that he makes music he likes and it doesn’t matter if that’s different from what’s trending at the moment. Luckily for him, the aesthetic he has cultivated has resonated with a wide audience and he’s found great success with his craft. … More New Featured Chicago Artist: ICYTWAT
[Premiere] CYT Shows Off Polished Video For Catchy Track Celebrate You Making a dope music video is no easy task but Chicago’s CYT (Clear Young Talent) has burst onto the stage with a polished, professional visual for his track Celebrate You. Shot by Paul Elliott, the video does a good job of bringing the R&B influenced … More [Premiere] CYT Shows Off Polished Video For Catchy Track “Celebrate You”
D2X is an artist who’s been on my radar for the past few months thanks to his strong presence on the mic and consistent progress he’s shown every time he drops music. He’s back this time with Might As Well, a hard hitting track that features bumping production from GLOhan Beats and Jon G. who come together to create a brooding landscape for D2X’s forceful flow. GLOhan also makes an appearance as an MC and shows that he can both spit and produce beats with authority. The chemistry between these artists is clear and this energetic song should get everyone excited for D2X’s EP Enjoy Life which is dropping August 10th. After giving the whole project an early listen I can honestly tell you it’s some of the Chicago MC’s best work to date and showcases an eclectic mix of sounds and styles, ranging from jazzy and personal to more aggressive, as exampled on Might As Well. Listen to the single below and definitely be ready to check out the Enjoy Life EP on August 10th. … More [Premiere] D2X Gears Up For New Tape With Hard Hitting New Single “Might As Well” Featuring GLOhan Beats
One of the most diversely talented artists in Chicago, Phor has made a name for himself through his music and his tattoo work on the TV show Black Ink Crew Chicago. Equipped with excellent flows and a creative spirit that is made clear through his Inspector Gadget-esque array of artistic tools, this Chicago MC has shown it’s impossible to pigeonhole him and his art. With a growing fanbase and plenty of industry connections, things are looking bright for this burgeoning creator and his future is as exciting as any Chicagoan’s. … More New Featured Chicago Artist: Phor
[Premiere] Rev. da IV Bursts Onto The Scene With Video For First Ever Track “Better Days” Making good music is a difficult task and many artists take quite a while before they produce something that is worth sharing. That’s not the case for wandering artist Rev. da IV who has exemplified his strong voice … More [Premiere] Rev. da IV Bursts Onto The Scene With Video For First Ever Track “Better Days”
[Premiere] Chicago’s Mike King Drops New Track “Xan The New Crack” It can be difficult to break into the crowded Chicago hip hop scene but Mike King has been making some solid connections and is bound to see his stock rise. His latest song, Xan The New Crack, a simple yet solid track, shows that … More [Premiere] Chicago’s Mike King Drops New Track “Xan The New Crack”