ILOVEANIME and the whole Nwotchi Complex crew have been on my radar for quite some time and they keep on impressing me with their music. The latest drop from this group is ILOVEANIME’s Circa ’97 which is the culmination of months of work and progress. … More ILOVEANIME Becomes Part Of Chicago’s Next Wave With New Project “Circa ’97”
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”?
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
It might be a few days late but we’re back with another weekly Chicago playlist. New artists this week include some very dope MCs including Austen Nobles, Snowy Joey, Kaliyah X, Dfree Da Vinci, Matt Muse, and Lord Haiti. Everyone on the playlist this week dropped some very solid music and with new projects from Taylor Bennett and Smino, it was bound to be a good week. Other artists featured on the playlist include Ro, who has remained incredibly consistent the past few weeks, Kahrion, Juice WRLD, Valee, NickG, Young Chop and more. Listen to all 30 tracks below and tune in again next week for more Chicago music. … More New Chicago Music Playlist: 7/8/18-7/17/18 Featuring Valee, Juice WRLD, Young Chop & More
Many artists in Chicago think leaving for places like Los Angeles, New York or Atlanta is a necessary step in building their careers, and it’s an understandable notion. While the Windy City may not be known for its music industry infrastructure, Fred “Toxic” Taylor and Cayex Illah are changing the idea that the city needs to be left in order to find big time success. … More [Interview] Fred “Toxic” Taylor and Cayex Illah Bring Mentorship and Accomplishment to Chicago