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Easter Sunday 97 – [ZelooperZ] Ft. [Earl Sweatshirt]

By Elliot Montanez // 20 May 2019

Detroit native ZelooperZ is certainly no stranger to our website and this evening he is finding himself back on our platform with the release of his brand new music video for “Easter Sunday” featuring Earl Sweatshirt. Hundreds of thousands of songs get released on the internet everyday but this one is by far the best one you will hear all day, I know that’s a bold statement but it’s true, it’s a 10/10 in my book. Between the soulful production and the tremendous verses there’s truly nothing to dislike in my opinion, I’m going to be bumping this for at least the rest of the week and I hope to see these two work together more in the future. Watch this brand new visual below and if you like what you see then be sure to share this track with a friend! Produced by Black Noi$e

Legacy! Legacy! – [Jamila Woods]

By Elliot Montanez // 20 May 2019

Chicago gem Jamila Woods has been releasing some of the best music to come out of the city for the past several years, and just a week ago she released more of it with her brand new album titled “Legacy! Legacy!”. Jamila is truly one of a kind artist and has the voice of an angel + I loved the singles, so walking into this project I had a good feeling about what I was about to hear, but she well past exceeded my already high standing expectations. Each on of the thirteen songs provided had their own unique qualities about them but they were all apart of this bigger idea and they flowed together in the track list so seamlessly, making for easily one of my favorite Chicago projects of the year thus far. Stream this brand new album via Spotify or Soundcloud below and if you like the music then be sure to visit Jamila’s website and purchase some of her merchandise or a vinyl here! features from Saba, Nico Segal, theMIND, Jasminfire and Nitty Scott

Land On The Moon – [OSBS]

By Elliot Montanez // 20 May 2019

Today we have a duo that goes by the moniker of OSBS (On Sum Bull$h*t) who are making their first appearance on our website with their brand new music video for “Land On The Moon”. These guys D5 (Darral Scott) and Smoke One (Jordan Gendron) are based out of Crenshaw in South Central Los Angeles and they create music that has elements of gritty southern rap as well as west coast rhyme structures at times. These two have been on a extremely successful run that includes dropping a memorable EP titled No Cap that landed some big features, working with DJ Drama to joining Gunna on his Drip Or Drown Two Tour, and the release of this visual looks to be the next step for them. Watch this brand new music video below and if you like what you hear then be sure to share it with a friend! Directed by TMG films

Break The Check – [Joel Q]

By Elliot Montanez // 20 May 2019

Joel Q is a rising rapper coming out of the city of Chicago and he is finding himself back on our website this morning with his brand new offering titled “Break The Check”. I have been a fan of Joel Q’s music for a few months now, he is a exceptionally intelligent individual and skilled emcee & you can hear this in his music, but this new jam still blew me away aside from me being a fan prior. He switched up the pace and hit me with something I did not see coming, I have known him to be a proficient lyricist who can go bar for bar with anyone but on this joint he provided us with a R&B/foot-working type of jam that sounds great. He managed to create a sonically pleasing jam that you could just nod your head to as it plays, or you can take a closer look at the lyrics are hear the vivid picture he is painting about women bossing up! Don’t take my word for it though, press play below and judge for yourself. produced by @trippy4rmdacrib

Satisfy My Soul – [BigBodyFiji]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 May 2019

BigBodyFiji is a Chicago gem who has been a fan favorite on our pages here for some years now, and earlier today he released a brand new record titled “Satisfy My Soul”. You can always trust that BigBodyFiji is going to stretch the creative imagination when he creates music, he has never made a dull song and he didn’t’ start now, in fact he created one of his most abstract tracks to date and let me be the first to tell you it’s a banger! The crazy instrumental that producer Seer whipped up on this was nothing like I have ever heard before, and Fiji took advantage of the beat in front of him and made a track that’s sure to be in rotation for the rest of the year. Check out this new song below and if you like it follow Fiji here.

New 90’s – [Chevy Woods]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 May 2019

Chevy Woods is nothing short of a legend in the hip-hop community, he has dropped at least a dozen of verses that I know word for word and I recently found myself wondering when I was going to hear some new music from him, then boom his new project titled “New 90’s” shows up on the timeline. After running through these eleven tracks a few times through I was impressed with the true 90’s sounding production, it’s as close as it can sound two decades later, and Chevy really excelled on the production provided. There is a handful of tree blowing anthems, a couple more laid back and introspective songs but more than anything be prepared for Chevy’s witty wordplay, he had plenty of memorable bars and even a couple sports references that caught my attention. There is a few features from Chevy’s right hand man and Pittsburgh leader Wiz Khalifa, and if you know anything about the chemistry these two have, then you know it’s about to be special. Stream this brand new tape via Soundcloud below!

Honest – [Cdot Honcho]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 May 2019

There has been a large number of artists to blow up out of Chicago over the last few years, but one of my favorites out of the bunch is easily the south side native Cdot Honcho! Cdot is many things: he is a leader in the Chicago community, an entrepreneur, a visionary, an adept rapper & lyricist, a charitable individual and more than anything he is a extremely skilled & multifaceted artist and this new song displays just that! Cdot switched it up on this track and offered more of a damn near R&B sound, but it all honestly he did a great job and I hope to hear him experiment more in this type of way in the future. Watch this brand new music video below and if you like it then be sure to give Cdot a follow here. Photo by Cole Schwartz

Watch Riff Raff’s brand new interview on This Past Week

By Elliot Montanez // 19 May 2019

Riff Raff is a Houston, Texas legend who has been doing his thing in the music community for some years now, and he recently sat down with Theo Von of the This Past Week podcast for a dope new conversation. You will find the two of them speaking about a ton of random yet interesting subjects including when he first moved to Los Angeles, his come up, life before social media, Hulk Hogan approaching him about being a WWE wrestler, losing thirty pounds since being in Florida, some of his favorite cars, people that he thinks should grow mullets, his many animals he owns, shoes, the pants on the ground guy, some of his favorite sports figures, his favorite snacks as a kid, selling lemonade as a kid to get money, CD’s and more. Take about an hour out of your time to check out this hilarious new interview below.

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