Anti – [NNAMDï]

I often discuss how creative and innovative artists from Chicago seem to naturally be, but that goes hand in hand with utilizing personal experiences within their sonic creations. It is typically recognized in drill music when these emcees share tales from the trenches that they lived through while growing up in rough areas of the city, but violence and pain don’t always wear the same mask. NNAMDï is someone who often brings different sounds to life in a way that is imaginative but also introspective. After taking a much-needed musical pause, his upcoming album Please Have A Seat is shaping up to be quite a revival for him, and the singles I have heard thus far have me eagerly awaiting the project’s October 7th release date. Just the other day, he released another self-produced song off of the album entitled “Anti” which is mystifying and overly enticing, but after teaming up with Austin Vesley once again for a music video to follow up the wonderful visual for his last single “I Don’t Wanna Be Famous”, I left myself no choice but to talk about this remarkable motion picture. Opening up at a children’s party, a woman is complaining about the …

I Don’t Wanna Be Famous – [NNAMDï]

I won’t keep beating the fact that Chicago has the most diverse, talented pool of musicians in the entire world because I know that’s a fact that I have typed time and time again, so you’ve probably clued into this fact by now. Out of everyone here, though, NNAMDï is one of the most underrated, over-talented individuals I can think of, and while his cult following is always cheering him on, I love when he drops something new so I can join in on the fun and talk about something that is always going to be unique and unforgettable. After announcing a new album set to release on October 7th called Please Have a Seat and his signing to a label called Secretly Canadian, he surprised us with an insanely addicting new self-produced record called “I Don’t Wanna Be Famous”, and this is one that I can’t relate to, but I somehow understand at the same time in this strange way. Obviously, I’m not famous, but NNAMDï talks about not wanting all the attention while still wanting the money and listens, and this is something that so many artists probably agree with, but they just don’t talk about it. While …

No Problem – [Chance The Rapper] Ft. [2 Chainz] & [Lil Wayne]

In the past month alone Chance The Rapper has made plenty of power moves including dropping his culture shifting project “Coloring Book,” spending two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to please his fans at his Magnificent Coloring World event, and he now presents us with a brand new music video for his hit record “No Problem.” As you are probably already well aware of, this single hasn’t left the top five songs chart on Itunes since it’s release, however I predict this visual will help take this one to that next level. The video is jam packed with an array of celebrities on top of 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne, including Dj Khaled, Young Thug, Dlow, King Louie, and Boosie Badazz. Chance also made a couple of big announcements along with this release, letting fans know that “Coloring Book” will be available on all music platforms tonight & that tickets for his next tour are coming soon. The video was directed by Austin Vesley, with assistance from YAKUBflims and Jeff Salzbrunn, who all did an excellent job bringing this song to life, great job guys! Check out possibly Chance’s best music video to date below, and while you’re at it go grab some of his brand new Coloring …

Angels – [Chance The Rapper]

Since the release of Chance The Rapper’s hit “Angels” back in late October on The Stephen Colbert Show, it has already accumulated nine million plays on sound cloud as well as receive mass amounts of love from Chicago’s 92.3 & 107.5 radio stations. Today, the young star decided it would be the perfect time to drop the Austin Vesley directed visuals for record, only a day before he hits the stage at the Chicago Theatre along with Katie Got Bandz, Lil Bibby, Bj The Chicago Kid, Dreezy, Famous Dex & some very special guests. Click play below to watch the newest visuals from Chance, and while your at it check out his new commercial for his redesigned White Sox caps.

Have Mercy – [Eryn Allen Kane]

You may already know who Eryn Allen Kane is due to her multiple features on tracks with artists such as Chance The Rapper, Saba, Bj The Chicago Kid, and the red-hot Towkio.  Earlier this morning I heard the hottest record you will listen to all day as she released the track and visuals for “Have Mercy,” which was directed by Austin Vesley.  This song was produced by Matt Hennessy and Robbie Muller, and is the first released song off of Eryns debut Aviary EP. Oddly enough, this is Eryns first solo work since the fall of 2013, however you would never guess from the sounds of it.  Worth noting that Chance The Rapper tweeted earlier today calling Eryn the “honorary first lady of #TheSocialExperiment and the 1st voice you’ll hear on #Surf.” Do yourself a tremendous favor and click play on this breath of fresh air below.

Sunday Candy – [Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment]

httpvh:// What is better than listening to “Sunday Candy” when you are in a bad mood?  Receiving the Austin Vesley-directed visuals for the track is the answer you are looking for, this is bound to be one of the best music videos of the year.  Be on the lookout for The Social Experiment‘s highly anticipated project “Surf” coming out sooner than you think, and be sure to watch the video above.