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Street Prayer – [Lil Durk]

Not even two weeks ago, Chicago legend Lil Durk took over the music industry once again with the release of his most recent mixtape Just Cause Y’all Waited 2. I covered a few singles as he released them leading up to the drop, and every single one got me excited for what was to come. When it finally arrived, I have to say that I was left pretty speechless. While I thought it couldn’t get much better than singles like “Chiraq Demons” featuring G Herbo or “3 Headed Goat” which featured Lil Baby and Polo G, I was totally wrong. Durk masterfully used a mixture of melodic, telling, emotional tales of the streets and aggressive, violent, vivid recalls of some of the most intense experiences he’s ever had. This combination along with some flexes and appreciation for the things that music has gotten him throughout his life all came together for a wonderful new project which is one that’s going to stand the test of time, in my opinion. One of the project’s more lighthearted, less intense songs is “Street Prayer”, which now has an intriguing new music video to pair with it. Plucky, heroic synths pair with what sounds …

g-tec club – [Nolanberollin]

When it comes to the new underground Rap scene, it’s like a jungle. There are so many different styles, subgenres, and talents that it can be hard to decipher who deserves attention and who can be skipped over. This is partially due to the fact that the majority of underground artists are simply straight-up clones of bigger, more renowned talents and have nothing new to add to the scene. Since this is the case a good majority of the time, there’s an overflow of artists who claim to be new, unique, and talented, but in all reality, they’re the same as everyone else. Nolanberollin, on the other hand, is as individualistic and unique of an artist as anyone I can even imagine in the industry. Not only is his extremely deep voice uncharacteristic of anyone in the entire scene, but the beats he uses and flows are truly one of a kind, making him not only innovative and distinctive but also inimitable no matter how hard someone might attempt to recreate his style. When I saw that he posted about [g-tec club] on his Instagram, I was under the impression that it was just a song. Then I went to …

Ugly – [Fbg Duck]

The layers and depths of music that come from the city of Chicago are truly mind-blowing. While there are undiscovered artists who are grinding tirelessly to make a name for themselves, there are also household names like Lil Durk, Chief Keef, G Herbo, and Lil Bibby, among many others. In between these two vastly different levels of popularity and recognition, there are countless layers of artists grinding to make it to the top, or at least to be recognized on a larger scale. When it comes to an artist like Fbg Duck, I would say he’s pretty happy with where he’s at. He’s very well known around the city of Chicago which is a big deal in and of itself, and I don’t really think he has plans on expanding to a national fanbase. His quasi-local stardom has gained him followers and a very loyal fanbase, and for that, I think he’s pretty well set up to do what he wants in terms of his musical endeavors. As for his most recent release, Duck decided to drop a new song called “Ugly” and a music video to pair with it. Building guitar strums, church bells, crisp percussion, and bouncy, banging …

3 Headed Goat – [Lil Durk] ft. [Lil Baby] & [Polo G]

Lil Durk is ready to release his forthcoming and highly anticipated project Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 tomorrow, and fans could have higher hopes, especially after all the singles he has dropped thus far. After releasing the tracklist just yesterday, it appears as if the brunt of the project is going to be handled by the Chicago Drill legend, but he will have a couple of collaborators to help him out such as G Herbo, Polo G, Lil Baby, and Gunna, who seems to have a guest spot on any and all new Rap projects as of recently. In order to give fans one final preview of the album, he recruited fellow Chicagoan Polo G along with a taste of the south in Lil Baby for one more single entitled “3 Headed Goat”. Three goats are exactly what this song features, and I love the different worlds these artists live in while also sharing common bonds over certain topics. Durk is the OG of the group who helped bring Drill music from Chicago to a much larger audience. Polo G is the rising young Chicago icon who has truly made waves thus far but still has a lot to prove …

Faith- [Lucki]

When thinking about icons in the city of Chicago, Lucki has to be a name that comes to mind. Although he might not have the same level of recognition as artists like Chief Keef, Lil Durk, or G Herbo, he is just as legendary in his own right. His subdued mannerisms have always played a large part in my admiration of him, as he never seems to put too much effort forth while still managing to create hit after hit. This toned-down demeanor makes me feel as if music just comes naturally to him and he doesn’t have to try and be someone he’s not. Even with the fact of the matter being that he isn’t necessarily globally recognized, his cult following all across the country has cemented his legacy as one of the most influential and highly respected artists in the game. Just a couple weeks ago, Lucki decided to release a new single called “Faith”, and fans have been eating it up every chance they get. Yung Icey built a beat for the underground icon through airy, angelic synths, crisp, rattling percussion, and substantial drums. This is a nice juxtaposition for Lucki’s emotionless vocals, as he once again …

Pregame Rituals – [2KBABY]

2KBABY is unquestionably one of the most intriguing and naturally gifted breakout stars of the past year, rocketed forward by the visual for his song “Old Streets” that unilaterally captivated his hometown of Louisville, KY in such a fashion that he immediately was thrust into the spotlight as the heir apparent artist to represent the streets of his city as we entered the new decade. Fast forward from this point and 2KBABY signed a deal with Masked Gorrilla’s new imprint “Masked Records” through Warner Music, which was at first somewhat of a perplexing decision for both parties considering both were lean on experience, but almost immediately they silenced any doubt about 2KBABY’s ability or his fans’ eventual reception to him. Most recently 2KBABY unveiled his debut project Pregame Rituals that has already been met with open arms and tremendous excitement from his fans and critics alike. “OLD SOUL” comes second on the tracklist and the ivbeats produced instrumental provides the perfect soulful backdrop for 2KBABY to show off his vocal range and charming and genuine writing style and if the song was not good enough to begin with it features G Herbo whose gritty and streetwise guest verse is a breath of …

My Bro’s A Legend (Official Video) – [G Herbo]

“My brother, he a legend, he in heaven now.” Herbo and his signature flow encapsulate a flawless track, “My Bro’s A Legend,” in tribute to his friend and Chicago legend Juice Wrld. The two met and began working together just within the last couple of years – however the work, bond, and friendship they created was monumental in establishing a new era of greatness in the Chicago hip-hop scene. This track, off his second-to-latest project, Sessions, was released in late 2019, though the visual to the track was just uploaded to YouTube this morning. The video gives throwback energy, with granulated and cropped clips that make it almost seem like a home-video, pointing to the fact that Juice was like family to Herbo. The visual captures in-studio and on-stage experiences, with implemented short clips of Juice. The organic nature of both G Herbo’s work, and himself as a person, is reflected in this short, simplistic, but appropriate portrayal for this heartfelt piece. As the hip-hop community continues to reflect on the life and work of Juice Wrld, G Herbo was able to make a brilliant track and visual in tribute to one of his best friends and work partners that will live …

Chiraq Demons- [Lil Durk] ft. [G Herbo]

Not only would the Chicago music scene not be what it is today without Lil Durk or G Herbo, but the entire music industry would be a different place without these two legends. They not only possess absolutely unbelievable talents and flows, but they share real-life testimonials about experiences they had and do an incredible job painting a picture for listeners. Beyond that, as they were first coming up, they would literally rap about something that happened earlier in the day whether it was a robbery, drug deal, or murder they saw. They would come back to their houses and immediately hop on a mic to sometimes brag about something they bought or get some intense experience off their chest. They continue to do this even to this day, but with their massive success, the same-day testimonials are becoming fewer and farther between. That’s alright though, because they’ll never forget the experiences they did have, and they find new ways of implementing these tales in their current music regularly. The latest offering that we received from this all-star duo is a song called “Chiraq Demons”. This hurried, piano-driven beat contains classic but also intricate drill percussion as well as sped …

Gangstas Cry (Live Session) – [G Herbo]

One of the most authentic rappers of our generation hit music libraries and top charts everywhere with a vengeance, as PTSD continues to rack up streams and top-chart spots. This time, however, Herb did it a different way. He tugged at heartstrings and appealed to individuals that may not have ever listened to his music when he poured out his emotions and inner struggles with certain songs on the project. One of these tracks, “Gangstas Cry,” is a beautiful expression of just that. In this studio session in which Herb performs the track live, you can not only hear but feel, the pure emotion coming from his voice and his lyrics. “I stayed up the longest when my n***a died, I po’d up some mo’ so I could stop from cryin’.” Herbo has been through some of the toughest trials and tribulations life has to offer; losing friends, losing family, troubles with the law, and mental issues many never saw. It’s refreshing and uplifting to hear someone so deeply entrenched in the streets and violence to express their emotions, and I can’t help but think Herb has opened doors for others to do so, and do so comfortably. The Vevo …

Yup – [Stone Cold Jzzle]

Regional hits are deeply important for developing rap scenes. In more recent cases, from “Welcome to the Party” to “Crunk Ain’t Dead,” we’ve seen Brooklyn get one, we’ve seen Memphis get one, and now, it’s starting to look like New Orleans has a slow-burning hit of its own ready to make a mark. Today, an artist by the name of Stone Cold Jzzle makes an appearance on our pages with his unforgettable new release, “Yup.” Having received cosigns from G Herbo and A$AP Bari (who appears in the music video), among others, this one is starting to feel like a regional hit – the type that takes over New Orleans first, and slowly creeps across the borders until it’s ubiquitous in the South and beyond. Backed by a hypnotic beat, employing glassy melodies and simple, yet hard-nosed drums, Jzzle never does too much on “Yup.” Keeping things cool and collected, his deliveries are naturally confident and easily memorable, leaving “Yup” as the kind of song that you can’t escape. New Orleans has one, so don’t sleep; you’re going to be hearing “Yup” everywhere soon. Directed by @drinkfreewater @directedbyfranki Produced by Treyylb + Nick WSL