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Private Dancer – [Tank God] x [Kai Ca$h]

Tank God, a Manhattan-born and largely successful producer, teams up with the wildly talented Brooklyn native Kai Ca$h in bringing their latest wavy piece, “Private Dancer.” The melodic ability of Kai Ca$h paired with the brilliant keys laid down by Tank God combine for a fluid, head-swaying track that left me mesmerized for its 2:45 entirety. The versatility of both artists, in this case, allows their talents to truly shine, as Kai Ca$h continues to release heat in multiple genres of music and particularly in the East-coast drill scene, and Tank God continues to make masterpieces as a member of Sony/ATV music. The visual, directed by Whipalo, is a polished project with abstract, ambient scenes that match the energy the artists were attempting to portray with the track. Psychadelic, fast-paced visuals with mind-bending effects and transitions ride the wave of the song throughout its entirety. “- can’t play my game, ain’t got no coach, you think you gon’ take my wave, you smokin’ dope.” The two are clearly on a different wavelength with this gem of a track, accompanied by the eye-pleasing visual that was just released Monday. Watch Private Dancer (feat. Kai Ca$h) below!

A Conversation with Omar Apollo, the Soul, Funk, Rock and Hip-Hop Showman Who’s One of the Most Refreshingly Real Rising Stars Around

Preternaturally gifted, singing, dancing artists with effortless charisma who seem destined for pop stardom simply do not just come around every day. And ones who don’t feel corny, canned or prepackaged? Ones who defy genres and deftly maneuver between R&B and hip-hop, funk and acoustic pop-rock? Ones who haven’t come up with the promotional force of a giant corporation (e.g. Disney) or a network talent competition behind them, but rather emerged organically through Soundcloud connections, from a truly hardscrabble, blue collar, midwestern, immigrant background? Well, now we’re talking about something that happens with the frequency of a total solar eclipse. But that’s all a fair description of what we’ve witnessed for the better part of two years in Omar Apollo, the first generation Mexican-American showman from small-town Indiana who through great, often remarkably vulnerable songs featuring irresistible melodies and earworm beats; electric live performances; affecting if largely modest videos and no-bullshit charm, has only seen his profile rise. The buzz began as far back as 2017, but with the April release of his second EP Friends and a sold-out tour to go along with it, it’s turned into a low roar.   By all rights, Omar should have canceled lunch …

LL Presents: The 458Keez Q&A

458 Keez was recently put on my radar after being put on his Ronny J-produced hitter Batmobile featuring the likes of Ski Mask The Slump God & Wifisfuneral. Having only a few releases on his SoundCloud, I wanted to get to know more about 458 and the come-up alongside some of Florida’s biggest names in music right now and also, let it be known that he’s the next to pop out of the Sunshine State. Be sure to check out his Q&A with LL below and let us know which artist you want in a featured discussion next! _ J: First, let our audience know who 458 is and what’s been going on in your life lately. K: My name is 458Keez, I’m from Orlando, FL. Let’s just say Keez stands for the old lifestyle that I used to live. 458 stands for moving at a faster pace. My dream car is a Rari so when I came home from prison I put 458 in front of my name. I just moved out to LA from Florida after my tour with Wifisfuneral. Outside of that, there’s been a lot of movement. I’ve been working with Hayden Tree, Dj Flippp, Morgoth Beats and …

20 Chicago Artists To Look Out For in 2016

#1 – Kweku Collins  Here we have a local breakout artist who was signed to Chicago’s independent label, Closed Sessions, earlier this year.  What separates Kweku from the surrounding talent is his musical diversity.  He can rap, he can sing and he can do the both of those very well.  With being the only rapper signed to Closed Sessions, he surprisingly makes all of his moves in silence as he is not one to boast.  Yet these silent strides are quite large as he has stacked tens of thousands of Soundcloud plays over the past couple, as well as an incredible EP – Say It Here, While It’s Safe. #2 – Taylor Bennett This is an artist who has already made an abundance of moves in the Chicago music scene and can be paired alongside notable names such as Hurt Everybody, Logan, Martin $ky, Leather Corduroys & many more.  Topping our artists to look out for chart in 2014 – Taylor Bennett is a breakout artist that took a step back to perfect his craft.  He recently had me over to listen to his Broad Shoulders tape, which is set to release later this year; it’s a product of many, …