Kli-Max drops the video to his new PAIN freestyle. Flip of Pusha T’s joint works in a real way here, with Kli’s delivery and flow shining, with clever and effortless bars. Unsure as to what project this joint is from, but this leaves you wanting to hear more. Thumbs up!
Hot new single from CrizyG, which will be on the new project called “Unspoken Thoughts Pt. 2″ sometime this year. The laid back. mellow anthem is a sure fire answer for lovers of classic smooth hiphop.
Chicago’s own Yemi Marie delivers a cover of If I Ain’t Got You (by Alicia Keys). This teenage songstress is one of the newest artist to come from the Chi, and she’s one of the hottest new artist from here that really gives me inspiration for the Chi-Town R&B scene. Make sure you check her other videos too. Beautiful voice! Enjoy, two thumbs up!
Ajax The Kid’s drops his remix “No New Friends” which will be on his new mixtape ‘Mainstream Media’ dropping soon. Ajax goes in over this laid back but knocking instrumental. His flow is consistent, lyrically clever and it definitely leaves you wanting to hear more. No release date yet on the mixtape, but follow him to find out more www.twitter.com/ajaxthekid. Thumbs up!
Last month the UK’s new R&B artist Richard Osborne dropped the heater “Wherever I Fall” with MMG’s Torch. He’s back today with the official visual to his new track “Nothing Personal”. The smoothed out, laid back, R&B ballad shows the artist from an artistic retrospect, with a ‘splendid video’ *as they say in London*, giving it a gritty edge. EP out soon. Two thumbs up for this!
Here’s the official video for Chicago’s own Yemi Marie new record “Saturday”. The smooth, funk influenced beat, fuses perfectly with Yemi’s feel good summertime delivery. Ideal for that summer evening! “It’s time to play, it’s saturday, throw it all away, it’s okey, it’s saturday” a bridge that sums up this melodic feel good R&B summer jam. This is the latest in a lot of records releases recently by Yemi. She’s definitely an artist making Chicago’s music scene vibrant in 2014. Thanks to VIPDJz for the audio, and two thumbs up to Yemi for the melodic gem that is “Saturday”…. enjoy!
Awesome new music from the UK today! As you know, house music is a must here in Chicago, so when we received this today, it was only right I shared it. Here’s Jay Hempkin’s “In The Club (I See You)”, which is a classic electro anthem, that will be setting off a lot of parties this summer. Two thumbs up, enjoy!
The youngest artist from South Carolina based label Yungstar Music Group, AT Flame (also the sister of rapper/YMG CEO, Kshaun) is prepping her new project “hint hint ??”, and in the meantime delivers a hot record to show she’s about business entitled “The Zone”, produced by Molly Rock. Thumbs up!
“In the booth with my Nike’s on, b*tch that’s now we do” sums up this, full swag Hip-Hop club anthem. RoGizz, Vinny Cha$e, St. Millie & Big Hus all deliver on the new “Young Moguls”, which is produced by The Avengerz. The beat is an electronic synth, knocking mid-tempo club instrumental. Lyrically it’s about brag and swag, and they turn it up with hard delivery and stellar flows. This will wet your appetite for RoGizz’s upcoming full length project called “Interview with a Schizo 2: Perception Is Reality” (IWAS2). This goes in, enjoy. Thumps up!
Another exclusive heater brand new today, from King Camil, which is taken from his new #MidWestCoast 30 song album which is out now and definitely worth copping. This track features West Coast legend Snoop Dogg, and certainly leaves you wanting to peep out the whole album. Camil’s dropping constant heat, he’s one to watch this year.
Deph Naught goes in and them some on his new visual over 50Cent’s ‘Murder Not Music’ released today. Shot and directed by Lane Dorsey, the video showcases Naught delivering stellar and witty bars that leaves you wanting to hear more. Fans can download the ‘Naught Again’ Mixtape: http://www.datpiff.com/Deph-Naught-Naught-Again-mixtape.548134.html. Thumbs up!
We received a brand new track from an artist known as A:M aka Abstrakt Mind titled “Overlooked”. The @misterlive produced stellar hiphop anthem is A:M’s single taken from his upcoming mixtape Pen And Pad theory vol. 1 which comes out this spring. Lyrically hard, and his delivery is crisp. This is a well produced, real hiphop record. That’s really needed right now in an industry full of auto-tune and samples. Thumbs up!
Since we are Chicago’s premier music blog, it’s only right that we deliver some insider & anticipating news! Yesterday Chi-Town’s own FM SUPREME tweeted that we’re soon to be blessed with a collaboration between MISS. SUPREME and British Soul star Mark Morrison! One of my most anticipated tracks so far this year.
Chicago’s FM SUPREME is respected throughout Chicago, and nationwide thanks to her lyrical skill, and integrity. She has shared the stage with MC Lyte, Kool Herc, Dirty Digital, N.O.R.E, Boys II Men, The Clipse, Billy Branch & the SOB’s, Saul Williams. Mark Morrison is noted for being the first black UK male solo artist to reach #1 in the 1990s. He has released a slew of International hit singles such as the #1 “Return of the Mack”, “Innocent Man ft. DMX” and “Crazy”.
Stay tuned here for more on the collaboration or follow on Twitter: @fmsupreme and @_markmorrison.
Brand new track today from rising star Al40cal, taken from his soon to be released “Still Wanted” mixtape. “I Aint Turn Down Shit” is a head knocking, catchy, club anthem. Synth mid-tempo beats, blended with Al40cal’s effortless flow make this a potential smokers anthem for 2014. You can follow Al40cal on Twitter @IHATeSlortY. Enjoy the record. Two thumbs up.
New Jersey group Third Mind drop their debut video “Vision Quest”. A trippy, and catchy number fused with stellar emceeing and clever bars, produced by Alex Trevelyan. We like this! Be sure to check it out. Two thumbs up!
Fresh new song titled Old Fashioned Love from Yemi Marie released today. The soulful ballad is a true love story, fused with inspiring lyrics. Yemi has spent 2013 touring and has been nominated for various newcomer awards. This could be the introduction of a superb new talent. Chi-Town’s got it locked when it comes to homegrown R&B talent. Thumbs up!
Brand new track today from New Jersey based rap group Third Mind, called “Vibe With the Boys”. Third Mind will be playing on January 11th at the Note in West Chester, PA and this track will for sure tie you over until then. It’s knocking beat, and trippy vibe keep you vibing with the record, fused with stellar delivery and slick lyrical content. This certainly leaves you wanting to hear more, be sure to check them out on Soundcloud here…thumbs up!
East coast emcee K.A.Y. fuses hip hop, r&b, pop, and reggae, and shows on his new track Garland’s Grove that he’s about to make serious noise. The smooth, laid back beat fits his storytelling style perfectly. We love this mellow groove that leaves you wanting to hear more! Two thumbs up!
Singer Yemi Marie’s brand new album called “12/11/12″ is available now on iTunes, and today she delivers an official visual promo for the record Fly Over To You. An uptempo, feel good track, that showcases Yemi’s amazing voice perfectly. Unfortunately it’s only a snippet and you’ll have to go scoop the project from iTunes to hear the track, but we love this. We also featured her recently with a track called “Draw The Line”. 2014 will hopefully be the year of real R&B music, and Yemi Marie looks like she could be one of the potent voices! Thumbs up!