Monty Psychs is a staple over here in Chicago. The versatile emcee has been featured on well known hip hop sites in the city (and beyond) and has had a host of music videos hosted on Elevator. He’s absolutely incredible and continues to progress in the continuous years of his career. His latest single, Cacoon,
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Rec Riddles’ new album The Plague is fueled by passion, talent, and powerful statements that will shake you to your core. The 8 track project is fully produced by the man himself, showing us that he’s not only gifted lyrically, but he’s also a wizard on the boards. His sound is gritty, but there are
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Back in February of this year, I was astounded by a collaborative project between MeRCY and Chief Tony titled Sophisticated Thuggery. It was a hard-bodied, lyrical gem that dug deep into the true essence of hip hop. I loved it so much that just a month later I reached out to them to conduct an
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Casey Cope’s new album For Now is a beautiful representation of life’s truth. His style is part spoken poetry due to his unflapping honesty but is presented as full fledging rhymes that show no bounds or limitations. Sonically, the album is a masterpiece, containing melodic, electro-gospel similar in nature to Kanye West’s production on Yeezus.
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From the early eons of hip hop, Miami has provided us bass-heavy, upbeat, hip hop party jams to get lost in. In the worst of times, we can go back and listen to the genre’s humble beginnings which have carried on tradition into 2020. The fun hasn’t stopped as new music continues to flood in
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What a great new discovery! Portland trio Common Slumm just put out the first preview from their upcoming EP, Better Off Dead, dropping July 31st via Common Slumm LLC/Jus Family Records/Active Family. On Thailand, the trio perfected the best parts of all genres used including hip hop, alternative, emo, and a touch of electro. It’s
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The most impressive song/video this side of April goes to C. Shreve The Professor’s Minds Outta Order for obvious reasons once you press play. From the opening visual of the needle hitting a vinyl record, Shreeve goes into beast mode with chaos so impressive that every bar, metaphor, simile, and description borders on literal insanity.
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Supreme Sol – Sunshine (Music Video) Over lively, atmospheric production by Handbook, Supreme Sol packs brags, boasts, deep thoughts, metaphysical manifestations, and more into tight bars that showcase his personality and unique flow and style. You’ll receive the gift of inspiration for the tough times we are in. KINETIK & Newselph – The Simple Life
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It’s rare in this confined, claustrophobic time to connect with a song (and for that matter a visual) so deeply. Sure enough, California artist/producer brbn gave me that feeling on his latest single Let’s Go Home. He has cultivated a sound all his own while managing to grow his fan base at a rapid rate.
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It is impossible to put Chicago writer, rapper and vocalist Dav Paris inside of a box. When discussing music, it’s almost too easy to attach someone’s sound to a particular genre or label it as such and such. Even if I spent hours writing about his latest music video, SOMEDAYS (I GOT ISSUES), it is
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