Chicago’s Tony Santana Drops His Socially Conscious Project “Northside Flexin'”

18-year-old Chicago MC Tony Santana is way beyond his years. Formerly known as Anthony Okocha, Tony is inspired by conscious rappers such as Mos Def, Common, Blu, and the like, but as the “Soundcloud Era” hit, Tony decided to fuse his love of early hip-hop with this new “turn up” mentality. As he grew older, he and his family became victims of institutional racism, and … Continue reading Chicago’s Tony Santana Drops His Socially Conscious Project “Northside Flexin’”

Kiraly Enters A New Phase In His Career With New Track “FAKE”

Kiraly (formerly Kiraly Payne) has yet to disappoint me. The rapper/producer/engineer has been on a roll, progressing as an artist and establishing his fan base. His latest, FAKE, is a step up in the expression of his thoughts, feelings, and reflections. The JUSTWill & G Koop produced record is his most abstract in terms of themes and delivery. It serves as a personal reminder to stay … Continue reading Kiraly Enters A New Phase In His Career With New Track “FAKE”

LOOKING BACK ON KING LOUIE’S CLASSIC CHICAGO MIXTAPE – “DRILLUMINATI”

If you aren’t from Chicago it may be difficult to plant yourself in the hip hop scene in 2012. Outside of the city, most hip hop fans were aware of Chief Keef, Lil Durk, and the budding drill music movement. Keef was the first drill rapper to take the sub-genre mainstream with his Don’t Like visual, although he had already built a strong buzz with … Continue reading LOOKING BACK ON KING LOUIE’S CLASSIC CHICAGO MIXTAPE – “DRILLUMINATI”

Loren Doesn’t Disappoint In His Highly Anticipated New Project “Fake Deep”

From the beginning of Loren’s highly anticipated Fake Deep, you’ll feel the change in the MC. The intro titled RIPLogan is a detailed account of why he changed his name and his new state of mind. An important line is: “Had to take to the roots, back to where it started,” – a statement that is the basis of the new project. One constant is Logan’s right … Continue reading Loren Doesn’t Disappoint In His Highly Anticipated New Project “Fake Deep”

Vonte, Matt Whise & Brittani Jenae Link For A Progressive New Track in “Green Light”

A lot of hip hop artists try to make R&B records centered around wanting sex, or the act of sex. I can’t tell you how many I’ve listened to that are corny at best, and totally turned me off from them and/or their previous work. In the current state of hip hop its hard to pull of this type of record for many reasons that … Continue reading Vonte, Matt Whise & Brittani Jenae Link For A Progressive New Track in “Green Light”

Chicago Trio Grizzie! Djay & Vthr3 Link For A Trippy New Visual “INTROvertigo”

If you are involved in the Chicago hip hop scene you probably know Djay. He’s incredibly young, and has been putting in work since his teens to create a strong presence in the city. He had a site called Mindset Music which he’s distanced himself from to work on perfecting his directing skills. He has done that, and more, in a very short period of … Continue reading Chicago Trio Grizzie! Djay & Vthr3 Link For A Trippy New Visual “INTROvertigo”