Chicago Staple Monty Psychs Looks For Room To Grow In New Self Produced Track ‘Cacoon’

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, … More Chicago Staple Monty Psychs Looks For Room To Grow In New Self Produced Track ‘Cacoon’

Rec Riddles Shows Artistic Genius on Latest Music Video ‘More Dead Bodies’

St. Louis based hip hop artist Rec Riddles is a precious gem that the likes of hip hop sometimes, but rarely sees. He is a master of his craft with a lyrical sword as sharp as a machete. Rec is not only a rapper but a producer and director. The man has paved a lane all his … More Rec Riddles Shows Artistic Genius on Latest Music Video ‘More Dead Bodies’

Meet Aasha Marie: The Multi-Talented Chicago Artist Promoting Empowerment & Healing

Aasha Marie is one of our most important voices in Chicago. She is an all around talent, shaped by her upbringing, environment, and spirituality. Positivity radiates from her and her music. While Aasha hasn’t released a full project yet, you can expect that to come on March 27th called While You Were Sleeping. Aasha can sing … More Meet Aasha Marie: The Multi-Talented Chicago Artist Promoting Empowerment & Healing

eso.XO.supreme Has Another Hit On His Hands With New Trap/Pop Hybrid ‘Body Talk’

eso.XO.supreme is known for making addictive, R&B/pop/hip hop jams. One of my most played songs of last summer was from the Portland artist himself, and his latest, Body Talk, will get just as many plays. Super Staar Beats and Whoswyler who have produced for some of the most prolific hip hop artists (whether seasoned or veteran), … More eso.XO.supreme Has Another Hit On His Hands With New Trap/Pop Hybrid ‘Body Talk’

Cayo Coco Gifts Us With Slide, A Hip Hop/R&B/Pop/Alternative Hybrid That Will Astound You

Cayo Coco has continued to bare gifts through his uptempo, genre-blending music that is as catchy as any song on the Billboard 100. His new track, Slide, is a contemporary slice of hip hop mixed with pop, R&B, and alternative. His vocals are smooth yet distinctive, shaped in a modern, melodic form. Cayo grew up … More Cayo Coco Gifts Us With Slide, A Hip Hop/R&B/Pop/Alternative Hybrid That Will Astound You

Neak and Since9ine6ix Drop The Most Impressive Track I’ve Heard All Year In ‘AbstracT’

Neak and Since9ine6ix’s pen game is as sharp as a sword. Their latest collaborative piece, AbstracT, is the most impressive track I’ve heard this year. Why? One play, and you’ll understand exactly why I feel this way. A Q-Tip sampled chorus divides up two heart palpating, dynamic verses from each artist that take their lyrics … More Neak and Since9ine6ix Drop The Most Impressive Track I’ve Heard All Year In ‘AbstracT’

Jim Swim and ADE Are Back at it With Another Lively, Thought-Provoking Single – ‘What’s The Move?’

Jim Swim and ADE are back at it with another lively yet thought-provoking single in the form of What’s The Move? We all question life in different ways, not sure if we are on the right path in careers, love, and daily occurrences. Both artists have the ability to share intriguing comments on this particular … More Jim Swim and ADE Are Back at it With Another Lively, Thought-Provoking Single – ‘What’s The Move?’

Geno Pacino Fights For His Rights On ‘Justice’

MC’s like Geno Pacino are the reason why I have such a soft spot for nasty, grimy, street-oriented hip-hop. It’s menacing, in your face and unforgiving. And his new single, Justice, is no exception. The instrumental is one of the nastiest I’ve heard this year. The bass is an intimidating grumble, followed by hard-hitting trap percussion with bleak … More Geno Pacino Fights For His Rights On ‘Justice’

DeadstockV1’s “Nightmare in Sudan” Will Give You Chills

I always get super psyched when DeadstockV1 drops new music. He is the type of artist to spend hours perfecting just a single line in a verse, and as a result of his insane work ethic, he never fails to blow me away. However, his new single, “Nightmare in Sudan,” is perhaps his most powerful … More DeadstockV1’s “Nightmare in Sudan” Will Give You Chills

The History Of Hip Hop: The Early Years (PART 1)

Hip hop heads around the globe can thank early New York street gangs for the existence of their favorite genre. Let me explain before you log off…   In the 1950’s, New York gangs took over Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx, and wars were mostly found over territory and women. They were often divided by … More The History Of Hip Hop: The Early Years (PART 1)