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”

No Holds Back NY MC Theravada Drops A Remarkable New Project “Xen Griffey” (Review)

Photo credit (above): @zoomoguy It is safe to say that NY hip-hop has been going through something of an experimental renaissance lately. Though some may continue to argue that New York has lost mainstream relevance, it is now populated by numerous underground, idiosyncratic MCs who proudly wouldn’t be within spitting distance of a Billboard chart in any decade. Artists like Wiki, MIKE, and Your Old Droog … Continue reading No Holds Back NY MC Theravada Drops A Remarkable New Project “Xen Griffey” (Review)

Chicago’s Fairplay Drops His Highly Anticipated Full Length “Friends, Enemies, Demons and Saints”

Fairplay has always repped for Chicago. Throughout his numerous visuals and singles, he’s continued to tell vivd street tales about his city. He isn’t afraid to speak honestly on poverty, shootings, and corruptness within the police force. Last year he dropped a compilation mixtape featuring his loose collective. While he was featured on a few records, I was itching for a full length from him. Today we’ve … Continue reading Chicago’s Fairplay Drops His Highly Anticipated Full Length “Friends, Enemies, Demons and Saints”

Yomi – #THATHARPIST (New Mixtape)

After listening to just a few songs off Yomi’s new mixtape #THATHARPIST and I was lost. This wasn’t a negative experience – but a completely positive one. Yomi is a producer, harpist, and vocalist out of Chicago who is talented across the board. In her newest project she continues to hone in on her skills both with the strings and behind the boards. This isn’t a solo … Continue reading Yomi – #THATHARPIST (New Mixtape)

Noteworthy Tracks: Lil Uzi Vert’s The Perfect Luv Tape

I was salty this past April 28th. It was a Thursday night, but it felt like it a Saturday back in high school when all my friends were headed to go see a movie and I was stuck doing homework because I had procrastinated so much from the week before. Yeah; it would get that bad. I guess I only have myself to blame. These … Continue reading Noteworthy Tracks: Lil Uzi Vert’s The Perfect Luv Tape

Curtis Williams – DANCO SZN (New Mixtape)

The collective Two-9 is just starting to get on my radar with the release of The Jace Tape. Call me whatever you want. I wasn’t too fond of the project, but I decided to delve further into the collective. I found tons of music that I haven’t gotten the chance to fully listen to yet, but that’s another post in itself. I did make time … Continue reading Curtis Williams – DANCO SZN (New Mixtape)