Mayhem (of EMS) Shows Us That Truth is a Hard Thing to Face In His Brilliant New Lyric Video ‘They Don’t Know’

Poetic hip hop has been an important facet of the genre since it’s humble beginnings in the late ’70s. It became essential as hip hop grew, shown by the likes of Public Enemy, The Wutang Clan, Nas, and many more. Substance and subject matter declined in the late ’90s in terms of mainstream attention, but … More Mayhem (of EMS) Shows Us That Truth is a Hard Thing to Face In His Brilliant New Lyric Video ‘They Don’t Know’

Young Maxwell & UNCLE SLUMP Create Historic Moment With ‘ HEART CHAKRA TREASURE’

Who is Young Maxwell? One of the best rappers out of the city of Chicago with unlimited potential. He is about to drop his Ugly Egos EP, and has successfully built a buzz through his single HEART CHAKRA TREASURE. My first experience with this track is similar to when I first heard A$AP Rocky in 2011. This guy … More Young Maxwell & UNCLE SLUMP Create Historic Moment With ‘ HEART CHAKRA TREASURE’

Chicago Rap/Rock Group Blaqrock Started Out With a Vision. 3 & A Half Years Later, It Couldn’t Be Clearer (Exclusive Interview)

In the mid 20th century, Chicago was filled to the brim with talented jazz and blues musicians. Muddy Waters and Louis Armstrong came up in the Windy City among hundreds of innovative performers. Hip hop has now infiltrated the city’s music scene, but history can never be erased. Search blues or jazz or rock AND … More Chicago Rap/Rock Group Blaqrock Started Out With a Vision. 3 & A Half Years Later, It Couldn’t Be Clearer (Exclusive Interview)

James Gardin Is Back With Groovy New Track ‘Joy’

2018 has been good to James Gardin. An uplifting visual, a collaborative joint with James & Terem (peep last post) and an actual Tommy Hilfiger theme song. Yes, he’s garnered attention far and wide, but the grind never stops. One month later, James is back with Joy, another song that encourages us to push along … More James Gardin Is Back With Groovy New Track ‘Joy’

Hiding Behind A Screen: Music, Cyber-Bullying And Mental Health In The Age Of Social Media (Editorial)

When you grew up, where you grew up, how you grew up, the friends you had, the high school you went to, your ability to frequent record stores, your medium of listening to music, the popular songs on the radio, how you discovered hip hop, how you read about hip hop, and your values dictate … More Hiding Behind A Screen: Music, Cyber-Bullying And Mental Health In The Age Of Social Media (Editorial)

NY’s Asoh Black! Releases a Fiery Remix of Travis Scott’s “Backyard” to Kick Off the Year

To kick off the new year, New York’s own Asoh Black! begins his #AsohAttacks series, in which he releases 11 songs over the course of 11 weeks culminating with the release of a full project, with a remix of Travis Scott’s “Backyard” carrying the name of HITS (accompanied with a video by Train Productions). The … More NY’s Asoh Black! Releases a Fiery Remix of Travis Scott’s “Backyard” to Kick Off the Year

Chicago’s Fairplay Drops An Epic Two Part Visual In “Both & Free Smoke”

My man Fairplay has been tearing things up in the deep underground of Chicago. Thanks to his presence on social media, (most notably Instagram) he is finally getting his due respect. He records at a rapid pace, staying releveant with singles, albums, compilation tapes, and visuals. Just a few weeks aftet dropping his second compilation … More Chicago’s Fairplay Drops An Epic Two Part Visual In “Both & Free Smoke”