Keem Singing Releases Powerful, Thought Provoking Music Video ‘It’s Going Down’

It’s rare to find both an incredible song sitting alongside an outstanding music video. Keem Singing does it all alongside talented videographer Scotty Rocks and director Hayward. All together they marvelously capture all that It’s Going Down embodies. Keem humbly depicts himself as Malcolm X, singing his truth about what is actually happening in every … More Keem Singing Releases Powerful, Thought Provoking Music Video ‘It’s Going Down’

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

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’

Singer, Songwriter & Producer Shantina Lynet’ Warms Hearts With Her Latest ‘Force of Nature’

Jam heavy tracks are not to be dismissed, especially on a Saturday. Chicago singer/songwriter/producer Shantina Lynet’ is one of those soulful singers that instantly warms your heart. Her latest, Force of Nature, is over 4 minutes of pure joy.  The song is a fresh take on intimacy –  following primal instincts when we’re around the one we … More Singer, Songwriter & Producer Shantina Lynet’ Warms Hearts With Her Latest ‘Force of Nature’

Ellis Prescott Gives Us His All In Exceptional Debut Album ‘In Love With Heartbreak’

It’s rare to feel so close to an artist after listening to their debut album, but Seattle based vocalist Ellis Prescott has done it. He was directing music videos for TownENT before he stepped into the limelight and started his own career in music. Ellis has become the definition of artistry, most notably on the complex yet emotional … More Ellis Prescott Gives Us His All In Exceptional Debut Album ‘In Love With Heartbreak’

All Layers of Musa Reems Are Shown On His Deeply Moving New Track ‘Dear Winter’

Musa Reems has had an amazing 2019. From his Quietus music video to his flawless 2 track EP to his performance at the Talib Kweli/Bun B birthday showcase, the young Chicago native continues to impress. His latest track, Dear Winter, might just be my favorite of his work this year. The 2 minute track is a deeply moving … More All Layers of Musa Reems Are Shown On His Deeply Moving New Track ‘Dear Winter’

Artist To Watch Scooty Exudes Confidence With Her Debut Single ‘The Difference’

Females are already starting to take over the music industry. 2019 will be our year, and my prediction is more of a fact. More evidence has been delivered to my inbox in the grace of newbie Scooty. Her debut single, The Difference, has already become one of my favorite tracks of the year. In just 2 … More Artist To Watch Scooty Exudes Confidence With Her Debut Single ‘The Difference’

James Gardin Crafts Theme Song For Latest Tommy Hilfiger Collab

ILLECT signee James Gardin has been dropping monumental hits this year. From May’s Complaining to July’s Groove – he has perfected the art of fusing funk, soul, pop, and hip hop. All of his hard work has paid off in a HUGE way. ICONIC, his latest track with Terem, was selected as the theme song for Tommy Hilfiger’s latest  collaboration with … More James Gardin Crafts Theme Song For Latest Tommy Hilfiger Collab

Grey Genius Drops a Neo-Soul Classic In ‘Heavens’

I haven’t received submissions from soul singers in some time, but that’s all changed with Grey Genius‘ newest track Heavens. The Milwaukee native is meant to slay on the stage, filling smoky venues with nostalgic, jazz-infused vocals and heartfelt lyrics. In Heavens, Grey has lost herself through relationship woes, intense emotions, and a lot of … More Grey Genius Drops a Neo-Soul Classic In ‘Heavens’