Recent Articles

Video: Landon Battles f/ The Boy Illinois – Holy Hallelujah

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Kenctures.

Landon Battles and The Boy Illinois connect for the first offering from Landon’s upcoming Black Gold project, titled “Holy Hallelujah”. Black Gold isn’t scheduled to impact until later this year, but you can get a taste of what to expect with the clip above.

YP – Thinkin’ Bout

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by Doc Da Mindbenda

New music from Your Prince is now upon us. After dropping one of the dopest and most inspired albums of his career a few months back with Backwood Jones, YP returns with another fire drop, “Thinkin’ Bout.” If you were even thinkin’ bout skipping over this, you better think again. This shit knocks. Pay attention.

Continue Reading

Video: Saba f/ Eryn Allen Kane – Burnout

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by HOTC TV

Finally, my favorite track from Saba’s stellar project, ComfortZone, gets a video. The video is absolutely fantastic, and features the super-dope Eryn Allen Kanye on the hook. This is like the 2014 rap version of Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Unfortunately, I think both artists might be too young to get that reference. Either way, hit play on “Burnout.” You won’t be disappointed.

SolarFive – Wavy5

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments


SolarFive keeps the five alive with his latest release, “Wavy5,” produced by the OnGaud faction. This slow burner deals with the public perception of the dope dealer lifestyle. Still got five on it?

Continue Reading

New Album: Chase N Dough – Rise Of The Ape

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments


Chicago producer/artist Chase N Dough is back after a brief break with a brand new 16-track instrumental opus titled, Rise of the Apes. And yes, you already know Chase went straight gorilla on these beats. Hit the jump to stream, download and use how you see fit. Rise up…

Continue Reading

Video: Kanye West’s Speech @ Teyana Taylor’s Listening Party [+ Pics]

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last night, G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam held a star-studded listening session for Teyana Taylor’s long-awaited debut album, VII, at Siren Studios in Los Angeles. The party was attended by the likes of No I.D., Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Chris Brown, Big Sean, Nelly, Michael B. Jordan, Terrence Jenkins, Duane Martin and many more.

MTV was on hand to capture Yeezy introducing the album to the packed crowd, and no, he didn’t wild out on the mic. But he did give her a glowing review and told the crowd just how hard she worked to get the album on shelves. Straight motivation from Yeezus can be found above.

Below, we have some additional photos of the event courtesy of Chelsea Lauren and MVD Inc. VII is available for preorder now.

Continue Reading

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib f/ BJ The Chicago Kid – Home

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments


Following the release of the “Knicks” remix yesterday, MadGibbs return with another offering from the forthcoming Knicks Remix EP. “Home” features BJ The Chicago Kid and is yet another solid collaboration from Gibbs and BJ. You know, I wouldn’t be mad at an EP or full project from these three.

Give “Home” a listen below the jump and remember —  the Knicks Remix EP drops November 18th.

Continue Reading

Video: The Jordan Years – You Oughta Know

| October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Directed by Chad Wilson

This is a great new song/video from the Wes Restless fronted band, The Jordan Years. Some straight blue-eyed soul from one of the best crooners in the Chi. Seriously, respect the pipes. If you like what you see here, be sure to catch The Jordan Years live at the House Of Blues this Thursday (10/23) as part of the Local Brews Local Grooves event. Tix can be copped here.

The Guys – No Rights

| October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment


Some great social commentary from the underrated duo of The Guys. On “No Rights” they speak on the ills of America, and the state of the country from their view. The sight? Not looking too good. Here they kick the real. Check it out below. This is a dope record right here.

Continue Reading

Video: Young Chop f/ King 100 James – Some Of Mine

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Reel Sharp Films.

Young Chop returns to the booth for the latest offering from his Still LP, which also features King 100 James. On “Some Of Mine”, production comes from Chop Squad DJ, Tarentino of 808 Mafia and Chop himself.

This joint knocks. Still is available for pre-order on iTunes now and drops next Tuesday (10/28).