Directed by Cholly. Produced by D. Brooks Exclusive.
Another winner from KD Young Cocky. Thoughtful and introspective street music, from the stellar new production/artist tag team of KD and D. Brooks. Looking forward to KD’s full project.
Artwork by ALLBLCK.
Fredo Santana’s new album, Walking Legend, is set to drop any day now and to help build anticipation, Fredo unleashes the album’s full track listing. This time around, Big Boss Fredo’s giving everyone fourteen new records featuring production from Young Chop, Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, 12Hunna, Will-A-Fool and more.
Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Childish Gambino, Tory Lanez, Lil Reese, Gino Marley also show up to contribute. Check out the track list below and stay tuned for the album’s drop.
Chicago and the BX connect for this new video from Ace Mac and his Big Apple Big Bro, Fat Joe. Ace Mac and Joe Crack have a long history together, going back even before Ace’s appearance on Joey’s “Make It Rain (Remix.)” Today they connect again for the haunting “Big Bro.” You like? Buy it here.
Directed by J Krown. Produced by Dun Hulio.
Caddy Duke invites everyone to his world for his latest video, “Necessary”. If you’ve been keeping count, this joint is second official offering from Duke’s forthcoming Dirty Bruce project.
Go ahead and click play above — it’s very necessary.
I’ve said it a few times now, so I won’t beat a dead horse, but I absolutely love the marketing rollout for Common’s new album, Nobody’s Smiling. I think the multiple covers idea has been genius, and it’s great seeing Herb, Louie, Dreezy, Bibby, etc’s face plastered all over the city on the alternate covers. Very unique promo.
Well, now Def Jam has made it even more unique with a new site which allows you to make your own personalized cover of Nobody’s Smiling. If you were really ambitious, you’d make your own cover, print out posters and hang them around the city. Do it now. No seriously, go make your cover now.
Directed by Forman
After making waves and taking over every barbecue, prom and graduation party this spring/summer with the “DLow Shuffle,” DLow returns with his new single — and it’s another infections bop anthem, “Come Bop With Me.” While I have mastered the art of the bop yet, I can say that DLow definitely has a lot of aspiring dancers looking up to him and imitating his every move. Keep up the good work bruh.
Directed by TEHO Media and James King.
The GTW’s So So Def bass-inspired “Calling Cards” finally gets the visual treatment and is available for viewing directly above. Here’s a few words from The GTW before watching his latest clip:
The video for my track “calling cards” is a smooth look into the frustrations and joys of spending the last day with a significant other before the final move. I wanted to tap into an emotion that almost everyone has felt at a certain time. The video sits in a moody setting and is accented by us both balling out playing FIFA, scrambling eggs, footsie party in the bedroom, and Me trying to crack a smile at our “last supper.”
Missed the mp3? Grab it here. The GTW’s new project, Chigeria, drops later this year via Auda Records. That’s something you’re going to want to keep an ear out for.
Produced by Lavi$h
Something from Dion’s The Ear & The Heart project, which is due out later this year. Old Franklins, new Franklins. Big faces, little faces — it doesn’t matter. Just count ‘em and save ‘em. Mil City’s Yo-Dot and Chicago beast SeVen1 show up to assist.
A DJ V-Dub exclusive
DJ V-Dub emerges with a brand new heater from the G Count. And yes, this is another leak from his forthcoming Don’t Feed Da Killaz Vol. 1 project, which Count’s been hard at work on over the past few months. This album can’t come soon enough. Today, we get “The Plug” which features 20/20. This track most definitely has perfect vision. Hear “The Plug” below.
Do you know what the ultimate flex move is? Dropping a stellar 8-song EP featuring some of Chicago’s rap all-stars completely out of the blue, without warning, like ‘fug it.’ That’s exactly what Sulaiman has done with this new EP titled The Mogs, which features eight CRAZY new songs featuring the likes of Caleb James, Chance The Rapper, GLC, The GTW, Gzus Piece, Highlife, Mic Terror, Naledge, Paypa, Paul Scientific and Vic Spencer. The project also boasts production from Nez & Rio, Maja 7th and Ikaz.
Suli can more than hold down a great project by himself, but The Mogs is a true family affair of great work recorded between 2012 and 2013. It’s stacked and features some really well-crafted material. We highly suggest you listen, share and spread the word. The Chicago Rapper Almanac has been deep over the past two years, and the W’s continue with this new offering. Grab it below.