To prepare everyone for their Keeping The Faith LP due out in February, The O’My’s rise up singing with their new single which the group just dropped via EW. Looking forward to hearing the new project from these guys. In the meantime, give “Rise Up Singing” a listen or two below.
Produced by TommyGunz
A dope concept record from rising Chicago artist Ric Wilson, who explores racism, and role reversal within the 50 states. If you remember, Sticky Fingaz and Eminem did something similar like 15 years ago, but Ric gives us his 2014 version — which isn’t nearly as lighthearted.
“If I was white” is something from the heart from a black boy in America who had identity issues, because of systemic and cultural racism.”
Check it out below.
A Treated exclusive, produced by Doc Da Mindbenda
It’s the Holiday season, and Doc Da Mindbenda and Mic Terror are in the giving mood. As a gift, Doc Da Mindbenda bundled up all the bangers he produced in the 2014 to create a project called The Prescription. Vic Spencer, Boldy James, Fatboi Fresh, Sean Price, Dally Auston, Sulaiman, YP, White Gzus and others get busy over Doc’s beats, and being the good guy he is, Doc also included some exclusives you’ve never heard.
The crown jewel being this Mic T record called, “She Goin.” It’s easy, breezy and oh-so smooth joint with Mic Terror getting, uh, some of the ladies going over a cleverly flipped Coming To America sample. It’s a gangsta rap lullaby, and it gets two thumbs up. Check both “She Goin” and The Prescription below. You’ll be going, trust me.
You can thank the RX, Doc, for the gifts.
Directed by SupremoFilms
Matti Baybee, alongside TeamGO and Kellen Gatsby turns the fefe upside with their latest visual, dedicated to their loyal “Squad.” Do you and your squad do squad-like things? Do you enjoy a good party? Then this is tailor-made for you.
Revolt TV spent most of the summer in Chicago filming Chicago Love, a documentary exploring the many factors and causes of the city’s violence and other troubles. The 90-minute film includes interviews with King Louie, Lil Bibby, No I.D., G Count, Young Chop and many more. The documentary originally aired on Revolt on November 26th, but the film is now available online in it’s entirety.
“The City of Chicago is well-regarded as one of the greatest in America,” said executive producer and VP, Programming & News Rahman Dukes. “”Chicago Love” encompasses not just the violence in the city but how a failing school system, the community and music, all play a significant party in this ongoing epidemic that continues to plague the city. The violence in the city is very real and there are many variations we explore that must be changed for the better of the youth.”
The new Chief Keef album, Nobody, is now available for stream. Keef’s been going hard this year, as this appears to be his third or fourth release of fourth quarter alone.
The project was entirely produced by 12 Million (and Keef) and features appearances from Tadoe, Kanye West and others. You can stream below, or buy on iTunes if you’re inclined to do so. For now, tell everybody about Nobody.
I’ve been hearing rumblings about this shoe for quite some time, and it looks like they will be a reality sooner than later thanks to these pics obtained by Sole Collector. The Air Jordan II is getting a makeover thanks to Don C and his Just Don line, which will feature an all blue takeover with quilted patterns and premium leather.
It’s rumored only 800 pairs will be going into production, so you should probably begin calling in your favors now. Save me a pair, ha! Check out the full run of pics below. Jordan Brand and Don C have yet to comment on the shoe, but from the looks of things these are the real deal. Very dope.
Produced by Rikanatti & Lil Lyss
A-Rod is one of the more decorated athletes of the 21st century, so it’s no surprise Ca$his would name his latest outing after him. Game recognize game, so to speak. East Coast emcee Emilio Rojas shows up to bat cleanup. A homerun all around. Check it out below and buy here if you’re digging.
Despite what others might tell you, 2014 was a pretty great year for rap. At least in the Midwest. And as most of the influential bloggers and rap writers reside on the coasts, they tend to overlook the gems the Midwest has to offer. But that’s where we come in. That’s where we thrive. That’s our bread and butter.
Produced by CHAD.
Real life neighbors (not really, but kinda) Saba and Lucki Eck$ keep it nice and mellow on “Next Door,” which I’m pretty sure is the first collaboration we’ve ever heard from these two. Hopefully, this isn’t the last one we hear from Sab and Luck.
Two thumbs up here, guys. Listen to “Next Door” below, thanks to P&P.