Midwest

New Project: Earlly Mac – Cousin Trap

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Arguably, the hardest working rapper in Detroit, Earlly Mac, is already back with a new project. Seriously, this guy is a machine. On a weekly basis he’s churning out new content, whether it be videos, singles or straight up projects. He’s beasting right now. And today he returns with the trapper’s dedication, Cousin Trap.

Hey, it’s a family affair. The bulk of which is produced by IcePic. Grab it below, and do it for your cousin.

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Chicago

Video: The Boy Illinois – Rule Of Thumb

Produced and directed by DGainz

Big news for the world today: Fake Shore Drive will be powering the release of The Boy Illinois new album, Dusable. The project is in association with DGainz, who will be handling a bulk of the production and creative direction. It’s a solid team with one common goal: winning.

Twista, Trae Tha Truth, Prolyfic and Stalley will all contribute to Dusable, which should be out at some point this summer. Today, Gainz and Illi keep their chemistry in tact with their second offering from the album, “Rule of Thumb.” Hey, rules are rules, so fall in line with what you see above.

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Chicago

Lil Durk Covers the Red Eye

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The Durk bonanza continues, as today the local artist covered Chicago’s Red Eye, who did a nice profile and video interview on the rapper. You can read the full piece here, as well as check out the video interview. More pics of Durk’s spread can be found below.

For now, Durk will wait for “Remember My Name” (which includes features from local crooner Jeremih, Hypno Carlito and an unexpected collab with Logic; familiar names like Young Chop and Metro Boomin handle production duties) to make a splash. “I want to make a statement to the industry, have people call me for hooks and become a real tour artist,” he says. A national tour is planned to support the album, plus, eventually, the release of music he has locked in his vault. He laughs, “I just be holding [onto] music,” also hinting at recordings with Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa.

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Chicago

Video: Mic Terror – Like This

Directed by APJ Films. Produced by Mano.

Mic Terror takes us back in time with “Like This,” and goes straight Mikey Digital, getting into your television screens and computer monitors. There’s also some grade A juking from some homegrown eye candy featured throughout. This is yet another visual treat from his very-dope project, Live From Your Mama’s House, which you should check out now if you haven’t yet already. Seriously. It’s a genre bending masterpiece. Check out how the Treated Crew and TekLife connect in the clip up top.

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