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Pinqy Ring – “Phoenix”

posted by Alex June 6, 2017

The first time I heard a verse from Pinqy Ring was on Visual’s The Ambassador project about a year ago. I remember I had to rewind her verse on “The Take” and realized that Pinqy was going to be a problem really soon. Today, I’m happy to be posting her latest track called “Phoenix” which describes Pinqy Ring’s coming out of the ashes in life. Pinqy Ring buries the opposition, not just in English, but also in Spanish. Check out “Phoenix” below and be on the lookout for more from Pinqy Ring, who will be performing at this year’s Taste of Chicago.

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Trestyle – “Creampie”

posted by Alex April 7, 2017

It looks like Trestyle has plenty of tracks under his belt just waiting to be released. We’re lucky enough to get his latest today called “Creampie”, produced by Tommy Avery. The Chicago native will surely be dropping a lot more heat later on, so be on the lookout as we’ll be featuring his tracks as they’re released.  Listen to “Creampie” below!

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Project: Esohel X PLA – Vivid Livin

posted by Alex March 31, 2017

Normally when it’s someone’s birthday, the birthday person gets gifts. Esohel decided to flip the script this time by giving us a present for his birthday. Esohel linked up with PLA for their 6 track EP called Vivid Livin which includes production from CashMoneyAP, Serious Beats and Fly Melodies. We haven’t heard much of PLA but from this project, it seems as if he makes the perfect person to link with Esohel on Vivid Livin. Hopefully this isn’t the first and only time we hear from the two together, cause we can see ourselves ridin’ round with the widows down “vividly living”. Check out what Esohel and PLA cooked up together below.

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The Boy Illinois – “I’m Home” (Koto Freestyle)

posted by Alex March 23, 2017

When Illi speaks, we listen. He’s here to take the crown back from all of the trendy rappers who come and go. At the end of the day, Illi is still standing. Honestly, I would of liked a milk carton with a “Missing Rappers” sign on it, but I see what he did here with the planet Sirius. Anyways, The Boy Illinois has really been making a name for himself as he’s been featured on various media outlets recently. He’s also got a performance lined up for this summer’s Taste of Chicago, so make sure you’re present for the food and the show! Take a listen to “I’m Home” (Koto Freestyle) below.

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Video: AM Early Morning – “Prewrite 2”

posted by Alex February 19, 2017

The homie, AM EarlyMorning is back with a vengeance on this one! Check out his video to “Prewrite 2” above. AM EarlyMorning shows off his lethal verbal skills while name dropping some of the dopest that ever blessed the wrestling arena. The video was shot and edited by Canon Montana. We’ll definitely be sure to keep you up to date on anything new from AM EarlyMorning!

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V!sual – “Break Away” (featuring Tony Centrino)

posted by Alex March 11, 2016

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The definition of an Ambassador is a person who acts as a representative or promotor of a specified activity. What V!sual has been doing throughout the city definitely embodies the definition of an Ambassador, which is also the title of his upcoming project. Today, we get to hear the first track called “Break Away” which features Tony Centrino and production by DJ Mo Murda. The track touches on a various subjects such as the city’s violence and how he plans to show the people how to “Break Away”. Take a listen to “Break Away” below and be on the look out for The Ambassador set to be released this Spring.

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Esohel – “Peligro” (featuring Navarro & Phero)

posted by Alex February 26, 2016

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Here’s something I’ve been waiting to listen to. Chicago emcee, Esohel linked up with Navarro and Phero on a Custom Made and 21 Grams beat to give us “Peligro”. The Chicago spitters take the track and their tongue twisting lyrics to another level by throwing in some Spanish lyrics. Check out “Peligro” below.  Continue Reading

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Phero – “Streets” (featuring Navarro)

posted by Alex December 10, 2015

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We love hearing new music from Phero. We love hearing new music from Scheme Navarro. You can just imagine how we react when we get something new from both Chicago artists on the same track. Word is that we might be hearing a lot more in the near future from both of these artists together. Check out “Streets” below and we’ll keep you updated with their latest drops.  Continue Reading

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Video Premiere: Tooty – “Stepping Stone”

posted by Alex October 15, 2015

Want to know about someone local that you need to be listening to, but you probably aren’t? Look no further. Today, we are excited to have the privilege to premiere Tooty’s “Stepping Stone” video from his second album, Suicidal Thoughts. The Chicago native has some things to get off his chest and now that he’s got our attention, he’s going to tell it like it is. Suicidal Thoughts is set to be dropped on November 24th.

Produced By: Von Vuai

Directed By: Alexander King

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Rapmouth The Genius – The Get Back

posted by Alex February 9, 2015

Bars on bars. You looking for something dope from someone you probably never heard of? Look no further. Rapmouth the Genius goes in and doesn’t hold back on “The Get Back”. I like this kid. I like this kid even more after hearing the Triple H verse. Go ahead and click the “play” button above and peep the visuals.