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Listen to Episode 36 of 93’Til: “Friends of the Show” & An Interview with Rich Jones!

posted by Tali September 10, 2017

 

 

On this weeks episode the guys & I talk about:

(00:40) This Week’s Chicago Spotlight featuring songs [In Order] by Glassic, WebsterX, KJ WInters, Luke Titus, Stefan Ponce, Rich Jones, Sunny Woodz, Freako, Mick Jenkins, CassoBandz, Vee Miyagi, Warhol.ss, and Joseph Chilliams

(20:10) DM of the Week featuring Chicago rapper Ju

(24:57) An Interview with Rich Jones! We talk about his recent moves, how he get started in music, his favorite live performances, and more!

(01:04:01) To Coast with Tali: We talk about new albums by Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak, Daniel Caesar, and A$AP Mob. Also Wu-Tang coming back, Lonzo Ball vs. Lil B, & more!

 

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Listen to The Trials and Tribulations of Living in a “World Of Dreams” by Ridgio

posted by Alejandro Hernandez August 18, 2017

Local rapper Ridgio just dropped a new project, and it’s sure to be one of the most pleasantly soulful things you’ll here all week. World Of Dreams is a smooth product, with each track seamlessly transitioning into the next. Ridgio bears his soul and makes himself vulnerable on almost every song, which is a refreshing change of pace in an era where much of the most popular rap music tends to be more braggadocious.

Much of the project focuses on the theme of what it means to chase after your ambitions while also staying true to yourself, which can be a tremendous struggle.  Stand out track “Best Of Me” captures this theme perfectly in the hook, which includes the lines, “I know the world can get the best of me/Why these n—s testin’ me?” It’s a wonderfully simple track with one verse sandwiched between two hooks, and it gives the listener ample time to reflect on their own trials and tribulations of getting where they want to be.

The production for much of the project follows a traditional boom-bap and soulful style which compliments perfectly with Ridgio’s raps, which are exceptional. Ridgio acknowledges early on in Passion & Dreams, that he’s just like any other person trying to figure it out their place in the world, mistakes and all, especially on “I Ain’t Perfect,” which is him truly exposing his struggles (“I’m trying to live forever but my time short/The devil keep trying talk to me, ain’t got time for it”). However, as World Of Dreams progresses, each track noticeably gets more and more upbeat and the closing track, “I’m Just A Man,” is the perfect culmination of it all.

“I’m Just a Man” comes off as him accepting that fact with genuine bliss, with lines (“I fell in love in the challenges?And Climbed right on top of them” and “I know I’m just a man/and I’m just chilling with my friends trying to figure out a plan. Coupled along with a beautiful soul sample and the accompanying music video, it’s almost impossible to not smile while listening to the most feel-good track of a feel-good project.

Make sure to support upcoming local talent and listen to World Of Dreams below:

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Watch Femdot Display His Handles in “kola’sinterlude” Music Video

posted by Alejandro Hernandez August 15, 2017

Chicago rapper Femdot. dropped a new music video last night for his song “kola’sinterlude” from his 20/20hour mixtape. Durag Dilla has just been having fun with it since his mixtape dropped, and this video is reflective of just that with him showing off his sweet handles and smooth jumper.

It’s a short and fun video, much like the song itself which just features Fem dropping bars over mellow boom-bap beat. Clocking in at just shy of a minute and half, make sure to squeeze in the video in your schedule to see one of Chicago’s best young rappers display both his skills on the court and on wax.

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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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THHP Presents: Ricky Dubs – Chicago Sessions Vol. 2

posted by Alex March 4, 2014

unnamed (2)It looks like the rest of the country has had it’s ears open to the Chicago hip hop scene for some time already. With so much product coming from the city, Ricky Dubs teamed up with Chicago’s, The Hip Hop Project to give us some of today’s hottest artists in Chicago’s Hip-Hop scene.

With tracks by Tree, Probcause & The O’Mys, Jarred A.G., Vic Mensa, Lucki Eck$, Add-2, and Esohel, the project captures the true Chicago vibe. Ricky Dubs’s track selection and blending skills combined with engineering/mastering by THHP’s DJ Scend makes this perfect soundtrack for when you’re cruising around the city or keeping it low key with your crew. Ricky Dubs’s Chicago Sessions Vol 2 is now available for download.”

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