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Jovan – Note to Myself

Jovan Landry is a photographer, filmaker and emcee coming up in Chicago. On her own an inspiring individual; To woman in chicago and persevering artists. Always about a positive and strong message. The multidisciplinary artist flows with an old school hip hop and boom bap style with contemporary influence and conscious lyricism. With all her projects aside her music career is growing and getting stronger as she flexes the limits of her creative abilities.

Releasing an impressive project, the Concious EP, in 2016 she has been consistenly releasing singles and working with locals. Collaborating with Mykelle Deville on a few tracks and Fury as well. Recently released Note To Myself, a boom bap beat produced by M-Phazes with powerful words reminding you to challenge and believe in yourself to rise above any obstacle.

Talking to Chicago Tribune she has mentioned the release of her upcoming album. A project to be created entirely by creative women in photography, videography, production and MCing. Made possible by a grant from a WeWork Creator Awards, the album should be defining challenge for Jovan and should see a release soon after already a couple years in the making. It should be the first of 2 albums to be created simultaneously!

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Probcause Phenomenon

Following Probcause for a few years now, before the Drifers LP and even prior the Waves era.  From the local feature stage at North Coast with a few hand fulls of fans, watching him grow as an artist from there has been an inspiring journey to see. Having connected with so many different artists his fan base has grown tremendously; Lollapalooza confirms his reputation with an official 2017 recap video appropriately featuring Chicago Style.

2017 Lollapalooza – Day 4 Recap

‪Only 360 days 'til Lollapalooza 2018!Song 1: "Chicago Style" by ProbCause featuring TwistaSong 2: "Lucky Charms" by MDMC

Posted by Lollapalooza on Sunday, August 6, 2017

His unique flow, conscious hip hop lyrics and tireless energy drove fans to the stage by the hundreds then the thousands until finally he is standing in front of a packed venue at Red Rocks Ampitheater in Colorado. His hard work with a handful of talented artists cements his image into the minds of diverse audiences. Working with the likes of Griz, Gramatik, Exmag, Break Science, Raekwon & Gibbz. On the local spectrum he has Chance the Rapper, Manic Focus Hologram Kizzie, Twista, Cofresi, Palmer Squares, Drew Mantia & More holdin him down. Puttin on Chicago while it reciprocates.

All this artist collaboration brings new perspective and creative influence keeping his music diverse and his fans hopelessly addicted; Giving him the ability to bounce between genres like funk, jazz, bass and hip hop. This is evident in his playlist and in his latest collaborations.

While touring and doing his thing Probcause got to add a couple more artists to his list of collaborations. Performing with the Floozies and Cherub in between states the idea of a collaboration turned reality with Arithmetic. The Electro Funk band holds a style that we already know Colin gets down to time and time again as you know with his Big Gigantic remix and collab with Manic Focus. More recently feautured in Canadian Hip Hop artist Def3’s recent LP produced by Late Night Radio on the track Sing; Furthering his reach to a broader audience and simultaneously observing his growing reputation among more popular artists.

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Sunny Woods & Adamness – Come To Me

Sunny Woods from Harvey, Il releases Come With Me, a song to feature the Chicago local Adam Ness. When it comes to Adam he does it right on any beat it does not matter. Putting all his passion and energy into his vocals to compliment the track produced by ZenZanBeats. Adam has been all over the place after his own EP release last year, performing at shows and festivals like our very own EAT Fest. Get in the mood with this beat on repeat!

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Enjoy Whatever You Want With BaSkaveli

Baskeveli joins the many up and coming artists dropping work continuing this efflux of creativity in Chicago. Dropping his most recent EP Whatever You Want last month in the mix of other artists such as Harmonic Sapien, Futura Bloom, Vic Mensa, Phoelix, theWHOevers, Towkio – I can go on! Chicago artists from all over the city are coming out of the wood work with real passion and talent in the craft. You can bet to see BaSkaveli taking part of this boom of creative expression.

Whatever You Want holds a feature by another talented artists as well by the name of Iza Leslie. Starting of the EP she sings softly adding to the instantly addictive mellow affectionate energy on the track. In a matter of 3 tracks the energy takes a 180 degree spin from admiration to betrayal to numb belligerence, getting a whole range of style and emotion. Following the EP BaSkavelli jumps on this beat High Off Pain with the local King Syed while planning on a couple more projects prior an album drop. Keep a look out, this is just a start for this local!

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Overdue – John Renaissance, GQ the Fool & RhymSter

Produced by friend and collaborator Henrik3000 from Deutshland, that is Germany for the rest of you; This track is certainly Overdue. On this beat, RhymSter, John Renaissance and GQ the Fool, have a lot of talent and history between each other. From collabs to events with us at Ever Evolved such as Can I Kick It and EAT Fest this beat was a long time coming. Over smooth beatwork, signature style of Henrik, closing  in on 5 minutes the three MC’s pull off an instant classic, an anthem for our generation of music hustlers in Chicago.

RhymSter | Soundcloud | GQ the Fool | Soundcloud
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Only Cool Kids Act and Rap

The Cool Kids have been building up much anticipation since releasing their first couple of singles off of their upcoming re-union album. Since Connect Four and Running Man, the duo released two more singles Check Out and TV Dinner accompanied with music videos to raise the excitement. Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks have been busy working and promoting their projects. Their forth coming album Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe recently saw a  pop up shop at Congruent Space closing in on the release date soon to come.

How ever that is not all the Cool Kids have been working on. Amongst touring around the states and appearing on publications like The Price Is Aight and radio show with Hannibal Buress promoting themselves they got one more idea that makes this reunion one of the greatest. These two not only have talent in production and lyricism but this Labor Day weekend they will be adding acting and comedy to their resume. The Shit Show a Sketch Comedy show created by Jimmy Regular that will star the duo will take things to the next level in their career in entertainment.

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Futura Bloom Debut with Honey!

Futura Bloom cements their sound with the release of their debut EP Honey! Going back and forth with single releases as duo and individual Ali and Sly Luke present a dynamic body of work. Swaying the mind with R&B, Hip Hop and skillfull lyricism, leveling up and joining many other up and coming Chicago artists releases work this summer.

Futura burn through 6 tracks with ease over production by Dougy. NversivE, another local assists on production on a couple beats as well a Kidwin. Starting off with Rare Candy and into BeenUp bleeding attitude from Chicago streets, highlighting their ambition. Simplifying the project with Cakewalk to clear headspace, a soulful track that spaces out the tracks for smooth transition into the sensual Body Type. Butterflies vocally melds the two artists in an R&B album probiving a safe landing for Pt 2 outro. The duo certainly made some noise with this EP, marking only the beginning of their story.

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Ill-Esha Holds No Labels

Ill-Esha continues to make some noise with some collaborations and remixes. The multi talented artist bounces between genres on After School with Slicarus from Australia and Almost There by Aceyalone. You just cannot define her to one sound or label. Her remix leaning on the trap bass side as opposed to electronica, more familiar to Slic. The tracks come following her Open The Vault EP showcasing previous undeniably dope work and reaching 40k followers on the cloud.

Recently featured in a Boiler Room Denver set sponsored by Budweiser. A live set displaying her vocals and beat work. A performance I got to witness back in Chicago during the Taste with local  trio the Rapper Chicks. Again emphasizing her various talents and interests in an interview with my self, Ill-Esha, Angel(ee-nuh) and Hologram Kizzie after their performance. Continuing to push the boundaries musically, whatever Ill-Esha creates next should be exciting!

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Harmonic Sapien Releases Natural State LP

Harmonic Sapien uploads Self Obtained (I Got It), the first LP single off Natural State prior to the release date, to set the vibe and expectation of the incoming music. A jazzy dnb beat with bass distinguishable by his other work which also follows his 9 to 5 EP some months earlier. Starting the project in February the full album contains a ear opening 19 tracks, varying between uptempo and downtempo hip hop, dnb, pop funk and footwork beats.

Brittany Nacole, Joselyn Marie and Christian JaLon each get a track with Harmonic Sapien. All delivering soulful vocals over ambient and melodic beats. While Joselyn is a frequent collaborator Brittany and JaLon work with Sapien as a first time collaboration. Each song is said to have a story attached to it as for a music videos we will have to wait and see. You can probably expect some thing from his second single Black Boy Chakra keep your eyes peeled.

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Glassic Prepares For Upcoming Project, Drops Fresh Music

Chicago producer Glassic uploads a couple electronic instrumentals this within the month. Sprinkling in some more single pieces after releasing a project early in the year. The Motions EP released early in the year contains 5 tracks and a feature with Brittany CarterAlso featured in Glassic’s 2016 self tited collab EP along with Will Is Chillin, another local artist amongst others.

After the Motions EP glassic let those beats simmer for a few months before uploading some single pieces. Perhaps gearing up for an upcoming project Safe Travels under no specific release date. Most recently Looking Everywhere is a simple chill beat with a vocal loop leaving you in cloud 9. New Lands will make you do a double take leaving you a taste for Waking Up from the 2017 EP. Whether its a big project or a single release it is quality work.

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