THC is back with This Is For Me following their LP release MHX about over a year ago. You would think they would be rusty but they maintained with live shows and of course taking hits constantly. Accompanied with the release is a music video directed by Kenzo showing off how the boys were living while in hiding. A pair of skilled lyricists in Chicago quickly gained a good following and some groupies by the looks of it. But looks like they are back at work lets see what they got next.
Ace Da Vinci pops out with the OneTwo, from his latest project Thats How The Light Gets. One of Chicagos finest emcees, a humble man of wisdom and mind bending lyricism. This track will have you pondering on a couple verses! You can catch him out performing around Chicago just follow his social media for events. Having had a release party in March to promote the LP and working with local artists like Dxtr Spits he stays pretty active and lowkey.
Unkle Slump puts down M. Cyrus to the grave to make way for a new era of dark and dirty lyricism. More active, more lyrical and most raw, Slump has been staying live in the scene with events, singles and collaborations. Just coming out of our studio booth at Ever Evolved adding bars to Ya Tu Sabe, he pulls out 2 more singles within the last month. Getting in your face with 1800 and sleazy with Nook N’ Cranny, just about sums him up.
Coming onto the beat established and letting you know. Dxtr Spits is the man! Born and raised on the East Coast provinces of DC, Maryland and Virginia, Dxtr now represents the Chi and is leaving a mark in music. Not just an artist but an entrepreneur as well with many ideas to brand himself and expand. Representing his own clothing brand ONLI backpacks, booking his own show alongside his glaring onstage persona backed by his conscious lyricism built over years. As evident by his many projects, singles and collaborations.
On stage his energy is lively and mystical regularly performing under black light and neon paint smeared across his clothes and body. His performances not only capture the eyes of the audience but other artists as well as creatives like Chai Tulani, Ace Da Vinci, Lester Ray, Adam Ness and other locals come to collab with him. So you don’t even have to ask him , you should already know he is the man! His recent single Let It Ring with Simonexus J. repeats so you do not forge. You can see him performing around Chicago, supporting local artists from the crowd or even performing an Ever Evolved event, he is everywhere!
Ever Evolved and close associates come again with a big collab. Coming together we have Safi G, ESSSE and Unkle Slump with Rhymster on the mic and Gridlock and Frekwenzy providing the production. All about bringing artists together you can see all this talent performing at our Events. You can also work with these individuals in the studio at Fort Knox in Chicago, check our Studio Services and book a session.
New Ezy Era is back with a kick back beat to add onto his playlist. Since working with Frekwenzy and Rhymster at Ever Evolved on Genesis Bars, he has been staying consistent with Rap Heavy, Holy Be Thy Name and Local Icon, most recent being George Lopez, produced by Gridlock Andy. Having a way with word play, he can take anything and make it sound cool. Alittle sarcasm with some wisdom. Now loaded with new material his live performances should be filled with energy. Maybe some unreleased music too? Find out this 4/20 at PotLuck by LighthausChi and Ever Evolved.
A single artist can have multiple beats ready at one time, but sometimes the public is not ready! So they release them periodically, when the moment is right. Producer from Chicago Machobeatz releases some music that has us on the edge for more. Rockin with a streak last summer with a Pillow Talk remix, tracks AYYE & BOI following his DOVGHNVTS LP release we know he is sitting on some fire. His latest on soundcloud They Love Me (Not) reminds you of that. With work released on Chicago artist Adot‘s project Midnightt recently among other producers from the GOAT Haus studio at Fortknox, it only means more music to uncover! You can can find some of his more exclusive work on Traktrain here.
If you need motivation to make a move look to Bagg$. Working out of Ever Evolved studio he found his among like minded people, taking a freestyle hip hop hobby to the booth. With some help and guidance from Evolved artists, producers and associates Bagg$ finishes and releases his debut mixtape Bag Talk. Being so naturally talented you could not even tell this was his first project he sounds like a veteran. Already rocking crowds at AMFM Gallery and Subterranean with trap anthems, you will hear why we call him Bagg$, you are going to want to keep a tab on him.
Anything you can think of he already did it! From music videos in the streets to the skyscrapers, rocking underground and main-stages, touring in and out of cities and states. Coming into the warmer Chicago seasons with an established sound and an expanding volume of content Rhymster keeps it going with new release after another. Pulling out a collab recently, alongside a couple singles and a music video. This is only what he is doing as an artist, behind the scenes is a different story.
With endless flows Rhymster works with certain producers within his circle that know him well and vice versa. If not he makes his own beat as he did with Face It and Don’t in which he had Frekwenzy join. This follows a couple more collaborations and singles from Ever Evolved studio artists and close associates. Linking up with producers Forest Fire, YaBoySlaps and reuniting with Henrik3000, all within the last month or so. Rhymster yet finds time to revisit Don’t to reward it some visuals.
Armed with a camera attachment and Brandon Holmes directing, Rhymster tours the city of Chicago blaring Don’t on the speakers. Turning a simple idea into an eye catching city-scape montage synchronized to beat, they do a great job capturing some of the cities historic landmark buildings and roads. Cruising through the city where he is building himself a legacy, being a boss and planning his next moves. Follow his social media pages and soundcloud below to keep up.
Reminiscing back to Show N Love at Sub T in Wicker Park you have to be reminded of the talent brewing in Ever Evolved Studio. Plenty of recent releases and events coming and going. A couple of independent singles and a wild collab track. We also had our buddy and talented videographer Brandon Holmes put together a highlight video of some successful events and celebrations, holding only a little bit of an idea of whats to come!
The video would be covering bits of footage from up to three events, recorded by Brandon and Canon Montana, showing the vibrant crowds that come to support. Background music is produced and recorded in house as well with the producers and hip hop artists and Ever Evolved members on stage and on screen, Rhymster and Radcliff. Engineers Gridlock Andy and Frekwenzy showing love at the studio with amazing produciton.
Most recently a project packed with Ever Evolved artists and affiliates release a single Check A Bagg produced by DJ Marskiss. Rhymster, Radcliff, Terry Tertiary, Candy Irene, Mike Booth, Safe G and Essse with the huge collaboration and a mouthful ofwords onto a 3 minute beat. A unique blend of styles between all these creatives. Interesting enough all these artists are scheduled to release more independent singles and collaboration projects and singles heading into the warmer seasons so follow for updates!