Try Again, MOECYRUS Already Coined That: Artist Of The Week

Chicago legend in the making, MOECYRUS, recently dropped his 5th full length studio album, I ALREADY COINED THAT. A record full of punch lines for all the haters and fans alike, to absorb with grit and a complex array of emotions. MOECYRUS says what he feels and does not hold back his perspective when explaining what he goes through, navigating in this music business. When it comes to lyrical structure, MOECYRUS channels the classic greats of hip hop; think Big Pun, Ghostface, Biggie type of rhyme organization.

Being from Chicago born and raised, MOECYRUS hones his unique style and puts on for his city. The intro track to the record is titled CHICAGO THE MECCA, where MOECYRUS sings and raps about how Chicago is the epicenter of culture. “Old heads think they’re too good to teach the youngings, because they’re stubborn, then wonder why we ain’t MOVING!” MOECYRUS creates a mellow but lyrically impressive intro track to his 5th LP.

The next notable track to highlight is, “PUT IT UP”, with a catchy hook that every emcee listening will be beating themselves for not thinking of it, because it is that clever and sonically pleasing. When things open back up, rest assured that anyone in the crowd hearing this will be rapping and chanting along! MOECYRUS put together 8 songs with 4 features to complete his 5th album. Talents that offered their sound are Orlando Coolridge, Novatore, Cruz Ocho, and Billie Dee Boodah. As usual, MOECYRUS recruits an all star lineup for I ALREADY COINED THAT.

On God is another well crafted and highly impactful song on the record, with over 4 minutes of MOECYRUS rapping about the in’s and out’s of coat tail hangers and clout chasers in the music business. A pattern of people thinking they need and want things from him, without offering any value in return; for lack of a better word: leeches. “Don’t put that on me, thats on god,” he chants, and after listening through, he is definitely right. This song is also impressive for including a little Midwest chopping, Twista style, at the end of the hook; “burning your bridges and thinking its sweet, I’m up in the top, I came from the ground!”

I ALREADY COINED THAT, the title track, is number seven on the LP, and it starts out with a falsetto, raspy sung tune before the drums, and MOECYRUS’ signature flow comes in. It reminds one of something playing in a diner when getting the morning coffee. The tune goes, “I wanna talk my shit sometimes, I wanna get outside my mind, everybody’s got their eyes on me!” MOECYRUS gives two verses on this record surrounding the theme of too many people trying to get something out of him, or trying to pick his brain for all the secrets.

Being a rapper in this business can come with a lot of people wanting things from you, simply because of your platform and name, something that he avoids at all costs. MOECYRUS values genuine interaction, he swerves the energy vampires. I ALREADY COINED THAT is an amazingly cohesive and authentic record coming from the Chicago emcee. Any fan of hip hop, or anyone considering themselves a hip hop head, needs to go support this artist and buy his LP on BandCamp. And make sure to stream each of his 4 previous records, UNTITLED, ICEBERG, YOU GOTTA BE FKN KIDDING ME, and LIFE EXPOSED.

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Chore Boy Teases New Album With Michael Phelps Meal and Vision.

BE CAREFUL WHO YOU CO-SIGN” is the title of the upcoming album being put out by Chore Boy, in collaboration with Brad Kemp. If you are not already familiar with the extensive body of work by these two, go to your favorite streaming service right now and look them up! Chore Boy and Brad Kemp have released multiple full length records, featuring many different underground sensations.

The first single coming off their latest record is MICHAEL PHELPS MEAL, featuring the two emcees that make up the trio Jyroscope. Jyroscope is made up of emcees Collasoul Structure and I.B. Fokuz as well as a producer, DJ Seanile. The lyrics from Chore Boy’s hook ring true in its anti selfishness message. “Michael Phelps meal, we could all eat, don’t swim too far, we could all eat. You can’t see shore, you should calm down, we have land here, we could all eat!

Chore Boy steps off his door step looking like a snack, smelling like a pack and delivers an uber lyrical verse. “Most of my homies never listened to what their elders told them, lost in Oblivion like Elder Scrolls was.” Chore Boy once again structures an impressive composition on a record, writing an attention grabbing hook, a sophisticated verse and recruiting Jyroscope for the complimentary pieces that fit into this song perfectly.

The second track that Chore Boy released in collaboration with Brad Kemp, from the upcoming LP “BE CAREFUL WHO YOU CO-SIGN,” is “VISION” featuring Chicago’s Boys V.S. Girls. Originally this song was written to the instrumental from the TYGA song, TASTE featuring Offset. That was a hit from the summer of 2018. Originally upon hearing Chore Boy’s version we knew, whatever beat eventually received those lyrics for permanent wax would be fire.

VISION is no exception to Chore Boy’s signature hook style, with his lyrical crooning and masterfully crafted multiple meanings. His lyrics evoke much thought and require a mental breakdown to absorb all the layers. “Keep my code of ethics Hammurabi, need an eye for an eye. Losing teeth in my dreams, need your smile then goodbye.” According to Chore Boy himself, the lines symbolize the idea of losing control, and wanting collateral for the pain inflicted by someone he fell out with; the philosophy of an ‘eye for an eye.

Boys V.S. Girls comes in with a high energy, almost Tupac-like sound and flow. He yell raps in a melodic fashion that also seems to channel 90’s grunge. Overall the song is well crafted and, as always, Chore Boy curates a well fitted feature on his record. Be on the lookout for Chore Boy and Brad Kemp’s “BE CAREFUL WHO YOU CO-SIGN” featuring many talents from Chicago and abroad, coming out August 26th.

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Pauna Drops Music Video for Run In Anticipation of Upcoming Album.

Pauna has been very active the last couple years in the Chicago scene. You can usually see her performing duets with the melodic Davo Da Man or rocking her own set with lightning fast lyrics and foreign melodies utilizing her powerful and dynamic singing voice. You might be familiar with Pauna’s other works including “WE DA COOLEST“, “LIAR“, “IDIOTI“, and “THE WAY YOU TREATED ME AWOKE ME“.

Her latest release, which includes a visual produced by Julia Stoyanova, is RUN. Pauna raps and sings in Bulgarian, various themes about never giving up, keeping your foot on the gas at all times, and to never settle for less than your best and what you’re capable of. The Stara Zagora born recording and performing artist has an extremely unique style guaranteed you will not hear anywhere else. Pauna has been in Chicago going on over four years now and the music industry here has clearly been molding a star. This single will be part of a larger album being released at the beginning of next year, until then tune in to Pauna’s “Run”. The visual was created by Arlo Revolution and is available on YouTube now!

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Friday Nite Lites: Ep. 1 Features IIIMPULSIVEEE, Mic Logik and Keem.

Scotty Rocks with The Dog and Pony Show has partnered with RhymSter, of Ever Evolved, to create a platform for artists to talk about their career, craft, life and even perform their latest release! The first episode is presented to viewers as a three part series. Each part runs about 25 minutes long, offering consumers much content to absorb. RhymSter interviews IIIMPULSIVEEE, Mic Logik, and Keem and offers a deeper look into the crafts, styles, influences, and history of each artist.

RhymSter and IIIMPULSIVEEE delve into the backstory of how he got his stage name. IIIMPULSIVEEE used to go by Mystic, Mystify, Baja, Smirk, Johnny MC and then finally IIIMPULSIVEEE; with three I’s at the beginning and three E’s at the end. He chose this spelling due to his relation to the number and numerology of 33. That seems to be the number that follows and symbolizes more of who IIIIMPULSIVEEE is. They continue to talk about the ins and outs of the music industry, aspects of selling merchandise and live performance. IIIMPULSIVEEE then performs his song, “METHOD TO MY MADNESS” live in Scotty Rocks Studio 28 of the Dog and Pony Show.

RhymSter and Mic Logik discuss Mic’s background growing up in Chicago and his memories of the Chicago Bulls and Allen Iverson‘s rookie game against Michael Jordan in 1996. They go on to talk about Mic Logik’s introduction to hip hop with Snoop Dogg, No Limit influences, his respect for the Warren G sound, and his love for Bone Thugs N’ Harmony. Mic Logik is a student of the game hip hop and music. His catalog goes back to as far as 2007. Mic Logik talks about the start of Chi-Native Entertainment and the radio segment he co-hosts, Chi-Native Radio. Mic Logik also has a podcast focused on basketball called All Net.

RhymSter and Keem discuss Keem’s background with classical music training, and going to college for vocal performance on which he received scholarship for. Keem believes you should never let anyone put you in a box, and to not ever give up; continue to strive and work. RhymSter compares Keem’s latest record, IT’S GOING DOWN to a powerful and funky Marvin Gaye record. IT’S GOING DOWN was produced by RhymSter and Keem and features Radcliff Music; There is a music video out to it now done by Hayward of B.B.E. They talk about how that hot political single was created in the studio. Keem then gives a performance of IT’S GOING DOWN to end part 3 of episode 1.

Highly recommend following RhymSter, Ever Evolved, Scotty Rocks, The Dog + Pony Show, and Friday Nite Lites to stay up to date on all of the amazing talent they will be featuring! Interviews, performances, and great conversation to compliment the brands of each artist!

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Scoochie Boochie In Search of The Lost City of Atlantits: Artist of the Week

Scoochie Boochie buys a luxury submarine to search for the LOST CITY OF ATLANTITS. A legendary paradise that sank into the sea when its women got too thick. The synopsis given by Boochie himself, and whilst that is accurate, this album is so in depth with the concept of lude, sexual humor, through the guise of a nautical focused setting and character, that the previous description might not due it justice. This album is the epitome of the word conceptual.

Scoochie Boochie is a new age hip hop influenced Pop-Eye the Sailor, mixed with the sexual satire and puns one would hear in Too $hort records. He is fluid and makes his style seem effortless, how he flows over instrumentals with sex jokes, after sex jokes. The record is mixed and mastered by RhymSter, with instrumentals provided by Vanilla Villa, Dee B, Guillermo, and Fartmaster J. The sound is crisp and clean, with the signature inflection from the main protagonist, Scoochie, cutting through in each track.

There are also a series of skits that paint a vivid picture, and drive a narrative of how Scoochie Boochie eventually winds up in Atlantits in his luxurious submarine. All the while detailing a sex-capade worthy of Austin Powers. The project is 18 total tracks, including skits, and lasts approximately 40 minutes. The sound, style, stories, skits and lyricism of Scoochie Boochie will bring a listener on a hilariously interesting time. The flow of the album feels like it could be scored into a musical and be a hit!

Notable lines from the record are throughout all of his songs, there is not a stale track on the project. “The beacon is lit, Gondor calls for aid, Rohan’s on the way, but it’s me with the dick, the trees and a zip;” that line can be found on the track I’M GOING TO HAVE SEX. That is just a taste of what you can expect to find on THE LOST CITY OF ATLANTITS.

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Roy Dee by J-Bose

In a touching letter to his father with extravagant thanks for his service and works in raising him and his sibling, J-Bose hits the heart strings completely with ROY DEE. J-Bose talks about his father respecting women, like his mother, and holding down many jobs to help his family get through tough times. “I sit back and count the days of our lives, I’m young and restless now but as the world turns, I realize, you won’t always be around and that makes me cry…” J-Bose sings in the chorus, evoking the listener to think about the fleetingness of life, and to be thankful for the sacrifices that their parents made.

The song features a monologue of sorts from Lauren DeBose, which describes more of the good deeds done by ROY DEE. In seven minutes time, J-Bose takes his audience on an intense emotional ride, filled with nostalgia and gratitude for the measures taken by his father, to ensure a life set with love and opportunity for his children.

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It’s Going Down by Keem Singing & Radcliff Music Presents Powerful Imagery

Great and iconic music is reflective of the times that it was made in. It is also reflective of things that have been permeating through out history. Both are true when it comes to the hit social-political single, IT’S GOING DOWN, by Keem Singing and Radcliff Music, produced by Keem Singing and RhymSter of Ever Evolved. With imagery (visuals by Hayward of B.B.E. and BTS by Scotty Rocks of the Dog & Pony Show) of Keem portraying Malcolm X, and black freedom individuals holding a vigil in response to police brutality, Keem sings, “There’s a fire burning, spread across the nation.” Radcliff Music raps a verse that pays tribute to fallen black people at the hands of police officers ie. Sandra Bland, George Floyd, Emmet Till.

Whether or not our country is better than it was in the 60’s, there is photographic and video-graphic evidence that suggests that systemic oppression against people of color has largely stayed the same. So far the music video gets rejected by multiple platforms for its supposed edginess. IT’S GOING DOWN is only edgy in that it sheds light on the frustrations that BIPOC have faced in this country for hundreds of years. Platforms will put up and publish images to negatively stereotype the black man. But show something that incites pride, political organization, and intelligence, now its edgy. When it is a music video of black men coming together to demonstrate?

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A Toast of Moscato with John Renaissance: Artist of the Week

They call him Renaissance for his ability to blend an eclectic mix of styles including R&B, pop, trap, and soul. A singer and songwriter, John Renaissance has placements on NBC, worked on Empire, the Steve Harvey Show and he is a member of the Chicago Federation of Musicians. A multi-talented phenom, his latest record MOSCATO, is a pop smash hit anticipating a long game break in the mainstream.

Eight months ago John Renaissance was featured on a song called, “BOTTLES IN THE AIR“, by an artist named DND. Upon viewing that, it was clear Renaissance could easily take that Usher, Donny Hathaway, Trey Songz, Jeremih and Chris Brown like sound, and push the craft even further. Now since dropping MOSCATO in late February, John Renaissance bodies the song and leaves listeners wanting a whole album of more!

To help break the record to a larger audience, John Renaissance started a “MOSCATO challenge” on social medias. Type in hashtag #johnrenaissance or #moscatochallenge to find it. You can either do a dance routine, a freestyle, or find your own creative way of showing your support to John Renaissance, and his soon to be hit record to the industry.

To get on the phone with John Renaissance was a pleasure, he is a joy to talk to, and very knowledgeable about the music industry. He explained how the Chicago Federation of Musicians is essentially the Chicago union for working musicians and musical performers. Over the course of JR’s career, he has rejected seven record deals; One record deal he declined for the label taking too long to come up with the legal paperwork. Another deal he declined due to the A&R being unprofessional, and sexually harassing a singer he regularly collaborates with. These are certainly commendable decisions, and his intelligence and discernment is something to be applauded.

John Renaissance is a well traveled artist, from New York to LA to Atlanta and hanging out with Lil Boosie; he is full of great stories. He spent the better part of last year working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean as the nightly musical entertainment, performing covers and originals, getting paid to do what he loves to do and live while cruising the Earth’s seas. His perspective on the pandemic, the start of the racial tension, and the BLM protests was quite insightful and beautiful. He said that everyone on the ship was from every corner of the planet, and that there was nothing short of love and unity to experience in that cruise.

John is working on a single called NOAH’S ARK, about how the world is seemingly falling apart, and he is singing on a yacht. He is also working on two other singles, THOUGHTS FROM A PRIVATE JET and CATALINA, and a full project called LIFE IS A TRIP, a Drake influenced style of diary writing. JR will release a precursor EP to that project as well titled, WALK AWAY.

John Renaissance is inspired by Smokey Robinson. He wants to write the records, find the artists, build the empire. He is actually secured two SAG roles for artists of his, NDPNDNT and Aaron Mack, both with roles on EMPIRE. John Renaissance has a quote that will be used directly, it is a fantastic way to sum up his brand in one word when needed: “You can be a jack of all trades, master of none, but me? I’m a Renaissance Man.” JR is inferring that everything he does and touches, is at a masterful level. After listening to his music and hearing his stories, one would undoubtedly have to agree.

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Orlando Coolridge Channels West Coast Melody On AK Like U Kno: Artist of the Week

California born, Chicago based elite emcee, Orlando Coolridge took this latest single to his west coast roots with AK LIKE YOU KNO. A groovy bass rhythm and a clap on the one and the three. Coolridge croons a catchy hook with slight auto-tune to add some accent to the chorus. A member of SlumpGang777, and a regular contender on the No Coast rap battle circuit. When Coolridge is not lighting up his opposition in a battle, or touring with his collective, you can find him rocking some of the best shows in the Midwest, and dropping regular tunes with it.

AK LIKE U KNO brings out a funkier side of the rap battle extraordinaire, and the song still contains the classic Coolridge bar structure. Coolridge raps, “You can probably catch me on the I-5, chronic in the left hand, sliding by the skyline. It’s my time, to show off my divine mind, my style ages like fine wine, Malibus most wanted with the fine dine.” The exceptional way he strings together lines is definitely not void in his latest single, you get classic and contemporary Coolridge all in one record.

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Back to the Future with All Eyes On Vito

Ivan L is a hip hop artist based in Pompano Beach, Florida (same area Kodak Black hails from) with an impeccable work ethic. Ever Evolved has booked him for Chicago gigs multiple times, and he always delivers an amazing performance. On June 9th he released ALL EYES ON VITO, a fifteen track album that Ivan L describes as a retro-futuristic mashup with West Coast influence. His style is also slightly reminiscent of A$AP Ferg and Big KRIT. He has a great blend of Southern and Western hip hop in his latest record, and it is perfect to bump for that night time driving.

The entire record is filled with strong lyrics and references to pop culture, both old and new. Take LE$STAT ON WASHINGTON AVE, a reference to INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, or MICHAEL BAY featuring Ant40oz, a reference to the infamous crashing glass and explosions of Michael Bay directed cinema. In CAN’T SLOW DOWN 2096, Ivan L drops unique and new Michael Jordan references one may not be privy to in other hip hop. In JULIETTE MICHELLE, a reference to an extremely busty and thick cosplay model, in this track Ivan L also references things like Norman Bates from AMERICAN PSYCHO, in regards to his rapping prowess. There is so much cultural history that Ivan L drops inside, ALL EYES ON VITO.

The production is a mixture of cutting edge newer sounds, as well as core hip hop, archaic drum breaks. There is also sampling of the classic film, BACK TO THE FUTURE with Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. The concept and theme of new vs old are prevalent through out ALL EYES ON VITO. If you enjoy old school hip hop, new wave hip hop and music with many references that continue to tickle the nostalgia of 80’s and 90’s babies, then this record is absolutely for you.

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