CJ Run Is In A League of Their Own


Coming from the UK,  we are graced by the mind of a queer non binary artist with a style coming from multiple genre influences. Expressing them self through the perspective experiences of a black human of their chosen identity in mainstream society through a manifold of styles; UK RnB, Grime, Brit-Pop, Indie rock and more. CJ Run poses a unique brand of hip hop that is unmatched by mainstream culture and even challenges any alternative narrative. Going on a spree this month releasing a few singles, each a different breed of character.

Representing U of I in Urbana – Champaign, IL CJ got connected with a few artists for the journey. Producer yourbeautifulruin works on the two of the three tracks released recently; Indigo and 747. Going over a heart ache in one track while the other boasts future success, not letting their emotions hold them back! You can hear and feel the confidence and energy CJ is emitting in League Of My Own with Glassic. At it for quite a while and giving people hell before they had a CD on the shelf, you can expect more from CJ Run following these releases! Excited to see what is next for this artist.

editors note: CJ Run is not a “chosen idenity” but rather who they are in blood from birth, aside from extremely talented.

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Riot! In The Streets With Angry Blackmen (Music Video)

Angry Blackmen are back with a music video for their last release over the colder months of Chicago. The local super duo lashing out in public areas and disrespecting private properties. RIOT! is just about proper in the current seemingly endless social climate we are finding ourselves in the United States. These two are making rounds around Chicago venues this summer, an act you have to see live! Stay tuned for more new music from this up and coming artists.

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Bagg$ – Bagg Walk (Music Video)

Bagg$ is back quickly following the release of his debut project Bag Walk. Taking the first track off the album Bag Talk and going the extra mile. Teaming up with OgunPleasFilms, they take a beat produced by RhymSter and Gridlock Andy and turn it into a movie.  Living the life in the studio, smokin’ papers, drinkin’ E & J in the with beautiful women.  Peak into Bagg$ life of leisure, when the grind causes for celebrations.

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ESSSE – Constellations (Music Video)

Can you put together a video with just a handful of props? With just a few familiar faces, finger light gloves, a dark room and a whole lot of attitude ESSSE formed Constellations. Directed by Brandon Holmes, he turned the beat created by Moltar & mixed by Frekwenzy into a visual stimulant featuring model Afrika Benjamin. A wild make over for the track previously released on his last EP Over The Daze. Essse has been busy releasing singles like Ya Tu Sabe with Ever Evolved and other projects so be prepared!

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Ever Evolved Synergy

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!

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Solo Sam On The Come Up

Solo Sam is on the Come Up in Chicago getting recognized by multiple local media outlets as he releases some new tracks. It is hard to pass up a flow so authentic over raw production self made on most tracks. He has been releasing singles here and there following the project Epoch where he has been plotting the Come Up since people been asking Who Dat Boy!

Getting some more activity from Solo Sam in recent days dropping a music video for a track released a few months back. Fast meets the screen emphasizing a hustlers lifestyle directed by Stripmall productions. Settin the mood for his upcoming project ITIS. Adding some more hype with another release with the aforementioned track! Lets see what his next move is leading up to this big release.

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Whethan – Aftertaste Ft. Opia [ Lyric Video ]

Have you got hold of Whethans Enemy with Oliver Tree? If so then you can handle the Aftertaste. A collab with Opia from LA, altogether the artists decided to hold out on us for a year. But their earlier releases prepared us for this bombshell so its win win for us! Always quality production coming out of any Whethan, coming together with Opia is a perfect combination of sound and style.

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MFnMelo Gettin It Done

MFnMelo makin his rounds on the stages following a big release early Oct. Melodramatics makes its way around Chicago as he celebrates his brother John Walt with fellow Pivot Gang members. From start to finish the album is bonafide, you will be bobbin your head before you know. You can even see the vibes with Watcha Feel music video. With the help of Pivots Saba, DaeDae, Squeak and of course the aforementioned DinnerWithJohn – Phoelix, Corey Grindberg and others, an epic LP forged by ambitious minds manifested. Moving foward you will be craving more MuhFuckin music.

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Marko Stat$ – Power [Music Video]

Marko Stat$ is quickly making moves after the release of his LP BEE-4 I Fly Away. He has Been moving around the city hitting random venues supporting random charities and making history as he performs. From performing a show donating money to St Marys Convent School in Nigeria to hitting Notre Dame to be the first rap artist to perform in a certain building and hitting his first cypher amongst local artists with Pink Room. Stat$ is making sure his year is going out strong.

From all this a music video dawned for the track Power from the aforementioned LP. Already having a hand full of music videos up his sleeve with a freestyle, Jubilation, Nobody and others you can see him getting used to this Power hanging around all over the city, Varisse getting all the quality shots. Cannot wait to see what the new year has in store for this artist still blooming.

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Ambi and theMind [Music Video]

AmbI from Chicago got together with theMind to create a fantastic single and visual collaboration. Setting is in the studio and you can isntantly recognize some locals like Phoelix and Squeak Pivot. Miss Me is a smooth production with some real lyrics delivered smoothly. It is to be featured on a  an upcoming project Study Hall you can hear amongst the chatter in the background even.

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