Category Archives: Chicago’s Finest

Phoelix Debuts EP GSPL

Phoelix proudly represents Fox Valley, Il as his home. However he will be joining the ranks of other multi-talented artists in Chicago. Known mainly for his production with some popular locals such as Saba and NoName, Phoelix hops behind the mic and shows off skill. Recent tracks made to sound official and unquestionable, it seems this beat smith established his sound and style as he ushers in new music.

Feeling like his hometown is missing some recognition, Fox Valley gets an anthem from its hometown artist and Elton Aura, another Valley native, joins the production. Sirens depicts a life of fearless hustle on their side of the map. A hustle that followed Phoelix into the studio to follow up on a major project. Debuting his first EP, GSPL takes over the spotlight, earning recognition from publications like Red Bull. An EP quite diverse in style and production in such quality is well deserved of the limelight.

The hustle continues to follow as Phoelix makes the move to perform his first headlining showcase which will include Elton Aura and Blake Davis to open. In Wicker Park, locals will be whipped into a frenzy this August with tracks Red Beans & Rice and Bones. They will then be brought back down to earth with tracks like Temptation and Heartless Sonata. Jumping from Rap and Hip Hop to Soul, the EP further expands these genres definitions and limits in Chicago. The air of creativity in the city is certainly fluently flowing.

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NewEzyEra With Genesis Bars

New Ezy Era releases his Genesis Bars in a series of recent releases coming out of Ever Evolved Studio. Opening up his library to production by RhymSter and Frekwenzy who together just dropped a project of their own. NewEzy Adds more diversity to his playlist alongside the attitude and thought provoking lyrics of earlier tracks; with Genesis Bars you can picture Ezy in his zone with a joint in hand, spittin what comes to him as natural as breathing.

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yello EP Refreshes Lloyd DotDot’ Sound

Releasing his second full length project, Lloyd DotDot of theWHOevers continues a flawless discography with the yello EP. From the Intro track to All Day this ep is filled with mellow energetic beats that will leave you faded at the spot. Since his first body of work nearly a decade ago Lloyd creatively puts an effort into creating something new with every song. Packing the project with R&B, Hip Hop and Foot-work beats, each track leaves a taste of Chicago style buzzing in your head. Doing all this without diminishing the quality of his lyricism.

theWHOevers partner Je$$e joins the EP on the track Faded to create a catchy anthem at the center of the project as well as production side on a few tracks. The duo from Chicago maintain a sound that balances contemporary styles with old school influences. Onwardly pushing the boundaries of what traditional Hip Hop from Chicago sounds like amongst other rising artists. Additional contributions on the project come from Slot-A the BackPackers and Justin Graves. This project comes following the 2016 EP R U Down and multiple singles.

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Towkio Drifts Across Mexico Streets & Raw Beats [Music Video]

The inevitable has happened, Towkio titles a song Drift, matching the Fast and Furious.  But the setting subject in the music video is not even close to. Towkio takes his cameras to the sands of Mexico at the location of the Pyramid of the Sun, drifting the winding roads of the desert and scaling the high canyons.  Instantly and happily acknowledging he did not sample the movie tune, much to our satisfaction on the contrary Towkio raps over a heavy bass beat with fast percussive instrumentation filling your veins with adrenaline.

Amassing over five hundred thousand hits on youtube since its release is just a testament to the quality of this track. As part of the SAVEMONEY collective that kind of quality would be expected by now. Towkios career pretty much cemented associated with much of the music community changing the face of Chicagos hip hop scene in early twenty teens. Making similarly big moves to this day Towkio is scheduled to tour with Amine across the US. Catch the man to hear massive tune live.

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No Lil Thing About Knox Fortune Music

Knox Fortune releases a Lil Thing for the fans. A real mellow electronic beat that will keep you in the clouds. Accompanied with the song, a music video setting the atmosphere visually.  The song includes additional assistance from Nico Segal and Carter Lang on production and Joey Purp with writing. Long time friends and collaborators.

The Producer from Chicago has a playlist filled with hip hop, pop and alternative beats with notable artists. In the early Twenty-Teens Knox was influential in the rise of successful Chicago artists. Vic Mensa, Chance, Leather Corduroys amongst others entrusted Knox with providing quality production. Producers like Knox and oddCouple found themselves in the middle of a music movement in Chicago that boosted their careers exponentially.

When you put your friends on and work passionately it comes back to you in measures! Knox is another good example coming out of Chicago. Now releasing solo work to top 100k+ plays. Success works best with a team of like minded people.  Keep on the lookout for Knox Fortune, his story is only beginning.

Lil Thing – Knox Fortune

My new song/video Lil Thing is out now. I hope you guys like it 🙂 – KnoxFortune.com

Posted by Knox Fortune on Friday, July 21, 2017

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Brittney Carter Rising

If you look for female artists that break the mold of the ideal in today’s male dominated entertainment industry and in music specifically look no further than Brittney Carter. Coming from the southside of Chicago she can shred any mainstream artist with her sharp words and savage flow. Her passionate mind delivers a message of self love, strength and awakening. Her story is one for the warrior!

Carters story is only continuing to unfold as she continues to work and collaborate with different artists. Recently featured on Kw3st track Detour, the two artists turn out to flow really well together. Produced my Austin Marc, the slow heavy beat allow the writers to release a more aggressive flow.

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oddCouple Reaches New Heights

Since the release of his LP Liberation oddCouple has been noted just about everywhere, though the producer has been making beats for quite some time in Chicago. Moving in locally to attend DePaul University in ’07, where he found himself acquainted with Chance the Rapper and his manger, he continued to fill his beat library.

For the producer also known as Zach Henderson however the rise has not been as glorifying as his current success. Dealing with parting ways with his original partner amongst other heavy losses within his life, Henderson found himself at a difficult crossroads between his passoin for music and the dreary 9-5. But a push to complete his first LP Chatterbox was made well worthy as a call from Closed Sessions before finishing the project turned his luck around.

Since then oddCouple worked with some of Chicago’s most popular. Jamila Woods, Mick Jenkins, Joey Purp, Chance the Rapper, Rich Jones & Kweku Collins to name just a few have all put in work with Henderson. Fast forward to 2017 today and this rising artist is enjoying the fruits of his labor. Recently coming out of a festival he curated with Summerfest in his hometown Milwaukee, theMID with Aux Cord DJ Sessions and Pitchfork after parties, oddCouple also humbly releases a single See The Sun. Reflecting on the light after a Liberation. Looking forward to see what he has planned next.

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Marko Stat$ – Bee 4 I Fly Away

Marko Stat$ from Uptown Chicago is continuing on his rise to the top with the release of his Latest EP. Bee-4 I Fly Away is a 13 track project packed with conscious lyrics, smooth beats by Aced Spade, Noize and Madbliss. Collaborations include other talented locals, Ajana Jones and Bimi. Following the release the artist showcased the EP at a release party at Iridium in Wicker Park.

The show itself was full of energy and I quickly realize there is more to Marko Stat$ and Aced Spade then just beats and lyrics! Markos character being the ambitious entrepreneur and his main producer Aced come to find out is quite the talented singer and dancer as well. Together they carry an energy that can control a crowd. With a unique flow and lyrics embodying his drive you can see the potential to control larger audiences. Purchase the EP, bump these beats, watch this young talent fly away. Be on the lookout.

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Rhymster & Radcliff

This mighty duo out of Ever Evolved Studio have a flow you cannot touch. Together they are a force to be reckoned with. Separately they are deadly.  RhymSter & Radcliff on the mic for a self titled release. To many an introduction to themselves, to others a reminder of their ambition! GridLock Andy on the production of this track

Shortly after that Radcliff drops another beat produced again by the talented GridLock Andy, this time collabing with Young Reyes. This one starts off raw and ends looping in your head. Radcliffs flows so effortlessly aggressively. You can feel his words and passion in his verses. Matching the beat in quality and ferocity.

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Rich Jones & Mykele DeVille – No Clue

Rich Jones has quite a reputation preceding him. Lot of collabs on his hands from oddCouple to Supa Bwe to Taylor Bennett. The artist is quite versitile in his style jumping between Soul, Hip Hop, R&B and Pop music. More than lyricist he is a poet. No Clue is a good testament to of many, speaking more than just words. This prompting another talented poet Mykele DeVille for a collab. The two flow ever so smoothly on this head bobbin beat.

 

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