Beat Smith Knox Fortune has a good record working with dope artists from Chicago. His beats are just irresistible to the ear. So reputable artists like Chance, Towkio, Joey Purp & theMIND can count on him. Being the other half of Leather Corduroys alongside Joey Purp KAMI is no stranger to his deep nostalgic basslines. Just releasing 2 singles in recent weeks with Knox, earliest being Foundation, a heavy beat and with KAMI spittin verses raw and passionate. Home Movies goes in another direction. A bit more upbeat like you are in a retro movie anthem with slow bass and high synths. The track gets a music video setting taking place in a diner and the main character fittingly dances as if she was in a Cyndi Lauper video. Makes you feel like you are in a different era but these tracks are timeless!
Will Is Chillin’ but he is preparing. Just about a about week away from dropping his album Moody the hype is building. Recently releasing an amped up track Bimbo, with DRO on production this only follows a few collabs. Spittin a few verses on Emoji Hand Sign from Scabbers recent EP as well as Glassics both from Chicago. Also got together with Treatment x Rapid Eye from New Age Music on a beat produced by Yellowjacket. Will has paved a pretty consistent trail of music leading up to now.
In comes Loosifer. A peak at his newest project. He raps about a mindless addiction to the White Devil, the cancer sticks, the cigarette. But in the end our sweet mistress Mary Jane takes the cake as always. The music video personifies the metaphor with a gorgeous brunette in white, puffin away at that Loosifer. How can you resist? New album Moody dropping December 1st. The video is Directed by J.Krown with Production by Josh Grant.
Miss Chiff has came through with another collab. This time she brings Devmo from LA on the beat to the Windy City. Over a heavy the two strong female figures rap about the people that wear a Mask. Those that are hiding something or are never quite real and realizing you have have to let go of that poison and move on for the better. Nobody has time for that. Certainly not Miss Chiff with those lightning fast rhymes, on to the next beat.
As a social experiment or just cause he can JXL recently came up with a name change and we are not complaining. Sex The Rapper is known for his lightning fast syllables and rhymes in his mind bending and tongue twisting verses here in Chicago. This talent is getting attention and collaborations like one with Palmer Squares would be inevitable with even more popular artists!
If you can catch up with his words you know he always comes packed with a message. Usually it will be along the lines of reviving Hip Hop and spread love. Holy Ghost has that same unifying message while Flexin he is doing just that. Very energetic track. Never a dull moment with this artist. Most conscious rappers will be blunt and honest so if you can handle their words and their styles you will hear some inspiration over some real raw beats. The best kind of art comes from within and Sex comes from the soul! You know what I mean.
Ill-Noize coming out of the gates with attitude in his recent track Albany Park. Picking up the raw attitude of Chicago. Over an atmospheric tune, this beat is energizing. Description just reading track 7 of 12 off Uban Godz; you are going to want to follow Ill’z soundcloud to catch the rest.
AbelMindead is a friend of Chicago from the state of Michigan. A positive carefree outlook on life reflected in his lyrics finds home in the Windy City with good support. Many underground hip hop joints line the city’s interior and with a fresh flow and open mind Abel spreads the good word through conscious rap over mellow vibrant beats.
Welcoming the cold months with a couple of new tracks and a good raps. Smilin, you gotta be reminded of the positive in life, and he puts it blunty and honestly. Your ego wont save you, but gotta find that out on your own. Following that Firefly is a love song coming just in time for cuffing season. Abels puts a twist on love songs, expressing love for another but gotta remember to love and understand yourself. These days you just gotta listen actually give shit and then you will be onto something.
Dance Moves recently uploaded onto soundcloud from the mind of L.x. Produced by the man himself as well adding producer to his rapper resume. Very chill beat with piano chords and a nice melody with a wind instrument sample. We also get a music video shot by Kyle Kadency for his latest track Hostile. Good quality from the streets of Chicago onto the screen for a smooth beat with a jazzy melody. L.x. always got some deep thoughts and rhymes to relate to. Keep following to keep up with his latest.
CEO Beatz continues to produce quality tracks. His lastest Carnival and Diamonds Dancin are both heavy in bass and dark in sound. Real head rockers. The man has been staying busy in the studio working on collaborations aside from his independent work. Recent featured on Malcolm London’s newest ep alongside frequent collaborator 5heriff. CEO also had the opportunity to work with Taylor Bennett on another Trip Hop beat, furthering his progress and networking in his career. Keep an ear out for this guys music, you will be hearing your favorite rapper spit over CEO Beatz real soon!
CEO Beatz | Soundcloud
Machobeatz is back with a new instrumental. Still strong from his last relese FR££DVMß, he tones it down with his latest. Recently producing many heavy bass beats, as displayed in his EP DOVGH NVTZ Macho returned to smooth hip hop instrumentals for Pluvio. A track you can relax to as you are serenaded with piano and percussion. Hit play on this one and feel at ease.
Machobeatz | SoundCloud
The beatsmith, Frekwenzy, uploads a couple onto soundcloud. One of the very talented producers out of Ever Evolved studios. Whenever he is not mixing and recording other artists he is making trap and bass beats. oH, his most recent is an upbeat future bass beat, with female vocal samples melodically repeated while synths run beneath alongside the beat. While this song is upbeat, Light Work released a couple days earlier is a heavy bass trap beat. You can lose yourself between all the low humming sounds between beats and snares. Both would make a crowd go.