Category Archives: Chicago’s Finest

Angels of Chicago Hip Hop

Angel(ee-nuh) and Angel Katz have that Chicago attitude and they project it. How else can you describe a Chicago angel; strong. You can hear it from the beginning of the track, in their fearless flow, to the end. Bitch Boo Boo is a chill beat with a nice bass-line produced by Netherfriends while Angel(ee-nuh) & Katz just gave it energy and spit something you can get wild to. Just tearing down whoever their describing, Angel Katz thought up of this song from a bullying experience which, from her words on facebook, is a safer form of expression than using her pretty weapons on people. We agree. Music saves lives and in this case, enemies!

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Angel(ee-nuh)

Bitch Boo Boo was released about a week ago, so it looks like Angel(ee-nuh) still had some heat to spill from her last months release as well with the Rapper Chicks. Consisting of Ill-Esha, Hologram Kizzie & of course the aforementioned. The trio released the 3 track Shitty Punk Album with collaborations featuring Probcause and Gangsta Boo on two. All three of these girls flow so good together and with all the production being done by Drew Mantia you know its gonna powerful, alot of energy & talent packed into three tracks.

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Gridlock Andy, Is He Real?

Well the answer to that question is obvious. But what about his music? We have heard his production before. Gridlock Andy is very active in the studio, especially here at Ever Evolved where he works with artists like RhymsterFrekwenzy and AuX ARHe is an established artist and beat smith continuously growing and getting better. So when he comes out with this beat tape Is Andy Real? You know you are gonna hear something with life from start to finish. Smooth instrumental hip hop beats to plug your headphones into and drift away.

 

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Frekwenzy -Badself Ft. RhymSter, GridLock Andy, Cameron & Mike Booth

Out of Ever Evolved studios, Frekwenzy invites Rhymster, Gridlock Andy and Mike Booth to produce some quality instrumental beats. He then brings along Cameron to work the saxophone, putting the finishing touch on this beat that makes it ever so chill and soulful. Frekwenzy has been apart of many productions coming out of the studio from music to art and events. You might even get to work with him after coming to one of our monthly events in Chicago. Or applying for studio services. Type in his name in our search bar and you will see, or check out his soundcloud. Time well spent puttin on some headphones to this artists playlist.

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Its Strange Its Creative Its Probcause

One should take note from Colin Grimm, or Probcause as most refer him to. Seemingly working round the clock on different projects day to day he was just featured on Gramatik‘s latest album release Epigram. He was included in Back To The Future, which was also released in earlier months on Prob’s Drifters project through Lowtemp. Satoshi Nakamoto, named after the bitcoin creator is the second track on Epigram to be added to Colins music library.

While stacking bitcoins as an independent creative artist, Prob joined the list of talented artists to remix Louis the Child‘s track It’s Strange featuring K.Flay. Probcause of course has been perfecting music production and worked on this remix with Drew Mantia adding a hip hop beat and some verses. They then invite Kat V to top it off with her violin. K.Flay having been raised outside of Chicago and Louis the Child, Prob and Drew being from the city; this song is got some heavy mid-west influence!

Aside from his music projects Colin, if you have followed him long enough, you will come to notice has an amazing talent in visual arts. Dabbling in surreal art and videos Colin creates some real interesting pieces. Even publishing coloring book in which can fill in the colors of the creatures in Colins head and which you should totally buy. Colin also released this animation he created with Elijah Alvarado recently, getting to politics but with at twist. If you are familiar with WWE this will be even more funnier.

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It’s All Good – Manic Focus

Put this track on repeat and get one with this beat. Premiering on ThisSongIsSick, Manic Focus unleashes a heavy electro soul remix It’s All Good. Originally composed by Griz about year ago. Manic Focus from Chicago relayers the track resulting in a new funky glitchy heavy bass hitting remake. Fans in Chicago had the opportunity to hear this new beat and others like his recents Sowing My Zone and Funky Style during their recent gig at Concord Music Hall March 18th with Probcause, Manic Science’s Boraham Lee, and Artifakts. It’s All Good is available for free download on the artists soundcloud page.

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My Gold Mask – Dissipate [Music Video]

My Gold Mask releases a this colorful piece of visual media for track off their forthcoming album Anxious Utopia. Dissipate is their second video release and preview of their forthcoming album generating a lot of anticipation here in Chicago. And industrial pop rock track with a dark breakdown building the anticipation for Anxious Utopia Filming and editing the video must have been fun; who doesn’t like tossing paint at anyone in reverse. My Gold Mask had released another abstract music video for Battles, earlier in September, also to be released on the new LP. These guys are on the rise, so keep your tabs on them!

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DualStyles – Dispute the Difference

Straight out of Chicago Dualstyles comes loaded with the 12 track album Dispute the Difference. True to their name they express their creativity through a fusion of genres. Combining heavy metal, rap and electronic music production, tracks like More Power, End of an Empire, War Machine and Below the Line really stand out in terms of genre bending. While tracks like Impulse represents the metal genre in its fullness. This band definitely has some extraordinary talent that brings something new to the table. You can catch more of their experimental sound live as they perform around Chicago and are currently participating in Battle of the Bands; heading into the second round.

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A.R. – Educated Low Lives

The long awaited album has arrived. Dropping gems here and there building the anticipation for the release. AuX A.R. has worked side by side Marskiss to make every song as good as the last on this album. With tracks like Chicago Chicago, Peace Love and So Deep you can hear A.R. evolving throughout the LP lyrically as his story unravels. Then you got Cotton Mouth and of course the Outro, tracks to kick back to with a vibin hip hop beat, finishing off the LP smoothly.

Aside from Educated Low Lives A.R. has been busy with many projects within Ever Evolved. Jack Of All Trades, a track on the LP, is part of a collab project, The Triangle Offence, a hip hop trio of high energy conscious MC’s within Ever Evolved. The group consisting of Rhymster, Mike Booth & A.R., released their first track together, Don’t Stop with ABs, right before the New Years to cap off 2015. You can also catch A.R. performing at Ever Evolved events and open mics around the city. Follow him to keep track of where to catch him live!

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Pero Lyke 5heriff’s Musically Gifted

pero lyke

Only 5heriff has the creative ingenuity to come with a beat as such. Merging two cultures together, Latin American and hip hop and trap beats from Chicago, Pero (Lyke) gives you a tough decision between bailando and kickin back. The energy is surreal, mostly because there are not a lot of beats available in this fashion. Talk about thinking outside the box. Cannot identify the Spanish sampling because of my ignorance on the genre but in any case this track is one to repeat.

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The World of Mojek

Introducing Mojek from Chicago. This versatile artist bring you into his world through sound design with this EP. A mixture of Hip Hop, Future Classic and house beats perfectly designed to get you moving. Premiering on 119 Production the World of Mojek includes many local artists like Dally Austin, Jean Deaux, Ric Wilson and much more talent packed into this project. With a unique style, Mojek is just starting and his music career is looking promising.

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