Category Archives: Hip Hop/Rap

RhymSter x Mike Booth – HopSkipNaJump [Free Download]

With more and more time out in the scene RhymSter keeps harvesting more talent and networking with some prime underground hip hop MCs. Back on the sound waves since his last release Raw, RhymSter this time comes out with a collab release with the very talented Hip Hop Mc Mike Booth, straight outta Chicago. Going back to back on the vocals, Booth and RhymS create some excellent vibes with their smooth flow over a beat produced by our german friend Henrik3000. Both MCs with some high energy rhymes are an excellent pair and they are just getting started. You can catch them spreadin the good word the the conscious MC around Chicago open mics at Lilly’s, Sub T and more, even hosting a few events themselves. Very busy individuals destined for greatness, do not miss out!

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Probcause – I Feel U & A Probmatik Surprise

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ProbCause, one of the more busier artists coming out of Chicago just gets busier adding more and more projects to his resumee. ZRO FOX, a collab project with Hologram Kizzie has been one of his latest acts to work on, and performed flawlessly. This next project comes as a surprise to fans of Prob. I Feel U, a track with an excellent producer Dro, is not only an original but a collaboration with the mic handler himself as Probcause adds producer to his repertoire.

But that is not the only great news coming from the Chi Town local. Probcause made a special visit and a special announcement at a very popular event. During Electric Forest weekend Probcause has had the opportunity to perform a live song on stage with Gramatik. Not even with his track Probmatik Monster Stomp, but with a brand new track he has been working on with the New York artist. A preview of a bigger collab project. Not much info on a release date yet but keep an eye out for Probcause’s collab album with Gramatik. Without a doubt, that will be a super smooth and addictive project that we cannot wait to hit the replay button on.

Meet Marco Ché

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If you are looking for some real, dope hip-hop music then look no further than Chicago’s underground artists. Jumping around open mics in the city, Marco Ché showcases his talent and most recent body of work with dynamic stage presence. His latest mixtape, Black Soap Theory alone has enough material, with catchy hooks, verses and some fun samples over quality beats to rival your highest paid mainstream “rapper” today. He can probably pull a better show than most as well, equipped with just a mic in hand.

From boom bap to jazzy hip hop vibes, Marco can spit over any beat flawlessly. Black Soap Theory itself goes back n forth with energies high and low, hijacking your mind and taking you on an epic musical journey. Manipulating your moods and elevating you to a hip hop state of mind. Marco knows how to take control of a beat, you can tell when you hear him on the mic. In which case you can see for yourself when he performs for open mics at Lily’s and Sub T in Chicago. There you can see Marco collab and network with other artists, scheming future work. Right now Marco is already working on his next project Black Soap Theory 2 and a collab piece with Rhymster to add to his list of collabs. But while we wait, make sure to follow Marco Che on his soundcloud and bump this mixtape loud and throw some support his way on his bandcamp profile.

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Rhymster – Raw [Free Download]

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Back with a preview of his upcoming Hip Hop project Linguistic Rhetoric, Rhymster showcases his hip-hop talent over a smooth and chopped up beat mixed by Frekwenzy thats just Raw.  Just a little teaser of what is coming from him and it is so chill and addicting, makes you crave his next project! Ya heard last from RhymS when he dropped Ya Playin with SAK crew member and hip hop MC SamIAm and his single Ill Be… produced by Henrik3000. It will not be long though before RhymSter is a complete solo project, if he so chooses, working on his own beats in the studio. There is always something new to be learned in the world of music. Stay tuned for RhymS to drop Linguistic Rhetoric and other material, his work is only getting better! Do not forget to grab Raw for a free download either and catch him at open Mics at Lily’s and Sub T in Chicago!

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AMERICAN BEAUTY: KELELA

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Let’s see, this beauty Kelela Mizanekristos is a singer based in Los Angeles; Her heritage is Ethiopian, and as a teenager she was voted Most Likely to Be a Pop Star, Alternative R&B vocalist and songwriter. Kelela was born in Washington D.C., grew up in suburban Maryland and didn’t have aspirations as a singer until she started studying jazz. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and Kelela’s mixtape CUT 4 ME was released on October 1st, 2013. Her sound consist of R&B, Electronic, Experimental, and Trip-hop! In April, Paper Mag listed Kelela as one of the Most Beautiful people Class of 2015,

This music video “A Message” will be intriguing for all Anime lovers at the end. Kelela’s video is totally mesmerizing. It focuses hard on Kelela’s face, as she cuts off her waist-length dreads and turns into an anime hallucination.“A Message” speaks to the misery that Kelela was experiencing at the time. The song represents the “rejection and amputation” period of a relationship, in which the entire EP represents the turbulent lifespan of a relationship.

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What’s Next for Kelela

Kelela is an artist who explores different elements of genres and Loves hard. Her upcoming EP should be different from her mixtape which definitely revealed post-heartache and post-breakup songs, songs that were surrounding a relationship, and then a few songs that point to the actual cusp of change. To fall in and out of Love and start all over again.

Kelela is currently touring and performing at festivals overseas in Europe and  in France. She is still working on her first EP debut, which was supposed to drop early May but it was delayed until further notice. She only wants to release the best and really felt bad about the delay of it to her fans that she apologized via twitter. Kelela has a gang of other songs she has recorded, especially this one with recording artist Tink Kelela x Tink “Want it” .

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NEW ARTIST ALERT: ALESSIA CARA

Alessia is Influenced by Amy Winehouse and would love to collaborate with Drake one day. Along with fellow Canadian Drake, 18 year old, Alessia Cara in from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Newcomer to the scene, she has already 500,000 streams in her first week debut breakout song “Here”. Before she was discovered in the music industry, Cara covered songs such as  “Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood“Halo” by Beyonce and many more.

This new tune is definitely an #Antipartytrack. This goes out to all the people who don’t enjoy going to overcrowded parties where there is alot of BS going on vs. being a chill spot with a small group of close friends laying low. Alessia catches herself asking, why is she even there?  It’s not her usual scene.

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      What’s Next for Alessia Cara 

Cara stated in a recent interview her inspiration behind the song “Here” was that, “This one time I went to a party and while there, I realized how much I hated it, along with every other party I had ever gone to. We wrote about it the next day.” – Fader magazine. Alessia recently attended and performed at the Def Jam 2015 Upfronts showcase in New York City.

She is signed to Def Jam records and currently in the process of finishing up her upcoming project. AC is a new breakthrough artist, with a sound that is anthemic alt-pop, flipping from skateboard indie-rock to hip-hop swagger. More hits are coming soon as she works with top hit producers Sebastian Kole and Pop and Oak. Until then her fanbase is growing, be apart of that my friends, follow her below on her social media pages and Stay tuned for more ✌ 👋

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Fresh & New: Henrik3000

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Henrik3000 is an artist you definitely need to get your ears on. One of those amazing artist hiddin in the shuffle of everyday music to be hand picked by your friend and shared with you, as most great music and artists are shared and heard. This producer is a German born, self taught music junkie, that makes some dope, super trippy and really wavy hip hop beats. We recently got introduced to the man from a friend and fellow music lover. One thing lead to another and we got to have a chat with Henrik about himself and his music.


Well how was your weekend first of all?
Mostly awesome, celebrated my birthday pretty hard with my brothers from other mothers.

You are from Germany correct?
Yes, you can see it in my strange english sometimes, coming from The north of Germany actually. Directly on the border to Denmark.

Off the bat, Henrik is a pretty chill dude. Clearly loves celebrating his special events the way any producer living the lifestyle of music can. Being a music junkie myself, as Henrik is, I had to find out how he parties and where goes for some musical recreation.

Are there any good clubs around there, how is the music scene around Denmark?
In my town the nightlife is Pretty wack. But in an Hour or two you can reach some pretty nice locations in other citys. I actually… Never really heard anything dope from Denmark. But in Germany it’s Pretty dope man.

At what point in your life did you decide to start making music?
I always loved Music and First I was very into The music that my father heard. Mostly 60’s and 70’s glam rock and Rock in general like T Rex, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and so on. Still loving and listening a lot to music like this. I started playing the Guitar when I was around 16, then I got my first Apple Computer from my father. It was his old g4 power Macintosh and there was Garage Band on it. So I started Playing around with it, done stupid, random shit like electro and rap beats with standard settings and no actual idea about arrangements or anything that has to do with music production in general. When I turned 18 I bought my first macbook and got Logic Pro and started to play around the same shitty way as with Garage Band until I got a bit more into hip Hop and especially Underground, instrumental hip hop from Germany that some of my Friends showed me. Suff daddy, Hulk Hodn or Dexter which are still my biggest Inspirations honestly. Never heard of Dilla or Madlib until this time and just barely listened to hip hop from the 90’s. Have to say that I was really into West Coast when I was around 12. But yeah, basically when I was 20 I started spending most of my time on Logic and working with samples and figure out how an instrumental could sound fresh and so I do today, still in progress.

You’ve come along way man, some good history. So what do you have goin on for future projects? Any ep’s, album’s, or just dropping beats left n right?
Well I’m part of The recently founded Label “wegrowwax” and we release compilations and other stuff… I just decide to release beats on SoundCloud whenever I want to at the time. Got some more going on with Rhymster But thats about it.

WeGrowWax has everything to do about music and nothing to do about marijuana. Do not lie, it passed your mind. It is a collective label of dozens of artists including Henrik3000. Their website is filled with inspiring quotes, witty puns and of course their artists music and mixtapes. They are built around this idea of love, passion and organic music connected with nature, skillfully crafted by the individual artist in their own personal ways. A very pure mindset that you can hear in their music. Get lost in the sounds and visit the wegrowwax website here.

So Henrik is making some moves. He is getting busy. He has a good foundation there with ‘Wax’ and making music like no other. Talking about making music with Rhymster, who introduced Henrik and us here at Ever, I was curious to know how the two got to know eachother. You know since the two live on opposite sides of the world, Chicago and Germany. A simple play on soundcloud was all it took to get connected with Henriks music. So he is getting some good exposure that can very well lead to a wider audience.

Should Henrik ever decide to visit us here in Chicago he would not have to look far to find some friends of music. Since connecting with Rhymster, he has made quite a few productions for him. Most recently “Ill Be…”, a smooth beat over a nice progression of piano and guitar duo and wavy breakdowns. Henrik has also had the opportunity to collab with SamIAm the MC, an underground MC from Chicago that has won rap battles and was a finalist on MTV’s World Rap Battle, with Rhymster on their track “Ya Playin” 

So whats next for Henrik? Well he seems like a free spirit, taking life and opportunities as they go. Continuing his work with WeGrowWax label, mixtapes, and like he said he will be dropping tracks on his soundcloud whenever he pleases. Kind of like recently when he dropped 4 dope tracks in a nicely packaged ep dubbed “Forgotten & Free”. Something about that name that seems liberating. Take a listen to this instrumental package and follow Henrik3000 as he progresses deeper into the rabbit hole of music. The thing about music is you never stop learning new things, and as he said he continues to learn to things so he is only getting better. Best of all his music is free to download! You cannot lose.

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6 WAYS TO SURVIVE MUSIC FESTIVALS

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In the words of one of the greatest musicians of all time “Music is my Religion” – Jimi Hendrix.

All over the world people come together to celebrate music in harmony. The tickets may cost an arm and a leg (pricey) but the experience is significant. Along with Fun, Food, Music, Selfies and fashion, Music Festival’s can also have a downside if a game plan is not in effect beforehand. Take a look at these 6 unforgettable tips that can help sustain an fantastic experience!

6. Stay Hydrated

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The Food and drinks are not cheap, bring cash and make sure to have plenty of bottles of water packed. Also bringing a personal insulated water bottle is not a bad idea either, that way refilling your own personal bottle will not be a problem.

5. Porter potties? or Bush?

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After drinking all of that water and eating food, it has to come out sometime during the festival. Where should I go?? Let’s face it the world is filled with people who don’t care vs. germ-a-phobes. The nearest stores also claim they have a no public washroom policy. What to do? Be prepared to use the porter potty or find yourself a bush as my friend Bria Douglas says. A personal roll of toilet paper may be needed as well.

4. Prepare for the weather

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When it rain it pours, the weather man said it would be a nice hot summer day but as always…. he predicted wrong once again. Especially here in Chicago, never underestimate the weather change at the last minute. Be prepared to bring an umbrealla, poncho, light jacket and wear closed toe shoes.

3. Crowd Etiquette

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So the guy that’s standing in front of you just had to lift his heavy girlfriend on his shoulders so she can see David Guetta better for her SnapChat. Excuse me? Can you not right now? If this happens politely tap your comrade and ask if they can please get down or plan B: Try to move to another tight spot or plan C: Kick his ass (your choice)

2. Plan and pack

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Always have a portable phone charger, sun screen, hat and sunglasses and whatever else necessities that is needed while out in the music battlefield.

1. Be safe and Have FUN

4-14-12(Daily Breeze Photo by Douglas Morino Staff Reporter) Fans dance underneath a parachute at Coachella on Friday.

Become open minded it’s a music festival, not an execution. Chill with the homies, best friend or girlfriend/boyfriend. Try to even make new associates. Festivals are sometimes presented with a theme and commonly held outdoors with other attractions such as food and merchandise vending, performance art and social activities. So relax and Enjoy it! For more information on ALL the 2015 festivals click Here  and for all my Chicago peoples click this link Here for all Chicago Festivals.

Even I will be turning up at Lollapalooza on August 1st, Hope to see you all there 😜

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CHICAGO EMCEE: ILLA ILLS

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An emcee can freestyle over a beat and move a crowd without missing one step. Straight from the West side of Chicago, hip-hop artist ILLA ILLS has the gusto of becoming the next legendary lyricist in music league. Nas, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and other old school hip-hop pioneer’s have motivated him as an artist. While listening to his music, the message is clearly understood and it is created for all people. From Hip-hop, Jazz, Soul and many more genres, Illa Ills is elevating culture so look to never be disappointed from this guy.

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“3rd Rock” produced by Sagopa Kajmer shows Illa Ills performing around in various places in the city of Chicago professing his love for hip-hop as long as he lives on this planet. He has been writing rhymes since birth and will continue until the end. In this video above he certifies and will devour any emcee competition in his way. However, this is not his main mission to enter the music game, his objective is to uplift people through his music and to bring back real rap/hip-hop to the scene once again.

What’s Next for ILLA ILLS 

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If you are logged in on Facebook watch this Freestyle clip. Not only is ILLA ILLS internationally known and currently creating more music, catch ILLA doing shows at the Shrine in Chicago, his latest interviews on YouTube, and music events all around Chicago. Like and Share all his social media pages below and stay tuned for more!

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FIRST LOOK: ERIC “MACHOBEATZ” CAMACHO

MACHOOOOBecoming a music producer can help pioneer and outline the careers of many different musicians. It also requires time, patience, talent, training and contacts. MachoBeatz has it all on lock! Chicago native, Producer/Songwriter, holds the responsibility with music production, both on the creative and the business sides. A Producer supervises all aspects of the recording process, from helping to select songs, to contracting with session players, selecting the studio and engineers, booking studio time and overseeing the recording. No genre is too hard for him to plunge into.


MachoBeatz create beats that are abstract and endorsing to an audience. Genres that Macho constructs is Rap, Trap, Hip-Hop, Indie and more. He has knowledge of musical skill with performance experience, combined with a thorough knowledge of musical genres. Music and sound production in a recording studio is also another expertise of his. When not in the studio creating hit music, Macho is an student and majoring in Communications, Media, and Theatre courses (Arts) at Northeastern Illinois University. This big man on campus is also apart of the Student Union where they generate decisions to help guests relax, connect, learn, and grow from quality programming, art exhibitions, and a wide variety of other services. In other words they have Turn up parties on campus! He has performed at the Music Garage Open mic as well as the Cubby Bear up north in Wrigleyville area.

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What’s coming up next for MachoBeatz

He’s currently working on an album with RhymSter as well as collaborating with another producer Frekwenzy on a beat tape. MachoBeatz is also making beats for a mid April show at Northeastern Illinois University. He and RhymSter will be performing at Northeastern’s “Nest Fest” opening up for Hellogoodbye on May 5th. On June 9th he also has a set at The Subterranean (SubT) in the Wicker Park area of Chicago.

Eric “MachoBeatz” is an Producer/Songwriter from Chicago looking to spread the love for original music. Need a beat? Check out MachoBeatz music on Soundcloud and Follow him on all his social media pages below. Want advice on recording? He is always open for collaborations with all musicians. Contact him also via email @MachoBeatz@yahoo.com

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