In spirit of the holiday season, a few artists at Ever Evolved decided to release singles to their fans, keeping them on edge with their albums/mixtapes/projects coming out in the near future.
To start with Triangle Offense members Rhymster and AR, they released a short teaser called New Year. The full Triangle album is planning to be released in mid 2016.
Triangle Offense member Rhymster, also released a single featuring Jimmy Capeesh. Jimmy Capeesh is also planning to start a project through Ever Evolved, being released some time in 2016.
Finally, we have A.B.S, with his mixtape Road to Fame being released this Thursday. He posted a single called Everybody Else on his SoundCloud to give fans a little taste of what is to come for the album this week.
Want to hear more from Ever Evolved?
Come out to Midnight Marauders tomorrow at 10pm. Combining with an open mic and jam Session, it will also feature artists A.B.S, AR and Machobeatz for their album/mixtape release party. (AR releases tomorrow and Macho releases in early 2016) Come out for a night of music and good vibes!
“I do Everything, I edit my own pics, Make my own beats, Mix and master my own songs, I’m my own manager”. – Rio Scoob
Independent artist are musicians that have total control over everything they want to display, we all know that nothing great was built in a day. When you listen to an artist’s music what is it that draws a person in? The Engagement, The Experience, The Lyrics, The Movement. Meet Rio Scoob.
Scoob was born June 28, 1992 and raised on the southside of Chicago. In his early Teens he moved in with his sister “second mom” and lived the suburban life in Plano,IL. He went to Yorkville High School, lived in Oak Park, graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School, chilled on the West Side, downtown, he’s been everywhere, Chicago is his city.
“My life was crazy, so I’m quite sure everybody else’s life is crazy, we all go through things”
Something we all can relate to with Scoob is that he has had a life that is crazy and sweet at the same time. In the midst of it all he was an average kid who really liked to play games. While having a conversation with him I believe I’ve heard him mention Pokemon, so he may be devotee.
“I didn’t really listen to music like that when I was growing up as a kid, growing up and shit I was into games and just being a weird child (laughs)”.
Around the age of 11 years old, Scoob was introduced to hip hop after he was questioned one day by a guy, if he ever heard of 50 cent? Scoob mistakenly thought the guy was asking for money but he was talking about the rapper. From that day forward Scoob got curious, he started listening to the radio more, researching artist, while starting to rap and make beats of his own at the same time. He is grown man now, doing major things as his career progresses. Have a look-see at his Elevator freestyle above which dropped a couple a weeks ago. It has 3,000 views.
Having relationship issues? Rio Scoob just released a song last week “Ain’t Love” which also has 3,000 plays. His motivation behind the song was from his real life feelings and bad vibes that he and his present girlfriend go through, just as all of us do when in a relationship. “This is about people feeling single in a relationship in a way, it’s always someone getting their heart broke, everybody has a breakup story”.
What’s up Next for Rio Scoob
2016 is approaching fast, Rio Scoob is just getting started. He’s been performing many places such as the Music Garage and SubT. He is currently gearing up for the releases of his LP The Scoobert Brenaman project and The RioGrandDay project. He calls his music (projects) instead of mixtapes. He will be delivering real life stories and events about his own life. When it is released he is open for honest critique, whether it’s good or bad pull him to the side if you meet him or DM him, he wants the feedback. Follow him on social media below and Stay Tuned!
“You know what? Last time you said that, I was kinda trippin’, right? But now, you’re right. I am crazy. And you know what else? I don’t give a fuck”. – Bishop
This is a quote from Tupac’s character Bishop from the 1992 movie “Juice” which starred this legendary Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. It has currently been slated that music video and film director Benny Boom will be the new director of the biopic “TUPAC” that is said to be released in Theaters in 2016. Before we all see the movie next year, here’s some facts on 2Pac before and after his death.
Recording Artist 2Pac was born on June 16, 1971 in New York City. Shakur’s parents were both members of the Black Panther Party. His parents militant style and influential beliefs for civil rights eventually stuck within Pac which also nursed his inspiring music. At the age of 13 and Tupac enrolled in the Baltimore School of the Arts before dropping out at 17. Shakur broke into the music business with rap group Digital Underground as a back-up dancer, rapper and roadie. At the 2:20 mark, 2Pac shares his verse in the “Same Song” tune. Eventually Shakur released his first solo album in ’91, 2pacalypse Now,which faced social issues in America such as, racism, police brutality, poverty, black on black crime, and teenage pregnancy.
While he was most famous for his rap career, 2Pac was also a gifted actor, poet and a thoughtful outspoken advocate for the poor and the overlooked people in America. 2Pac’s unapologetic lyrics were relevant, important, and reflective of the hard lives led by many. His music earned attention and respect through a poetic style that embraced street vocabulary while being innovative. Tupac leaves a legacy of honest passion in his songs despite his run in’s with the law, East-Coast West- coast beef with another famed Rapper Notorious B.I.G. and his untimely death on September 13, 1996. He is respected by many and has become an inspiration for artists and a standard in rap music history.
AuX AR or simply AR who is already planning on dropping his EP Educated Low Lives mid December releases a music video prior to, representing Chicago. You will hear him rap about the hard ships and the struggles. You will hear him rap about the strengths and loyalty. All of what makes Chicago. He knows what its about, hes surviving. In fact AR got an opportunity to open for Curren$y at Portage Theater as Triangle Offense, a side project with Mike Booth and Rhymster from Ever Evolved studios. He knows his way around this city, surviving.
ABs is one ambitious hip hop artist from Chicago coming out with a new mixtape this season. Road To Fame is just that. He might not be not #1 yet but he is determined to be successful. What better way to there than rap about the struggle and the hustle to get to the top? That is just what this mixtape will be about, step one on a long journey to success. Or short journey, you never know these days. Waitin will be just a taste of whats to come.
Curren$y the Spitta‘s album Canal Street Confidential was released over the weekend to his fans. With his tour coming to a close, fans get the live experience condensed to a disc. Of course the classics are in your head, or on your shelf. One of Spittas stops was Chicago at the Portage Theater.
Ever Evolved artists, Triangle Offense with the help of Machobeatz has had the opportunity to open for Curren$y among other local artists. Mark Narens of the Black Couch in collaboration with us here at Ever Evolved made a complementary portrait of Curren$y for his tour and by the end of the show had the chance to gift it to the Spitta.
Though only a single song, Bottom of the Bottle ft Lil Wayne & August Alsina from the album is on soundcloud you can buy the album in its entirety on iTunes and jam out.
Mr. Carmack regularly releases beats has come out with a few that stick out. A couple collaborations and remixes in the mix. Everytime you hear a Carmack track you will notice his intricate beat work. Whether its a vibrant like For Abby or percussive and vocal like his collaborative beat with TeekoSee Whatchu Got, which includes a beautiful synth break. Carmack also had a hand in fixing up Riff Raffs song Tip Tow Wing with Big Makk. Of course making the track much more bearable. Carmack takes any song and adds his unique fix and beat work to add new energy to it. Best of all 2 out of three, grouped below, come to you as free downloads; Enjoi!
If you just came out of the hospital from that beating you took on Black Friday over a waffle press at walmart. Do not worry, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole got you on some Black Friday gifts, each released on their own respective lables, Top Dawg Ent and Dreamville. The two shared each others tracks the day off and it was a great present to say the least. While you still gotta download em, you at least are not getting an elbow to the face.
Tkay Maidza releases a new track after a short silence following her release of MOB. Paired with an eerie yet creative music video, this project unites some serious talent in music production. Ghost is a future classic trap beat track brought to you by Baauer, What So Not and George Maple. The airy synths, heavy beats and ghostly effects is a raw track and with Tkay’s steadfast vocals, this should satisfy fans for another good season till the cravings kick in.