Nobody really likes working the key is to do something you love for a living. That is what Safi G is trying to do but of course the nine to five is holding back from pursuing that fully. At the same time, in the early stages of development you gotta swallow your pride and sacrifice time to the money machine. Safi’s latest release accompanied with a music video depicts just that. The balance of his passion and his work flow from 9am-5am and beyond. Safi has been busy releasing work after work with Ever Evolved, Bagg$ and preparing for another release with Rhymster and GQ the Fool. Stay tuned into his soundcloud below and keep up with the fire!
Bagg$ is back quickly following the release of his debut project Bag Walk. Taking the first track off the album Bag Talk and going the extra mile. Teaming up with OgunPleasFilms, they take a beat produced by RhymSter and Gridlock Andy and turn it into a movie. Living the life in the studio, smokin’ papers, drinkin’ E & J in the with beautiful women. Peak into Bagg$ life of leisure, when the grind causes for celebrations.
Can you put together a video with just a handful of props? With just a few familiar faces, finger light gloves, a dark room and a whole lot of attitude ESSSE formed Constellations. Directed by Brandon Holmes, he turned the beat created by Moltar & mixed by Frekwenzy into a visual stimulant featuring model Afrika Benjamin. A wild make over for the track previously released on his last EP Over The Daze. Essse has been busy releasing singles like Ya Tu Sabe with Ever Evolved and other projects so be prepared!
Ace Da Vinci pops out with the OneTwo, from his latest project Thats How The Light Gets. One of Chicagos finest emcees, a humble man of wisdom and mind bending lyricism. This track will have you pondering on a couple verses! You can catch him out performing around Chicago just follow his social media for events. Having had a release party in March to promote the LP and working with local artists like Dxtr Spits he stays pretty active and lowkey.
Unkle Slump puts down M. Cyrus to the grave to make way for a new era of dark and dirty lyricism. More active, more lyrical and most raw, Slump has been staying live in the scene with events, singles and collaborations. Just coming out of our studio booth at Ever Evolved adding bars to Ya Tu Sabe, he pulls out 2 more singles within the last month. Getting in your face with 1800 and sleazy with Nook N’ Cranny, just about sums him up.
Coming onto the beat established and letting you know. Dxtr Spits is the man! Born and raised on the East Coast provinces of DC, Maryland and Virginia, Dxtr now represents the Chi and is leaving a mark in music. Not just an artist but an entrepreneur as well with many ideas to brand himself and expand. Representing his own clothing brand ONLI backpacks, booking his own show alongside his glaring onstage persona backed by his conscious lyricism built over years. As evident by his many projects, singles and collaborations.
On stage his energy is lively and mystical regularly performing under black light and neon paint smeared across his clothes and body. His performances not only capture the eyes of the audience but other artists as well as creatives like Chai Tulani, Ace Da Vinci, Lester Ray, Adam Ness and other locals come to collab with him. So you don’t even have to ask him , you should already know he is the man! His recent single Let It Ring with Simonexus J. repeats so you do not forge. You can see him performing around Chicago, supporting local artists from the crowd or even performing an Ever Evolved event, he is everywhere!
Ever Evolved and close associates come again with a big collab. Coming together we have Safi G, ESSSE and Unkle Slump with Rhymster on the mic and Gridlock and Frekwenzy providing the production. All about bringing artists together you can see all this talent performing at our Events. You can also work with these individuals in the studio at Fort Knox in Chicago, check our Studio Services and book a session.
New Ezy Era is back with a kick back beat to add onto his playlist. Since working with Frekwenzy and Rhymster at Ever Evolved on Genesis Bars, he has been staying consistent with Rap Heavy, Holy Be Thy Name and Local Icon, most recent being George Lopez, produced by Gridlock Andy. Having a way with word play, he can take anything and make it sound cool. Alittle sarcasm with some wisdom. Now loaded with new material his live performances should be filled with energy. Maybe some unreleased music too? Find out this 4/20 at PotLuck by LighthausChi and Ever Evolved.
A single artist can have multiple beats ready at one time, but sometimes the public is not ready! So they release them periodically, when the moment is right. Producer from Chicago Machobeatz releases some music that has us on the edge for more. Rockin with a streak last summer with a Pillow Talk remix, tracks AYYE & BOI following his DOVGHNVTS LP release we know he is sitting on some fire. His latest on soundcloud They Love Me (Not) reminds you of that. With work released on Chicago artist Adot‘s project Midnightt recently among other producers from the GOAT Haus studio at Fortknox, it only means more music to uncover! You can can find some of his more exclusive work on Traktrain here.
If you need motivation to make a move look to Bagg$. Working out of Ever Evolved studio he found his among like minded people, taking a freestyle hip hop hobby to the booth. With some help and guidance from Evolved artists, producers and associates Bagg$ finishes and releases his debut mixtape Bag Talk. Being so naturally talented you could not even tell this was his first project he sounds like a veteran. Already rocking crowds at AMFM Gallery and Subterranean with trap anthems, you will hear why we call him Bagg$, you are going to want to keep a tab on him.