Queen Mars One-Ups Herself Like A Boss B!TCH: Monday Majesty

Back in the middle of summer, Queen Mars had gone through some creative angst brought upon early lockdown orders, that was only cured through song and visual expression. She freed herself with the release of B!TCH, and its accompanying music video that she created with just a phone and strobe light. An artistically racy video that drew attention from censures and challenges, but was ultimately won over with support and admiration of a large audience at 11k views! That first B!TCH was a riot, but this second B!TCH is a boss!

With a new music video to top and remake the summer hit, Queen Mars turns on that boss B!TCH energy in this hyper artistic visual. With abstract visual symbolism at ever turn, Queen Mars goes from a confident, empowered woman to Picasso in just two videos. Starting at admiring herself in the mirror, to stoically sitting at a table like a center piece, laying next to a goldfish tied to floating balloons, to a favorite: fashionably posing like a Queen glowing in the sun, on a small platform fit just for her. All pointing to the fact that she is the one in control, she is that B!TCH. Whether she is creating her own music video, making abstract symbolic visual art, or just singing with that flawless and powerful voice. Join the 16k viewers in this experiencing this masterpiece!

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MOECYRUS Rings In The Fall Season With Pumpkin

MOECYRUS gifting us all a Fall single to jam to as we anticipate some big up coming projects and collaborations! Over a smooth beat with a retro R&B vibe, MOECYRUS serenades us. “I’m lookin for a pumpkin patch bae. The one who aint scared of an ex, the one who aint all about sex. Im a genuine treat, a little broke, but im loyal. Most of these mother fuckers cant even change the oil.” Do not read too much into it though, he is pretty honest and tells us straight up, “I’m pretty good at acting when I really want to smash.” This class act is ready to release projects with multiple artists, teasing names like Mic Terror, AM Early Morning, Mood Swangs, Novatore and more from Chicago, so bump this treat until the next one!

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Marko Stat$ Gets Graphic: Artist of the Week

Putting in work on the come up this year, Marko Stat$ has been shining this summer heading into fall. Building up on releases and music videos, Marko Stat$ keeps his creative edge sharp with every piece of new work. Whether it be a freestyle or the conscious lyricism that got us hooked on Stat$, with projects like BEE 4 I FLY AWAY, he always keeps it fre$h and consistent. His effort and hustle is catching up as he gains strength in numbers!

In August, Marko Stat$ released two visuals with two very different energies, but performed in equal confidence. WHAT’S POPPIN‘ starts off enthusiastic off the bat, getting into his electrifying flow right away. Choppin’ it up in the streets of Downtown Chicago for the setting, while he spits bars with the attitude of his city on his back, boasting his freestyle talent. THINKING OUT LOUD gives off more of a relaxed vibe, however the content of his lyricism is tough. Contemplating racism and tradition, bringing awareness to the tension between authority and minorities. Posted up in front of Bahá’í House of Worship, a subtle symbolic gesture to the spiritual growth of the black man, Marko Stat$ aims to inspire with his creativity in all of his songs. “And they say Marko you don’t rap like this no more… I’m trying to show the the youth that black people can do anything, you think of yourself too low, you limit everything

His latest release, GRAPHIC, bounces back into his experimental, creative expression. Not just spittin’ hip hop verses but vocalizing as well for a catchy chorus. This originality has been gaining him a lot of recognition, especially with this latest release, reaching views in the thousands in a such a short amount of time. Walking and rhyming with the confidence of a veteran, Marko Stat$ continues to level up on his creative effort both visually and sonically, turning more and more heads as he goes. He is bound to take the spotlight of bigger stages in the foreseeable future!

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Lassai’s Got ‘It’ Within (Music Video)

Lassai has got IT goin on in his latest music video, and as a reminder, so do you. Whatever IT may be; energy, attitude, message, perspective or hustle, this music video is a reminder to feel IT within yourself, and to be proud of IT. From the South Side of Chicago, Lassai aims to invoke confidence in your authenticity as a human being, directing your awareness inward through his verses, “Are you feeling it, Take control of it… If you want it come get it, Do you want it?” Doubling up with the visuals, dancers passionately moving to and fro, with urban settings as their stage, it paints a metaphor that you can flourish in any environment, any circumstance. A calming song to reflect upon personally, on top of being moved by the rhythm physically.

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Even The Lord Knows, StankNasty Got Bars

Without hesitation, StankNasty releases yet another track this year, as we await the impending release date of his LP EPIC-EP. Withholding any more singles from the aforementioned project, StankNasty still has some loosies to give away before the big release! Just dropping a new one, THE LORD KNOWS, with AMK and producer Johnny Innuendo, the collaboration comes forward with a divine presence! With somber, operatic synths to mimic the energy of a temple of prayer, AMK hits the flow on the intro, and StankNasty follows up with the zeal of a rap prophet. “Even tho I got all the muscle, ya’ll want to keep on flexin’. When it comes time to hustle, I embody the perfection. I giveth and I taketh, though shall never disrespect him.” After experiencing his divinity, THE LORD KNOWS we will be blessed to hear some more!

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Nova The King Debuts with Lake Shore Dreams: Artist of the Week

Part Action Bronson, part Mac Miller; A raspy voice and tight rhyme schemes, with classic braggadocio lines, is part of what makes Nova The King a unique, and also new artist, to the scene of Chicago. LAKE SHORE DREAMS, his debut ep, just dropped on all platforms on the anniversary of our nations most fateful day – 9/11. Which is actually just a popular day to do or drop anything given the impact of that date. Lake Shore Dreams is the first stab by Nova The King to cement himself into the music and hip hop industry of Chicago.

Track 1 is DREAMS, which utilizes that signature Nova The King, slow, raspy flow with his in-the-pocket rhyme patterns. Notable lines are, “I remember nights spent up in the basement, cooking up that crack. I don’t know about you, but I believe you have everything I lack.” Track 2 is SLYTHERIN, an obvious Harry Potter reference. Nova The King seems to be influenced by a lot of anime and pop culture that we all grew up with, for example DREAMS has a Dragon Ball Z sample. In SLYTHERIN, Nova The King details snake like behavior, and the often occurrences of swindlers you will run into, pursuing hip hop in Chicago.

Track 3 is WOAH, this track details how Nova The King is focused on success and not becoming distracted by the many women he has come across. Track 4, ALL THAT, where Nova mentions how things used to be, and how he is not reverting back to that lifestyle. He likes doing his own thing and sticking to the music business. In the fifth song, COST ALOT, there is a medieval sounding flute, and the bass line and drums come in perfectly along with his flow. Notable line is his Rick and Morty Scary Terry reference, “I know you sweet like Ben & Jerry, I be in your dreams like Scary Terry.

The final track on the EP is produced by Yondo, who is a favorite YouTube producer among the rap game. “Believe the paranoia, you know that I’ll destroy, I’ll Oscar Delahoya, you better phone your lawyer.” Is the hook which is the best on the project and makes you vibe and head rock. Props to Nova The King for entering the Chicago hip hop scene and releasing his first EP, LAKE SHORE DREAMS!

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Jamila Woods Emboldens Through Words: Woman Crush Wednesday

It is exciting to hear some new music from Jamila Woods. A powerful and wisdomatic voice and advocate for black communities, women in music and in general. With numerous songs highlighting the power of Black Girl Magic, she is an inspiring voice for youth artists, who she helps support through charities like Chance the Rappers SocialWorks, and teaching them herself as an art director at Wordplay Youth Chicago Artists. Advocating for justice from police brutality, and missing black women, highlighting #SayHerName movement in her videos, is it always a delight to hear her speak her mind through her music.

Wisdomatic is no exaggeration when it comes to her lyricism. With her recent live release of ZORA on soundcloud (Which can be best experience with the live video) from her most recent LP LEGACY! LEGACY!, you can hear it in her chorus simply put, “I will never know everything, everything. You will never know everything, everything, and you don’t know me, couldn’t possibly.” From individual wisdom to self love, her most recent release SULA expresses personal independence. “I’m not sorry that I cut you out, I’m not sorry. What’s done is done,” her closing chorus emboldened by her earlier verse, “Promiscuous holiness, slope is slippery I got all this time to kill, Somethin’ like a prayer to kneel to.” Jamila always speaks to the power within you with her music, and the ambiance of it is something else entirely to get lost into.

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TheWorldInKaos Not Holding Back With Words On New Release: Artist of the Week

When you got a lot of energy the best way to use it as an artist is through creation. TheWorldInKaos sits on a newly released single, HOW I FEEL, laying out his mind with no filter, “Ya’ll lames can’t f**k with me, not even on my worst day.” You cannot even say he is lying, with a beat produced by Excuse My French, TheWorldInKaos dominates the track lyrically. As well as recently being featured on Shade45 Sirius XM with a number of elite Chicago hip hop artists like GHerbo, Vic Spencer, MOECYRUS, RhymSter and Radcliff Music to name a few. In his words, he is “Bout to have the whole city shakin off the richter scale, like an earthquake, getting money in different ways, think I care what you make?HOW I FEEL is a raw summer track to turn up to when you know the words!

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A Lyrical Demigod In WRDS

Some people may feel talent is god given, 2nd nature, and others would argue that it is sculpted from practice, experience and passion. As an artist, WRDS seems to display a natural talent within his hip hop lyricism and flow. Seemingly spitting verses casually as he raps about life and his perspectives. Especially in his latest releases following up from his WINTER SOLSTICE EP, which was a great display of his lyrical ability.

Gods & Champions seems to be the theme surrounding his latest singles, ICARUS, NIMBUS II and CAMPEON. Strolling in casually with lo-fi, boom-bap styled beats rappin’, “the chosen one? I have to be, my pen never atrophies. Yea, god given, god taketh, yes a born sinner but this gift is not forsaken,” in ICARUS, who in greek mythology gained wax wings to fly but flew too close to the sun. In NIMBUS II, a storm cloud that reveals a god, a perfect metaphor for WRDS lyrical strength, “Chemtrails left from my Nimbus, I’m feelin refreshed, feelin tremendous. Dug my self up out the trenches, my rain drenches those who stand against us.” With CAMPEON, spanish for champion, he really proves just that he is one, using nothing but boom bap, letting his lyrics do all the work with his god like flow.

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Frankiem Mitch On A Chill Wave

A regular to the artistic community, performing at venues like ISA Studios, Fulton Street Collective, Uncommon Ground, Sofar Chicago typically solo, or with backup instruments, doing spoken word on social conflicts. Chicago poet Frankiem Mitch comes out with a few audio releases, having posted some written poetry to start out the year. Out with a four track project called OBSESSION, that glosses over self reflection and love over ambient, melancholic chords. A well constructed project featuring some talented artists to play minor but significant roles in the music.

The songs seems to follow a couple of themes, one is the obvious Pokemon imagery, mainly with evolving plant based insects like Caterpie, perhaps a metaphor to personal change or growth. OMG seems to follow a mutual infatuation with another woman, one where he seems reluctant to get too in depth with. Maybe the answer lies in CATERPILLER where infatuation turns to lust and a longing for connection. In METAPOD Frankiem metaphors his life and love obstacles with lyrics like, “its too many demons inside, I couldn’t face my fears… I couldn’t tuck in my pride,” or “I put my soul the the universe like whoa.” He tops it off with a track he revisits from a while back, RECOVERY, and with the help of artists like Chai Tulani, Leah Jean, J Roes, Nosidam and others, it is a poetic masterpiece!

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