Tag Archives: Chicago

Probcause Sees Past Distractions

Probcause unleashes another project. It seems the more his library expands the more his conscience expands as well. In this EP Prob breaks down lifes facades so tastefully and painlessly, you would not have known you been hit with the truth. Drifters being his last big project, Distractions follows many collabs and single release and tour dates up to this point.

Working with artist most recently by the likes of Russ Liquid, the Floozie, Jay Prime, Def3. Griz continues work with our local as well. Embarking on a tour with Grieves, Prob found room in his schedule to headline his own show at Chop Shop in Chicago with Jaw Gems. There is almost no limit to the extent of Probcause reach at this point. Having enough influence to spread messages through his music and animated skits effectively.

ProbCause – White Lies (Produced by Griz)

White Lies is a song I have been working on for a couple years now. Ironically I wrote most of this song before the Trump administration took office. The lyrics have unfortunately become increasingly relevant in the last year and I felt that now was a good time to share this with you. Thank you to GRiZ for producing the song that inspired these lyrics and thank you to Elijah Alvarado for creating the visuals with me.

Posted by ProbCause on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

More than just his work ethic, Probcauses mindset and passion is just as commendable and he gets together the perfect set of people to deliver some about 6 good Distractions. From Lembo to Drew Mantia and the Belief Cycle, Cobrayama and Griz gets his message out right. From the small things like procrastination, love to material and physical Prob goes over it all. Even got fellow activist Griz, who did his work to stop Net Neutrality repeal, to put on blast the misdirection going on in America with White Lies. The level of awareness this EP holds is quite refreshing. Good to see more artists spreading the good word. Now quit the distractions and Pick Up and Go.

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Rhymster Already Did It

Rhymster carries out another single for your ears, produced by himself and Frekwenzy. Don’t follows his Dum Drunk music video release with Metropolis Blac and collaboration single Obsession with Sami Ciroc & Safi G. Rhymster also returns working together with Radcliff and Mike Booth as Triangle Offense releasing a track for an Ever Evolved soundcloud release. Adding photoshoots for brands like Millionaire Clothing and Live Well, headlining SubT within the last month and countless Radio show invites and cyphers, whatever you think he has not done he already did it!

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Rich Jones Flows Like Light Work

In the middle of winter Rich Jones is ending the year hot with an EP release. He has been working hard making himself known in Chicago throughout the whole year in fact. Recently making the cover of Chicago Reader for his halloween release Mothman; He also hit other publications like WGN Radio and Fox32, putting himself out there. Doggone Music Arts Festival and North Coast Music Festival in Chicago got to see Rich Jones grace the stage too as he regulars Tonic Room on the side. For his EP release however Rich Jones chose Empty Bottle wisely for his Light Work showcase.

Packing the room out Jones controlled the crowd and the vibe with different artists performances and new music. Bringing to the stage ShowYouSuck to perform Dean Ween which is confirmed to be heard by the man himself. Mykele Deville hopes on the mic too as the crowd chants their collab summer hit No Clue. Vapor Eyes comfortable guides the show behind the turntables taking a major hand in the production of the EP. Rich Jones glided through the year like it really was light work cannot wait to see what he got next for Chicago.

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Cofresi Tries Something New

Doin it again, this New Thing will be echoing in your head until you hit replay. First original following a list of remixes after his EP Visions.  His most recent remix he has done was apart of a compilation for DNMO & Sub Urban track Broken. Cofresi paired that one with a video showcasing his live abilities. New Thing similarly is apart of a greater project.

Introducing Cofresi‘s forthcoming EP Faces, New Thing foreshadows the quality of the project. Not only does it announce a new body of work but it is marks a first collaboration with a skilled vocalist; Ehiorobo breaks the cherry. Faces itself will be constisting of 6 total tracks with 6 unique vocalists for each track respectively. Cannot wait to see this creative transformation of style.

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ShowYouSuck Gets Real Cool

This song can join the playlist next to the Woods from Probcause as one of those nonchalant beats. Nothing but good vibes with Cool, a song about cool things.  It is actually refreshing to hear lyrics unrelated to the usual money, sex, drugs. I mean everyone can bump a good party song but if you can be entertaining with friendly lyrics that just spreads love and fun then you can do more than most. Get loose to this, no need to take life seriously always, no ones too cool for a good time!

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Ric Wilson the Human

Just cause he can, Ric Wilson releases two tracks randomly. Might mean more new music on the way, might not. This creative soul from the South Side of Chicago just released Negrow Disco EP earlier in the year and he is just following up. Also coming up with a music video for Hangloose from the EP and a collab track with Hurley Mower. Droppin music almost discreetly you just need to keep your eyes and ears open for info like marking down January 4 on your calender.

Every song is different so far as he jumps genres and molds them together, mixing in Hip Hop and Soul, Dance and other elements. You can hear the difference between the two recent releases. What If I Was White, a poem wrote for Sofar Chicago pointing out obvious moral and social injustices in our society compared to We Don’t KnowYou can expect his next project to have more hip hop lyrical influence. For now keep posted at the links below for new music and events.

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Jovan Presents Growth

Over the period of 3 years Jovan has been growing, evolving and adapting to changes in her life. Growth is the collective experience of those years expressed through music and sound. It is built together by the hard work of strong woman such as herself, Fury, Ell Virtuoso, Belladonna Devereux. Others joining her album are talented locals her band the Land, G.O. Owens, Noble Warrior, Mykele Deville and more. Topping off the project Jovan showcases her own production skills showing taking that Note To Myself seriously, pushing the limits of her purpose.

Jovan grips the mic with purpose to release her message of self identification, self love, growth through perseverance as she takes the stage. The Tonic Room filled with exuberance as the crowd bounces to her beats and mouth the lyrics. You would think they would have been tired out after energetic performances by Me’Chelle and Fury but Jovans energy is reciprocated throughout the crowd. An amazing live experience to live through you should definitely catch her live.

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Rhymster & Metro Summer Sessions Already Planned Out

Metropolis Blac (middle) and Rhymster (right) are pictured leaving Fort Knox Studio, onto the next location to film. The two Chi town artists begin their collaboration on an EP project forthcoming. Expect a series of releases leading up to Summer Sessionz. Starting with Dum Drunk (I’m Influenced), a laxed hip-hop beat paired with visuals filmed and edited by Brandon Holmes (left). Ginger-Ale and Jameson sets the mood for this party.

The video in itself was a big project and team effort with Monaco Cocktail contributing some of the festivities with their exclusive Vodka bottle just released to the public. Dancers take up the floor as Rhymster and Metro mingle amongst party goers and beautiful woman as the Chicago skyline gleams in the background. Following the shoot on the 55th floor of the Trump Hotel, Artist and Performer Natalia puts on a fire show in a spot off Museum Campus. An epic display to kick off the countdown to the full Summer Sessions project on 2/28/18. Get ready!

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King Thelonious is Raw and Authentic

Thelonious Martin always keepin it real when it comes to his production. Deep bass and hypnotizing beat work built under a flow of piano keys and synth. Sounds like spirit of these city streets. Recently adding a couple more to his playlist these pay homage to some legends. Most Def with Beef and Sean Price Snow remix get a makeover and does them some real justice.

Aside from his raw and authentic remixes the King has been workin on some collabs with some locals and out of state artists respectively. Swade from the city of Chi threw down some cold verses on a Thelonious beat, one of my favorites, and called that Woman and Liquor. From the Bronx Kemba spits a smooth flow over a beat matches that urban vibe from his home city and crowned that Delivert. Thelonious King stays providing artists and the rest with quality beats so stay with it on his links below.


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Mick Jenkins New Music Builds Anticipation

Following the Healing Component Mick Jenkins has been busy spreadin love with the music. Keeping himself busy on stages and with collaborations. In the mix of all of this Jenkins has been at work behind the scenes on his new album. From the looks of his twitter feed it is on another level and the hype is building proper.

Letting the good vibes permeate in the studio with some amazing artists. Keepin it local with THEMPeople producing a smooth track and Jenkins lights one up spits something ill for a Layover. Out of left field Exmag, popular with Lowtemp collective, Manic Focus and Probcause from the city, coming in with JNTHN STEIN on a production that has nothing but good vibes. Mick Jenkins tops it off with the smoothest collective of words to perfect Spliff Temple.

Changing up the pace on his most recent track. Bringin in raw talent and attitude, GreenSLLIME lays down the foundation to bring out the Vampire in Brooklyn. The young verteran flexes his hip hop lyrical ability, letting this foreshadow the quality of his upcoming album. Mick Jenkins is about to level up get prepared and hit that and replay.

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