Artist of the Week: Chore Boy

A few weeks ago many artists in the Chicago hip hop scene sent Chore Boy off in style onto new career horizons as he goes city hopping for the better half of a year. While we are sad to see him go, we are also quite excited to see what he will do with his time outside Chicago. Danny Rahrig aka Chore Boy is artist of the week due to his outstanding productivity and output of music. We recognize his drive, vision and consistency as staple qualities of the kind of artist we like to push!

Earlier this year In January, Chore Boy dropped the LP EXORDIUM, fully produced by Brad Kemp, featuring Fashawn, Vagabond Maurice, MoeCyrus formerly known as Unkle Slump, M.Whise The Shogun, OG Denzo and more. He then dropped a single in February, another Brad Kemp production featuring Elly Tier of White Ppl  and Beloved Gang’s Matthew Payne. In May he released a remix of one of his EXORDIUM tracks featuring Orlando Coolridge and MfnMelo. Then in June, Chore Boy he had released STORIES YOU CAN TELL YOURSELF, fully produced by Brad Kemp featuring CantBuyDeem, Femdot, Zombie Manana, TomCat Trumpet and other Chicago standouts!

Last week Chore Boy released STILL LOCAL featuring Kasean and OG Denzo. This week he dropped NERO an EP produced by Rice Master Yen, a german born boom bap producer, featuring Orlando Coolridge on two joints. We also have undisclosed word of another Chore Boy and Brad Kemp album as well as a second Rice Master Yen EP coming out before 2019 is over. Besides his own output he was featured on Super King Reza’s album MOSEY, Handsome Naked’s album “DOORS“, and CantBuyDeem’s single FAKE, featuring Cado San. That is an insanely high level of productivity, more than well deserving of an artist of the week slot on Ever Evolved. 

His most recent recorded project NERO is four track ep with two of the records toting verses from Orlando Coolridge on “TUCK EVERLASTING” and “PEPITAS“. “Thats just how it be sometimes” rings true on the second record over an eerie alien like instrumental having to do with seeing ghosts and battling demons. Possibly sleep paralysis too! “PEPITAS” is a sarcastic and witty boom bap rap track with a beautiful harp melody in the instrumental. Coolridge drops his second verse ending the whole song with “You come at me with the work well I’ll be laying you off, gone!” Chore Boy wraps up the extended playlist with “ACTRESS” where he plays with the word ‘act‘ in a string of rhymes having to do with a strained relationship. This leads into a short hook “Its far from over”…ending the ep with on an ere of wanting more raps, cuts, chops, and thick features from one of the hardest working and most productive emcees in the game, Chore Boy. 

Rest assured, this will not be the last you hear about Chore Boy in 2019, and 2020 is shaping up to look like another explosive year for him. 

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Amtrac Builds EP Anticipation with Previews and Remixes

New Music! Tune into Pomo on Majestic Casual's Beats 1 show tomorrow at 2pm EST to hear the WORLD PREMIERE of my track "Long Nights" ft. me on the vocals – Part of the "Lost In Motion" EP coming in January!!

Posted by Amtrac on Friday, December 11, 2015
Caleb Cornett AKA Amtrac takes to facebook to tease his fans with new music from his upcoming Lost In Motion EP. Releasing Darkest Sound onto soundcloud, the first peak at his new project, served as a prelude of previews.  Tuning into Pomo on Majestic Casual’s Beats 1 Dec. 12th show gave you the opportunity to listen in on another track from the new EP. Long Nights, previewed shortly above, features Amtrac himself on vocals and promises to be nothing short of amazing. Speaking of amazing tracks, Amtrac is not only working on his EP, he is also remixing music by amazing artists. Establishing his name as a versatile producer and remix artist. Recently  Caleb connect with Doe Paoro, who was open to having her pop track Nostalgia remixed. Turning the track into a moody deep house, Caleb left the artists lyrics in the entrance to set the tone for the rest of the track. Ending on uplifting synth work truely making for a nostalgic feel. Finally we have this. Nero, after a hiatus, awes the world with their return from the studio emerging with Satisfy, followed by their full album Between II Worlds. A project meant to be a real collaboration of mind and talent of the trio rather than short lived hyped material. In comes Amtrac to deconstruct the tune and give it the energy for the club floor. With vocals from Neros vocalist Alana Watson echoing through out, the synths an percussion carry this tune with trance like atmosphere.  All this new music from Amtrac is what keeps us going till the full EP is released!

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Nero is back with Satisfy

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After keeping silent for a long while Nero went to twitter with a single date: 13.05.14. On that day they delivered, and they are back with a new single Satisfy that did just that. Premiering the track on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 Show as “Hottest Record In The World”, Dan, Joe and Alana showcase their unique mystifying electro house style that many try to repeat, but none other than Nero can perfect. Starting out with Alana’s signature vocals then leading up to dark synths and a grinding bassline, Satisfy reminds the electronic music community where Nero stands. They were never gone, they are just getting started.  They announced on Twitter that their second album will be released in 2014 but with no specific date, so you can be expecting to hear more from them in the coming months. Follow Nero on Twitter and Soundcloud accounts to keep up with their latest updates.

Listen to Satisfy below.