YOUNG XAV Defies Genres With Sophomore LP Dead By Dawn

The long anticipated LP DEAD BY DAWN by YOUNG XAV has been received and it is bigger than expected! In the works since the release of his debut LP AFTER DARK, it is an extension of the 1st, completing the journey we are living vicariously through YOUNG XAV. Being teased with singles like WAYS TO DIE, MANIA FREESTYLE and KISS KISS BANG BANG, and interviews with the Ever Evolved platform and others alike, foreshadowing concepts and genres. There is a bit of something for everyone in DEAD BY DAWN, leaving each listener with a piece of his life within every song!

Earlier in YOUNG XAV’s music journey he was more centered on hip hop styles in his production and his lyricism, dabbling in R&B whenever. Making a decision to explore other sounds following his MANIA FREESTYLE, with his style, it seemed like it was bound to happen. Leaning towards more instrumentals, YOUNG XAV fittingly dips into more rock influences, without abandoning hip hop altogether of course. He balances it smoothly back and forth throughout DEAD BY DAWN in between other styles, creating a diverse and highly entertaining LP, there is no dull moment, despite its length at 13th tracks!

Introducing us with its title track DEAD BY DAWN, with a 80’s dark, electro synth-pop, Stranger Things vibe, featuring Aanjoulique on vocals, creating a mystifying energy. YOUNG XAV enters firing with a prelude as the beat switches up: “If I should die tonight, best believe i lived my best one, if I should die tonight please reflect on all my words, if I should die tonight please my momma love her tell my father… tell my brother…” Opening strong he keeps the energy going with ONCE UPON A TIME, keeping up the heavy hip hop bass. He then switches it up and dials down to something different and personal!

Continuing with a jazzy selection, the LIFE & TIMES OF XAVIER ROBERT opens up with soothing horn instruments and grand piano, as if in a 1920’s speak easy, leading you into the happenings of YOUNG XAV’s mind in his verses. The production of this track in particular sets it apart from the rest of the album, but is not the exception to its diversity. The following title, PLAY PRETEND keeps a similar melancholic energy, as XAV sings over acoustic guitar. Just the introduction of the full LP shows you how far YOUNG XAV has come as he has grown as an artist since his debut LP in 2019 and earlier releases. Whether he continues on this path or not, we are forever grateful for the talent we have been able to experience through him and look forward see what YOUNG XAV has planned next!

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Larcin Is Up Next! (Music Video)

Larcin is on it with his next moves, working with a new music video release, an LP release and a party to celebrate. One of 18 tracks on his latest LP release LARSIM 2, released on Sept. 30th, following RISKY BUSINESS and HATED, NEXT gets its visual release. Set in some rural corn field with some smoke under his hood, Larcin takes to it as an artist would, passing by time with music and making a song about it. His sophomore LP, a one up to his debut LARSIM with Sim Bleek, has seen a release party in Niles, Friday October 9th with artists featuring MahCheck, United 4 Ever Always, SoundGuyMike, Beatrix Kiddo and Ever Evolved artists Wilhelm Duke, RhymSter, CMac & DJ Curt Henny. Be sure to follow Larcin via the links below and give his full LP a listen!

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Nothing In Fafa’s Way With Tree Of Flames: Monday Majesty

Fafa is back with another heart felt song, pairing the single with a new music video as well! Fafa is no stranger to deeply artistic music videos, noting tracks like GIVE ME A MIRACLE, THE SKY CRIES WITH ME and a collaborative single, ANTA AL BATAL. Her latest single TREE OF FLAMES is no exception, as Fafa is decorated with makeup, making her look like a cinematic fictional fairy. The video starts off in a calm, natural setting, with a sleepy fellow resting in the shade of a tree. Fafa appears as a unique soul, taken for granted, walking away from someone significant. Metaphorically, tree of flames is in reference to a higher power, and surrendering herself to this power, “Standing at the tree of flames” she “lets go of all her fears,” to go in search of what belongs! Beautifully expressed through amazing vocal range, Fafa continues to amaze!

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Bunny Liiu Back Up On Her Game!: Woman Crush Wednesday

Bunny Liiu shows out in her latest single and music video release for BACK UP! Setting your imagination in a lavish and sensual environment, with Bunny confident in her femininity. She wastes no time following the beat, hitting you with verses, “I was outta options, running around random, back when I was broke, couldn’t buy a damn sandwich. Now im in the VIP, best believe I’m going ractchet, celebratin all the fuckin’ days I ain’t had shit.” Every serious artist hits that point where their hard work starts to return with great and unexpected wealth and fortune, and it is well within their rights to celebrate and gloat, perhaps with a song! Well deserved situation with her talent as she flows like a veteran emcee on the mic.

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CantBuyDeem ESSSE Always Keep A Whistle!: Monday Majesty

The League Champs are at it again with another music video for the fans. CantBuyDeem & ESSSE get together for a beat for LEAGUE CHAMPS VOL I, the two also got busy making a video, shot by Hayward, obviously. Performed live plenty of times in front of fans already, Cantbuydeem always introduces this song subtly, “if you know you know, what keep a whistle means…” which basically is to flex your 2nd amendment. Coming from Chicago, you would know that is an important piece of advice, and Cantbuydeem gives you all the reasons why in his verse; which all adds up to, good cautious living and self care attracts predators! “I’m smokin lemon haze and sippin lemonade and jamo. Slice of cucumber in my water I don’t fuck with Faygo. I won’t get boogie on you baby, I just cut the fake off...” Finishing off with “…you see me comin’ thru the exits, its about perspective. Treating the clown for disrespectin’, make that shit look sexy, if i got dead presidents in my wallet, slave masters in my pockets.” Essse finishes off the track in style, lyrically representing the hispanic community, his raw energy always keeping the track hype.

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Mic Fort Brings The Danger! (Music Video)

Mic Fort is keeping up momentum with another new release that features a few Chicago artists. Mic has been keeping his fans occupied with a few hit singles this year following his sophomore LP PENUMBRA. Sittin on singles like WIFI DOWN, TRUST MYSELF & LIVING LIFE ft Dee-Jay, Mic Fort now gives us DANGER. Bringing back Dee-Jay, Deen Akbar and StankNasty who is hot off a debut EP release titled EPIC and a hit single with AMK and Johnny Innuendo, Gerald The Genius L. Mic Fort and StankNasty are not unfamiliar either, having worked together on a track before called LIBRA SCALE, a tribute to the respective astrological sign.

DANGER comes with a music video directed by AIR BORN FILMZ that looks like a session to brainstorm a new song, each artists going one by one showing off their bars. Starting out with a low transposed voice reporting for the chorus, “Danger Hip Hop Is Back.” Deen Akbar starts out the circle ominously positive and confident, “…Motivate, celebrate, the key to this whole function. Got my foot on they necks, and plenty verses ready, they nervous, might as well get the hearses ready.” Dee-Jay takes over next with a laid back flow, simultaneously quick with his words and syllables, showing off his lyrical talent!

StankNasty takes aim at mumble rappers and clout chasers, “I’m not one to be kind to mumbling prima donnas, thats on my momma. Clout chasin don’t get you commas, these pants saggin, braggin rappers ain’t shit but caca. Dropped on they heads when they was babies, goo-goo ga-ga.” Finally Mic Fort ends out the track and enters the scene with power, declaring, “Hips hops grim reaper. Had to steal their soldiers to turn em into believers. Ice cold from the freezer.” He takes aim at unoriginal, cookie-cutter artists that saturate the genre. “They givin up the game for fame, its strange they blame, they claim, T-pain said it best, ya’ll all sound the same, lack of originality…” Mic Fort’s closing line, “this is hip hop so beware the new era” can only be met with humble satisfaction, the future of hip hop is in good hands!

Mic Fort has been gaining a network of artists to work with, with his releases. DANGER in itself is packed with talent, just as his LP PENUMBRA was, getting his name known in different circles. He has been making the effort to get his name known in between his releases as well. Recently talking as a guest on Pillow Talk Podcast, he has also been making noise on stages at open mics and even Arizona’s Hip Hop Festival in mid September. Mic also plans to make an appearance at The Forge in Joliet, Il on the 30th to perform, so you can catch his era of hip hop live or just bump this on repeat here!

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Jiggy Da Rebel Shines His Light In Latest Music Video

Jiggy Da Rebel lets you know in words what makes a real rebellious soul. Expressing himself on camera in a secluded and abandoned building, filled with colorful graffiti. Possibly a metaphor to being self aware and standing out on his own, his mind is a strong foundation with inner peace and creative thinking. “I can’t stand bad vibes man that shit is dumb, I’m a lion I can’t be around no f**kin cubs, keep grindin, stay focused is my motive,” Jiggy declares, “…I’m original, this is no subliminal zone, bitch I’m authentic, got my shades on and the lens tinted. Third eye open, so I’m not slippin on my pimpin baby, it was written baby, flow water like a river baby.” A chill beat and uplifting and lyrics full of wisdom, MA LIGHT can remind you of and give you the confidence to shine your own light, on your own path, with positive energy; like a real rebel! The outro chorus and verses can even stand out as a postive daily affirmation. Coming up from his latest project GOLD LEAVES, Jiggy Da Rebel got plenty more where this came from, follow him at the links below!

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Dance Como Un Estrella With Keem Singing & Orlando Coolridge: Monday Majesty

The League Champs Orlando Coolridge and Keem Singing are keeping the games going with a music video for the recently released hit single ESTRELLA, off of LEAGUE CHAMPS VOL. 1. More fun than games, the champs got together a talented group of individuals, like Lani Anderson aka Jiig_Siix, to dance for the Chicago house beat. In the middle of OTKST painting live at Empirical Brewery in Chicago, artists like CantBuyDeem & Keem Singing himself performed for a crowd. One proactive way to celebrate artistic creativity and the LP Release! League Chaps got more tricks up their sleeves for weeks to come until and beyond the 2nd festival in October.

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Chai Tulani Got Juice With Mchuzi! : Artist of the Week

Chai Tulani is making his rounds on the web with a new song and music video to accompany. The Kenyan born Chicago artist is on the move this year with much more projects in the works. Starting out releasing music in 2013, Chai Tulani has been gracing our ears and stages in Chicago with his brand of soul hop! Entering the 2021 year with SPEAK featuring Liv Roskos, Chai Tulani continues dropping singles here and there, including tracks like MINE featuring Ember Nicolle and GTA MANIFEST.

Back again with MCHUZI, a music video and word on more music incoming! Ready to release another single with King Limitless and The Law of Huey, we can also expect the release of Chai Tulani’s 5th studio album. He did not get recognized by Whats The Word as an Artist to Watch for in 2021 for no reason! With all the progress he has been making, Chicago fans got to see early previews of his work during the exclusive live shows he has thrown throughout the year, so keep an ear open for Chai Tulani because new music is just around the corner!

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CantBuyDeem Comes Up On Brady’s: Monday Majesty

CantBuyDeem breaks it down with a new tune and music video. Linking up with Wolf Mob General Safi G and RhymSter on the beat, with HAYWARD behind the camera! The two lay out what it takes to be a hustler, “Stop pocket watching, get yo bread up” Safi quips in his chorus verse. CantBuyDeem demands respect chanting “I got gas I’m rollin up, don’t insult me im the plug I don’t sell no dubs!” Letting you know these two are not about that small time waste of time. All while living their best life, dancing around beautiful women, getting crowds wild from the stage. The chorus itself is undoubtedly catchy in its energy. The song title BRADY refers to the trust fund, white collar, squares that just use their parents money just to be taken advantage of by hustlers like CantBuyDeem. Making a bag off BRADY lookin kids that do not know better, and they better not insult the plug either!

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