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.
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.
Solo Sam is on the Come Up in Chicago getting recognized by multiple local media outlets as he releases some new tracks. It is hard to pass up a flow so authentic over raw production self made on most tracks. He has been releasing singles here and there following the project Epoch where he has been plotting the Come Up since people been asking Who Dat Boy!
Getting some more activity from Solo Sam in recent days dropping a music video for a track released a few months back. Fast meets the screen emphasizing a hustlers lifestyle directed by Stripmall productions. Settin the mood for his upcoming project ITIS. Adding some more hype with another release with the aforementioned track! Lets see what his next move is leading up to this big release.
You cannot build an empire on your own. You need supporters and collaborators in your mission. Rhymster is out every day workin with new and senior artists and MC’s. Following up on his single Don’t with Frekwenzy, Rhymster collabs with a couple out of studio artists on some releases. Featuring on Edmur Quinns There’s A Bigger Picture LP and calling up Henrik3000 all the way in Germany for a beat with Viibes. There is a lot more work coming out the studio early this year too so Watch Out for his soundcloud.
Hip hop, rap and electronic dance music have not always been so harmonious together but over the past decade genres like dubstep, Trap and Bass created a bridge for the styles to be combined. EDM artist like their production to breathe freely while Hip Hop artist need a simple repetitive beat to emphasize the flow of their verses. Artists like Trentino, being a lover of both worlds found a formula working those two together as if the genres were always compatible, made for each other.
Following an R&B EDM remix of Purple Peanuts by Rama Duke Trentino remixes another two popular artists. Derez DeShaun and A$AP Ferg get caught in the crosshairs for a couple of revisions. Hardaway and Plain Jane can now find their way into a club for music lovers do jump around, throw their elbows or just dance to. What will Trentino pick out next, and original or remix and by who? Can only guess what music his library in his head is ready to be revived.
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.
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.
Kweku Collins comes out of Evanston, Il with much respect and rep. Having worked artists like Jamila Woods, Sylvie Grace, OddCouple, Taylor Bennett, Stefan Ponce, Julian Bell and more; if you have not heard of him you are not paying attention! Following his Grey LP release in spring Kweku takes off on a tour round the states gathering his following. From New York, Texas. Philly and New Orlean Kweku spreads his name and music far and wide, as far as the UK even.
Chicago gets the best of the tour as he repeatedly brings it back home as Red Bull Honors him as well as Dr. Marten, theMID and the Chop Shop. As that slowed down Kweku gets back to makin new music decides on a new release is due. Bringing FemDot in onto a beat the two go back to back with some reflective words.
From Chicago arises the NDPNDNT. The man is gearing up for his next big move. Releasing a new track coming out of an upcoming project, Rock With You stands on the front line preparing you for the forthcoming Voiceless LP. NDPNDNT already has one Grind Harder LP in his pocket, expect the Voiceless LP to make more noise!
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!