The practice of humility is often halted in this rather egotistical industry of Hip Hop upon an artist’s first taste of national recognition. When work turns into a widespread appreciation, and their future releases are held on an anticipatory platform, something about the pressure and arrogance that commonly plagues buzzing artists makes their fall often… Read More
There’s a new form of word of mouth, and it’s with your fingers. With the internet’s inherent ability to turn no-names into stars overnight, artists no longer need to spend hours passing out free demos outside of shows, or even focus on printing any CDs at all in some cases, to build a fanbase. Instead,… Read More
Not only is Show rocking a gig at Reggie’s with Chuck Inglish & Boldy James tonight, but he’ll also be on Erasing Boundaries talking about the recent-release of DudeBro, being signed to Closed Sessions, and the vivid nostalgia that fills his music. Be sure to tune into Erasing Boundaries live at 10PM central time here,… Read More
Kami De Chukwu always comes correct with the personal, honest bars, and to serve as a sampling for his early-2014 offering titled SMOKE, he lets loose this passionate 120-second ode about the strains existing in this world and his life. Can’t wait to hear a full project of bars and quality from Kami.
I can’t say I know too much about Illuminati Congo or the duo Black on Black Rhyme, but all three step up with on-point, back and forth bars which seems to be missing in Chicago right now. The retro-feeling loop allows them to show their raw lyrical talent on “I’m The Black…”; good to hear… Read More
It’s always cool when multiple artists can hop a track together and actually spit honest, personal bars. Case and point, LC’s new cut featuring Lupo & St. Millie where the three discuss their experiences and opinions on being “Free”. All of which takes place over some smooth samples and crisp drums provided by VSLU. This… Read More