We are so embedded in the Chicago Hip Hop scene, that it can be difficult for us to look at the situation from multiple angles. To get an idea of how Chicago’s Hip Hop scene is perceived elsewhere, I asked OG music man Dante Ross to be a guest on my Closed Sessions Radio show Continue Reading →
Chi-Town Shit means many things to many people. I think they will all agree – that from a Hip Hop perspective – the TwoLetterz and Tree musical concept of “Chi-Town Shit” gets the co-sign. Roman Flowrs (another recognized up and comer) provides the production, embracing his inner Rick Rubin. Peep it below, off TL’s Chasing Dead Continue Reading →
Sir Michael Rocks joined the list of Closed Sessions alumni after linking up with Vic Mensa & DJ Babu for “So Stupid”, a banger from Closed Sessions Vol. 2. Since then, Rocks has released a handful of mixtapes & EPs, and is now finishing up a proper album by the name of Banco. To fill in Continue Reading →
“I’m a rolling stone, or better yet, a stoned roller.” Martin $ky is killing the no-thrills rap game. Beginning last spring, $ky has supplied Chicago’s rap scene with DIY joints that borrow from the sound and spirit of low-fi Hip Hop created by predecessors like Madlib, Homeboy Sandman, Oh No, and others. $ky hit me Continue Reading →
I caught Loud Mouth’s set during SXSW this year, and am becoming a fan. We first heard of Loud Mouth through Supreme Regime, and the youngin is going for dolo as he preps for the release of his solo mixtape, Carnage. Watch Loud’s video for the trappy “LeRoy Murder”.