I Used to Know H.E.R

H.E.R. fans are rejoicing behind the release of her six track Ep I Used to Know Her: The Prelude.

Soulful melodies and relatable lyrics easily describes H.E.R. but her latest release has fans more and more in love as she puts feminism on a pedestal. Opening the EP with “Lost Souls,” H.E.R.’s adaptation of Lauryn Hill’s “Lost Ones” H.E.R. set the bar for female artists at an all time high.

Despite channeling Lauryn Hill, in no way does H.E.R. sit high and look low at the rest of us. The multi talented rising star teamed up with Bryson Tiller to relate to the masses on “Could’ve Been.” As if featuring Bryson Tiller didn’t do enough to put fans in a mood, it’s rumored that “Could’ve Been” it the not so joyous follow up to “Best Part” with Daniel Caesar.

Needless to say H.E.R. did everything except fail to deliver and she did it all in 20 minutes.

I Used to Know Her: The Prelude

Ty Money’s First Day Out

Beach days, music festivals and sunshine are in no short supply and to most people that would mean summer is still in full swing. However for a lot of rappers, summer just came to a screeching halt. Chicago area rapper Ty Money was recently completed a prison sentence and today he premiered his new visual “First Day Out.”

Looking like he hasn’t missed a meal and sounding like he hasn’t missed a beat, Ty Money’s “First Day Out” is exactly what the game has been missing. With the King of Sibley finally free, the sound of the summer is certain about to change.

Produced by RioMac and visual by Toinne Tarantino “First Day Out” is evidence that Ty Money did not come to play.

Dave East Delivers Karma 2

It’s been a long week for Dave East’s fans, but after being pushed back twice Karma 2 has finally arrived.

While fans may have been stressing over the change in release dates, Karma 2 is undoubtedly worth the wait. Karma 2 is comprised of 19 of Dave East’s best works yet. His latest collaboration with DJ Holiday, it is safe to say Karma 2 may very well be legendary.

A testament to the former athlete’s versatility, Karma 2 features a combination of lyrical skill and a wide variety of flows. Dave East combines his experience in the street and way with the ladies with his knack for storytelling to bring fans a mixtape that can be played all the way through.

Despite putting his own talents in the spotlight, the Harlem representative called on some lyrically apt friends including Fabulous, Blocboy JB and Lil’ Durk to make Karma 2 complete.

Karma 2

Cee The World Gives Fans ADHD

One thing Cee The World does not do is stand still, making ADHD the perfect title for his album.

In a constant state of motion Cee The World is always busy. The Chicagoan who does it all finally released ADHD and it say it was worth the wait is an understatement. The 14 track effort put an array of Cee The World’s talents on display.

ADHD has been years in the making and fans can breathe easy knowing thaT Cee The World has sharpened a ton of other skills without sacrificing his music. It’s been such a long time coming, but fans need not worry, Cee The World was sure to include some favorites including Down Too Good with YDotGDot and Missing You.

ADHD

Keenan Davis is Hella Heavy

Some rappers claim to be the king of the city they live in for clout, not Keenan Davis. The Chicagoan reiterated that isn’t the king of the Windy City on his new single “Hella Heavy”, but it is hard to believe he isn’t on his way.

No fancy cars or pretty women, “Hella Heavy” is all about Keenan Davis. The lyricist appears on a bike, in an empty parking lot and in front of a corner store in his latest visual. It’s black and white which adds a dramatic effect, but factually it’s unnecessary. The music speaks for itself.

The 27 year-old artist did not come to play. His lyrical growth and versatility of flow took center stage on “Hella Heavy”, so much so that the visual wasn’t necessary. Undoubtedly, artistry is alive and well in Chicago and Keenan Davis is walking, rapping proof.

Jacquees – Pull Up

It looks like Jacquees is riding his own wave. On the heels of the release of his debut album and in the middle of a tour with Chris Brown, the crooner has just debuted his last meet EP Pull Up.

The Decatur, GA native delivered four of his best tracks yet, displaying vocal maturity that fans have no choice to respect. Improved vocals, lyrics and arrangement, it’s an understatement to say that Jacquees stepped his game all the way up with this EP.

Jacquees paid homage to Genuwine, borrowing the the melody from his 90s hit “Pony”. In typical Jacquees fashion three of the tracks of four the ladies and the four is a fun uptempo track, a joint effort with his FYB clique.

Pull Up EP

Sinatris is Just Thinking Out Loud

Sinatris is everything but new to the game. Though the Chicagoan isn’t a new comer his EP Just Thinking Out Loud certainly is.

Highly decorated and co-signed by the likes of DJ Khaled, Sway Calloway and Shawnna, Sinatris defines a portion of Chicago’s music scene. For years the artist and entrepreneur has been making a name for himself nationally, while always showing love to his hometown. The Southside native has come a long way and Just Thinking Out Loud is evident of that.

Lyrically apt, Sinatris’s music has always been unique. Known for letting his personality shine through his music, Sinatris certain stuck to what he’s good at with Just Thinking Out Loud. The seven track EP is a combination of unique beats, quotable lyrics and versatile subject matter.

It’s hard to imagine with all that he’s accomplished people still wouldn’t be familiar with Sinatris. But for those who have living under a rock check out Just Thinking Out Loud and get in tune.

Sinatris – Just Thinking Out Loud