7ru7h – Arcade

A West Virginia native, 7ru7h is everything but a typical artist. The 20 year old’s album Arcade, debuted nearly a week ago and it you haven’t heard it yet you’re playing.

If a sci-fi, future film had a hip hop sound track, it would be Arcade. Undoubtedly befitting for 7ru7h’s age, Arcade is a good time. Despite uptempo tracks and pinball machine sounds, there are certainly some heavier messages at play.

Outside of all the video games noises and creatively themed skits, the kid is talented. 7ru7h successfully employs a variety of flows over seven interesting beats to create a ten track album worth a listen.

Arcade

Primo Jab’s The Book of Jab

Primo Jab seems to be on a mission to bring back real hip hop. His album The Book of Jab is his latest effort.

Originally from Chicago, but now residing in Atlanta, Primo Jab has taken his mission to make real hip hop a thing again. Produced in its entirety by godBLESSbeatz, The Book of Jab is a ten track effort of lyricism. No gimmicks, colorful clothes or dancing, just rap.

It very well may be impossible for The Book of Jab to be any more different than the music coming out of Atlanta, but that could be a good thing. Despite having a feature for nearly every song, Primo Jab has put his sound in the spotlight.

Though it’s worlds away from what dominates the radio waves, The Book of Jab very well may be what the game is missing.

The Book of Jab

BoDi Deeder Has Trap Money Crack Money

Money is a necessity in this day and age and BoDi Deeder knows that well. His latest single “Trap Money Crack Money” is evidence and the visual is in line with that.

Simple in concept but heavy on effects, the “Trap Money Crack Money” video is a Clark FX original. Expensive cars, pretty women and close friends is “Trap Money Crack Money” in a nutshell. But it’s a BoDi Deeder visual so it’s certainly not that simple.

Hemi engines and strippers and a few of Chicago’s most notable artists is more like it. BoDi Deeder delivers lyrics about getting money in whatever your preferred method is, because quite frankly either you have it or you don’t. His entourage includes living legend Twista and Chicago Clout God Sunny Woodz, as well as a few of BoDi Deeder’s day ones Chase Chill and Stax Dollars.

Produced by Fatality of 80 Apes, “Trap Money Crack Money is the first single from BoDi Deeder’s upcoming EP Trap Fever.

Hunnid is on Lake Shore Drive

Probably the most versatile city in the world, Chicago can be the coldest place on earth or paradise. Hunnid captures that unforgivingly in his latest visual “Lake Shore Drive.”

Lake Shore Drive is undisputedly the most recognizable stretch of roadway in the city for all that it has to offer. From the Southside to the Northside, iconic views of the skyline and beaches that are world famous still serve as crime scenes in the eyes of many citizens. Hunnid captures that sentiment the way only he can. “Somewhere between Bump J, Common, and Chief Keef” is how Hunnid described himself on “Lake Shore Drive,” but also a very accurate depiction of what the city has to offer.

Hunnid’s remix to BlocBoy JB and Drake’s hit “Look Alive,” “Lake Shore Drive” combines lyrics depicting the harsh reality of being from a Chicago hood with breathtaking views of downtown.

Vo Shows the World His Crown

It’s safe to say if you’re a hip-hop fan and a social media user you know Vo, the lyricist in his car. Last night the rapper stepped out of his car and into Chicago’s Society 2201 night club to celebrate the release of his album Crown.

The celebration brought out a list of who’s who in the city and rightfully so. Crown is 12 tracks of what the music industry has been missing. A far cry from what’s mainstream Vo’s sound is not only specifically hip-hop, it’s specific to Vo. The lyricist covers a range of topics over beats that all sound different. And it’s probably not so unfortunate that there won’t be any dances spawning from any of the songs on Crown, but it’s almost a guarantee that there will be plenty of lyric quoting.

No gimmicks necessary Crown is proof that Vo’s lyricism stands on its own. Vo already had the respect of the city and the feature list on Crown is evidence of that. Twista, John Blu and Nia Kay are just a few of the well known artists lending their talents to Crown.

Nearly 45 minutes of positivity and real hip hop, Crown is undoubtedly a must listen and Vo is a name music lovers wont soon forget.

Vo – Crown

Look at Don of Cash Over Clout

When you’ve got it people can’t help but notice. But it never hurts to remind people to check you and that’s exactly what the rapper formerly known as Don Perrion does on his latest single “Look.”

A creative collaboration between the Westside of Chicago native and an Ohio based producer by the name of Nish, “Look” is easily a summer anthem. An easy listen, “Look” is perfect for late night rides, while still maintaining the ability to inspire a turn up.

The Cash Over Clout rapper celebrates what he has and makes listeners dance with the less than three minute track. And if a positive tracks that’s likely to make you two step in the mirror or sing along on Snapchat doesn’t seem appealing check out the uber creative cover art by Leo Perez.

Teyana Taylor – K.T.S.E.

It’s hard to believe it has been four years since Teyana Taylor’s last album. Today, the unstoppable beauty reminded the world why no one minded waiting another day for her G.O.O.D. Music debut K.T.S.E.

The self proclaimed Princess of Harlem shines over Kanye beats the way only she could. K.T.S.E is eight diverse tracks that capture just a few of the many facets of the multitalented beauty. With a little something for everyone in a rather small package Teyana, Harlem and G.O.O.D. Music have much to be proud of.

The short effort features the most controversial man in hip hop Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign. And for anyone who misses the old Kanye, no need to worry he and Teyana channeled just that.

KTSE