China-Marie Has A Feelin’

As she gears up for the release of her debut album Potpourri, China-Marie premiered the visual for her song “Feelin’.”

The Portland, Oregon native moved to LA, to chase her dream. Homeless, however still hard working, the songstress found a job at LarraBee Studios and started turning her passion into a paycheck.

Now working with hip hop legend Too Short, the blond bombshell’s goal is to make real life, relatable music. Her bass-heavy single “Feelin'” is evident of just that.

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Currensy’s The Fo20 Massacre

4/20 wouldn’t be 4/20 without a mixtape from Currensy. The highly anticipated The Fo20 Massacre, has been headlining hip hop publications in the days leading up to its release and for good reason.

The New Orleans native’s voice dominates The Fo20 Massacre, only three of the 14 tracks have features.  In typical Currensy fashion, two of the radio’s biggest records “Skateboard P” and “I Think She Like Me” were revamped for this effort. 

The Fo20 Massacre is easy listening at his best. As the sun sets and stoners continue to celebrate, this mixtape is certain to be a soundtrack. After all, what’s a smokers’ holiday without music from the self-proclaimed “smoke champ” himself?

Listen to The Fo20 Massacre.

Queen Key- Your Highness 2

At 4:20pm on 4/20 Queen Key released her latest project Your Highness 2. The title is a pun that’s expected from a rapper on 4/20, but Your Highness 2 is anything but predictable.

Queen Key delivers 20 tracks of her best lyricism and three skits. The 21 year-old rapper teamed up with an array of the most talented producers in Chicago including Hearon Tracks and LeekeLeek to create a mixtape that won’t soon be forgotten.

Your Highness 2 is combination of some Queen Key originals and the Chicagoan’s spin on some other very popular songs. Hosted by DJ Mil Ticket and DJ University, the mixtape is a whole lot of getting money, girl power and “Queen Shit.”

Check it out: Your Highness 2

Twista Makes 4/20 a Happy Day

Happy days are here or at least that’s what it looks like, since the entire stoner community is probably giggling to themselves by now in celebration of 4/20. And what better way to celebrate 4/20 than with brand new music from hip hop legend Twista.

The Chicago native debuted his new video “Happy Days,” which features up and comer Supa Bwe. Probably the most beffiting song for the day, the lyrics are an accurate statement for pot smokers everywhere, “I’ve been smoking dope for days.” 

A fun, light-heart video filled with fast cars and weed smoke, there’s even an appearance from Migos and Sunny Woodz.

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Wheatie-Wait Up

Weather isn’t the only thing that’s getting warmer in Chicago, the music scene is heating up, as well and Wheatie isn’t missing the wave.

Back with his latest single, “Wait Up,” Wheatie has fans gearing up for late night rides on Lake Shore Drive. The rapper teamed up with YF Beats and created some easy listening. The melodic hook and base heavy beat, create a contrast that fans are sure to appreciate.

DAMN. Kendrick

Kendrick Lamar announced “Y’all got till April 7th to get y’all shit together,” in closing “The Heart Part 4”. Whether or not that was the original release date for DAMN. became irrelevant the moment the album was released.

Just shy of an hour long, Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio effort is a statement. Political, religious and social, DAMN. is an effective representation of Kendrick Lamar’s growth as an artist and a man.

The hip hop world took note when the Compton lyricist dropped his first single “Humble,” however it is doubtful that anyone could’ve predicted what was to follow. Kendrick Lamar created yet another lyrically sound, community empowering work of art. 

Listen now: DAMN.

Cecil Blutcher Blasts Off

To celebrate the inugural anniversary of his #HIGHerEd mixtape, Cecil Blutcher debuted a new sound with his latest release “Blast Off (Remix)”.

The recreation of a track originally featured on #HIGHerEd, “Blast Off (Remix)” is a bluesy spoken-word infused track guaranteed to inspire. A genre mashup that only Cecil Blutcher could create, “Blast Off (Remix) is indicative of the artist’s intellect and talent.

Though a product of the Chicagoland area, Cecil Blutcher took his talents to Pennsylvania where he completed Penn State’s Graduate Actor Training Program less than a year ago. Putting his education to good use the rapper, actor and award winning orator displays his creativity and talent in every performance which is evident in the video for the “Blast Off” remix. 

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