If there are any two artists who know how to have a good time, inevitably it’s Rapcrush and YDot GDot. So it only makes sense that when the “Body Goals” rapper linked up with Chicago’s Favorite Nerd the result sounds like a good time. Though short “ABC Party” is exactly what one would expect from the pair.
Almost reminiscent of the party sound that made YDot a party legend, to say “ABC Party” is fun would be an understatement. While the sound may be familiar, make no mistake Rapcrush is the star of this show. Rapcrush laced the party girl vibe with a smooth flow and result is magic.
So for all the girls who dance in the mirror while getting ready to go out, thank Rapcrush for providing the vibe well in advance of summer.
It’s a delicate situation to bring creatives from all over the city together for one cause. Sunny Woodz and Sincere obviously have the Midas touch when it comes to bringing the city out, as last week they successfully executed their fifth annual celebrity basketball game.
On Saturday, April 2nd, creatives from all over the Chicagoland area descended on the McCook Athletic and Exposition Center for a fun filled, family event. Sincere provided the cometary, World Famous DJ Shon created the vibe, and Sunny Woodz played, coached and did a little bit of everything else. The team rosters were a list of who’s who, including Chimeka, Mikey Dollaz, New Ara, and OG Stevo. The “official” coaches were Twista, Bo Deal, and Dj Milticket. While the crowd was mostly families, even some of spectators are verified on Instagram, including Korporate.
In what was probably the most competitive free basketball game ever, the creatives quickly reminded the city that their choice to make music was not fueled by a lack of athleticism. Though they battled fiercely, the black team couldn’t hold the white team and for the first time, lost.
While both teams couldn’t win, the city certainly did by having yet another positive event. Sincere said “I just want to see the city have fun. No violence, great vibes, and build with my people and promote everyday life essentials health care, self care through Aduways.”
While taking a moment to enjoy what he orchestrated, Sunny Woodz expressed his gratitude for everyone who came to the game and that everyone had a great time.
Few things in life feel better than fighting and winning. There’s something very specific about the success that comes after grinding relentlessly. Despite the amazing feeling one gets from the success at times it feels impossible to forget the struggles, strife, and naysayers one has encountered on their journey, just ask Miracle DaGod. His latest single “I Ain’t Forget” is a testament to just that.
“I Ain’t Forget” is a product of Miracle DaGod’s 2021 release What They Didn’t Tell You and perhaps it just might be the most relatable song ever. Miracle DaGod teamed up with Loony Smokez to put the world on notice that everyone and everything that was adverse to his journey to success is not to be forgotten. Possibly a warning for those who weren’t as they should have been or maybe motivation for those currently struggling, either way “I Ain’t Forget” is a song the world needs.
While simple in nature the visual leaves nothing to be desired. It features video clips of performances passed, giving new fans a glimpse at where Miracle DaGod came from and giving day ones a reminder of just how long they’ve been with him. The visual progresses to show Miracle and Loony Smokez jewelry clad performing in front of expensive cars and a mural of one of hip-hops most iconic duos ever: Outkast.
Descriptions of art often do them no justice. See “I Ain’t Forget” here:
Last night, sneaker enthusiasts from across the Chicagoland gathered at Foot Looker on State Street to celebrate 35 years of Air Max in the most Chicago way possible.
The event curated by Foot Locker Chicago’s marketing manger Mike Charles quickly filled with invitees to take part in the destinies before Mike sat down with two of Chicago’s most notable sneaker influencers Oluwaseyi “Sam” Adeleke, creator of “Prgssn” and Lauren “Boobie D” Dyson for a panel on sneaker culture.
Polaroid pictures, a shoelace customization station and Harold’s Chicken were only a portion of the festivities. Air Max based trivia, displays, and gifts also contributed to a night sneaker lovers won’t soon forget.
Customizable Air Max Day t-shirts and Foot Locker folding chairs may have very well been the icing on the cake for the function. As if Foot Locker Chicago didn’t do enough to create an unforgettable evening, the unlimited photo ops and on-site photography ensured that this celebration will live on long Air Max Day comes to an end.
Over the weekend, Chicago based artist Miracle DaGod took some time to celebrate creativity, community, and family with a photoshoot.
It’s no secret that Miracle DaGod has a style all his own both musically and fashion wise. During his photoshoot, Miracle DaGod took some time to discuss how he is committed to living in his art. From what he listens to and how he dresses to how he gives back to his community Miracle DaGod is led by his convictions to stay true to himself.
Though led by his truth, Miracle DaGod admits sometimes the balancing act of being a creative, a family man and an activist can be taskful. Noting that his primary job is to support and finance whatever endeavors his daughter undertakes, Miracle said he sometimes feels compelled to do more than he can for his family and community. While he feels there’s more to be done Miracle undoubtedly plays his part, organizing his holiday drive “Miracles on 55th St” for the second year in 2021 and looking forward to a third year drive in the 2022 holiday season.
Family, fashion, and community play a major part in Miracle DaGod’s life and contribute to his music. His 2021 release What They Didn’t Tell You was a 20 minute look into the musical mind of what could very well be described as a creative genius. Miracle utilized a variety of flows to illustrate a wide range of scenarios creating what sounds more like a soundtrack than a mixtape. His vocal animation and unmatched energy lend themselves well to uptempo tracks like “WYA” and “Mood” featuring Nova Gholar. And those tracks are an all too appropriate balance to laidback tracks like “What I Want.” Visuals are in the works for tracks from What They Didn’t Tell You.
As Miracle prepares for the summer release of his next mixtape he’s committed to delivering a masterpiece of his own. The project was inspired by his love for art and assures fans that the art will certainly popover into the music. Though, the primary installment of the mixtape series won’t be available til summer, Miracle DaGod said the single is coming soon.
Everyone is good at something. According to the title of CeeTheWorld’s new album one of his many talents is making bad decisions. Though, PrettyGood At Bad Decisions may be one of the best decisions CeeTheWorld has made to date.
If one is going to go hard, the fourth quarter is undoubtedly the time to do it. CeeTheWorld must be pretty good at making good decisions as well, because the late October release of his new album Pretty Good At Bad Decisions was a brilliant choice.
Just weeks before COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, CeeTheWorld made r’n’b fans swoon with the ballad “Imagine A Love”. Lovers of love songs went crazy and for a moment in time it seemed like the singer/songwriter could do no wrong. The nearly two year wait for the release of Pretty Good At Bad Decisions had people questioning the mega talented Chicagoan’s judgement. But in the spirit of understanding that everyone makes questionable choices every now and then, fans welcomed “Imagine A Love” back and it’s full length counterpart, for the first time, with open arms.
Obviously, CeeTheWorld’s decision making skill deserve more credit than he gives, because Pretty Good At Bad Decisions is 14 tracks of vibes. Despite his self proclaimed knack for making questionable choices, CeeTheWorld hand picked 14 of his best songs to date to deliver to his supporters. One of which is the new single “Ain’t Done (Hoe)”.
“Ain’t Done” is an apology of sorts to all the women CeeTheWorld wasn’t quite right with due to his desire to continue to life his best, non committed life. Reminiscent of Mario’s “Could You Be” or Jay-Z’s “Girls, Girls, Girls” CeeTheWorld lists the women and their lovable qualities and admits he was the problem.
The visual is almost more lovable the the song , featuring an aged CeeTheWorld reminiscing on all of the women he hurt. A bit of a who’s who, some of Chicago’s most beautiful and talented women make cameos in the “Ain’t Done” video.
Stream Pretty Good At Bad Decisions and watch “Ain’t Done” below.
Releasing a project with no promo is either the greatest error an artist can make or the ultimate flex. One is inclined to believe for Chimeka it is definitely the latter. With no forewarning in the middle of the week Chimeka dropped Sex C like bomb.
Music is in a confused state, but Chimeka made it clear that she remains a staple on the Chicago music scene with Sex C. Just in time for cuffing season, the five track EP delivers vibes for the lovers. Though Sex C fails to meet the 15 minute mark, Chimeka reiterates that not only does she understand the assignment; she aces it every time.
Sex C has no features, but all in all the project lacks nothing. Chimeka worked with an all-star line up of producers including Law Beatz and Sunny Woodz.
As rain swept through Chicago Wednesday night a small group of Chicago’s musically elite gathered at The Compound to be introduced to Torrence Lamont’s new album Aesthetics.
Lightning strikes couldn’t have been more befitting as Torrence Lamont played his album and explained the inspiration behind each song. The myth that Lightning next strikes twice in the same place was dispelled as Torrence Lamont rapped along with track after track, electrifying the room.
Aesthetics is properly titled as it is certainly work of art. Emotion evoking and personal to Torrence Lamont, Aesthetics is a 13 track compilation of lyricism and story telling in a style that could only be delivered by the South Side representative. Exploring a wide range of topics Torrence Lamont tapped in Law Beatz to create a sound that could easily be described as unforgettable.
Torrence Lamont opened up on this album in a way he hadn’t on previous projects and his vulnerability was met with approval as some Chicago’s most notable took turns praising the artist for letting his fan in for a real look at his life.
Aesthetic also features vocals from Aye’ziz and Audrey V., as well as lyricism from Panamera P. and a host of others. There’s much to be said about an album with many features, but the artist still shines. Torrence Lamont is far from lost, despite the number of top tier artists who lent their talents to his latest release.
Versatility seems to be the name of the game in an industry as ever-changing as music. One artist who inevitably has a handle on that is Dev Walker. The multitalented Chicagoan tends to win over the ladies, but his new single “Ain’t Gone Change” can solely be described as ghetto gospel.
Released today, “Ain’t Gon Change” is only for the real. Those who pride themselves on staying ten toes down will undoubtedly relate. Though it’s only a minute and 47 seconds, Dev Walker not only got his point across but made someone feel it as well.
Society would have people believe that black men don’t feel. Time and time again Slitta dispelled that myth, pouring his soul out on record after record. His most recent release Pain is the ultimate display of Slitta’s ability to verbalize the feelings most just can’t seem to put into words.
The self proclaimed trap angel left it all in the record with Pain. For Pain, Slitta used his wide range of talents to expose the parts of street life rarely discussed by society. Slitta discusses the vulnerable side of street life including falling in love, falling victim to those who were supposed to be loyal, and what it’s really like to lose loved ones.
Though Pain covers a variety of topics, in typical Slitta fashion each is covered masterfully, leaving nothing to be desired. Slitta reminded the world yet again that he is not to be put in a box playing role after role in the creation of Pain. Slitta contributed all of the lyrical and vocal talent to Pain and produced a number of songs. All Day, JTK, and Hearon Trackz are among other producers who lent product to the project.
The project’s lead single “Feelings” is highly indicative of what to expect from Pain. Heartfelt and vulnerable, “Feelings” examines a range of emotions. The visual allows the lyrics to takes fans on a journey through those emotions with Slitta, connecting in ways not previously explored.