Don of CashOverClout & Ace da Vinci – Duke Nukem

Westside native Don of CashOverClout joined forces with Ace da Vinci and aged themselves just a bit with “Duke Nukem.”

In yet another CashOverClout/SmartMouf collaboration, Don of CashOverClout and Ace da Vinci float over an Ace da Vinci produced beat on “Duke Nukem.” Named for the video game original released in 1991, “Duke Nukem” is two minutes and 56 seconds of vibes and sounds a little like a video game.

Don of CashOverClout rightfully takes pride in his performance, declaring “lyrically, this one of the hardest songs I ever did.” A hard lyrical performance that was absolutely necessary to be befitting of the Ace da Vinci beat. Don employed a laidback flow that emphasized his lyrics without overpowering the beat.

While Ace da Vinci outdid himself in the way of production, his lyrical performance was notable as well. Ace da Vinci’s flow while completely different from Don’s was equally perfect over the beat, making “Duke Nukem” complete and reiterating that CashOverClout and SmartMouf is always a dope combination.

Chloé – Don’t Fix

Some people always seem to have the best advice for situations that are none of their concern. Chloé teamed up with Joel Q to put those people in their place for her latest release “Don’t Fix.”

Chicago based singer and songwriter, Chloé takes aim at that one person always keeping tabs on a relationship that isn’t their own with “Don’t Fix.” The lyrics reiterate that what may not work for some works for others and it’s no one’s place to judge, no matter how quirky the relationship seems.

Paired perfectly with Joel Q, even more shots are fired at the lonely nosey souls always soliciting their opinions where they’re unwanted. The rapper specifically calls out the single, gold digger struggling to find a relationship of her own and pretending to be satisfied with her situation.

The visual is perfect for the spring time that Chicago is struggling to see. Colorful and creative, filmed in grassy areas “Don’t Fix” is somewhat reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. Whimsical and fun, Don’t Fix features parasols, bubbles and a kimono clad Chloé singing in a row boat in the grass.

Goonew & Lil Dude are Living a Mafia Lifestyle

Some lifestyles are uninterrupted by social distancing, stay at home, or shelter in place orders. Goonew & Lil Dude recruit Keezah to inform the world that the Mafia Lifestyle is one of them.

Maryland rap duo Goonew & Lil Dude are already ascending into rap superstardom and their latest single “Mafia Lifestyle” is only propelling them even further. “Mafia Lifestyle” appears on the pair’s latest project Homicide Boyz 2 and is a fan favorite. Rightfully so, “Mafia Lifestyle” combines gritty lyrics delivered in hushed tones with aggressive production for Spizzle Doe and it is a winning combination.

Goonew & Lil Dude are joined on the track by Keezah. The trio is just enough for mob action and obviously just what fans are looking for.

The visual is quite befitting. It captures images of the rappers delivering lyrics in hallways and on street corners with ominous lighting.

NewFlo Brody

Some artists just manage to stand out and NewFlo Brody is one of them.

NewFlo Brody is a Brooklyn native, now representing Miami. Brody has combined the traditional New York hip hop sound with that out the South to create an eclectic sound all his own.

Masterful and creative, Brody’s unique approach to hip hop makes him nothing fans have heard before as well as something they never new they needed. With obvious influences from both New York as well as the South NewFlo Brody connects with a fans in a way very few artists can.

NewFlo Brody has been making waves, proving that being different is a good thing. Brody’s “Money Calling” currently has 1.2 million streams on SoundCloud.

Nique Robinson Says What He Feels

According to Nique Robinson, his new EP Say What You Feel is based on his experiences with love and his perspective on telling the truth.

At just under 11 minutes, some would describe Say What You Feel as a masterpiece of minimalism. Nique Robinson delivered fours tracks of transparency, addressing some relationship issues that the masculine nature of hip hop seems to ignore.

Kay Soul – Blood In My Veins

Often when a person is highly academic, others complain that they lack soul and creativity. That is not the case for Kay Soul. The vocalist and practicing attorney proves that she is the total package with her new single “Blood In My Veins.”

The Chicago based singer, songwriter, poet and model is everything you never knew you needed. Kay Soul’s unique voice is absolutely captivating and “Blood In My Veins” is the perfect platform for it.

“Blood In My Veins” is deep and soulful. A creative combination of what best described as rock and soul, “Blood In My Veins” is a tale of victory. Despite fear and pain, the result is redemption.

“Blood In My Veins” is the first single from Kay Soul’s upcoming album In My Mind. Kay Soul hopes her album will “encourage others to find beauty in their broken spaces.”