Queen Key – Slide Remix

Queen Key fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Today, the Chicagoan debuted the video for her remix to FBG Duck’s hit “Slide.”

With plenty of notoriety from the release of the original, it was only right that Queen Key make her own rendition of “Slide.” Now after a week of teasers and getting fans hopes up, the visual has finally arrived.

In typical Queen Key fashion, “Slide” mixed hard core lyrics with a whole lot of girl power. The dimpled beauty’s own brand of feminism shines through as she celebrates surrounded by women and the one and only Chance The Rapper.

Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama *Re-Wrapped

Chicago got a whole lot of Christmas cheer and black boy joy when Chance the Rapper and Jeremih took to Power 92 to premier the rerelease of their Christmas themed mixtape Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama.

In addition to the original nine tracks featured on Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama, rerelease Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama *Re-Wrapped features 10 brand new Christmas tunes like only Chance the Rapper and Jeremih could create. New twists on classic Christmas songs and some creative new songs make Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama *Re-Wrapped even more fun than the original.

While the mixtape has something for everyone, one song in particular is making waves. The two paired up with rising star Valee for “Are You Live” and fans are loving all three minutes and 41 seconds of it. In typical Chance the Rapper fashion political issues specifically the climate of Chicago’s Public School system find a place on this record, mixed in with all the fun family time and holiday spirit. The on-air premier must be credited to personality and DJ HotRod, who made the history making event possible. The live premier shined a light on Chance the Rapper and Jeremih creating the buzz Merry Christmas Lil Mama Re-Wrapped deserves.

It goes without saying that the pair of Chicagoans have’ done it again. Not only Merry Christmas Lil Mama *Re-Wrapped is a Christmas mixtape worth listening too, it is the perfect soundtrack for an upbeat, soulful and fun loving Christmas.

Chance and Jeremih Gave the World an Early Christmas Present

After sweeping the Grammy nominations and an iconic performance on Saturday Night Live, Chance The Rapper teamed up with fellow Chicagoan Jeremih for a surprise mixtape. Without warning the duo released a Christmas themed mixtape entitled Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama.

The nine-track mixtape is composed of all original Christmas songs. While there is no shortage of references to traditional Christmas carols, this mixtape is nothing like anyone has heard before. Chance and Jeremih weren’t the only Chicagoans lending holiday cheer to the effort, Noname and Lud Foe also make appearances on Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama.

The mixtape is proof that there is no shortage of creativity for the holidays. Jeremih and Chance The Rapper put their own spin on “Carol of the Bells” for “Chi Town Christmas and borrowed the melody from The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” for “Stranger At The Table”. The title track is a juke song, any Chicago music lover will identify.

Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama is the most fun anyone has ever had for Christmas. A combination of joy, disrespectful break ups, Chicago references and Hennessy spiked eggnog, Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama though unexpected was exactly what the world needed for Christmas.

Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book

In case you’ve been living under a rock, last week Chance the Rapper release his latest effort, Coloring Book. Despite recently being hospitalized with pneumonia, the 23 year old lyricist did not postpone the release of the project which as the music world abuzz.

Religion, music and relationship are just a handful of the topics Chance addresses. The eclectic combination of subject matter and collaborations is nothing short of what is expected of the young Chicagoan. Some of hip-hop’s major players including Lil’ Wayne and 2Chains, make appearances, as well as Chicago natives Noname, Jerimih and Saba.

Coloring Book is  available on ITunes.