Illi – B4U

It has been just more than a year since Illi debuted his last project “Windy” and he has yet to stop working. Today, Illi kept that same energy and premiered his newest video “B4U.”

“B4U” is a love song the way only The Boy Illinois could create. The upbeat tune inevitably inspires a bop, but the lyrics will make you swoon.

Illi’s costar can be described as nothing other than gorgeous. The chocolate coated beauty compliments him perfectly as the two lay on white sheets.

The visual is simple, yet fun and effective. From scenes of Illi presumably shooting his shot at the coiled haired beauty to performance shots of his signature dance moves “B4U” is perfect.

APOLLOSOGODLY & Chanelle Tru Star in Undergrad

It appears as though APOLLOSOGODLY has an anthem with his latest “Undergrad.”

APOLLOSOGODLY linked up with fellow Chicagoan Chanelle Tru for “Undergrad” and to call it catchy is an understatement.Relatable to any guy who has ever had a crush and any girl who ever had to boss up, “Undergrad” couldn’t have come at a better time.

A Chicago effort through and through and for a good cause the visual is almost as much fun as the song. Directed by Shei Nicole and filmed by Diamond Visuals, everyone is the video is dressed in pink for breast cancer awareness. The video also features one of Chicago’s most notable names, faces and voices ShaneikaSpeaks.

Check it out:

Sunny Woodz Creates Vibes

Sunny Woodz is no stranger to hard work. Fortunately for his fans that hard work always results in a vibe and this time is no different. This morning Sunny Woodz debuted his latest single “Vibes.”

One might think that preparation for one of the cities most anticipated showcases would keep anyone busy. While that may be true it isn’t keeping Sunny Woodz too busy to put out music to be the soundtracks of his fans lives his newest single “Vibes” brings some of Chicago’s most notable rappers together the way only Sunny Woodz can.

Wheatie, Twista, and GLC are one hell of a trio. Their individual flows come together, seamlessly to create the ultimate vibes. The new comer opens the song with a subtle energy drawing fans in. Followed by the living legend who switches flows mid verse. The Hometown Hero brings home with witty lyrics the way only he could.

Perfect for a kickback or a car ride, “Vibes” definitely belongs on repeat.

Justin Famous – VIII

Tonight, at Oasis2128, Justin Famous held a listening session for his new album VIII.

A true labor of love and creativity, VIII is a nine track album Justin Famous took a year to create. VIII is where lyricism, creativity, and great production meet.

Justin Famous took time after each song to give his audience some insight into the inspiration behind it. His limitless personality took the stage throughout the evening and the album. Strategically planned, riddled with versatile flows, and positivity, VIII is what the current climate of hip hop is missing.

Justin Famous has a lane of his own and the talented he recruited is cut from the same cloth. Reiterating that Chicago is in no short supply of talent at all.

VIII

Audrey Valentine‚Äôs Forbidden Fruit

A bit later than originally anticipated, Audrey Valentine’s second EP, Forbidden Fruit has finally arrived.

Forbidden Fruit is a stellar display of all the talent fans have grown to expect from the singer/songwriter and then some. The eight track effort has something for everyone and Valentine’s voice leaves nothing to be desired.

Unsurprisingly, Forbidden Fruit puts Valentine’s talent in the spotlight where it undoubtedly belongs. What may come as a is her decision to share that spotlight with some of Chicago’s other shining stars. A duet with Chantelle Tru, a dancehall inspired track with The Boy Illinois and the “Rider” remix with Joel Q are among Forbidden Fruit’s features. Z-Money lends his talents to the EP’s title track and fans will not be disappointed.

Forbidden Fruit

Sasha Go Hard Makes America Ratchet Again

Sasha Go Hard kicked off the fourth quarter working. Yesterday, the Chicago based rapper debuted her highly anticipated EP Make America Ratchet Again.

Though only a six track effort, Make America Ratchet Again leaves nothing to be desired. Versatile flows, story telling and female empowerment, Sasha Go Hard employs it all with a glorified hood life theme.

Every girl who has ever lived in a less than stellar neighborhood and even those who haven’t can find something to relate to on Make America Ratchet Again. Perhaps this EP is what hip hop needs to be relatable.

Make America Ratchet Again

Andre Robertson Hopes His Love For Music is Mutual

Chicago based singer, songwriter, and producer Andre Robertson May be new to the music industry but isn’t new to music. Robertson has been singing since he was five and writing music since he was seven. Years later, it’s all coming together as he prepares to release his upcoming EP Journey.

Journey with be the first of a three part saga, written, produced, and performed in large part by Robertson. The lead single “Mutual” his evidence of Robertson’s hard work. The song a product of Robertson from conception to completion.

As a testimony to Robertson’s dedication to his craft he has created a studio in his home. The r’n’b crooner’s hard work doesn’t go unnoticed as he already has an established fan base anticipating the release of Journey.

Listen to “Mutual”: