APOLLOSOGODLY – PVO

APOLLOSOGODLY is ending the fourth quarter on a high note. Today, the Chicago based artist dropped his album PVO.

After the success of his lead single “Undergrad” APOLLOSOGODLY certainly had a buzz surrounding his movement. Less than two months later he has delivered an entire album worth the same, if not more notoriety.

PVO is 13 tracks of melodic lyrics. APOLLOSOGODLY has a unique sound that makes him an incredibly versatile artist. That versatility carries PVO. APOLLOSOGODLY leaves fans wanting for nothing with PVO. He addresses a variety of topics using a number of different flows, keeping things interesting.

APOLLOSOGODLY – PVO

The Messiah’s White Cups

 

The Messiah is no new comer to hip hop. But in the last year his loyal fan base has grown leaps and bounds and it looks like the Chicagoan may soon become a household name. His most recent visualWhite Cups” is pretty evident of why The Messiah is gaining so much success.

“White Cups” is the definitive representation of sex, drugs, and rock and roll so to speak. The Messiah teamed up with Will Mass to capture the lifestyle of a popping rapper in less than two and a half minutes. Despite the length of the visual or lack there of “White Cups” delivers all of the necessary elements for a rap video.

While it is debatable that Queen Envi’s performance makes it quite possible to watch “White Cups” without sound, the song is still pretty important. The Messiah delivers witty lyrics in an original cadence that keeps fans engaged. Despite being fun, “White Cups” is lyrically interesting and real hip hop.

 

Chimeka is Not Crazy

Today, Chimeka debuted the second part to her highly anticipated EP trio entitled Crazy.

The nine track effort takes fans on a journey through the inner workings of the unicorn’s mind. Crazy opens with a reflection on how she knew as a child that she wasn’t crazy, she was different. She shares that difference via a creative combination of lyricism and vocal talent only the way Chimeka could.

Crazy reiterates that Chimeka is in a lane all her own. The multitalented beauty addresses a plethora of issues, providing her own colorful commentary. The Harvey-based singer, rapper and unicorn displays a level of unprecedented versatility, delivering melodies equally as strong as her lyrics and as important to this project as the subject matter.

While Chimeka’s talent was never up for debate, Crazy is reminder that the femcee has more than enough talent to stand on her own. Though she needs no one to bolster her, Chimeka recruited the highly decorated Keith James and up and comer Solo The Dweeb in the only supporting roles for this project.

With her talent on full display Chimeka shines a light on herself, of which she is undoubtedly deserving. A perfectly planned step up from her last release, Crazy only increases the hype for Chimeka’s next release. Though fans will be antsier than ever, it’s best that they muster the patience to enjoy Crazy in all of it’s 25 minute glory. To describe the project as solid would be an understatement, Crazy is definitely a hit.

Hunnid – Like That

If nothing else, in 2018 fans learned that Hunnid could not be stopped. His work ethic had never before been questioned, but after the untimely passing of his cousin and fellow hip hop artist Streetz, it appears that Hunnid has only gone harder. Most recently, Hunnid released the visual for “Like That” featuring Streetz and C.C.G. comrade MAG.

A testament to Hunnid’s strength and Streetz’ talent, “Like That” is an ode to posers. The song makes it undoubtedly clear to anyone claiming a lifestyle that they aren’t actually living that the world can see the truth.

Hunnid, Streetz, and MAG form a three headed monster, living fans to want for nothing. A barrage of punchlines delivered in three unique flows reiterates that the artists could inevitably stand alone, but together they are unstoppable. “Like That” is nearly six minutes of a verbal assailing that no artist or non-creative would want to be on the receiving end of.

The visual debuted on Black Friday and was directed by LB Vision. The concept is simple and features Hunnid, MAG, and a number of others sitting on the large porch of an abandoned home. Clips of Streetz rapping and commingled with those of news coverage of his tragic death earlier this year.

 

SUNNYWOODZROLLUP

Nearly three years after its predecessor and a week later than expected SUNNYWOODZROLLUP has finally arrived.

The last two weeks are evident that Sunny Woodz is the hardest working man in Chicago. On November 19, the engineer, songwriter, and creative genius hosted a private kickback that doubled as the listening party for SUNNYWOODZROLLUP. The mixtape was scheduled to to make its debut the following Friday, November 23, just in time for Sunny Woodz to headline his first concert. Instead, he went back to the studio and the result is debatably perfection.

At just less than 28 minutes, SUNNYWOODZROLLUP is 12 tracks of greatness. The mixtape is a guide to the dopest artists throughout the Chicagoland area brought together the way only Sunny Woodz could. SUNNYWOODZROLLUP opens with Solo The Dweeb, who sets the vibe for the tape. From there artists from all over the city remind fans as to why they remain patient with Sunny Woodz and his missed deadlines. Bandland Zz, Chimeka, Slitta, and Messiah are just a few of the artists who contributed their talents t9 this effort. SUNNYWOODZROLLUP then closes with a feature from YP.

The easiest way to describe SUNNYWOODZROLLUP is to call it a vibe. The mixtape is creative culmination of the versatility of Chicago based artists conveniently packaged for the listening pleasure of fans.

Twista Presents Black Friday with Sunny Woodz and Friends

Last night, Sunny Woodz made history when he shut down Cairo Ale House headlining his very first showcase.

It is an undisputed fact that no one can bring artists together like Sunny Woodz. Last night, he reminded Chicago of that connecting artists and fans alike at his well-planned and flawlessly executed showcase.

“Twista Presents Black Friday with Sunny Woodz and Friends” was a movie. Divided into three sets, complete with different vibes, the show case had something for everyone. ShaneikaSpeaks hosted the first segment, which was hosted by DJ MightDoSumn. Messiah, FlossMobChase and Murph Watkins were among the performers creating the energy that got things in motion. The second set was a trip around the city piloted by Yo Carlie, with DJ TRell providing the sounds. Jae Haze, Weasel Sims, and Clark Airlines were just of the few of the artists along for the ride. The final set of the show was both hosted and dj’d but Sunny Woodz himself. The anti-socialite saved the best for last, as his line up included Illi, Stunt Taylor, and Lucci Vee.

Sunny Woodz literally shut down Cairo Ale House, with performances up until the very moment they closed. He closed the show performing alongside one of his favorites, Chimeka.

Chicago couldn’t have asked for a better show. Sunny Woodz blurred the lines between artists and fans, allowing those who are all too often on stage a chance to be a part of the audience and cheer on a few of their favorite hometown acts.

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.