2020 has been a hell of a year and it’s only March. With some places in the world on complete lockdown, nothing is more necessary than an escape. For those who aren’t interested in risking contracting Covid-19 for an escape Gerry P The DJ has the answer with Not Meant For Radio.
Not Meant For Radio is a compilation of artists that listeners won’t find anywhere else. The mixtape is a combination a male and female hip-hop and r’n’b artists. Not Meant For Radio provides a variety of sounds from predominantly Chicago based artists who Gerry P Tha DJ felt deserved the platform.
The Stack or Starve approved mixtape certainly won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s sure to be someone’s Hennessy straight. While all the nonessential workers are chilling at club “The Crib” Not Meant For Radio can serve as the soundtrack.
Sometimes artists feel the need to reinvent themselves. Though their names may change, their talent does not and Audrey V’s fans are grateful for that.
Formerly Audrey Valentine, the Chicago based vocalist made an adjustment to her name before releasing her very empowered new single “My Way.” Audrey V used “My Way” to put the world on notice that not only does she know what she wants, but it is nonnegotiable.
Badass, with a rather familiar melody, “My Way” was produced by Lamar. Assertive and strong, “My Way” is a different sound for Audrey V, but one that suits her just fine. A blend on r’n’b and hip hop, “My Way” is certainly for the ladies.
There’s something to be said about a person who wakes up from a coma and wants to make music. Whatever there is to be said, it must be said about Smooth Kid Dino. The Chicago based rapper is hoping fans will say that they feel him after hearing his new single “Forgive Me.”
“Forgive Me” is undoubtedly indicative of what Smooth Kid Dino describes as soulful hip hop. Despite music being Smooth Kid Dino’s escape from his own neighborhood, “Forgive Me” bound to resonate with anyone affiliated with street life.
After surviving what the Crane Cartel artist calls “life after death,” Smooth Kid Dino is using his music to paint pictures. Judging by “Forgive Me,” he’s successful.
Dev Walker has been teasing fans all month with release dates that just haven’t come to fruition. But as February winds down the rising star made good on his promise and debuted his first single of 2020 “Bad Lil Bih.”
A super sexy way to start 2020, “Bad Lil Bih” is definitely for the ladies. Though Dev Walker is equally as gifted lyrically as he is vocally, “Bad Lil Bih” is all about the vocals. The mega talented Chicagoan shares a tale of a woman who without provocation just wants to have sex with him. While Dev Walker claims he’s done nothing to encourage her behavior, he’s very clear on his intentions to oblige her.
The visual chronicles the scenario flawlessly. From their seemingly chance encounter to the moment the situation turns sour, the video is perfection. Filmed by Clark Airlines, “Bad Lil Bih” is a must see.
Slitta gave artists 6 weeks of 2020 to put their projects out, before he stopped playing fair. Now, it’s too late. Slitta’s latest Broken Halo has arrived.
Broken Halo is 13 tracks hand chosen by Slitta himself to remind fans that despite the fact that loyalty is currently missing from the culture, it is still very much a necessity. Slitta wastes absolutely no time establishing the theme, Broken Halo opens with the AllDay produced bop “We Bout” featuring 057 Bully.
As Broken Halo progresses, Slitta narrates tales of love and loyalty in creative ways, the way only he could. “Been There” is a product of Slitta in its totality and its motivation at its finest. “Shooters” is an ode to the hitters and “La Familia” is about exactly what the title says.
Slitta put his own talents on front street, rapping, singing, and producing a number of the tracks on Broken Halo. Though he enlisted the help of 057 Bully and a number of producer, Slitta in his own words, “ain’t compromising shit.” The D1CMG powerhouse served as the executive producer for Broken Halo, ensuring fans would see his vision as he prepares for his next release, Trap Angel.
Imagine having a love so exact that it can only be described as having been designed by the Gods. That’s deep, right? Ironically enough, it sounds like that exactly what Cee The World is telling fans to do with his new single “Imagine a Love.”
In an era where relationships are either much to casual or not taken seriously by both parties “Imagine a Love” gives the hopeless romantic hope. Cee The World effortlessly captures the desires of everyone who just wants a real relationship. Running off a list of all the basic concepts anyone could want in a healthy relationship, “Imagine a Love” comes a at the perfect time.
As Valentine’s Dat rapidly approaches, Cee The World made theme music for everyone who hasn’t given up on love. “Imagine a Love” puts all the hopes of those who haven’t given up on love in this generation into words, reiterating the fact that music is what feelings sound like.