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.
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.
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.
If there’s an artist in Chicago working harder than Chimeka please point them out. The multitalented artist just released her latest visual, “Champagne Showers,” and it could not be better.
Subtitles, firearms and lots of money would be a very accurate description of the Harvey native’s latest. Direction of the mini movie was a joint effort between the unicorn herself and Stripmall, which just goes to show Chimeka really can do it all.
Speaking of doing it all, earlier this week Chimeka held a private interactive viewing experience called “Pizza and Movie.” The creative experience, which of course was a hit, just goes to show hard work, talent and creativity are all you really need to put your city on the map.
Anyone in Chicago last night, but not at Subterranean, missed one hell of a show. Chimeka headlined the sold out Don’t Do Coke and it was dope.
The Harvey born artist formerly known as Chin Chilla Meek opened her show by establishing that she was changing the culture, and she did indeed. As the headliner or the show she performed first, encouraging fans to always show up on time and praising the acts to come after her.
While changing the culture, Chimeka took fans on a ride they won’t soon forget. With DJ BMan and a live band, the rapper/singer performed recent and past hits. Chimeka proved that real fans withstand rebranding and Chicago has the littest female rappers ever, when Shawnna joined her on stage. The two performed 2011’s “Fucked Up.”
Chimeka performed four of the six tracks from her most recent EP Cool, including her latest single, “Elevator Music,” which she performed twice. In a nod to incarcerated Harvey rapper Ty Money, the multitalented beauty performed 2016’s “Sibley XVI” and referred to him as the King of Sibley.
Who’s who in the City made up the audience of the self proclaimed unicorn’s sold out show. Don’t Do Coke was proof that hip hop is alive and well in Chicago, artist do support each other and Chicago knows how to come together and have a good time.
Sunny Woodz has an affinity to perfect timing. As college students near and far flock to sand and sunshine, the Chicagoland native presents his latest release “Paradise.”
Though Chicago is having a hard time escaping the winter, Sunny Woodz and a few of his friends are taking fans on a mental vacation. Production was a tandem effort from Zen Zan Beats and YF Beatz. Chimera, Twista and Kembe X contributed lyrics to “Paradise.”
A three minute reminder that with good music, the right attitude, and a little weed smoke you can go anywhere in your mind.