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

A New Day For Day 26

Day26 is back. The former Bad Boy act is a quartet now, but despite missing an original member their sound isn’t missing a thing. Their latest EP A New Day is proof.

Just as soulful as they were when they stole the spotlight a decade ago, Day26 hasn’t missed a beat. A New Day consists of six brand new tracks that display each of the four members’ individual strengths. A New Man is 20 minutes of real RnB to remind fans why they won Making The Band in the first place.

A New Day

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”:

Achillez X Zeus Ch1: The Arrival

Much like the Greek mythological character he drew his moniker from, Achillez is known for his strength. The 28 year-old lyricist’s musical strength is a result of a foundation deeply rooted in what he believes to be the universal language. Saturday, the Chicagoan debuted his latest EP Achillez X Zeus Ch1: The Arrival and his strength is obvious.

Despite the fact that Achillez has been making music for nearly two decades Achillez X Zeus Ch1: The Arrival is only his third release.. Achillez brought is best storytelling and wordplay combinations capturing fans by painting vivid pictures. His distinctive voice and command of language makes Achillez easy to identify and his real life scenarios make him relatable.

His second release of 2018, Achillez X Zeus Ch1: The Arrival is the first installment of a three part listening experience Achillez has created for his fans. A true believer in the importance of music, Achillez takes pride in being a perfectionist in the studio and it comes across in his music. His strong conviction for choosing quality over quantity explains why Achillez X Zeus Ch1: The Arrival is only a five track effort. Though the EP is 13 minutes long, the talent is in no short supply and fans are already on pins and needles in anticipation of the final two installments.

Achillez X Zeus Ch1: The Arrival EP

I Used to Know H.E.R

H.E.R. fans are rejoicing behind the release of her six track Ep I Used to Know Her: The Prelude.

Soulful melodies and relatable lyrics easily describes H.E.R. but her latest release has fans more and more in love as she puts feminism on a pedestal. Opening the EP with “Lost Souls,” H.E.R.’s adaptation of Lauryn Hill’s “Lost Ones” H.E.R. set the bar for female artists at an all time high.

Despite channeling Lauryn Hill, in no way does H.E.R. sit high and look low at the rest of us. The multi talented rising star teamed up with Bryson Tiller to relate to the masses on “Could’ve Been.” As if featuring Bryson Tiller didn’t do enough to put fans in a mood, it’s rumored that “Could’ve Been” it the not so joyous follow up to “Best Part” with Daniel Caesar.

Needless to say H.E.R. did everything except fail to deliver and she did it all in 20 minutes.

I Used to Know Her: The Prelude

Jacquees – Pull Up

It looks like Jacquees is riding his own wave. On the heels of the release of his debut album and in the middle of a tour with Chris Brown, the crooner has just debuted his last meet EP Pull Up.

The Decatur, GA native delivered four of his best tracks yet, displaying vocal maturity that fans have no choice to respect. Improved vocals, lyrics and arrangement, it’s an understatement to say that Jacquees stepped his game all the way up with this EP.

Jacquees paid homage to Genuwine, borrowing the the melody from his 90s hit “Pony”. In typical Jacquees fashion three of the tracks of four the ladies and the four is a fun uptempo track, a joint effort with his FYB clique.

Pull Up EP