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.
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.
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.
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.
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”:
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.