Ravyn Lenae Debuts Crush

It may be a wintery mess in Ravyn Lenae’s hometown, but her latest release is hot. The Chicago native’s Crush EP debuted just in time to be the soundtrack for the citywide snow day.

Inches upon inches covered the Greater Chicagoland area, but Ravyn Lenae kept fans warm with funky rhythms and soulful vocals, they way only she could. Crush is five tracks of the singer/songwriter’s best work yet. 17 minutes of neo-soul from a 19 year old who is years ahead of her time.

After the super fantastic 2017 Ravyn Lenae had, Crush is the perfect way to kick off 2018. Listen to Crush now.

China-Marie’s What?

As the time grows near for China-Marie to debut her upcoming EP, the songstress continues to remind the world to get in tune. The release of her latest single “What?” Is certainly inline with her mission.

Only weeks away from the premier of the highly anticipated Made In China EP and what does China-Marie do? Drop a banger. “What?” sounds a whole lot like a girl anthem and who doesn’t love empowering girls? Strong lyrics and cute video make “What?” everything fans could want. Though singing the words out loud would make any woman feel good, the leggy blonde singer dons white daisy in the video proving she hasn’t forgotten about her male fans.

Made In China is slated for a mid-February release, in the meantime check out “What?.”

The Boy Illinois’ 90/94 Freestyle

The Boy Illinois is a busy bee these days. The lyricist is preparing to headline his first show since the debut of his latest effort Windy, he just announced that he’ll be performing with Jay Electronica on February 1 and yesterday he premiered his latest visual, “90/94 Freestyle.”

Yet another reminder that Illi is never too busy to represent the city he calls home “90/94 Freestyle” was filmed, in part, in a car on the expressway. The joint effort with fellow Chicagoan YP (aka Backwood Jones) feels a lot like theme music.

Chimeka – Cool

After much anticipation and a private live experience, Chimeka delivered the first EP of a three part saga entitled Cool.

Just shy of 20 minutes long, Cool highlights the more laidback side of the Harvey native. A compilation of easy going track coving a range of topics from love and relationships to being a stoner, Cool undoubted proof that Chimeka is starting the year on the right foot.

Despite the self-proclaimed unicorn’s multiple talents, Cool still features the talents of some other well known Chicagoans. The Boy Illinois joins the beauty for a trip down memory lane on the song “90’s Love.” “Elevator Music” is a stoner anthem and joint effort between Chimeka and quite possibly the highest guy in Chicago, Sunny Woodz. Novacane and YF Beats were also sound those who lent production to the EP.

As Chimeka fans rejoice, new fans are certainly in the making behind the release of Cool. The anticipation for the rest of the trilogy has just gone through the roof.

Pennjamin Bannekar Celebrates 1/11

Three years after, his last release Pennjamin Bannekar debuts his brand new EP befittingly entitled 1/11.

The Grand Rapids native has contributed his many musical to the projects of others during his hiatus, but fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief, now that 1/11 has arrived. It’s been a long time coming and though sure Penn is celebrating the music along with his fans, but he is celebrating his birthday as well.

1/11 is a creative compilation of eight of Pennjamin Bannekar’s best work, including the single “Alter Prayer.” Dhniera Blu, J. Hill and D2G make appearances on 1/11.

Pennjamin Bannekar’s Alter Prayer

After what seems like an eternity since the release of his last project Paper Plane Pilots, Pennjamin Bannekar has restored hope for his fans with the premier of his latest video “Alter Prayer.”

The Chicago based lyricist and songwriter teamed up with Dhniera Blu and J Hill for “Alter Prayer,” which some may say is exactly what Hip Hop needs right now. Showing yet another facet of Chicago’s music scene, Pennjamin Bannekar brings a spiritual awareness with “Alter Prayer.” An all too relatable topic for some young church-goers or supposed church-goers who seem to consistently fail to arrive to Sunday service, but Jesus knows their hearts.

“Alter Prayer” is the first single from Pennjamin Bannekar’s 1/11 EP. After a nearly three year hiatus 1/11 can’t come a moment too soon and it’s scheduled January release date only increases fans’ anticipation.

Chloé Takes Off On AirPlane Mode

It’s hard to believe that 28 days ago, Chloé kicked off her Day 28 campaign. Just has she promised, today she debuted the second song from her upcoming Day 28 EP, “AirPlane Mode.”

The singer/songwriter spends a little more than two minutes reminding her lover she no desire to hear from them. Though, not the lightest of topics, “AirPlane Mode” is fun and almost flirtatious. A feeling all too familiar to anyone who has ever been offended by a lover, “AirPlane Mode” is sure to resonate with Chloé’s fans. The singer proclaims she unforgiving and has no desire to be called, seen, paged or receive Morris Code.

Arguably the perfect follow up to the “Day 28” single, “AirPlane Mode” has Chloé fans excited. Only creating more momentum for the Day 28 campaign, “AirPlane Mode” is certain to take flight.

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