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

Sinatris is Just Thinking Out Loud

Sinatris is everything but new to the game. Though the Chicagoan isn’t a new comer his EP Just Thinking Out Loud certainly is.

Highly decorated and co-signed by the likes of DJ Khaled, Sway Calloway and Shawnna, Sinatris defines a portion of Chicago’s music scene. For years the artist and entrepreneur has been making a name for himself nationally, while always showing love to his hometown. The Southside native has come a long way and Just Thinking Out Loud is evident of that.

Lyrically apt, Sinatris’s music has always been unique. Known for letting his personality shine through his music, Sinatris certain stuck to what he’s good at with Just Thinking Out Loud. The seven track EP is a combination of unique beats, quotable lyrics and versatile subject matter.

It’s hard to imagine with all that he’s accomplished people still wouldn’t be familiar with Sinatris. But for those who have living under a rock check out Just Thinking Out Loud and get in tune.

Sinatris – Just Thinking Out Loud

Chimeka Celebrates Champagne Showers

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.

BJ The Chicago Kid – The Opening Ceremony

Overnight, the world received a little r’n’b, Chicago style. At midnight, BJ The Chicago Kid debuted his latest release The Opening Ceremony.

Emphasis on a little r’n’b, The Opening Ceremony is only three tracks long. But not to worry those three tracks are 12 minutes of the most soul the music industry has had in a long time. Reminding the world exactly why BJ The Chicago Kid belongs at Motown Records.

A whole lot of love, in the physical and emotional sense, over melodies only the way BJ The Chicago Kid could deliver is the best way to describe The Opening Ceremony. Engaging all the way through, though fans would have appreciated more, that 12 minutes is just enough to get them through.

The Opening Ceremony

Ravyn Lenae – 4 Leaf Clover

Slumber parties, muscle cars and pool halls, Ravyn Lenae’s “4 Leaf Clover” visual is an eccentric blast from the past.

Making its debut this afternoon “4 Leaf Clover” is a taste a spring with some old school inspiration. While the song spawns from her February EP entitled Crush, the video could not have come at a better time. The weather in Ravyn Lenae’s hometown of Chicago is starting to feeling like “I never said we were together” and that’s pretty much the narrative.

While it seems the red haired singer’s latest video was inspired by the 50’s, and could not have been more perfectly themed, Ravyn Lenae’s talent is completely 2018.

Tammy Rivera Delivers Fate

At midnight, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Star Tammy Rivera released her debut EP, Fate, putting the world in its feelings.

Producer by iconic RnB producer Rico Love, Fate chronicles the highs and lows of relationships. The combination of Rivera’s angelic voice, very public relationship and the musical genius is sure to put the entrepreneur on the map.

The seven track effort, though much too short, leaves nothing to be desired. An effective combination of uptempo tracks and ballads, Rivera’s talent shines through effortlessly.

Fate