2020 has been a hell of a year and it’s only March. With some places in the world on complete lockdown, nothing is more necessary than an escape. For those who aren’t interested in risking contracting Covid-19 for an escape Gerry P The DJ has the answer with Not Meant For Radio.
Not Meant For Radio is a compilation of artists that listeners won’t find anywhere else. The mixtape is a combination a male and female hip-hop and r’n’b artists. Not Meant For Radio provides a variety of sounds from predominantly Chicago based artists who Gerry P Tha DJ felt deserved the platform.
The Stack or Starve approved mixtape certainly won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s sure to be someone’s Hennessy straight. While all the nonessential workers are chilling at club “The Crib” Not Meant For Radio can serve as the soundtrack.
There’s something to be said about a person who wakes up from a coma and wants to make music. Whatever there is to be said, it must be said about Smooth Kid Dino. The Chicago based rapper is hoping fans will say that they feel him after hearing his new single “Forgive Me.”
“Forgive Me” is undoubtedly indicative of what Smooth Kid Dino describes as soulful hip hop. Despite music being Smooth Kid Dino’s escape from his own neighborhood, “Forgive Me” bound to resonate with anyone affiliated with street life.
After surviving what the Crane Cartel artist calls “life after death,” Smooth Kid Dino is using his music to paint pictures. Judging by “Forgive Me,” he’s successful.
Slitta gave artists 6 weeks of 2020 to put their projects out, before he stopped playing fair. Now, it’s too late. Slitta’s latest Broken Halo has arrived.
Broken Halo is 13 tracks hand chosen by Slitta himself to remind fans that despite the fact that loyalty is currently missing from the culture, it is still very much a necessity. Slitta wastes absolutely no time establishing the theme, Broken Halo opens with the AllDay produced bop “We Bout” featuring 057 Bully.
As Broken Halo progresses, Slitta narrates tales of love and loyalty in creative ways, the way only he could. “Been There” is a product of Slitta in its totality and its motivation at its finest. “Shooters” is an ode to the hitters and “La Familia” is about exactly what the title says.
Slitta put his own talents on front street, rapping, singing, and producing a number of the tracks on Broken Halo. Though he enlisted the help of 057 Bully and a number of producer, Slitta in his own words, “ain’t compromising shit.” The D1CMG powerhouse served as the executive producer for Broken Halo, ensuring fans would see his vision as he prepares for his next release, Trap Angel.
YDot GDot is more than an entertainer. Among the many hats he wears, including the infamous orange hat, he’s a businessman and his “No Promoters” freestyle serves as a quick reminder.
In the age of social media it’s easy to assume if it wasn’t posted it didn’t happen. YDot GDot took a few moments out of his busy schedule to let the world know he’s made good money and good investments and he only does business with real bosses on “No Promoters.”
“No Promoters” is short and sweet, lasting less than a minute. Apparently 52 seconds was all Chicago’s favorite needed to get his point across.
Super creative Ve7gas Knights has a style all his own. The Chicago native has a knack for creating new and innovative sounds and his single “Cyberspace” is proof.
Inspired by an array of artists including Lil Wayne and Lincoln Park, Ve7gas Knights blends styles and creates vibes like no one else. Exhibit A: his latest single “Cyberspace.” “Cyberspace” is simple, yet futuristic. Ve7gas Knights employed not only his lyrical talent for “Cyberspace,” but production as well. Catchy, but not overbearing, if “Cyberspace” is indicative of what Ve7gas Knights has in store for 2020, Chicago has something to look forward to.
Ve7gas Knights is far from the everyday entertainer. The rapper, producer, and videographer cofounded what is now known as “Prince Edwards Dance Company”. Tucked somewhere relatable and nothing the world’s seen before Ve7gas Knights’ creativity is fueled but life experience, but his passion comes from his desire for his daughter to have everything she wants.
Ve7gas Knights has obviously started 2020 in grind mode. His EP Intergalactic, is slated for release January 29. Check out “Cyberspace” and get in tune.
The bond between a man and his daughter is undeniable. Just ask kid rapper Ms. Nina and her dad, B.C. The pair teamed up to put the world on notice that the whole family can be fly on “3D (Daddy Daughter Drip).”
It’s an irrefutable fact that dads will do anything for their daughters, but unless your dad makes a rap song with you Ms. Nina’s dad B.C. might be cooler than yours. Produced by Monz Logan, “3D (Daddy Daughter Drip)” is a fun song about a well dressed daddy-daughter duo. In typical Ms. Nina fashion, “3D” is family friendly hip hop and B.C. reinforces that.
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