Dev Walker – Wait A Dev Minute

Nearly two years after his last project, Dev Walker debuts Wait A Dev Minute.

Wait A Dev Minute is a nine of Dev’s personal remixes. The rapper, singer and songwriter put his spin on some of hip hop and rnb’s most popular songs and the result is staggering.

What was originally intended to be a compilation of one minute covers somehow grew into more than 15 minutes of some of Dev’s best lyricism and vocal work to date. Though a bit different from the original vision Wait A Dev Minute is still short. Despite being short Wait A Dev Minute features no short supply of the artist’s creativity. Dev uses a combination of singing and rapping to set himself apart from the artist who created the original works and fans are sure to be appreciative.

Hardly categorized as a singer or rapper, Dev Walker is certainly an entertainer and Wait A Dev Minute is evident of that. Nestled somewhere between lyrical effectiveness and vocal hypnosis, Wait A Dev Minute reestablishes Dev Walker’s versatility.

Chimeka is Above P.A.R.

It’s inevitable that when Chimeka speaks the city listens. An artist whose name has grown to be synonymous with hip hop in Chicago, Chimeka has undoubtedly earned her stripes. While she has earned her stripes there are quite a few artist who haven’t and she addresses them on her latest single “Above P.A.R.”

Spawning from her December release Crazy, “Above P.A.R.” is a no bars held address directed at all the rappers who are all rap and no heart. P.A.R. is an acronym for Poor Ass Rappers. A reminder of exactly why when Chimeka speaks the world should listen, “Above P.A.R.” is Chimeka at her lyrical best.

The attack on rappers who don’t live up to their hype or the hype they think they deserve certainly shouldn’t be a surprise coming from Chimeka. The outspoken entertainer has personality for days and the talent to back up any claims she makes. The “Above P.A.R.” video directed by Lakeshorehy is evident of both.

The “Above P.A.R.” visual debuted on March 7 at Don’t Do Coke’s Pizza And A Movie 2 event. The visual, while simple, exemplifies exactly why fans love Chimeka. The entertainer’s personality takes the forefront in the dominating performance scenes. Undoubtedly amusing, the video doesn’t overshadow the song and every shot fired was landed and fatal for substandard rappers.

The Messiah has Passion

There is much to be said about someone who pursues their passion no matter where it takes them. Which means there is much to said about The Messiah. Passion is something he knows quite a bit about and today he released the visual for his single bearing the same name.

The introduction for The Messiah’s latest mixtape Mo Mo, “Passion” is an ode to his career. Rapping since he was 12, The Messiah made a career choice and an early age. “Passion” reiterates the difference between the Messiah and many other rappers.

The Messiah proclaims his love and dedication to music with “Passion,” as well as his disapproval for entertainers who make music for the fame. It’s easy to understand why The Messiah would be offended by rappers who don’t take the craft seriously. “I’m damn near living my dream,” admits the rapper.

More than a decade, hundreds of songs, and millions of streams later The Messiah is still passionate about his craft.

Sunny Woodz’s No CellPhone Party

After attending a number of parties where his cell phone could not attend, Sunny Woodz created a soundtrack for that very occasion. Today, Sunny Wood debuted his new mixtape No CellPhone Party.

In typical Sunny Woodz fashion No CellPhone Party is a vibe. The features resembles a list of who’s who in Chicago’s music scene and rightfully so. The name Sunny Woodz has grown synonymous with hard work and good music, so it’s only fair that he works with the best. Twista, Chimeka, Illi, and Supa Bwe are among the features, but that’s truly the tip of the iceberg.

The 13 track mixtape is a creative combination of turn up songs like “Ready” with Bandland Zz and smooth songs to ride to like “Time” with Chloé. No CellPhone Party is versatile and undoubtedly has something for rappers, trappers and the pretty girls they attract.

For anyone who attended the No CellPhone Party party, there are still many surprises to be heard as Sunny Woodz refuses to be finished with a project until it is released.

https://soundcloud.com/sunnywoodz/sets/no-cellphone-party-mixtape

Catching Up with Illi

Easily one of the hardest working men in show business, Illi has been a very busy entertainer. Earlier this month he released his 7750 EP and yesterday debuted his “Footwork” visual.

Anyone who is familiar with Illi knows he doesn’t do anything unintentionally and the release 7750 is undoubtedly no exception. Named for his grandparents address, where he spent a large portion of his childhood, 7750 is a dedication to his grandfather.

The five track effort was produce in its entirety by RelElite Socool and it is everything about Illi fans know and love. Educational, entertaining and fun, Illi successfully connects what makes him a man to what makes him a superstar with 7750.

Yesterday, Illi blessed the world with more creative genius via his “Footwork” visual. The last video from his 2017 release Windy, “Footwork” is simple but perfect. The HearonTrackz foundation seemed to be made complete by Illi’s unparalleled storytelling until Djedi added some footwork of his own.

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JmoefrmdaBAM’s Yeezy Project

For years JmoefrmdaBAM has not only influenced his fans, but served as a representation of them as well. That mix of influence and representation, in combination with undeniable talent culminate on JmoefromdaBAM’s new album Yeezy Project.

Yeezy Project is 12 tracks of JmoefrmdaBAM’s best work. Versatile subject matter, creative flows, and clean production make Yeezy Project an easy listen.

In just less than 40 minutes JmoefrmdaBAM takes fans on journey. An emotional roller coaster to say the least, if Yeezy Project does nothing else it will make listeners feel.

Though he certainly could have done it alone, JmoefrmdaBAM recruited a few friends to help navigate Yeezy Project. D. Brooks Exclusive has a feature, as well as production credits. Kd Young Cocky and Stoney are also among the featured.

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New Music from Don of Cash Over Clout

Don of Cash Over Clout is usually working, so it doesn’t surprise anyone when he releases songs one after the next. As February draws to a close, that is exactly what’s been happening as Don of Cash Over Clout promotes his two latest releases.

The first is a collaboration with Ace da Vinci that everyone should hear entitled ” Tango.” Produced by Ace da Vinci, “Tango” has a smooth vibe that would be incomplete without the bass arrangement performed by Caz. The combination of Ace da Vinci and Caz could be mistaken for complete, until Don comes in. Don of Cash Over Clout adds a verse to “Tango” fans didn’t even know they needed, but will very much appreciate.

The second release is Don’s own “M2 Freestyle.” Don of Cash Over Clout reminds fans that this is what he does with this simple lyrical exercise. A joint effort, “M2 Freestyle” features fellow Chicago based up and comer Hittz. “M2 Freestyle” was produced by Mall Did It.