Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist – Fetti

Last year Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist assured fans that their joint album would be complete. Though up until September when Curren$y took to social media to encourage Freddie Gibbs to complete his lyrics, the album seemed like an empty promise. Fast forward to today and fans are rejoicing as Fetti has finally made it’s debut.

Fetti, an nine track effort is the sole effort of three of hip hop’s most notable. The Alchemist laid the groundwork for each of the nine tracks, arguably delivering some of his best work. The living legend makes it clear his relevance is nonnegotiable.

Freddie Gibbs represented Gary Indiana in a way the world hasn’t seen since Micheal Jackson. Punchlines delivered in through a barrage of different flows serve as reiteration that Freddie Gibbs has earned his spot in hip hop.

With one of the most identifiable voices in hip hop, Curren$y was everything fans would expect. The New Orleans native took off. Sounding like real life royalty of The Alchemist’s beat, Curren$y delivered quotable lyrics via laid back flows in the way only he could.

Disappointingly short, Fetti is just more than 20 minutes long. But in that short time the trio reminds the world that versatility of hip hop is never to questioned.

Fetti

Sunny Woodz Creates Vibes

Sunny Woodz is no stranger to hard work. Fortunately for his fans that hard work always results in a vibe and this time is no different. This morning Sunny Woodz debuted his latest single “Vibes.”

One might think that preparation for one of the cities most anticipated showcases would keep anyone busy. While that may be true it isn’t keeping Sunny Woodz too busy to put out music to be the soundtracks of his fans lives his newest single “Vibes” brings some of Chicago’s most notable rappers together the way only Sunny Woodz can.

Wheatie, Twista, and GLC are one hell of a trio. Their individual flows come together, seamlessly to create the ultimate vibes. The new comer opens the song with a subtle energy drawing fans in. Followed by the living legend who switches flows mid verse. The Hometown Hero brings home with witty lyrics the way only he could.

Perfect for a kickback or a car ride, “Vibes” definitely belongs on repeat.

Justin Famous – VIII

Tonight, at Oasis2128, Justin Famous held a listening session for his new album VIII.

A true labor of love and creativity, VIII is a nine track album Justin Famous took a year to create. VIII is where lyricism, creativity, and great production meet.

Justin Famous took time after each song to give his audience some insight into the inspiration behind it. His limitless personality took the stage throughout the evening and the album. Strategically planned, riddled with versatile flows, and positivity, VIII is what the current climate of hip hop is missing.

Justin Famous has a lane of his own and the talented he recruited is cut from the same cloth. Reiterating that Chicago is in no short supply of talent at all.

VIII

Dave East x Styles P – Beloved

Overnight one of hip hop’s living legends joined forces with a headliner to put out a project to change the climate of music. Dave East and Styles P debuted Beloved at midnight.

Highly anticipated is an understatement when it comes to Beloved. Dave East has been everything except quiet about the release of the joint effort with his favorite artist and fellow New Yorker Styles P. East’s heavy promotion pails in comparison to what the project deserves.

The 13 track effort opens with the meaning of the name David: beloved or friend. From the point forward Harlem and Queens couldn’t have been better represented musically. A true testament the very essence of hip hop Beloved excels lyrically. Storytelling and punchlines find have their well-deserved day in the sun in an era of colorful clothes and dancing rappers.

Styles P let’s the world known entrepreneurship hasn’t taken anything from from his artistry. The Lox member delivered lyrics likely to raise the bar in hip hop to heights unreachable by the majority of artists. Ironically enough, Styles P’s phenomenal performance took nothing away from that of his counterpart. In fact, it may be argued that Styles P set the bar and Dave East arose to the challenge. The 30 year old Harlem representative delivered Instagram caption worthy lyrics of his own matching Styles P line for line.

Undoubtedly, the project was far more than complete simply by being a product of Dave East and Styles P, but the two took things a step further including a handful of solid features. The Lox appear as a trio on the project’s final track “Load My Gun,” sounding a lot like hip hop in the 90s and elevating East’s platform even more.

Beloved

Sasha Go Hard Makes America Ratchet Again

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.

Make America Ratchet Again

Flava Gang – Show Out

Hip-hop trio Flava Gang may be new to the music scene, but they certainly know what fans want. Flava Gang recently debuted their latest single “Show Out” and it’s spreading like wildfire.

Well equipped with all the ingredients to be a strip club anthem, “Show Out” May be just what Flava Gang needs to put them on the map. Getting attention from Chicago’s Power 92 and even spawning it’s own internet challenge “Show Out” is definitely taking off.

More than just hype, the song actually puts Flava Gang’s talent on display. Despite being a group, Hugh Early, Eizzy Sahir, and Stunnaman Cooley have their own styles. The culmination of those unique styles is what sets Flava Gang apart from any other hip-hop trio you’ve heard before.

Flava Gang – Show Out

Meet Ceez

When lyricism meets intellect, the possibilities are endless, just ask Ceez. The collegiate athlete turned rapper is sharing his talent with the world and reaping the benefits of it.

Previously know for his skills on the basketball court, after debuting his first two visuals “Smoke” and “Preach,” Ceez is gaining recognition for his skills in the both. The Indianapolis based rapper started sprouting musical roots when he was eleven, but it wasn’t until the summer of 2018 that really began taking his talent seriously.

With a determination to stay true to his lyrics, Ceez delivers a level a positivity that’s often absent form hip hop. Ceez’s music is a breath of fresh air in a hip hop climate inundated with gimmicks and hood tales that the artists have never lived.

Real rap is an accurate description of Ceez’s style. Molded by the gangster rappers of the 90s and inspired by the lyrical artists of this era, Ceez brings a sound that’s original and true.