It’s A-Way or the Highway

Well equipped with lyricism and a hustler’s spirit, A-Way has every right to send anyone packing who does not fall inline. The Chicago based rapper puts both qualities on display throughout his new release A-Way or the Highway.

A-Way or the Highway is a unique combination of lyrical talent, trendy sounds, and typical hip hop themes. A-Way’s “get money or be broke” mindset is ever apparent on the single “Don’t Jog (Run).” The rapper teamed up with the multitalented Clark Airlines to remind women that they can miss out on a good thing too on “Regret.” “Freaks” with 300Rez is a uptempo, strip club anthem easily befitting for Houston, Atlanta, or Miami.

Versatile and multifaceted, A-Way or the Highway” is an effort A-Way should be proud of. He effectively puts is talent and creativity on display with this 11 track effort.

A-Way or the Highway

G. Mitch has Racks in the Middle

It’s becoming apparent that no one can do a remix quite like G. Mitch. While the world is still reeling from the loss of Nipsey Hussle, the singer paid homage with his own “Racks in the Middle” freestyle.

The Chicago based singer, put an r’n’b spin on “Racks in the Middle” that anyone could appreciate. G.Mitch’s freestyle is a quick tale of having to pull one’s self up and celebratory way to live after doing so. In under two minutes G. Mitch goes from being down bad to being on a pedestal, in a come up anyone could be proud of.

He reminds fans that he’s still working and new music is on its way. However “Racks in the Middle” should hold them over for now.

Don Anderson Gives Out Free Smoke

Mr. Untouchable is a rather accurate moniker for Don Anderson and his new mixtape is proof. In just under 40 minutes, Don Anderson established exactly why no one else can do what he does with his latest release Free Smoke.

Just as Mr. Untouchable is befitting of Don Anderson, Free Smoke is the perfect title for his new mixtape. Free Smoke is a 16 track compilation of some of Chicago’s most notable and up and coming artists. G Herbo, 147 Calboy, and FBG Duck, just to name a few.

Free Smoke features a versatile array of artists and producers reiterating that Chicago’s hip hop scene is just a diverse as the city is. Free Smoke is evident that there’s likely a place for every artist who knows who create their own lane and stay there.

Free Smoke

Nique Robinson – Paint

After a name change and embarking on his journey through fatherhood, Nique Robinson debuted his new EP Paint.

Paint is a four track EP dedicated to the fans Nique Robinson started with. Paint is Robinson’s first project since 2017. Released with the hope that fans will recognize his growth, Paint is nearly eleven minutes of Nique Robinson’s best.

Known for his positive lyrics, Nique Robinson stays true to his roots with Paint. Savior establishes Robinson’s confidence in himself as a leader. Black depicts Robinson’s pride in his heritage and color of his skin. Fire is a love song of sorts. Vice is a tale of Robinson’s weakness.

Slitta’s Story Tellers

Last night Slitta gave fans insight to his music never previously experienced in an effort to help people catch up on all the music he has delivered, New Regime Agency in conjunction with D1CMG presented Slitta’s Story Tellers.

Slitta wears many hats and it’s easy for one to be confused by all that he does. Overnight, in a small room at 35th Street Studios among some of Chicago’s most notable, Slitta unpacked his process, motivation, and the roles he played in creating the four projects he has released since March of 2018.

Hosted by Shawn Grant and DJ’d by Marie Tha DJ, Slitta’s Story Tellers was a unique event and just was Chicago needed. I’m a setting very reminiscent of MTV’s Unplugged, Slitta combined high energy, mimosa-infused performances with intimate interviews for a night to remember.

Slitta opened by performing songs from his Who Made The Beat playlist, the project that started it all. Already a well- known producer and songwriter, Who Made The Beat was Slitta’s introduction to the world as a D1CMG artist. The nine track effort, featured YouTube beats the embodied the vibes of popular artists.

He followed with performances and explanations of tracks from his debut album Pink & Red. Slitta described the album, that he admittedly wanted to be entirely self produced as him painting his own picture of r’n’b. Though, he felt compelled to utilize beats created by other producers, Slitta still delivered an album that only he could. The performance reinstilled just that. A fan favorite, “Sex on Fire” was the last song added to Pink & Red and Slitta’s favorite, as well.

More Red seemed to be the most important album of the evening. Slitta performed a number of songs from the album released in January and opened up about his inspiration. “Coach Fatality, he the G.O.A.T,” Slitta explained. “He was my motivation behind this project. He’s the best producer ever.”

Slitta didn’t let his admiration for the work of his fellow 80Apes producer dominate his interview. He unpacked “Finesse Magician” a phrase Slitta coined himself, emphasized the importance of uniting and creating positive activities to save the youth from “Englewood Blues,” and celebrated that his cousin and motivation for “Dirty Game” would be home soon.

More Red was followed by its successor More Pink. Slitta admired that it was the source of much panic, as he only had a months to create it. Slitta performed the self-produced “Obsession.” Slightly disappointed, Slitta felt he had to perform “What Lovers Do.” The Song unfortunately wasn’t made in time to appeal on his More Pink album. It’s not only one of Slitta’s favorites, but a fan favorite as well and inspired word for word recitation and much dancing from the crowd.

Slitta ended the night with the previously unreleased, “Apeshit” which is undoubtedly a hit as well.

All and all Slitta’s Storytellers was an event that won’t soon be forgotten.

Ty Money’s Cinco de Money 4

The rap game has been watching Ty Money for years, but the rapper grabbed the world’s attention at the top of the year posing in front of Boogie Nights with a Porsche and a goat. The way Ty Money came into 2019 it was inevitable that he would be making waves and the Sibley God delivered. Yesterday, he debuted the fourth installment in his Cinco de Money saga.

Two years and a bid after its predecessor, Cinco de Money 4 sounds like Ty Money hasn’t missed a day. The 13 track effort effectively reestablishes Ty Money as one of the best and most versatile artists in the industry. One could easily assume Ty Money has taken on the task of reviving Chicago’s street rap and is successful.

Abrasive lyrics matched with narratives of street life are the cornerstone of the Cinco de Money chronicles and 4 has taken that to new heights. Cinco de Money 4 is a soundtrack for anyone elevating their position in the street or any other context for that matter.

In typical, Ty Money fashion Cinco de Money 4 is riddled with references to his beloved hometown of Harvey, shedding light on the hood, the bad and the ugly. Not only does he rap about where he’s from, Ty Money shares the wealth working with producers from the Chicagoland area as well including YF and Law Beatz. It goes without saying that he has once again teamed up RioMac, reminding the world that they are an unstoppable duo.

Keenan Davis has Big Bank

Keenan Davis has always done things his way and releasing his new content is no exception. As of this passed Sunday Keenan Davis is releasing new music every Sunday for 16 weeks. “Big Bank” is the first song released under this initiative.

“Big Bank” is a minute and a half of feel good energy. Soulful and creative, “Big Bank” sounds like positivity. And according to Keenan Davis it’s “all about magic.”

Big Bank