Nique Robinson’s Beautiful Thing
At a time when it seems like rap music could not be more depressing, Nique Robinson is offering something different. The Illinois based lyricist recently premiered his latest single “Beautiful Thing.”
Perfectly entitled, “Beautiful Thing” takes a more positive approach to life. According to Nique Robinson the song is about “finding the beauty in the struggle of being an aspiring artist and life itself.”
Undoubtedly, such positivity is a breath of fresh air in a hip hop climate downtrodden by the woes of depression and drug use.
Andre Robertson Hopes His Love For Music is Mutual
Chicago based singer, songwriter, and producer Andre Robertson May be new to the music industry but isn’t new to music. Robertson has been singing since he was five and writing music since he was seven. Years later, it’s all coming together as he prepares to release his upcoming EP Journey.
Journey with be the first of a three part saga, written, produced, and performed in large part by Robertson. The lead single “Mutual” his evidence of Robertson’s hard work. The song a product of Robertson from conception to completion.
As a testimony to Robertson’s dedication to his craft he has created a studio in his home. The r’n’b crooner’s hard work doesn’t go unnoticed as he already has an established fan base anticipating the release of Journey.
Listen to “Mutual”:
Chimeka – Look Alive Remix
Yesterday, Chimeka took to Instagram to announce she’d be releasing new content and today she delivered. Her latest release is a remix to BlocBoy JB’s “Look Alive.”
Throwing money, eating weed out of a cereal bowl and dancing with her dog like a boss, Chimeka reminds the world that in a city full of male rappers females still hold their own. The Harvey born beauty stars in her latest video as her alter ego Murda Meek and leaves nothing to be desired.
Chimeka’s “Look Alive” remix was the perfect opportunity for the multitalented artist to establish her lyrical dominance and she did just that. So much more than a pretty face, Chimeka is a musical force to be reckoned with and if “Look Alive” is any indication of what the rest of 2018 holds her fans are in for a treat.
Ravyn Lenae Debuts Crush
It may be a wintery mess in Ravyn Lenae’s hometown, but her latest release is hot. The Chicago native’s Crush EP debuted just in time to be the soundtrack for the citywide snow day.
Inches upon inches covered the Greater Chicagoland area, but Ravyn Lenae kept fans warm with funky rhythms and soulful vocals, they way only she could. Crush is five tracks of the singer/songwriter’s best work yet. 17 minutes of neo-soul from a 19 year old who is years ahead of her time.
After the super fantastic 2017 Ravyn Lenae had, Crush is the perfect way to kick off 2018. Listen to Crush now.
King Samson – Morrisons
Drill rapper King Samson may be known for his dangerous lifestyle, but in 2018 he should be known for his work ethic. Two days into the year the Chicagoan posted his lasted visual “Morrisons” and two days later it’s doing numbers.
Like many of King Samson’s other songs Morrison’s documents his life as an active gang member. The 29 year old rapper teamed up with Rickee Arts for direction credits on the three minute and 45 second video. The visual is fairly standard as far as music videos these days, equipped with the rapper, several of his friends, expensive jewelry and firearms.
Despite, the rather rudimentary theme of the video “Morrisons” has still garnered the support of fans. The video has been watched on YouTube nearly 6,200 times.
Mz. JQ’s Nothing To Prove Visual
Over the years Mz. JQ has been a whole lot more than a DJ. The pint sized performer is lyricist, poet, activist, athlete, on-air talent and most recently on-screen beauty, as she debuts her first ever visual, “Nothing To Prove.”
The title track from her introductory mixtape, release early this summer, “Nothing To Prove” hasn’t come a moment too soon. The positive single, filmed under natural sunlight just feels right. The Chicagoan puts her own style on display under the direction of NickTheSoul of Soul Visuals.
Check it out:
Rich Laurel Drops Get Rich Quick
Over the weekend Rich Laurel (the rapper, not the basketball player) debuted his album Get Rich Quick.
The Chicago based artist wrote, produced and performed the 30 minute album in its entirety. Though, he was the sole contributor to his album, Rich Laurel has plenty of big named friends in the music industry. The multitalented Midwest representivebhas worked Shawnna, Katie Got Bandz, and Rico Recklezz, among countless others.
Though far from a new comer to the music industry Get Rich Quick is Rich Laurel’s debut album. He said, “I know a lot of people make drill or trap music but this is money music for aspiring entrepreneurs.”
G Herbo is the Humble Beast
After what seems like an eternity for his core fans, G Herbo finally debuted his first studio album entitled, Humble Beast.
Drill music fans across the globe are celebrating Humble Beast and thank goodness “I Like” isn’t indicative of the album’s sound. True to his Chicago roots, the artist formerly known as Lil Herb took listeners on a journey through the life of a gangster from “over east”.
Though, Chicago is no longer where G Herbo resides, this album is a reminder that it will always be home to the rapper. G Herbo mentions 79 and Essex more than once on Humble Beast, reassuring fans and the city that he hasn’t forgotten the streets that raised him.
G Herbo was accompanied on this album by two of today’s most pertinent acts, Lil Yatchy and Lil Uzi Vert. “Mirror” features fellow Chicago native Lil Bibby and in a creative twist the two share the same flow on the song. Chicago hip hop legend Bump J, flexes some lyric muscles for the song “Crown.” Chicago-based crooner Jeremih, also contributed some talent to this project.
Listen to Humble Beast now.
PC Da Southboy – Streets Ain’t the Same
After starting the summer on a high note with several appearances on Ty Money’s Cinco De Money 3, PC Da Southboy debuts his on single “Streets Ain’t The Same.”
The Robbins, Illinois native called on Ty Money and the two seem to be a winning team. “Streets Ain’t the Same” was produced by YF Beatz.