YDot GDot Crowns Miss Universe

When he isn’t touring the country as a dj, setting the vibes for a party, or hosting the most positive events in the city, YDot GDot is doing what made him an entertainer in the first place: music. Overnight, Chicago’s favorite nerd delivered another anthem for the ladies entitled “Miss Universe.”

“Miss Universe” is a fun, uptempo, feel good track. YDot GDot joined forces with FBG Young and Josh Arce over a Malcolm Flex beat and the result sounds a lot like spring break.

In typical YDot GDot fashion “Miss Universe” is nothing like what’s on the radio. Shying from the ever popular interlude length songs currently dominating airwaves, “Miss Universe” is more than three minutes long.

Losi and The Messiah Conduct A Demonstr8tion

Technically it’s spring and the weather is slowly, but surely, warming up in Chicago. For those who have lost faith in the weather and are looking for a quick way to heat things up, turn to music. The second quarter is in full swing and artists are putting out their best work to date. Losi and The Messiah are no different.

Nothing is better than a successful joint effort with an interesting visual and that’s exactly what “Demonstr8tion” is. “Demonstr8tion was produced by rising star, Slitta of 80Apes and filmed by Marquis Films.

Lyric’s Catch A Girl

Over the weekend singer Lyric debuted the visual for her latest single “Catch A Girl.”

“Catch A Girl” is about how a guy can seem perfect and the moment a girl falls for him, he’s gone with the wind. Produced by D. Brooks Exclusive, “Catch A Girl” unfortunately is a song too many can relate to.

While the lyrics are enough to put any girl in her feelings, the visual makes up for it. Lyric entertains three dates in the same arcade without remorse for any of it.

Ann Marie is Down to Ride

Preparing for tour obviously means going into overdrive for Chicago based songstress Ann Marie. In anticipation of her upcoming tour, the singer debuted her latest visual “Ride For Me.”

The fourth track on Ann Marie’s Tripolar 2, “Ride For Me” is a ballad that everyone can relate to. In just under three and a half minutes, Ann Marie explains that she’s in search of loyalty.

A joint effort with Columbia Records recording artist Yung Bleu, “Ride For Me” could easily be described as a duet. Ann Marie and Yung Bleu compliment each other well.

While Ann Marie and Yung Bleu’s voices compliment each other well their chemistry in the video is undeniable. A hood love story to say the very least, “Ride For Me” is the ultimate tale of love and loyalty.

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.

Chanelle Tru’s Ha|Ve

 

Chanelle Tru celebrated International Women’s Day in a rather unique way. On March 8, the Chicago based artist debuted her album Ha|Ve.

Ha|Ve reminds the world that Chanelle Tru is so much more than a pretty face. The multitalented singer, rapper, songwriter, dancer and actress flexed quiet a few creative muscle on her highly anticipated new album. Despite the fact that she could have probably done it all on her own, Chanelle Tru does share the creative spotlight just a bit on Ha|Ve. The Other Eric, Cosha TG, and Sprado lent their talents to the 15 track effort.

Ha|Ve or “Hate to Love” delivers a little more than 45 minutes of tales for those who have gained or lost love.

 

 

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.