Justin Famous Decides to Run It Up

Justin Famous did not come to play, and he certainly did not come to lose. The near Westside native debut his new single “Run It Up,” today.

Justin Famous is undeniably in a lane of his own. His sound is an eclectic blend of hip-hop, soul and r’n’b that separates him from the sounds currently dominating hip-hop. A true lyricist, Justin Famous’s music is more than just entertaining, it’s thought provoking and “Run It Up” is evidence.

The first single from his upcoming EP Day Dreamin’, “Run It Up is catchy, but not shallow. An inner conflict over music, “Run It Up” is the multitalented, rapper, producer, and songwriter evaluating the choices he’s making and how they’re going to effect his future.

Far from the standard and far above average Justin Famous is an artist to get to know.

Run It Up

Sunny Woodz and YF Beatz Debut Holy Sun

Sunny Woodz has been putting the world on notice all month that he and YF Beatz would take over the summer. At around 4 o’clock this morning, he made good on that promise debuting Holy Sun.

Holy Sun is a 16 track complication produced in its entirety by Sunny Woodz and YF Beats. The combination of their creative genius and some of the dopest artists in the city make Holy Sun exactly what Chicago needs for the summer.

Every song on Holy Sun feels like positive energy and sunshine while still capturing what it is the artist is known and loved for. Slitta, Illi, Chimeka, and Ashlee Bankz are among the artists who lend their talents to Holy Sun.

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.

Sunny Woodz and Clark Airlines Release Pink Gorilla

It is undisputed that Sunny Woodz works hard. The same goes for Clark Airlines. When that kind of work ethic gets mixed with their unlimited creativity the result is Pink Gorilla.No, not weed, a mixtape.

Today Sunny Woodz and Clark Airlines debuted their joint mixtape Pink Gorilla. Nothing is impossible between Sunny Woodz and Clark Airlines and Pink Gorilla is the affirmation that no one was looking for but everyone needed.

Pink Gorilla is nine tracks of versatility and talent. Creative beats laid the foundation for inevitable hits of relatable natures. “Pissed Off” features The Messiah and its a situation everyone has experienced at one time or another. When things just aren’t working in your favor, “Pissed Off” is proof that no one wins 100 percent of the time. “Sexy Lame” is for every attractive woman who may not necessarily be the most popular. It’s theme music for the pretty girls; no beat face, plastic surgery or validation necessary.

Arguably much to short, Pink Gorilla falls just short of the 25 minute mark. Fans could use another 25 minutes of Sunny Woodz and Clark Airlines, but for now this will have to do.

https://soundcloud.com/sunnywoodz/sets/pink-gorilla-playlist

Slitta Delivers More Pink for Valentine’s Day

Last night Slitta explained to Power92’s Bree Specific that he made More Pink because he wanted to make “women feel like women again.” After handing out dozens of pink roses at his silent listening party and pouring out his emotions, Slitta may have very well been successful.

Bassline served as the perfect setting for More Pink’s exclusive silent listening party. Hosted by Bree Specific and dj’d by Marie Tha DJ, rose petals covered the floor, a body painter created visuals and Slitta set the vibe. The celebration of the D1CMG artist and 80 Apes producers complete rnb album was a hit. The guest list looked more like a list of who’s who in Chicago.

More Pink is definitely deserving of such a celebration. The ten track project made its debut as the listening party came to a close, just in time to be the perfect soundtrack for Valentine’s Day.

More Pink is yet another reminder of Slitta’s many talents. The album is performed in large part, produced almost completely, engineered, mixed and mastered by Slitta. The only features come from Ashlee Bankz, L’Oréal, and KD Young Cocky who appears on the single “Vent.”

More Pink

Slitta’s More Red

img_1136Slitta is not playing fair and the year just started. Yesterday, the D1CMG artist debuted his second album More Red.

Still riding a wave from his highly successful August debut, Pink & Red, Slitta is showing no signs of slowing down. More Red is already on target to surpass its predecessor, only serving as evidence that Slitta is only getting better and better.

More Red is an 11 track effort produced nearly in its entirety by 80Apes. Despite falling short of the 30 minute mark, More Red leaves nothing to be desired. Slitta reiterates that street life is multifaceted and gives fans a looks at some of those faces.

Slitta’s versatility, talent, and work ethic are on full display for More Red. Slitta is the only artist to appear on the album. Slitta produced nearly half of the track and mixed and mastered the album himself.

The lead single “Just Like That” is indicative of Slitta’s energy. The video for which debuted four days ago. The follow up single “Dirty Game” is a look at the less glamorized portions of street life. The Englewood Trap Angel appears almost vulnerable in the visual. Alone surrounded by papers strewn about an open bottle of cognac and a computer. The simple yet powerful image accentuates Slitta’s lyrics, allowing fans to focus on what matters most: the music.

More Red

SUNNYWOODZROLLUP

Nearly three years after its predecessor and a week later than expected SUNNYWOODZROLLUP has finally arrived.

The last two weeks are evident that Sunny Woodz is the hardest working man in Chicago. On November 19, the engineer, songwriter, and creative genius hosted a private kickback that doubled as the listening party for SUNNYWOODZROLLUP. The mixtape was scheduled to to make its debut the following Friday, November 23, just in time for Sunny Woodz to headline his first concert. Instead, he went back to the studio and the result is debatably perfection.

At just less than 28 minutes, SUNNYWOODZROLLUP is 12 tracks of greatness. The mixtape is a guide to the dopest artists throughout the Chicagoland area brought together the way only Sunny Woodz could. SUNNYWOODZROLLUP opens with Solo The Dweeb, who sets the vibe for the tape. From there artists from all over the city remind fans as to why they remain patient with Sunny Woodz and his missed deadlines. Bandland Zz, Chimeka, Slitta, and Messiah are just a few of the artists who contributed their talents t9 this effort. SUNNYWOODZROLLUP then closes with a feature from YP.

The easiest way to describe SUNNYWOODZROLLUP is to call it a vibe. The mixtape is creative culmination of the versatility of Chicago based artists conveniently packaged for the listening pleasure of fans.