Teyana Taylor – Gonna Love Me Remix

As if Teyana Taylor hasn’t given the world enough feels, today the multitalented megastar debuted her latest video. The 28 year old invited fans to ride her time machine back to the 90s for the self-directed “Gonna Love Me” visual.

90s hip hop and rnb be was iconic in every aspect and no one quite embodies that the way Teyana Taylor does. The self-proclaimed Princess of Harlem gave the ultimate nod to the era that raised her with the visual for”Gonna Love Me.” From the oversized clothing to the basement party scene, Taylor reminded the world that she was a product of the 90s. Undoubtedly the icing on this 90s themed cake was Taylor dancing on the sidewalk Duffy-style.

The visual was the perfect pairing for the sound that actually serves as the remix to the second track on her June release k.t.s.e. The single version features Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Raekwon The Chef all of Wu-Tang Clan. All three lyricists provided a unique cadence to the song combining the elements of hip hop and rnb in a way that only the 90s could. Raekwon The Chef, however does not appear in the video.

In the most tasteful of fashion’s Taylor dedicated the late video to model, actress, and business woman Kim Porter who rose to fame in the 90s.

Hunnid – Like That

If nothing else, in 2018 fans learned that Hunnid could not be stopped. His work ethic had never before been questioned, but after the untimely passing of his cousin and fellow hip hop artist Streetz, it appears that Hunnid has only gone harder. Most recently, Hunnid released the visual for “Like That” featuring Streetz and C.C.G. comrade MAG.

A testament to Hunnid’s strength and Streetz’ talent, “Like That” is an ode to posers. The song makes it undoubtedly clear to anyone claiming a lifestyle that they aren’t actually living that the world can see the truth.

Hunnid, Streetz, and MAG form a three headed monster, living fans to want for nothing. A barrage of punchlines delivered in three unique flows reiterates that the artists could inevitably stand alone, but together they are unstoppable. “Like That” is nearly six minutes of a verbal assailing that no artist or non-creative would want to be on the receiving end of.

The visual debuted on Black Friday and was directed by LB Vision. The concept is simple and features Hunnid, MAG, and a number of others sitting on the large porch of an abandoned home. Clips of Streetz rapping and commingled with those of news coverage of his tragic death earlier this year.

 

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.

Twista Presents Black Friday with Sunny Woodz and Friends

Last night, Sunny Woodz made history when he shut down Cairo Ale House headlining his very first showcase.

It is an undisputed fact that no one can bring artists together like Sunny Woodz. Last night, he reminded Chicago of that connecting artists and fans alike at his well-planned and flawlessly executed showcase.

“Twista Presents Black Friday with Sunny Woodz and Friends” was a movie. Divided into three sets, complete with different vibes, the show case had something for everyone. ShaneikaSpeaks hosted the first segment, which was hosted by DJ MightDoSumn. Messiah, FlossMobChase and Murph Watkins were among the performers creating the energy that got things in motion. The second set was a trip around the city piloted by Yo Carlie, with DJ TRell providing the sounds. Jae Haze, Weasel Sims, and Clark Airlines were just of the few of the artists along for the ride. The final set of the show was both hosted and dj’d but Sunny Woodz himself. The anti-socialite saved the best for last, as his line up included Illi, Stunt Taylor, and Lucci Vee.

Sunny Woodz literally shut down Cairo Ale House, with performances up until the very moment they closed. He closed the show performing alongside one of his favorites, Chimeka.

Chicago couldn’t have asked for a better show. Sunny Woodz blurred the lines between artists and fans, allowing those who are all too often on stage a chance to be a part of the audience and cheer on a few of their favorite hometown acts.

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.

 

Blac Chyna Debuts Deserve

Blac Chyna is known for a plethora of things and now she’s adding rapper to her resume. Yesterday, Blac Chyna debuted her first single “Deserve.”

Vocal Chyna is certainly no new comer to fame and she called in a favor from a few talented friends for her first single. “Deserve” features Chicago crooner Jeremih and Memphis based lyricist Yo Gotti. While it could easily be said that “Deserve” is Blac Chyna’s own brand of female empowerment, the argument that the song promotes gold digging could easily be posed as well.

Though the intentions of the song may be debatable one thing that is certain is Blac Chyna’s fan based. Her following is undoubtedly great enough to make “Deserve” a hit. The only question is will they do that.

Deserve

Illi – B4U

It has been just more than a year since Illi debuted his last project “Windy” and he has yet to stop working. Today, Illi kept that same energy and premiered his newest video “B4U.”

“B4U” is a love song the way only The Boy Illinois could create. The upbeat tune inevitably inspires a bop, but the lyrics will make you swoon.

Illi’s costar can be described as nothing other than gorgeous. The chocolate coated beauty compliments him perfectly as the two lay on white sheets.

The visual is simple, yet fun and effective. From scenes of Illi presumably shooting his shot at the coiled haired beauty to performance shots of his signature dance moves “B4U” is perfect.