Dave East’s Paranoia 2 Tour

Over night, Dave East gave fans in Chicago an experience they won’t soon forget. His Paranoia 2 Tour made its way into the Windy City and left a little bit of Harlem for fans to remember him by.

The athlete turned rapper hosted a private listening party and pop up shop before making his way to Joe’s on Weed Street. Paranoia 2 Tour merchandise was available and East took the time to posed for pictures with fans while listening to his latest release Paranoia 2.

His performance at Joe’s was preceded by that of Chicago native and G.O.O.D Music artist Valee. Joined on stage by a host of who’s who from Chicago including socialite and entrepreneur CocoLoso, producer Pressure and branding and media genius NayR. Valee got the crowd rocking and that energy carried over into Dave East’s performance.

Immediately, before East took the stage several artists he co-signs had their opportunity to make a fan in Chicago, but nothing was comparable to what fans came there for. Photographers lined the stage as the six foot five inch rapper, dressed in Gucci, performed several songs from his last for mixtapes. As East bopped across stage, often accompanied by a bottle of champagne or a blunt the Harlem native performed for his fans and his fans performed for him.

Outwardly pleased by the love shown by a city with a reputation for it’s cold behavior, Dave East continuously expressed his love and appreciation for fans in the city. Afterwards the New York representative hosted a meet and greet where he smoked and posed for pictures.

As the tour rolls on, fans in remaining cities have much to look forward to as East does not disappoint.

Snoop Dogg, Jacquees & Dreezy are Everything

It is certainly no secret that Snoop Dogg is multifaceted, but just in case there was ever any doubt he has a brand new single entitled “Everything.”

Hip hop’s Big Boss Dogg teamed up with two of hip hop and rnb’s current favorites, Jacquees and Dreezy for his latest. Though, Snoop Dogg is old enough to have patented the both of them. The collaboration leaves nothing to be desired. Classic Snoop Dogg flow, Jacquees’ soulful vocals and Dreezy’s style come together perfectly for a love song the way only the three of them could make.

Listen to Everything.

The Boy Illinois’ 90/94 Freestyle

The Boy Illinois is a busy bee these days. The lyricist is preparing to headline his first show since the debut of his latest effort Windy, he just announced that he’ll be performing with Jay Electronica on February 1 and yesterday he premiered his latest visual, “90/94 Freestyle.”

Yet another reminder that Illi is never too busy to represent the city he calls home “90/94 Freestyle” was filmed, in part, in a car on the expressway. The joint effort with fellow Chicagoan YP (aka Backwood Jones) feels a lot like theme music.

The Black Hole Demo

Indiana native James Otha is an artist to look out for. The artist and producer with an eclectic sound and flow is stealing the attention of hip hop fans and rightfully so.

The self proclaimed nerd and comic book junkie has a knack for word play that seems to be a rarity in a sea of mumble rappers. Though, he raps, James Otha is a fan of jazz, soul and the blues and he appreciation for the music is evident. Often infused in his own music are the influences of other genres.

James Otha debuted his latest project The Black Hole Demo last week. The seven track effort is riddled with witty lyrics and super hero references and colorful combinations of hip hop and other genres. Predominantly used to put James Otha’s talent in the spotlight, The Black Hole Demo only features three other artists: Ridley Victoria, The R.A.M. and Dre Dys.

Check it out:

Chimeka – Cool

After much anticipation and a private live experience, Chimeka delivered the first EP of a three part saga entitled Cool.

Just shy of 20 minutes long, Cool highlights the more laidback side of the Harvey native. A compilation of easy going track coving a range of topics from love and relationships to being a stoner, Cool undoubted proof that Chimeka is starting the year on the right foot.

Despite the self-proclaimed unicorn’s multiple talents, Cool still features the talents of some other well known Chicagoans. The Boy Illinois joins the beauty for a trip down memory lane on the song “90’s Love.” “Elevator Music” is a stoner anthem and joint effort between Chimeka and quite possibly the highest guy in Chicago, Sunny Woodz. Novacane and YF Beats were also sound those who lent production to the EP.

As Chimeka fans rejoice, new fans are certainly in the making behind the release of Cool. The anticipation for the rest of the trilogy has just gone through the roof.

Pennjamin Bannekar Celebrates 1/11

Three years after, his last release Pennjamin Bannekar debuts his brand new EP befittingly entitled 1/11.

The Grand Rapids native has contributed his many musical to the projects of others during his hiatus, but fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief, now that 1/11 has arrived. It’s been a long time coming and though sure Penn is celebrating the music along with his fans, but he is celebrating his birthday as well.

1/11 is a creative compilation of eight of Pennjamin Bannekar’s best work, including the single “Alter Prayer.” Dhniera Blu, J. Hill and D2G make appearances on 1/11.

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.