Nique Robinson – Paint

After a name change and embarking on his journey through fatherhood, Nique Robinson debuted his new EP Paint.

Paint is a four track EP dedicated to the fans Nique Robinson started with. Paint is Robinson’s first project since 2017. Released with the hope that fans will recognize his growth, Paint is nearly eleven minutes of Nique Robinson’s best.

Known for his positive lyrics, Nique Robinson stays true to his roots with Paint. Savior establishes Robinson’s confidence in himself as a leader. Black depicts Robinson’s pride in his heritage and color of his skin. Fire is a love song of sorts. Vice is a tale of Robinson’s weakness.

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.

Ty Money’s Cinco de Money 4

The rap game has been watching Ty Money for years, but the rapper grabbed the world’s attention at the top of the year posing in front of Boogie Nights with a Porsche and a goat. The way Ty Money came into 2019 it was inevitable that he would be making waves and the Sibley God delivered. Yesterday, he debuted the fourth installment in his Cinco de Money saga.

Two years and a bid after its predecessor, Cinco de Money 4 sounds like Ty Money hasn’t missed a day. The 13 track effort effectively reestablishes Ty Money as one of the best and most versatile artists in the industry. One could easily assume Ty Money has taken on the task of reviving Chicago’s street rap and is successful.

Abrasive lyrics matched with narratives of street life are the cornerstone of the Cinco de Money chronicles and 4 has taken that to new heights. Cinco de Money 4 is a soundtrack for anyone elevating their position in the street or any other context for that matter.

In typical, Ty Money fashion Cinco de Money 4 is riddled with references to his beloved hometown of Harvey, shedding light on the hood, the bad and the ugly. Not only does he rap about where he’s from, Ty Money shares the wealth working with producers from the Chicagoland area as well including YF and Law Beatz. It goes without saying that he has once again teamed up RioMac, reminding the world that they are an unstoppable duo.

Qua.litti – Omni

After relocation and a name change the artist formerly known as Mr. Mag is back. Now residing in Atlanta his new music is under the moniker Qua.litti. Never to worry Qua.litti is the same same artist fans know and love and he’s got a new album Omni, to prove it.

Still high energy, and high versatility, Qua.litti is still delivering high quality music. Despite changing cities, Qua.litti still has his finger on the pulse of the music scene. Omni combines popular sounds, creative deliveries, and a wide range of subject matter.

Omni has something everyone can appreciate: raw lyricism, slick production, and substance. Despite everything Qua.litti brings to Omni, the rapper still had room for assistance. Ash10 and Sire are among the artists who lend their talents to the nine track release.

Omni

Gerry P. Presents Chicago Loud: The 1st Quarter Mixtape

Without a doubt Chicago is city riddle with versatility. The city’s music scene and hip-hop culture especially is evident of that. And no one is more familiar with that than Gerry Pointer Jr.

Known for having his finger on the pulse of Chicago’s hip-hop scene, Gerry P. provides one of the most notable platforms for artists with Bootcamp Radio. Gerry P. took that a step further and released Chicago Loud: The 1st Quarter Mixtape.

Chicago Loud is a 15 track compilation of artists from all over the city. Hosted by DJ Speedy and mixed live, Chicago Loud is positively themed music from a city that gains way too much attention for negativity. Though some of the music sounds very similar, Chicago Loud is breath of fresh air.

Chicago Loud

Achillez Delivers Shinsuke Nakamure

Nothing says resilience like working hard when most people would expect one to walk away. Resilient is the only way to describe Achillez, as he celebrates his new single “Shinsuke Nakamure.”

The first release from Achillez’s rapidly approaching project, Uncle Yekus, “Shinsuke Nakamure” is named for the Japanese wrestler and activist Achillez credits as his inspiration. The mello track features Broadway Boobie and is a reminder that Achillez’s talent and creativity are unmatched.

“Shinsuke Nakamure” debuted just shy of a month after the untimely passing of Achillez’s father. Despite his loss, Achillez has not only delivered a solid single, the lyricist has completed his latest project expected to be release the end of this month. According to the forward thinking artist, he has singles coming.

Shinsuke Nakamure

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