Ty Money

It’s been a hell of a week for Harvey based rapper Ty Money. He started the week taking over the internet with images of himself with a goat and a Porché in front of the now defunct Arnies Idle Hour, a Harvey landmark. Thursday, Ty Money debut the visual for “Never Fair” with 147 Calboy. Yesterday, Ty Money brought it all together with release of Money, v. The State.

Anyone who knows anything about Harvey knows about Arnie’s Idle Hour. That fact made Arnie’s the logical choice for Ty Money’s first photo shoot of 2019. Ty Money has given several nods to the strip club, that now operates under the name Boogie Nights, over the years. As for the Porché and the goat, Ty Money is undoubtedly one the greatest artists to ever come from Harvey, so perhaps it all makes sense.

“Never Fair” is the perfect song to start the first quarter for Ty Money. The established rapper joined forces with up and comer 147 Calboy for and undeniable bop. Money stands firm on his rap style that fans have grown to know and love. His combination of storytelling and witty punchlines appears to be better than ever. 147 Calboy, though much less seasoned, appears to have no problem keeping up with his fellow 147 Street representative. Calboy delivers smart lyrics of his own, making “Never Fair” a must hear.

Ty Money kicked off the weekend with the release of Money, v. The State. A joint effort with DJ Victorious, Money, v. The State is five tracks of Ty Money at his best. The first body of work Ty Money has released since being released from jail fans can breathe easy knowing that the King of Sibley is back and better than ever.

Money, v. The State

Kush – Dolo

Kush is starting the year off right. This week, the Chicago based lyricist debuted the visual for his single “Dolo.”

“Dolo” is an ode to Kush’s loyalty and the visual could not be more befitting. Despite aerial shots of Chicago and pristine editing Brian Edwards kept the concept of the visual simple, focusing on Kush and his performance. In a refreshing change of pace, Kush appears in most of the scenes alone. In other scenes he accompanied by one other person, but unlike some his past visuals at no point does he appear with an entourage.

Slitta Makes Every Effort to Take Care

2019 is already looking good for Slitta. The Chicago based recording artist renewed his contract with D1CMG just before ringing in the new year and ever since the videos have been rolling in. Today, Slitta debuted the visual for “Take Care.”

In the most appropriate way ever “Take Care” closes out Slitta’s 2018 release Pink & Red. A peek at Slitta’s softer side, the song explores the downside of a relationship. The song features samples of Boyz II Men’s “4 Seasons of Loneliness” as well as Jagged Edge’s “Walked Outta Heaven” in a creative combination guaranteed to capture the attention of any true r’n’b fan.

As if the song itself didn’t garner enough attention, LakeShoreHy directed one of the most relatable visuals ever. Slitta put his acting skills on display and undoubtedly deserves applause for it. However the show may have very well been stolen by his co-star, newly signed D1CMG A&R Yo Carlie.

The Messiah’s White Cups

 

The Messiah is no new comer to hip hop. But in the last year his loyal fan base has grown leaps and bounds and it looks like the Chicagoan may soon become a household name. His most recent visualWhite Cups” is pretty evident of why The Messiah is gaining so much success.

“White Cups” is the definitive representation of sex, drugs, and rock and roll so to speak. The Messiah teamed up with Will Mass to capture the lifestyle of a popping rapper in less than two and a half minutes. Despite the length of the visual or lack there of “White Cups” delivers all of the necessary elements for a rap video.

While it is debatable that Queen Envi’s performance makes it quite possible to watch “White Cups” without sound, the song is still pretty important. The Messiah delivers witty lyrics in an original cadence that keeps fans engaged. Despite being fun, “White Cups” is lyrically interesting and real hip hop.

 

Chimeka is Not Crazy

Today, Chimeka debuted the second part to her highly anticipated EP trio entitled Crazy.

The nine track effort takes fans on a journey through the inner workings of the unicorn’s mind. Crazy opens with a reflection on how she knew as a child that she wasn’t crazy, she was different. She shares that difference via a creative combination of lyricism and vocal talent only the way Chimeka could.

Crazy reiterates that Chimeka is in a lane all her own. The multitalented beauty addresses a plethora of issues, providing her own colorful commentary. The Harvey-based singer, rapper and unicorn displays a level of unprecedented versatility, delivering melodies equally as strong as her lyrics and as important to this project as the subject matter.

While Chimeka’s talent was never up for debate, Crazy is reminder that the femcee has more than enough talent to stand on her own. Though she needs no one to bolster her, Chimeka recruited the highly decorated Keith James and up and comer Solo The Dweeb in the only supporting roles for this project.

With her talent on full display Chimeka shines a light on herself, of which she is undoubtedly deserving. A perfectly planned step up from her last release, Crazy only increases the hype for Chimeka’s next release. Though fans will be antsier than ever, it’s best that they muster the patience to enjoy Crazy in all of it’s 25 minute glory. To describe the project as solid would be an understatement, Crazy is definitely a hit.

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.