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.

 

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.

Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist – Fetti

Last year Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist assured fans that their joint album would be complete. Though up until September when Curren$y took to social media to encourage Freddie Gibbs to complete his lyrics, the album seemed like an empty promise. Fast forward to today and fans are rejoicing as Fetti has finally made it’s debut.

Fetti, an nine track effort is the sole effort of three of hip hop’s most notable. The Alchemist laid the groundwork for each of the nine tracks, arguably delivering some of his best work. The living legend makes it clear his relevance is nonnegotiable.

Freddie Gibbs represented Gary Indiana in a way the world hasn’t seen since Micheal Jackson. Punchlines delivered in through a barrage of different flows serve as reiteration that Freddie Gibbs has earned his spot in hip hop.

With one of the most identifiable voices in hip hop, Curren$y was everything fans would expect. The New Orleans native took off. Sounding like real life royalty of The Alchemist’s beat, Curren$y delivered quotable lyrics via laid back flows in the way only he could.

Disappointingly short, Fetti is just more than 20 minutes long. But in that short time the trio reminds the world that versatility of hip hop is never to questioned.

Fetti

Justin Famous – VIII

Tonight, at Oasis2128, Justin Famous held a listening session for his new album VIII.

A true labor of love and creativity, VIII is a nine track album Justin Famous took a year to create. VIII is where lyricism, creativity, and great production meet.

Justin Famous took time after each song to give his audience some insight into the inspiration behind it. His limitless personality took the stage throughout the evening and the album. Strategically planned, riddled with versatile flows, and positivity, VIII is what the current climate of hip hop is missing.

Justin Famous has a lane of his own and the talented he recruited is cut from the same cloth. Reiterating that Chicago is in no short supply of talent at all.

VIII