Don Parious – I’m Just Saying

In anticipation of the release of his debut album Mari Had A Little Lamb, on Valentine’s Day Don Parious premiered his first single, “I’m Just Saying.”

Choosing a lead single for an artist’s first album can be stressful, but it seems as though Don Parious has the formula. “I’m Just Saying” an adequate representation of the rapper’s “lyrical and soulful sound,” it has a catchy hook, and it’s easy to listen to. What more could fans ask for?

Fans could ask for a dope visual to accompany such a single, but Don Parious has that covered as well. The “I’m Just Saying” visual also debuted Thursday. Co-starring the gorgeous Allegra Dayo as Don Parious ‘s companion, “I’m Just Saying” chronicles the couple exploring Chicago while sharing their lives.

While Mari Had A Little Lamb isn’t expected until late March, hopefully “I’m Just Saying” will be enough to hold fans over for a while.

Slitta Delivers More Pink for Valentine’s Day

Last night Slitta explained to Power92’s Bree Specific that he made More Pink because he wanted to make “women feel like women again.” After handing out dozens of pink roses at his silent listening party and pouring out his emotions, Slitta may have very well been successful.

Bassline served as the perfect setting for More Pink’s exclusive silent listening party. Hosted by Bree Specific and dj’d by Marie Tha DJ, rose petals covered the floor, a body painter created visuals and Slitta set the vibe. The celebration of the D1CMG artist and 80 Apes producers complete rnb album was a hit. The guest list looked more like a list of who’s who in Chicago.

More Pink is definitely deserving of such a celebration. The ten track project made its debut as the listening party came to a close, just in time to be the perfect soundtrack for Valentine’s Day.

More Pink is yet another reminder of Slitta’s many talents. The album is performed in large part, produced almost completely, engineered, mixed and mastered by Slitta. The only features come from Ashlee Bankz, L’Oréal, and KD Young Cocky who appears on the single “Vent.”

More Pink

Lil Durk – Chiraqimony

In anticipation of his upcoming album Love Song 4 the Streets 2 Lil Durk debuted “Chiraqimony.”

In Lil Durk’s signature melodic flow, “Chiraqimony” address some of the issue that weigh heavy on the rapper. Sandwiched between his person legal woes and his desire to protect his mother’s feelings, Lil Durk addresses the mysterious death of Chicago teenager Kenneka Jenkins and the fact that he still isn’t allowed to perform in the city he calls home.

If “Chiraqimony” is indicative of what’s to come on Love Song 4 The Streets 2 fans have something to look forward.

https://soundcloud.com/lildurk/lil-durk-chiraqimony

Trell Love – Over My Head

It has been quite sometime since fans have heard from Chicago area rapper Trell Love. But never to worry, he’s back with the brand new single “Over My Head.”

Trell Love has been rather low key since the release of his 2016 EP Waiting On Forever. However after hearing his latest single “Over My Head,” it is safe to assume that Trell Love has been perfecting his craft.

Though “Over My Head” is a only one song, if it is indicative of any upcoming body of work old fans are in for a treat and new fans are on the horizon.

A solid reminder that Trell Love is in a lane of his own “Over My Head” is nothing like what’s on the radio. Produced by The Gift, “Over My Head” is just more than three and a half minutes long. Contrary to the now popular two minute tracks, “Over My Head” not only takes time to develop a storyline, but gives fans enough time to enjoy the song.

Perhaps it’s a bit ironic for Trell Love to release a song about a souring relationship while stores are filled with Valentine’s Day propaganda. Ironic or otherwise, “Over My Head” has come just in time.

https://soundcloud.com/trelllove/over-my-head

Slitta’s More Red

img_1136Slitta is not playing fair and the year just started. Yesterday, the D1CMG artist debuted his second album More Red.

Still riding a wave from his highly successful August debut, Pink & Red, Slitta is showing no signs of slowing down. More Red is already on target to surpass its predecessor, only serving as evidence that Slitta is only getting better and better.

More Red is an 11 track effort produced nearly in its entirety by 80Apes. Despite falling short of the 30 minute mark, More Red leaves nothing to be desired. Slitta reiterates that street life is multifaceted and gives fans a looks at some of those faces.

Slitta’s versatility, talent, and work ethic are on full display for More Red. Slitta is the only artist to appear on the album. Slitta produced nearly half of the track and mixed and mastered the album himself.

The lead single “Just Like That” is indicative of Slitta’s energy. The video for which debuted four days ago. The follow up single “Dirty Game” is a look at the less glamorized portions of street life. The Englewood Trap Angel appears almost vulnerable in the visual. Alone surrounded by papers strewn about an open bottle of cognac and a computer. The simple yet powerful image accentuates Slitta’s lyrics, allowing fans to focus on what matters most: the music.

More Red

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