Miranda6PM is Looking for Mr. Right

It’s finally summer, though the weather in Chicago is having a hard time figuring that out. Never to worry, the musicians have it all figured out and Miranda6PM is one of them. She hot new single “Mr. Right” feels just like summer time Chi.

A joint effort with Audrey Valentine, “Mr. Right” spawns from Miranda6PM’s debut album Before and After 6PM. A far cry from the “City Girls Summer” many thought would be a good idea, this duo is looking for an equal.

Known for her quick wit and smart lyrics, Miranda6PM has a style all her own and “Mr. Right” is proof.

T-Roc – The International Party

After years in the spotlight in various capacities, Chicago based entertainer T-Roc, finally, released his debut EP, The International Party.

T-Roc has spent most of his life performing in some way from or fashion, so for him to release The International Party fans are relieved. After experimenting with a plethora of sounds and talents, T-Roc nestled quite nicely in to an EDM/Pop sound. T-Roc’s sound is indicative of his personality: high energy, positive and an all around good time.

The all around entertainer doesn’t quite tap into all of his talents for The International Party, but perhaps that’s for the best. The singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer only delivered five tracks and to pack all of his many facets into 18 minutes likely would have overwhelmed the world.

For anyone unfamiliar with T-Roc, The International Party is the perfect project to get acquainted with. For long time fans of entertainer and philanthropist: be prepared to get reacquainted with the artist you love.

The International Party

It’s A-Way or the Highway

Well equipped with lyricism and a hustler’s spirit, A-Way has every right to send anyone packing who does not fall inline. The Chicago based rapper puts both qualities on display throughout his new release A-Way or the Highway.

A-Way or the Highway is a unique combination of lyrical talent, trendy sounds, and typical hip hop themes. A-Way’s “get money or be broke” mindset is ever apparent on the single “Don’t Jog (Run).” The rapper teamed up with the multitalented Clark Airlines to remind women that they can miss out on a good thing too on “Regret.” “Freaks” with 300Rez is a uptempo, strip club anthem easily befitting for Houston, Atlanta, or Miami.

Versatile and multifaceted, A-Way or the Highway” is an effort A-Way should be proud of. He effectively puts is talent and creativity on display with this 11 track effort.

A-Way or the Highway

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.

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

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

Dev Walker – Wait A Dev Minute

Nearly two years after his last project, Dev Walker debuts Wait A Dev Minute.

Wait A Dev Minute is a nine of Dev’s personal remixes. The rapper, singer and songwriter put his spin on some of hip hop and rnb’s most popular songs and the result is staggering.

What was originally intended to be a compilation of one minute covers somehow grew into more than 15 minutes of some of Dev’s best lyricism and vocal work to date. Though a bit different from the original vision Wait A Dev Minute is still short. Despite being short Wait A Dev Minute features no short supply of the artist’s creativity. Dev uses a combination of singing and rapping to set himself apart from the artist who created the original works and fans are sure to be appreciative.

Hardly categorized as a singer or rapper, Dev Walker is certainly an entertainer and Wait A Dev Minute is evident of that. Nestled somewhere between lyrical effectiveness and vocal hypnosis, Wait A Dev Minute reestablishes Dev Walker’s versatility.