Teyana Taylor – K.T.S.E.

It’s hard to believe it has been four years since Teyana Taylor’s last album. Today, the unstoppable beauty reminded the world why no one minded waiting another day for her G.O.O.D. Music debut K.T.S.E.

The self proclaimed Princess of Harlem shines over Kanye beats the way only she could. K.T.S.E is eight diverse tracks that capture just a few of the many facets of the multitalented beauty. With a little something for everyone in a rather small package Teyana, Harlem and G.O.O.D. Music have much to be proud of.

The short effort features the most controversial man in hip hop Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign. And for anyone who misses the old Kanye, no need to worry he and Teyana channeled just that.

KTSE

Can Dev Walker Come Over?

If you’ve never heard the phrase “don’t rest on your laurels” let Dev Walker teach you what it means. The multitalented Chicagoan has been putting in work and today he debut his latest video “Come Over” as proof.

It’s been nearly a yearly since the release of Dev Walker’s debut Torn and it’s safe to say the singer/rapper/songwriter has been riding his on wave ever since. Dev Walker has spent the last 11 months releasing singles, recording covers and modeling, with all these accomplishments one would think he’s too busy to do anything else. Of course that isn’t so and as Dev Walker gears up to go to Los Angeles to show B.E.T. what his fans love about him, he took a moment to premier his latest video “Come Over.”

Undeniably sexy, “Come Over” is exclusively for the ladies. What was probably every female fans favorite song on Torn has just become their favorite visual as well seeing as Dev mad sure to let fans know he’s been in the gym. Though it is inevitable his female fans were the target audience for the song, the visual has something for the fellas as well. Dev co-stars alongside the gorgeous Chicago based model and cosmetologist Elliee. The Windy City serves as the perfect backdrop from sexy scenes the way only Dev and Ellie’s could come together to create. And the visual certainly bring the lyrics to life.

Medallion x Chloé – Breakin Pt. 2

Earlier this week, without warning at all Medallion and Chloé teamed up to release their latest “Breakin’ Pt. 2.”

After Medallion flexed a few creative muscles on the production side of “Breakin’ Pt. 2, it only made since that he do the same lyrically. The sequel to Chloé’s “Breakin’ Pt. 1 from the Day 28 Ep, of course it would have been incomplete without the songstress. Though Medallion and Chloé make the perfect duo on both songs the visual is what makes it all complete.

Brandon Holmes brings it all together with the creative use colorful light and shadow. Capturing and inspiring emotion, Brandon Holmes’ creativity took Medallion and Chloé’s hit to the next level.

G. Mitch Has a Situation

It is always the right time for r’n’b and G. Mitch is taking full advantage of that. The Chicago based vocalist is kicked off the month with the release of his new single “Situation.”

An ever familiar concept in music and in life, according to G. Mitch “Situation” is a the tale of “a situationship, where there’s a definite connection between two people, but no rush to commit.” An experience the singer is no stranger to.It’s no coincidence that fans will connect to “Situation,” everyone finds themselves in odd predicaments ever now and then, but G. Mitch wrote it to do just that: connect. The singer/songwriter plans to do a lot more connecting as the summer progresses with the anticipated release of his debut project Misunderstood.

BJ The Chicago Kid – The Opening Ceremony

Overnight, the world received a little r’n’b, Chicago style. At midnight, BJ The Chicago Kid debuted his latest release The Opening Ceremony.

Emphasis on a little r’n’b, The Opening Ceremony is only three tracks long. But not to worry those three tracks are 12 minutes of the most soul the music industry has had in a long time. Reminding the world exactly why BJ The Chicago Kid belongs at Motown Records.

A whole lot of love, in the physical and emotional sense, over melodies only the way BJ The Chicago Kid could deliver is the best way to describe The Opening Ceremony. Engaging all the way through, though fans would have appreciated more, that 12 minutes is just enough to get them through.

The Opening Ceremony

Chimeka’s Don’t Do Coke

Anyone in Chicago last night, but not at Subterranean, missed one hell of a show. Chimeka headlined the sold out Don’t Do Coke and it was dope.

The Harvey born artist formerly known as Chin Chilla Meek opened her show by establishing that she was changing the culture, and she did indeed. As the headliner or the show she performed first, encouraging fans to always show up on time and praising the acts to come after her.

While changing the culture, Chimeka took fans on a ride they won’t soon forget. With DJ BMan and a live band, the rapper/singer performed recent and past hits. Chimeka proved that real fans withstand rebranding and Chicago has the littest female rappers ever, when Shawnna joined her on stage. The two performed 2011’s “Fucked Up.”

Chimeka performed four of the six tracks from her most recent EP Cool, including her latest single, “Elevator Music,” which she performed twice. In a nod to incarcerated Harvey rapper Ty Money, the multitalented beauty performed 2016’s “Sibley XVI” and referred to him as the King of Sibley.

Who’s who in the City made up the audience of the self proclaimed unicorn’s sold out show. Don’t Do Coke was proof that hip hop is alive and well in Chicago, artist do support each other and Chicago knows how to come together and have a good time.

Ravyn Lenae – 4 Leaf Clover

Slumber parties, muscle cars and pool halls, Ravyn Lenae’s “4 Leaf Clover” visual is an eccentric blast from the past.

Making its debut this afternoon “4 Leaf Clover” is a taste a spring with some old school inspiration. While the song spawns from her February EP entitled Crush, the video could not have come at a better time. The weather in Ravyn Lenae’s hometown of Chicago is starting to feeling like “I never said we were together” and that’s pretty much the narrative.

While it seems the red haired singer’s latest video was inspired by the 50’s, and could not have been more perfectly themed, Ravyn Lenae’s talent is completely 2018.