Chris Brown is Undecided

Megastar Chris Brown has started 2019 off right with the debut of his single “Undecided” and the accompanying visual.

The song is a catchy and light hearted bop with a sample of Shanice’s 90s hit “I Love You Smile.” The subject matter differs a bit from its predecessor. On “Undecided” Brown explores his obvious feelings for the young lady he’s entertaining, however he is still hesitant to commit. “Undecided” maybe Brown’s most relatable song yet.

The visual consists of the multitalented Virginia native breaking into a closed waterside amusement park where he finds a balloon that doubles as a gateway to another realm. In secondary realm happens to be one where the amusement park is bustling and Brown is on a date. Almost as cute and light hearted as the song, the visual for “Undecided” is fun to say the least.

August Alsina Debuts Like You Love Me

Though he’s been relatively quiet this year, August Alsina has certainly been busy. The New Orleans born singer kicked all of his addictions and today blessed fans with a visual for his brand new single “Like You Love Me.”

A little heavier, but in a great way August Alsina is looking and sounding good for “Like You Love Me.” The visual opens with a scene extremely reminiscent of D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel).” From there things only get steamier with the 25 year old performing laying across a bed. The visual reaches new heights when he’s joined by a scantily clad co- star and they spend the rest of the visual caressing and kissing one another.

Though the visual is simple, it is befitting of the single. “Like You Love Me” may be the most adult song Alsina has released to date. The new sound and new look are perfect.

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.

SUNNYWOODZROLLUP

Nearly three years after its predecessor and a week later than expected SUNNYWOODZROLLUP has finally arrived.

The last two weeks are evident that Sunny Woodz is the hardest working man in Chicago. On November 19, the engineer, songwriter, and creative genius hosted a private kickback that doubled as the listening party for SUNNYWOODZROLLUP. The mixtape was scheduled to to make its debut the following Friday, November 23, just in time for Sunny Woodz to headline his first concert. Instead, he went back to the studio and the result is debatably perfection.

At just less than 28 minutes, SUNNYWOODZROLLUP is 12 tracks of greatness. The mixtape is a guide to the dopest artists throughout the Chicagoland area brought together the way only Sunny Woodz could. SUNNYWOODZROLLUP opens with Solo The Dweeb, who sets the vibe for the tape. From there artists from all over the city remind fans as to why they remain patient with Sunny Woodz and his missed deadlines. Bandland Zz, Chimeka, Slitta, and Messiah are just a few of the artists who contributed their talents t9 this effort. SUNNYWOODZROLLUP then closes with a feature from YP.

The easiest way to describe SUNNYWOODZROLLUP is to call it a vibe. The mixtape is creative culmination of the versatility of Chicago based artists conveniently packaged for the listening pleasure of fans.

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.

Trey Songz’s Jill

Last week, Jill Scott made headlines and gained a ton of new fans after a clip of one of her live shows went viral. In the midst of the chaos it created fellow singer/songwriter Trey Songz paid tribute to the Philly native in an unforgettable way. His latest single: Jill.

The nearly four and a half minute song features a sample of “He Loves Me (Lyzell in E Flat) from Scott’s 2000 debut Who is Jill Scott: Words and Sounds Vol. 1. The combination of Trey Songz and Jill Scott is different in a good way. Leave it to Trey Songz to improve on perfection while paying homage.

A win for Trey Songz to say the least after he debuted the song last night, Jill Scott took to Twitter to give it her stamp of approval. Scott tweeted:

In the midst of simple minded, affection starved foolishness, this song is actually quite beautiful.

Check it out: