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.

B. Morgan Wants to Know Who You Love

Bronx born r’n’b singer B. Morgan knows that success comes at a cost. After years of making payments, B. Morgan is starting to reap the benefits and is sharing those benefits with the world via his latest release “Who Do You Love.”

The 29 year old teamed up with fellow singer Ronni Allen for a feel good r’n’b sound that the game has been missing. “Who Do You Love” feels like warm weather and positive vibes and the visual only reinforces that.

Lyric’s Catch A Girl

Over the weekend singer Lyric debuted the visual for her latest single “Catch A Girl.”

“Catch A Girl” is about how a guy can seem perfect and the moment a girl falls for him, he’s gone with the wind. Produced by D. Brooks Exclusive, “Catch A Girl” unfortunately is a song too many can relate to.

While the lyrics are enough to put any girl in her feelings, the visual makes up for it. Lyric entertains three dates in the same arcade without remorse for any of it.

Ann Marie is Down to Ride

Preparing for tour obviously means going into overdrive for Chicago based songstress Ann Marie. In anticipation of her upcoming tour, the singer debuted her latest visual “Ride For Me.”

The fourth track on Ann Marie’s Tripolar 2, “Ride For Me” is a ballad that everyone can relate to. In just under three and a half minutes, Ann Marie explains that she’s in search of loyalty.

A joint effort with Columbia Records recording artist Yung Bleu, “Ride For Me” could easily be described as a duet. Ann Marie and Yung Bleu compliment each other well.

While Ann Marie and Yung Bleu’s voices compliment each other well their chemistry in the video is undeniable. A hood love story to say the very least, “Ride For Me” is the ultimate tale of love and loyalty.

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.

Chanelle Tru’s Ha|Ve

 

Chanelle Tru celebrated International Women’s Day in a rather unique way. On March 8, the Chicago based artist debuted her album Ha|Ve.

Ha|Ve reminds the world that Chanelle Tru is so much more than a pretty face. The multitalented singer, rapper, songwriter, dancer and actress flexed quiet a few creative muscle on her highly anticipated new album. Despite the fact that she could have probably done it all on her own, Chanelle Tru does share the creative spotlight just a bit on Ha|Ve. The Other Eric, Cosha TG, and Sprado lent their talents to the 15 track effort.

Ha|Ve or “Hate to Love” delivers a little more than 45 minutes of tales for those who have gained or lost love.

 

 

Kehlani Delivers While We Wait

As she awaits the birth of her daughter, Kehlani made a delivery of another sort. Today, the singer-songwriter debuted her fourth project While We Wait.

While We Wait is perfectly titled, as every Kehlani fan holds their breath waiting for the star to deliver her baby girl. Clearly cognizant of her fans anxiety, Kehlani released a nine track mixtape. While We Wait is Kehlani at her best. The expectant mother gives fans everything they have grown to expect from her and so much more.

Relatable subject matter dresses in creative melodies and presented in an angelic voice; While We Wait is effortless. Though only 30 minutes long, While We Wait is evidence that the Oakland native is wise beyond her years. While We Wait explores the dynamics of different kinds of relationships with the assistance of some of musics most identifiable men, including Musiq Soulchild and DOM KENNEDY.

Kehlani – While We Wait