Chicago’s Rider: Audrey Valentine

Audrey Valentine is the definition of life long passion. Singing since she was four, Valentine is now sharing her talent with the world and helping to put Chicago on the map in the process.

Inspiration by music greats Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, Valentine’s passion for Music stared as a toddler and continued to grow throughout her youth. At thirteen, she went from songbird to songwriting when she started writing her own lyrics. As a college student, Valentine decided to turn her passion into a paycheck, pursing music full time.

In 2015, Valentine introduced herself and her sound to the world with her debut EP Love Hangover. Since then, she’s been a grind mode. Currently, Audrey Valentine is working on her upcoming project The Forbidden Fruit, slated for release this summer.

In the meantime, she’s promoting her single “Rider.” Produced by Epidemic and written by Valentine, the sexy single is exactly what Chicago’s music scene needs. The visual was filmed by A Zae Production.

Netflix, The Video

What’s Valentine’s Day without a little music? Feel free to thank Chimeka for that. The multitalented performer premiered the video for her single “Netflix” today.

Both sultry and sexy, the song is perfect for Valentine’s Day. The visual comes six months after the single’s release, however it is right on time.

Starring Chimeka, “Netflix” documents what appears to be the perfect romance with a twist. The lyrically apt beauty also shares a scene with a unicorn, but it’s Chimeka what did you expect?

Samcin was the creative genius behind it all and it was captured by the lense of Phil Jordan. It’s safe to say as a pair they captured the rapper, singer, songwriter and unicorn at her best.

Grab a lighter and your lover and check out “Netflix”:

Ravyn Lenae Debuts Crush

It may be a wintery mess in Ravyn Lenae’s hometown, but her latest release is hot. The Chicago native’s Crush EP debuted just in time to be the soundtrack for the citywide snow day.

Inches upon inches covered the Greater Chicagoland area, but Ravyn Lenae kept fans warm with funky rhythms and soulful vocals, they way only she could. Crush is five tracks of the singer/songwriter’s best work yet. 17 minutes of neo-soul from a 19 year old who is years ahead of her time.

After the super fantastic 2017 Ravyn Lenae had, Crush is the perfect way to kick off 2018. Listen to Crush now.

Kehlani Did It Again

It’s always a good day for an acoustic record and when it comes from Kehlani it’s even better. With that being said, today was a good day due to the premier of the Oakland songbird’s latest “Again.”

Acoustic and unmixed, Kehlani proves that her voice and lyrics are capable of standing on their own. Colorfully written with the imagery of Kehlani could create, “Again” is art for the ears. Though she doesn’t need it the groundwork for the track was laid by Geoffro, who is also responsible for producing “Honey.”

Listen now:

Corey Ether Gets Petty

Just last week singer/songwriter, rapper and producer Corey Ether debuted the visual for his latest single “Petty.” An ode to childish and outright outlandish behavior, “Petty” is certainly unique.

A joint effort from Corey Ether, UKnowCoby and KelzFreeAgent, “Petty” is more than four and a half minutes of documented bad behavior. The song was produced by Corey Ether and may very well be proof that while talented Corey Ether could use a lesson in moral behavior.

Chloé – Day 28

Today starts the countdown till Maven Monarch artist Chloé’s upcoming project Day 28 is released.

The Chicago based songstress launched the countdown to Day 28 with the release of the introduction baring the same name. Short and sweet “Day 28” also has an accompanying visual, putting Chloé in the spotlight, where she belongs.

Failing to meet the minute and a half mark, that’s all “Day 28” fails to do. Produced by Medallion, “Day 28” serves as a prelude to what the Day 28 EP is about.

Today’s release is just the tip of the ice berg, as there is more on the way from Chloé. Every 28 days fans can expect more new music until the release of Day 28. In the interim, for fans who just can’t get enough, Chloé will be on Instagram Live (@justchloemusic) tonight at 8pm discussing Day 28.

Chris Brown’s Heartbreak on a Full Moon

Years in the making, Chris Brown finally released his tenth studio album Heartbreak on a Full Moon.

It has undoubtedly been a long time coming, the 28 year old singer has been releasing singles from Heartbreak on a Full Moon for more than a year. Prior to midnight’s digital release, Chris Brown had already released enough songs to complete an album, but that pails in comparison to 45 tracks that comprise Heartbreak on a Full Moon.

The multitalented Virginia native left nothing to be desired with this album, covering every quintessential Chris Brown sound and adding some new ones. More than two and a half hours long, Chris Brown took the time to remind the world why he is Chris Brown. The feature credits for this album look more like the V.I.P list for a party and the production credits follow suit.

Chris Brown received ten platinum plaques in 2017, exclusive of Heartbreak on a Full Moon and took to social media encouraging his fans to make it debut at number one. Apparently Team Breezy is not to be doubted, as Heartbreak on a Full Moon was number one on ITunes preordered albums and as of this morning, the most downloaded album, beating out Kelly Clarkson.

Heartbreak on a Full Moon is without question Chris Brown’s best and most versatile album yet. It’s available on all media streaming platforms today and hard copies will be available Friday, November 3.

Heartbreak on a Full Moon