Audrey V Does it Her Way

Sometimes artists feel the need to reinvent themselves. Though their names may change, their talent does not and Audrey V’s fans are grateful for that.

Formerly Audrey Valentine, the Chicago based vocalist made an adjustment to her name before releasing her very empowered new single “My Way.” Audrey V used “My Way” to put the world on notice that not only does she know what she wants, but it is nonnegotiable.

Badass, with a rather familiar melody, “My Way” was produced by Lamar. Assertive and strong, “My Way” is a different sound for Audrey V, but one that suits her just fine. A blend on r’n’b and hip hop, “My Way” is certainly for the ladies.

Corey Ether Loves Brown Skin

Just under a month ago, Corey Ether debuted a single and visual celebrating is love for black women. To say “Brown Skin” was timely would be an absolute understatement.

Plenty of people would agree that black women deserve more celebration and that it’s a bit cliche that it would come during black history month, but it is what it is. “Brown Skin” while short, is exactly what some people want.

“Brown Skin” is a product of Corey Ether in its entirety. Written, produced and sang by Ether.

The visual is even more simplistic than the song and features black women of different skin tones.

https://youtu.be/TZ1XQamCPcg

Dev Walker Starts 2020 with Bad Lil Bih

Dev Walker has been teasing fans all month with release dates that just haven’t come to fruition. But as February winds down the rising star made good on his promise and debuted his first single of 2020 “Bad Lil Bih.”

A super sexy way to start 2020, “Bad Lil Bih” is definitely for the ladies. Though Dev Walker is equally as gifted lyrically as he is vocally, “Bad Lil Bih” is all about the vocals. The mega talented Chicagoan shares a tale of a woman who without provocation just wants to have sex with him. While Dev Walker claims he’s done nothing to encourage her behavior, he’s very clear on his intentions to oblige her.

The visual chronicles the scenario flawlessly. From their seemingly chance encounter to the moment the situation turns sour, the video is perfection. Filmed by Clark Airlines, “Bad Lil Bih” is a must see.

Slitta Spreads His Wings with Broken Halo

Slitta gave artists 6 weeks of 2020 to put their projects out, before he stopped playing fair. Now, it’s too late. Slitta’s latest Broken Halo has arrived.

Broken Halo is 13 tracks hand chosen by Slitta himself to remind fans that despite the fact that loyalty is currently missing from the culture, it is still very much a necessity. Slitta wastes absolutely no time establishing the theme, Broken Halo opens with the AllDay produced bop “We Bout” featuring 057 Bully.

As Broken Halo progresses, Slitta narrates tales of love and loyalty in creative ways, the way only he could. “Been There” is a product of Slitta in its totality and its motivation at its finest. “Shooters” is an ode to the hitters and “La Familia” is about exactly what the title says.

Slitta put his own talents on front street, rapping, singing, and producing a number of the tracks on Broken Halo. Though he enlisted the help of 057 Bully and a number of producer, Slitta in his own words, “ain’t compromising shit.” The D1CMG powerhouse served as the executive producer for Broken Halo, ensuring fans would see his vision as he prepares for his next release, Trap Angel.

Slitta – Broken Halo

Cee The World Imagines a Love

Imagine having a love so exact that it can only be described as having been designed by the Gods. That’s deep, right? Ironically enough, it sounds like that exactly what Cee The World is telling fans to do with his new single “Imagine a Love.”

In an era where relationships are either much to casual or not taken seriously by both parties “Imagine a Love” gives the hopeless romantic hope. Cee The World effortlessly captures the desires of everyone who just wants a real relationship. Running off a list of all the basic concepts anyone could want in a healthy relationship, “Imagine a Love” comes a at the perfect time.

As Valentine’s Dat rapidly approaches, Cee The World made theme music for everyone who hasn’t given up on love. “Imagine a Love” puts all the hopes of those who haven’t given up on love in this generation into words, reiterating the fact that music is what feelings sound like.

Imagine a Love

Slitta’s Last Time

According to the D1CMG camp fans are less than a month away from yet another Slitta project. However, before the Trap Angel takes fans on a new journey he made one last video from More Pink: “Last Time.”

The album created to remind the world what r’n’b sounds like debuted on Valentine’s Day on 2019 an effectively put everyone in their feelings. “Last Time,” the final track on the album, was the most befitting final release from More Pink. “Last Time” not only signifies the end of the album, but the end of the Pink & Red era.

“Last Time” is a tale many know all too well. A man waits until his lady is “done done” to get his act together. Produced by Slitta, “Last Time,” reinforces the producer’s musical genius. The visual was filmed by Young Will Productions and features fellow producer All Day in the role of the therapist with no faith in Slitta’s plan to win the heart of his scorned lover.

Chanel Nicole – Issa Mood

Some people know their calling early on and Chanel Nicole is one of them. Singing since she was only four years old, Chanel Nicole is award her talent. Her brand new single “Issa Mood” is making everyone else aware as well.

At 23, Chanel Nicole has been performing for 19 years. The singer/songwriter discovered her voice in church and has been blessing the world ever since.

Earlier this year, Chanel Nicole captured the world with her first single “Lately” and she’s been riding her own wave since. In July, she captured the attention of rnb sensation Eric Bellinger with her rendition of the Type A Way Challenge. Friday, Chanel Nicole debuted her latest single, “Issa Mood” and it is definitely a mood.

“Issa Mood” is sexy and sultry. Featuring Young X, “Issa Mood” is undoubtedly a vibe.

Issa Mood

Eric Bellinger’s Cuffing Season Tour

With nearly 10 years in the industry, countless hits penned for other artists, and a Grammy it’s only right that fans put some respect on Eric Bellinger’s name. And that’s exactly what happened Wednesday night, when Bellinger rocked a sold out crowd in Chicago.

The California native brought his Cuffing Season Tour to the Windy City for an experience fans won’t soon forget. The evening began for some with an exclusive meet and greet session during sound check. In a rather intimate setting, Bellinger performed a few songs before taking pictures, giving hugs, signing autographs, and carrying conversations with his beloved Bellringers.

After the meet and greet, fans headed downstairs to see the opening acts. Bellinger’s tour features Ye Ali, Garren, and Sy Ari Da Kid. Holding their own effortlessly, the opening acts one by one gained new fans in Chicago, before giving way to the main event.

Eric Bellinger took the stage in true superstar fashion reminding fans that he was single handedly reviving rnb. Bellinger’s set began with “CS3 Intro (Remix).” The song features the entire tour lineup and ironically enough, it’s a hit. Equipped with a wardrobe change and pyrotechnics, Bellinger took fans on a journey through his career by way of a planned set list and some requests from the audience. Fans reminisced with songs like “Or Nah” from 2014’s The Rebirth and enjoyed more recent favorites like “Apple Berry NaNa” and “Moist.”

The night came to a close with a unforgettable performance of “Material” from Bellinger’s November release Cuffing Season 3. As the Cuffing Season Tour makes its way across the country to wrap up its final dates Bellinger and his fellow performers have something to be proud of and fans have memories for a lifetime.

Audrey Valentine’s Say Yes Visual

Summertime Chi is now a thing of the past. Though warmer weather will be missed, those summertime vibes don’t have to be, thanks to Audrey Valentine.

Valentines’s latest visual, “Say Yes,” screams summer in Chicago with beautiful views of the skyline captured in only the ways a Chicagoan could. The video perfect pairing for a song that would make anyone want to fall in love.

Valentine’s incredible vocals matched with early 2000s love song vibes are a hit and Richie Wes adds the icing on the cake. The hip-hop/rnb combination is reminiscent of a simpler time in music.

“Say Yes” look and feel like summer, but it could very well be the catalyst for “Hot Girl Summer” to give way to cuffing season.

Cecil Blutcher Takes On RnB

Actor and artist Cecil Blutcher is back. After being inspired by the new wave of rnb, Cecil took to the studio to pay homage. The multitalented superstar on the rise released his own remixes to SZA’s “The Weekend” and Summer Walker’s “Girls Need Love.”

It’s always awesome to see black men show love to black women and Cecil Blutcher’s new remixes do just that. Cleverly called “Cmixes,” Blutcher put his soulful twist in two of the hottest female rnb tracks.

While, Blutcher keeps “Girls Need Love” pretty true to what fans know and love, his version of “The Weekend” is acoustic and exactly what the world needed.

https://soundcloud.com/cecil-blutcher/girls-need-love-cmix

https://soundcloud.com/cecil-blutcher/the-weekend-cmix