Audrey Valentine’s Forbidden Fruit

A bit later than originally anticipated, Audrey Valentine’s second EP, Forbidden Fruit has finally arrived.

Forbidden Fruit is a stellar display of all the talent fans have grown to expect from the singer/songwriter and then some. The eight track effort has something for everyone and Valentine’s voice leaves nothing to be desired.

Unsurprisingly, Forbidden Fruit puts Valentine’s talent in the spotlight where it undoubtedly belongs. What may come as a is her decision to share that spotlight with some of Chicago’s other shining stars. A duet with Chantelle Tru, a dancehall inspired track with The Boy Illinois and the “Rider” remix with Joel Q are among Forbidden Fruit’s features. Z-Money lends his talents to the EP’s title track and fans will not be disappointed.

Forbidden Fruit

Andre Robertson Hopes His Love For Music is Mutual

Chicago based singer, songwriter, and producer Andre Robertson May be new to the music industry but isn’t new to music. Robertson has been singing since he was five and writing music since he was seven. Years later, it’s all coming together as he prepares to release his upcoming EP Journey.

Journey with be the first of a three part saga, written, produced, and performed in large part by Robertson. The lead single “Mutual” his evidence of Robertson’s hard work. The song a product of Robertson from conception to completion.

As a testimony to Robertson’s dedication to his craft he has created a studio in his home. The r’n’b crooner’s hard work doesn’t go unnoticed as he already has an established fan base anticipating the release of Journey.

Listen to “Mutual”:

Chloé – Outta My Face

Leave it to Chloé to make yet another anthem. Over the holiday weekend, the Chicago based songbird debuted her latest single “Outta My Face” and we all can relate.

At some point every woman has had to tell someone she is not interested in a man pursuing her. Chloé teamed up with Chay Milan and Frances King to do just that the way only they can. “Outta My Face” is nearly four minutes of riding music just for the ladies the Chicago way.

Achillez X Zeus Ch1: The Arrival

Much like the Greek mythological character he drew his moniker from, Achillez is known for his strength. The 28 year-old lyricist’s musical strength is a result of a foundation deeply rooted in what he believes to be the universal language. Saturday, the Chicagoan debuted his latest EP Achillez X Zeus Ch1: The Arrival and his strength is obvious.

Despite the fact that Achillez has been making music for nearly two decades Achillez X Zeus Ch1: The Arrival is only his third release.. Achillez brought is best storytelling and wordplay combinations capturing fans by painting vivid pictures. His distinctive voice and command of language makes Achillez easy to identify and his real life scenarios make him relatable.

His second release of 2018, Achillez X Zeus Ch1: The Arrival is the first installment of a three part listening experience Achillez has created for his fans. A true believer in the importance of music, Achillez takes pride in being a perfectionist in the studio and it comes across in his music. His strong conviction for choosing quality over quantity explains why Achillez X Zeus Ch1: The Arrival is only a five track effort. Though the EP is 13 minutes long, the talent is in no short supply and fans are already on pins and needles in anticipation of the final two installments.

Achillez X Zeus Ch1: The Arrival EP

I Used to Know H.E.R

H.E.R. fans are rejoicing behind the release of her six track Ep I Used to Know Her: The Prelude.

Soulful melodies and relatable lyrics easily describes H.E.R. but her latest release has fans more and more in love as she puts feminism on a pedestal. Opening the EP with “Lost Souls,” H.E.R.’s adaptation of Lauryn Hill’s “Lost Ones” H.E.R. set the bar for female artists at an all time high.

Despite channeling Lauryn Hill, in no way does H.E.R. sit high and look low at the rest of us. The multi talented rising star teamed up with Bryson Tiller to relate to the masses on “Could’ve Been.” As if featuring Bryson Tiller didn’t do enough to put fans in a mood, it’s rumored that “Could’ve Been” it the not so joyous follow up to “Best Part” with Daniel Caesar.

Needless to say H.E.R. did everything except fail to deliver and she did it all in 20 minutes.

I Used to Know Her: The Prelude

Cee The World Gives Fans ADHD

One thing Cee The World does not do is stand still, making ADHD the perfect title for his album.

In a constant state of motion Cee The World is always busy. The Chicagoan who does it all finally released ADHD and it say it was worth the wait is an understatement. The 14 track effort put an array of Cee The World’s talents on display.

ADHD has been years in the making and fans can breathe easy knowing thaT Cee The World has sharpened a ton of other skills without sacrificing his music. It’s been such a long time coming, but fans need not worry, Cee The World was sure to include some favorites including Down Too Good with YDotGDot and Missing You.

ADHD

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