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.

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

Audrey Valentine Takes Her Time

Singer/ songwriter Audrey Valentine delivered fans a Valentine’s Day gift that’s sure to last once the candy is gone and the flowers have wilted. Thursday the Chicago native debuted her new single “Take My Time.”

Nothing is better than a relatable song and Audrey Valentine nailed it with “Take My Time.” The singer teamed up with Kid Breeze and Brill over a Lamar laid framework to remind fans that she too experiences the highs and lows of life and love.

A break from the monotony of every artist releasing love songs for Valentine’s Day, “Take My Time” is a reminder that sometimes taking a step back is best. Audrey Valentine also gives a much deserved nod to the neighborhood that made her. Chatham feel free to stand up.

Slitta Delivers More Pink for Valentine’s Day

Last night Slitta explained to Power92’s Bree Specific that he made More Pink because he wanted to make “women feel like women again.” After handing out dozens of pink roses at his silent listening party and pouring out his emotions, Slitta may have very well been successful.

Bassline served as the perfect setting for More Pink’s exclusive silent listening party. Hosted by Bree Specific and dj’d by Marie Tha DJ, rose petals covered the floor, a body painter created visuals and Slitta set the vibe. The celebration of the D1CMG artist and 80 Apes producers complete rnb album was a hit. The guest list looked more like a list of who’s who in Chicago.

More Pink is definitely deserving of such a celebration. The ten track project made its debut as the listening party came to a close, just in time to be the perfect soundtrack for Valentine’s Day.

More Pink is yet another reminder of Slitta’s many talents. The album is performed in large part, produced almost completely, engineered, mixed and mastered by Slitta. The only features come from Ashlee Bankz, L’Oréal, and KD Young Cocky who appears on the single “Vent.”

More Pink

Ciara Has the Greatest Love

Is there a better way to remind the world that your marriage is thriving than to release a love song just before Valentine’s Day? According to Ciara there isn’t. Today, she debuted her highly anticipated new single “Greatest Love.

As of late, Ciara and Russell Wilson have been running the rumor mills as stories swirl of the Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback gifting his wife her masters. While the validity of those stories has yet to be confirmed, what the couple continues to confirm is their love for each other. Ciara’s new single “Greatest Love” is evident of that.

The lyrics are an obvious ode to her husband and it sounds like Ciara could not be happier. “Greatest Love” is situated somewhere between sultry and the very popular, but wordy writing style of late. While the idea sounds like a hit, it appears some fans aren’t convinced about the execution.

“Greatest Love” was released exclusively through Ciara’s own record label Beauty Marks Entertainment.

Ciara – Greatest Love