Slitta’s More Red

img_1136Slitta is not playing fair and the year just started. Yesterday, the D1CMG artist debuted his second album More Red.

Still riding a wave from his highly successful August debut, Pink & Red, Slitta is showing no signs of slowing down. More Red is already on target to surpass its predecessor, only serving as evidence that Slitta is only getting better and better.

More Red is an 11 track effort produced nearly in its entirety by 80Apes. Despite falling short of the 30 minute mark, More Red leaves nothing to be desired. Slitta reiterates that street life is multifaceted and gives fans a looks at some of those faces.

Slitta’s versatility, talent, and work ethic are on full display for More Red. Slitta is the only artist to appear on the album. Slitta produced nearly half of the track and mixed and mastered the album himself.

The lead single “Just Like That” is indicative of Slitta’s energy. The video for which debuted four days ago. The follow up single “Dirty Game” is a look at the less glamorized portions of street life. The Englewood Trap Angel appears almost vulnerable in the visual. Alone surrounded by papers strewn about an open bottle of cognac and a computer. The simple yet powerful image accentuates Slitta’s lyrics, allowing fans to focus on what matters most: the music.

More Red

Ty Money

It’s been a hell of a week for Harvey based rapper Ty Money. He started the week taking over the internet with images of himself with a goat and a Porché in front of the now defunct Arnies Idle Hour, a Harvey landmark. Thursday, Ty Money debut the visual for “Never Fair” with 147 Calboy. Yesterday, Ty Money brought it all together with release of Money, v. The State.

Anyone who knows anything about Harvey knows about Arnie’s Idle Hour. That fact made Arnie’s the logical choice for Ty Money’s first photo shoot of 2019. Ty Money has given several nods to the strip club, that now operates under the name Boogie Nights, over the years. As for the Porché and the goat, Ty Money is undoubtedly one the greatest artists to ever come from Harvey, so perhaps it all makes sense.

“Never Fair” is the perfect song to start the first quarter for Ty Money. The established rapper joined forces with up and comer 147 Calboy for and undeniable bop. Money stands firm on his rap style that fans have grown to know and love. His combination of storytelling and witty punchlines appears to be better than ever. 147 Calboy, though much less seasoned, appears to have no problem keeping up with his fellow 147 Street representative. Calboy delivers smart lyrics of his own, making “Never Fair” a must hear.

Ty Money kicked off the weekend with the release of Money, v. The State. A joint effort with DJ Victorious, Money, v. The State is five tracks of Ty Money at his best. The first body of work Ty Money has released since being released from jail fans can breathe easy knowing that the King of Sibley is back and better than ever.

Money, v. The State

Kush – Dolo

Kush is starting the year off right. This week, the Chicago based lyricist debuted the visual for his single “Dolo.”

“Dolo” is an ode to Kush’s loyalty and the visual could not be more befitting. Despite aerial shots of Chicago and pristine editing Brian Edwards kept the concept of the visual simple, focusing on Kush and his performance. In a refreshing change of pace, Kush appears in most of the scenes alone. In other scenes he accompanied by one other person, but unlike some his past visuals at no point does he appear with an entourage.

Chris Brown is Undecided

Megastar Chris Brown has started 2019 off right with the debut of his single “Undecided” and the accompanying visual.

The song is a catchy and light hearted bop with a sample of Shanice’s 90s hit “I Love You Smile.” The subject matter differs a bit from its predecessor. On “Undecided” Brown explores his obvious feelings for the young lady he’s entertaining, however he is still hesitant to commit. “Undecided” maybe Brown’s most relatable song yet.

The visual consists of the multitalented Virginia native breaking into a closed waterside amusement park where he finds a balloon that doubles as a gateway to another realm. In secondary realm happens to be one where the amusement park is bustling and Brown is on a date. Almost as cute and light hearted as the song, the visual for “Undecided” is fun to say the least.

Slitta Makes Every Effort to Take Care

2019 is already looking good for Slitta. The Chicago based recording artist renewed his contract with D1CMG just before ringing in the new year and ever since the videos have been rolling in. Today, Slitta debuted the visual for “Take Care.”

In the most appropriate way ever “Take Care” closes out Slitta’s 2018 release Pink & Red. A peek at Slitta’s softer side, the song explores the downside of a relationship. The song features samples of Boyz II Men’s “4 Seasons of Loneliness” as well as Jagged Edge’s “Walked Outta Heaven” in a creative combination guaranteed to capture the attention of any true r’n’b fan.

As if the song itself didn’t garner enough attention, LakeShoreHy directed one of the most relatable visuals ever. Slitta put his acting skills on display and undoubtedly deserves applause for it. However the show may have very well been stolen by his co-star, newly signed D1CMG A&R Yo Carlie.

August Alsina Debuts Like You Love Me

Though he’s been relatively quiet this year, August Alsina has certainly been busy. The New Orleans born singer kicked all of his addictions and today blessed fans with a visual for his brand new single “Like You Love Me.”

A little heavier, but in a great way August Alsina is looking and sounding good for “Like You Love Me.” The visual opens with a scene extremely reminiscent of D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel).” From there things only get steamier with the 25 year old performing laying across a bed. The visual reaches new heights when he’s joined by a scantily clad co- star and they spend the rest of the visual caressing and kissing one another.

Though the visual is simple, it is befitting of the single. “Like You Love Me” may be the most adult song Alsina has released to date. The new sound and new look are perfect.

The Messiah’s White Cups

 

The Messiah is no new comer to hip hop. But in the last year his loyal fan base has grown leaps and bounds and it looks like the Chicagoan may soon become a household name. His most recent visualWhite Cups” is pretty evident of why The Messiah is gaining so much success.

“White Cups” is the definitive representation of sex, drugs, and rock and roll so to speak. The Messiah teamed up with Will Mass to capture the lifestyle of a popping rapper in less than two and a half minutes. Despite the length of the visual or lack there of “White Cups” delivers all of the necessary elements for a rap video.

While it is debatable that Queen Envi’s performance makes it quite possible to watch “White Cups” without sound, the song is still pretty important. The Messiah delivers witty lyrics in an original cadence that keeps fans engaged. Despite being fun, “White Cups” is lyrically interesting and real hip hop.