Teyana Taylor – Gonna Love Me Remix

As if Teyana Taylor hasn’t given the world enough feels, today the multitalented megastar debuted her latest video. The 28 year old invited fans to ride her time machine back to the 90s for the self-directed “Gonna Love Me” visual.

90s hip hop and rnb be was iconic in every aspect and no one quite embodies that the way Teyana Taylor does. The self-proclaimed Princess of Harlem gave the ultimate nod to the era that raised her with the visual for”Gonna Love Me.” From the oversized clothing to the basement party scene, Taylor reminded the world that she was a product of the 90s. Undoubtedly the icing on this 90s themed cake was Taylor dancing on the sidewalk Duffy-style.

The visual was the perfect pairing for the sound that actually serves as the remix to the second track on her June release k.t.s.e. The single version features Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Raekwon The Chef all of Wu-Tang Clan. All three lyricists provided a unique cadence to the song combining the elements of hip hop and rnb in a way that only the 90s could. Raekwon The Chef, however does not appear in the video.

In the most tasteful of fashion’s Taylor dedicated the late video to model, actress, and business woman Kim Porter who rose to fame in the 90s.

Hunnid – Like That

If nothing else, in 2018 fans learned that Hunnid could not be stopped. His work ethic had never before been questioned, but after the untimely passing of his cousin and fellow hip hop artist Streetz, it appears that Hunnid has only gone harder. Most recently, Hunnid released the visual for “Like That” featuring Streetz and C.C.G. comrade MAG.

A testament to Hunnid’s strength and Streetz’ talent, “Like That” is an ode to posers. The song makes it undoubtedly clear to anyone claiming a lifestyle that they aren’t actually living that the world can see the truth.

Hunnid, Streetz, and MAG form a three headed monster, living fans to want for nothing. A barrage of punchlines delivered in three unique flows reiterates that the artists could inevitably stand alone, but together they are unstoppable. “Like That” is nearly six minutes of a verbal assailing that no artist or non-creative would want to be on the receiving end of.

The visual debuted on Black Friday and was directed by LB Vision. The concept is simple and features Hunnid, MAG, and a number of others sitting on the large porch of an abandoned home. Clips of Streetz rapping and commingled with those of news coverage of his tragic death earlier this year.

 

Illi – B4U

It has been just more than a year since Illi debuted his last project “Windy” and he has yet to stop working. Today, Illi kept that same energy and premiered his newest video “B4U.”

“B4U” is a love song the way only The Boy Illinois could create. The upbeat tune inevitably inspires a bop, but the lyrics will make you swoon.

Illi’s costar can be described as nothing other than gorgeous. The chocolate coated beauty compliments him perfectly as the two lay on white sheets.

The visual is simple, yet fun and effective. From scenes of Illi presumably shooting his shot at the coiled haired beauty to performance shots of his signature dance moves “B4U” is perfect.

APOLLOSOGODLY & Chanelle Tru Star in Undergrad

It appears as though APOLLOSOGODLY has an anthem with his latest “Undergrad.”

APOLLOSOGODLY linked up with fellow Chicagoan Chanelle Tru for “Undergrad” and to call it catchy is an understatement.Relatable to any guy who has ever had a crush and any girl who ever had to boss up, “Undergrad” couldn’t have come at a better time.

A Chicago effort through and through and for a good cause the visual is almost as much fun as the song. Directed by Shei Nicole and filmed by Diamond Visuals, everyone is the video is dressed in pink for breast cancer awareness. The video also features one of Chicago’s most notable names, faces and voices ShaneikaSpeaks.

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Meet Ceez

When lyricism meets intellect, the possibilities are endless, just ask Ceez. The collegiate athlete turned rapper is sharing his talent with the world and reaping the benefits of it.

Previously know for his skills on the basketball court, after debuting his first two visuals “Smoke” and “Preach,” Ceez is gaining recognition for his skills in the both. The Indianapolis based rapper started sprouting musical roots when he was eleven, but it wasn’t until the summer of 2018 that really began taking his talent seriously.

With a determination to stay true to his lyrics, Ceez delivers a level a positivity that’s often absent form hip hop. Ceez’s music is a breath of fresh air in a hip hop climate inundated with gimmicks and hood tales that the artists have never lived.

Real rap is an accurate description of Ceez’s style. Molded by the gangster rappers of the 90s and inspired by the lyrical artists of this era, Ceez brings a sound that’s original and true.

Ty Money’s First Day Out

Beach days, music festivals and sunshine are in no short supply and to most people that would mean summer is still in full swing. However for a lot of rappers, summer just came to a screeching halt. Chicago area rapper Ty Money was recently completed a prison sentence and today he premiered his new visual “First Day Out.”

Looking like he hasn’t missed a meal and sounding like he hasn’t missed a beat, Ty Money’s “First Day Out” is exactly what the game has been missing. With the King of Sibley finally free, the sound of the summer is certain about to change.

Produced by RioMac and visual by Toinne Tarantino “First Day Out” is evidence that Ty Money did not come to play.

Keenan Davis is Hella Heavy

Some rappers claim to be the king of the city they live in for clout, not Keenan Davis. The Chicagoan reiterated that isn’t the king of the Windy City on his new single “Hella Heavy”, but it is hard to believe he isn’t on his way.

No fancy cars or pretty women, “Hella Heavy” is all about Keenan Davis. The lyricist appears on a bike, in an empty parking lot and in front of a corner store in his latest visual. It’s black and white which adds a dramatic effect, but factually it’s unnecessary. The music speaks for itself.

The 27 year-old artist did not come to play. His lyrical growth and versatility of flow took center stage on “Hella Heavy”, so much so that the visual wasn’t necessary. Undoubtedly, artistry is alive and well in Chicago and Keenan Davis is walking, rapping proof.