The city of Chicago is buzzing with talent from every side of the city. The current Hip-Hop movement in the city has garnered a lot of attention but R&B is not far behind. One of the singers/songwriters that has been making a name for himself in the Windy City music scene has been Vince Nantes. The "Love Jones" composer today has blessed us with his latest project offering, "The Transcript", a compilation and catalog to the songwriter's material that was unreleased until now. Vince Nantes continues to show us why he is one of the city's artists with the best work ethics as not only has he blessed us with new music before the year ends but continues to work on new music that he will be releasing in 2014 as well.
Chicago emcee VP enlists Jarred A.G. to his second single and J1K production, "Conversations". The single will form part of VP's upcoming project "Pellegrino Whispers", which will also include production by Smoko Ono. The project is set to release later on this month.
It is said that you save money to spend dollars and that's exactly Scheme and DJ Scend are doing in spending time to craft a fine piece of work in "Pocket Full of Pesos", a project whose artistry will generate a lot of attention. Both SRNC/Molemen representatives have showcased that they are a tandem whose collaborations have made elevated as an elite emcee and DJ, respectively. The album is very distinct because it showcases Scheme's flawless ability to annihilate instrumentals in both English and Spanish. The Mexican-American emcee raised in the Humboldt and Hermosa Park communities gives it his all on the mic as he lets us into his mind and walks us through his struggles, pains, love of his culture, as well as a concern for a violence stricken city who he aims to empower through his analytical, poetic capabilities. Pocket Full of Pesos by both Scheme and DJ Scend is just the beginning of what is to come as these artists are well on their way to bridge gaps and turn pesos into dollars. Bank on that!
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03. The Pledge
04. Sweet f/ DJ Scend
05. Red Carpet feat. Clew Rock, Astonish, Jamal Science & DJ Scend
One of the most interesting tandems that you'll need to pay attention to will be the collaborations between Chicago producer Na$im Williams and Riverside, California femcee Camay. Today we get a snippet to "Modern Monroe", a smooth Na$im production that samples Donell Jones' "Have You Seen Her". The track "Modern Monroe" illustrates why Camay, like a Marilyn Monroe of the modern era, is one of the baddest and lyrically driven emcees in today's Hip-Hop game.
The California journeywoman, has been perfecting her craft for over a decade. The journey for Camay and Na$im is not close to being finished as both have a mutual project that is set to release sometime in 2014.
As for the release of the full version of "Modern Monroe", it is set to drop until the new year and will be showcasing Treated Crew member Gzus Piece. Stay in tune and peep the phenomenal track!
The last time that Noname Gypsy and Mick Jenkins united forced was for the conclusion of Mick's Trees & Truths mixtape. Today these two phenomenal artists release "Samaritan", a gracious act of HipHop purity.
Viking is set to drop this winter to sort of bridge the gap between the kind of music the city has to offer & what it needs. Every single I drop will reach out to a different group. This single "Too Late" is kinda of something short and sweet for the hip hop heads.
Chicago collaborative Animuse connect with Nick Astro to deliver the final to their Drug, Sex, Pain series with "DSP 2". To Check out the first part to this series click here.
Too many people can relate coping through drugs, sex, and pain. Even though all of our experiences are different, we all fall down the same rabbit hole, at some point. Animuse plunges deeper with DSP 2. And they bring along Nick Astro, in the final act of the series.
Making their GoWhere debut are Chicago rappers Ju featuring Jovi on "Downfall". The gritty Mikey Main production marks Ju's first single to his upcoming project Stop Dreaming Start Working 2. The first part of the series Stop Dreaming Start Working is available to download. As for the release of the upcoming project, there is yet no date established but will be dropping soon.