Product of My Environment compares Trell Dope's grind and hustle to his blue collar city of Gary, IN. In the song Trell Dope touches on some of setbacks he has had early in his career, and how he bounced back from them. The Weekend is also sampled in the in the track and Trell Dope flow gives the track an overall smooth but yet hungry sound. I plan to drop this track on October 26th.
Chicago Hip-Hop duo theWHOevers will be releasing their second full length album this upcoming tuesday, October 29. The project, "Ridin' Waves" will be featuring collaborations with DJ Rhettmatic, Netherfriends, Bambu, Japandrew, D.jbari, Just Wise, Lili Kand more to bring you one of Chicago's highly anticipated projects of 2013.
Cover Art created by Kevin Prudencio for K N O W P A S S I O N
No Waves (feat. Netherfriends)
OMW (prod. by Japandrew)
Stop, Drop, & Roll
Sooner or Later
MEAN (feat. Bambu)
Babygirl (prod. by D.jbari)
Henny & Homies (prod. by DJ Rhettmatic)
Take it There
The Chariot Awaits You
There is also a listening party this week as theWHOevers will be playing their new project a few days before Ridin' Waves is released at Rodan. Flyer below.
In the midst of writing and recording for his upcoming project "#THETIDE", Banks The Genius will be releasing a beat tape entitled "2291". Today he liberates "Taxi Cabs", the first official release from the "2291" tape. This track has a smooth laid back atmosphere, infused with movie samples, it makes for something that's easy to chill out and vibe with. Check it out for yourself, and be on the lookout for the "2291" release date as well as more details on "#THETIDE".
Last time Doc and Na$im Williams linked up was in summer anthem "61 Lilies". Chicago emcee Doc and Treated Crew producer Na$im Williams bless us with "Grateful", a record that acknowledges the violence in Chicago and adds a spin to this issue through humility and being able to live yet another day to bless this city with great, empowering music to bump to. Enjoy!