J-Rell has stayed one of Chicago's most sought-after producers and DJs, and one that I've followed and feel embodies the city's musically soulful culture. Today, he releases his new project — his first full-length instrumental album since 2012 — Dust N Papercuts. With a song name like "Be Happy" helping to kick it off, I was intrigued before I even pressed play. Right around "Special Delivery" & "Resolite", I was really into it. This is great music to work to or chill out to today so, in addition to the other stream in the post previous, press play.
To further reel you in, check out the making of the album's first single, the aforementioned "Be Happy".
Here's a great way to kick off your afternoon of new hip hop. Neak, Rashid Hadee, F.A.B.L.E., and Sincerely Yours all drop some slick flows and slick rhymes for this new collab "NRFS", which is simply their initials. This should tell you that the track is just all about displaying their skill on the mic, with J-Rell providing a complimentary production for all the artists as well. *Tibs Fav. and one you should press play/download above!
Look out for the video to this track later next week!
The first new Add-2 track of 2013 is aimed at rappers to step their game up. His slick bars are setting the bar (hah!). Solid production and I'm stickin' around for the rhymes. Borderline *Tibs Fav. - I'll give it the 4-star nudge since I think with more listens, "The Eulogy" will only grow on me.