15 Minutes is all you need to set aside from finals in college, commute to work, or a general break from anything that is stressing you out. The good folks at the GrindHouse have provided you with "A 15 Minute Break", a production encompassing production of all GrindHouse producers (Na$im Williams x Wes P. x Doc Da Mindbenda x Fortified Sounds x iLLeeT). Enjoy!
Chicago emcee and Treated Crew member, Mic Terror unleashes his first single "15 Minutes". The Million $ Mano and ESL production will for part of his upcoming project with Closed Sessions "Fresh Prince of Darkness". The project will feature production from Million $ Mano, Cardo, Caleb James, Hollywood Holt, among others. The project is set to release February 2014.
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$im is not close to being finished as both have a mutual project that is set to release sometime in 2014.
As for the release of the full version of "Modern Monroe", it is set to drop until the new year and will be showcasing Treated Crew member Gzus Piece. Stay in tune and peep the phenomenal track!
Out of the Treated Crew vaults comes "Waterfall", a track originally recorded back in 2012. The Na$im Williams and Fortified Sounds produced track gets an assist from Sulaiman with a great verse over a smooth instrumental. Enjoy!
Chicago emcee Doc and Treated Crew producer Na$im Williams link up for the phenomenally produced track, "Gone". The instrumental comes off Na$im's currently released The Symbiote EP. Both Doc and Williams have been combining forces and making their collaborations one of the most solid tandems in Chicago Hip-Hop, which will be continuing to happen as these two artists are set to release more music together in the near future.
ShowYouSuck continues his tribute to all 80s culture through his second single, "Make-Out King". The Javelin & The Hood Internet produced track is a hybrid styled Hip-Hop track possessing elements of both 80s pop and dub beats. It's almost as if one was warped 30 years back to an era with so much pop-culture contributions, yet it's a modern day rendition to showcase why ShowYouSuck is a musical genius. "Make-Out King" will be a part of ShowYouSuck's upcoming Dude Bro EP that will be dropping November 26. The EP also features production from Mike Jaxx, Peter Cottontale, and J. Arthur, as well collaborations with P.O.S. of DoomTree and NYC's UnStoppable Death Machines.
I had ShowYouSuck and Auggie The 9th swing by to Radio DePaul at DePaul University for a fun conversation around their music and we definitely had a phenomenal time. The two most important segments on the show were the "Product of The Go" and "Spectacular Vernacular". In "Product of The Go", a segment inspired by Retrospect's "Can I" we quizzed the guys on their knowledge of Chicago by reciting artist verses and asking the guys whether or not the lyrics belonged to a Chicago emcee. Spectacular Vernacular, a segment inspired by theWhoevers, was a segment where we had the guys freestyle using submitted words to display their uncanny ability to reinforce strong vocabulary words within their verses.
The show was phenomenal from various perspectives. For one, we got to give both ShowYouSuck and Auggie The 9th a platform to expose their music but also used this medium as a way to create conversation around the importance of their music to the Chicago landscape. The second important thing about this encounter was that it was hilarious. We exposed both the guys to a website called therapboard.com , which has the most infamous ad-libs in Hip-Hop history, which they in turn used throughout the duration of the show.
ShowYouSuck releases DudeBro on November 26th. Auggie The 9th releases GAWS in December. Before the release of both projects they will be having a show on the 21st of November, which you should all go and support as they'd be playing a majority of their upcoming projects at their upcoming venue. Hope you enjoy the audio of the show as well as the pictures and vines collected throughout the duration of the show.
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Treated Crew producer Na$im Williams connects with C. Rich for "Bad/Heart". The track samples R&B legend, Maxwell and this has been the latest Na$im beat to get attention since the release of his EP, The Symbiote. Enjoy!
Treated Crew soldier, Saint Millie invites you to enter the mind of a lyrical prodigy in his latest VonVuai produced single, "Never Change". The record can be interpreted in various ways to relate to your own personal experiences. For one, it talks refers to not wanting to change as a result of fame or popularity. It also refers to loyalty and remembering one's roots in our attempt to use careers or goals as stepping stones to achieve success. One thing is for certain, the Treated cult's virtuous one continues to put out phenomenal music.