Sidewalk Chalk “There She Goes”

Chicago collective Sidewalk Chalk is in this holiday season with a new single for their upcoming 2014 project. It’s this instantly groovy “There She Goes” — a great representation of the group’s versatility, both musically and vocally. There’s a little bit of everything: hip hop, male and female vocals, and an overall jazzy tone. I was all-in once the hook dropped and “There She Goes” will definitely be in the rotation. Download and enjoy!

*Tibs Fav.

Chris LeSage “$HARKS” (prod. Nobility)

I’m all hip hop, everyone knows that. Like if I had to listen to the hip hop genre only for the rest of my life, I’d be perfectly okay with that. It’s not that I don’t like any other genre’s of music, because I do. It’s just my love for what the hip hop genre is and is all about. It’s me. It’s who I am. And who I been. It’s who I’ll always be.

Still…I make sure to get my fair share of other sounds, vibes, and music styles. One talent who’s recently been able to get my attention off Hip Hop and on to something a little more soulful is ILLCENTRAL member Chris LeSage. A voice who in my opinion is one of the three best up and coming male singers in the city of Chicago. Actually I think the last male singer to have my interest as much as Chris does now was actually Frank Ocean around the time of Nostalgia, Ultra. Seriously, this kid has that kind of potential. Just give Chris some time…you’ll see.

Now if you will lend us your ear. Here’s Chris LeSage’s newest release and a record which I personally had the honor of creating the artwork for. Please enjoy. #SHARKS

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#GWHHPremiere: Howie Stackz x Jofred Estilo “Ask Coach K”

You over today’s hump yet? If not, don’t trip we got you covered. Now let your worries wonder off for a second and tune yourself to this next installment of our #GowhereYouLove series. A series in which we’ll be working side by side with rappers, singers, producers, and others to share with you the talents we feel the world should know about. Next up the #ILLCENTRAL crew. Compiled of talents from the likes of Stadium Status and Chinza Fly (among others), ILLCENTRAL looks to dominate the game and show you why they should be a household name. 

First up to bat is Howie Stackz (of Stadium Status) and Jofred Estilo (of Chinza Fly) who combine their talents over a remake of beat by SAM Gohard. On this Gowhere You Love release we catch the two MC’s tribute Gucci Mane’s infamous twitter rant, hence the “Ask Coach K” title and artwork (created by your’s truly). Both Howie and Jofred deliver hard bars over an equaly as hard instrumental. If this doesn’t wake you up to the #ILLCENTRAL movement I don’t know what will. But it will!

These ILLCENTRAL cats are the real deal. Take it from me, I’ve had the pleasure of playing the witness role over these past few months. These are some real rappers g, and soon you’ll learn. Now pay up.

#GWHHPremiere: TreaZon “Heaven’s Sword” (prod. KEEYNOTE)

I know y’all weren’t expecting us to take a break after dropping “Danger.” For those of you still living under that rock, “Danger” is that KEEYNOTE produced heater we premiered three weeks ago. But now that TreaZ is ready to take off more than ever before, we’re layin’ the smackdown on y’all (down comes TreaZon with “Heavens’ Sword.”). That’s another hard hittin KEEYNOTE produced bomb which TreaZ absolutely tore apart. And a record we may very well see end up on TreaZon’s upcoming EP, Trust & Betrayal. Tune in and enjoy above or below. More heat from TreaZ and KEEY on the way.

Artwork by yours truly.

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#GWHHPremiere: TreaZon “Danger” (prod. Keeynote)

I’m calling this a new era for TreaZon as he presents us with his comeback record entitled, “Danger.” A collaboration with producer KEEYOTE, and the first release since dropping Reality Escape. This is definitely the first of many more powerful and captivating records to come. I know TreaZ is ready to show the world what he’s really capable of. That’s true potential. Gear up.

Artwork by your’s truly.

“I decided to return to dropping music when a good friend of mine gave me a few words of encouragement. This record exemplifies the passion and aggression that will continue to be displayed within my future releases.” – TreaZon

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GOWHERE SUMMER 2013 PLAYLIST

Curated by the team, Gowhere brings your summer songs ranging from synthpop to major rap flow to get your party started. Sit back, relax, and seize the day.

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Gowhere Summer 2013 Playlist

Pharrell kicks off our summer playlist. With staking claim to the summer with featured hit after hit (see: Get LuckyBlurred Lines, and the newly released ATM Jam with Azealia Banks), we’re gonna keep it going this year with an album that defined summer in 2006.

Pharrell – In My Mind [Entire Album]

The album’s two singles – “Can I Have It Like That” f/ Gwen Stefani & “Number One” f/ Kanye West –  set the tone for an entire body of work that can be summed up in one word:fresh

Sgt. Tibs’ suggests we “start at track 1, roll the windows down, and ride out for the next 45 minutes with your shades down.”

Jay Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail

Brand spankin’ new music from the Suit and Tie gents.  Nothing like wearing tuxedos in the summer for no reason.

Jay Z and Beyonce – Bonnie and Clyde Part II (On the Run)

Does Jay Z sleep? I suppose not, if he is still on the run with his Bonnie to his Clyde by his side.

Busta Rhymes – #Twerkit

K Max chooses this sexually charged beat filled sweaty bodies, whats not to love? #twerkit Also… he chose Mayer Hawthorne. Ladies, K Max has a nice and naughty side!

Mayer Hawthorne – Her Favorite Song

Kick off your summer groove with this beat and win the ladies over.

Jay Z – Feelin It

Jay Z keeps it real with his raps that just make your heart beat along – just like CoverItGirl herself!

2 Chainz f/ Pharrell – Feds Watchin

Starring 2 Chainz with his crazy flow and Pharrell, Feds are watchin’ you dance to this beat at your next house party

Dave Pracyse – F.Y.T.

ChiTown, Stand up!

Pusha T – Number On The Boards

DJ Averi Minor recommends this anthem to charge you up for whatever summer nights might bring you.

Mariah Carey Featuring Miguel – #Beautiful 

Jodeci picks the perfect Mariah song for this summer. Honey colored hair and butterflies, Mariah embodies summer. Slow down and cool off to this #beautiful beat.

Beyoncé – Schoolin’ Life

Whether if you’re 16, in your 20s, 30s, 40, and up, Beyonce definitely teaches us a thing or two.

Kelly Rowland – Put Your Name On It

Give the ladies something to dance to.

Jay-Z Featuring UGK – Big Pimpin’

If this doesn’t exemplify summer, I don’t know what does.

Drake Featuring J. Cole – Jodeci Freestyle

Roll down you windows and drive a little slower to this beat

Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliot – Without Me

Nothing like a group of beautiful songstresses serenading you.

50 Cent – In Da Club

This really kicks your backyard grilling up a notch.

Miley Cyrus – Party In the USA

Srirachana hates herself for loving this song so much – Major guilty pleasure alert.

Drake – Best I Ever Had

Best I ever had just makes us think of those short lived summer loves.

Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

There’s just something about the intro to this beat that makes you feel like you’re jumping into the pool.

Rita Ora – How We Do (Party)

She sings her spin on famous biggie lyrics to the perfect summer beat – sure to get your partying and  bullsh*tting.

The Beatles – Ballad of John & Yoko

Anything beatles, please.

Kid Cudi f. Chip – Hyyer

Get trippy off this song.

Chromeo – Bonafied Lovin

Synthfunk, whatever genre this is, we love it.

Gorillaz – Super Fast Jellyfish

Trippy visuals and fun lyrics… none of get whats its truly about but have deciphering it.

Lil’ Rob – Summer Lovin’

This tune is HelloKeena’s yearly summer jam.

The Cool Kids – Mikey Rocks

Classic.  Stay cool through the heat with these kids.

Kero One – In All the Wrong Places

Soothing to soul, like an ice cold glass of lemonade.

Daft Punk – Robot Rock 

What does Daft Punk touch and not turn into gold?

Weezer – the entire GREEN ALBUM

Teddy choses the best Weezer album for your listening pleasure.  Not all weezer albums were great, people even petitioned to make them STOP making new music, but the ENTIRE Green Album reminds us why we love them oh so much.

 

And last, but definitely not least…


Janet Jackson – Need Someone to Call my Lover

The banjo just sets the tone to meet that girl/guy of your dreams, wherever that may be .