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” β€” 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.Β 

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.”Β 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.

#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