Schoolboy Q sits down with Shade 45 and DJ Whoo Kid for a very dope interview. He talks about ‘Oxymoron’, Raekwon, TDE, The Alchemist, and the Black Hippy XXL cover and more.
Two of the better up and coming talents I’m hearing out Chicago right now are The Redefiners. That’s the duo of Mentality and ATM for the unfamiliars. I’m seeing a lot of potential in these two and I think it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world (that’s YOU) sees it too.
So start Here.
A-Plus & Aagee released “Molly’s Dirty Water” an LP, Monday night the video for “Blue Tear Drops” was released. An instrumental with a dope visual to come along with it is always something cool to see. With an all graphic made video it was more on the “triply” or “psychedelic” side of things but hey… what else would you expect from someone from Hieroglyphics.
“An instrumental blend of hip hop and dance, creating a soup of hip hop samples and electronic-styled synths. Considering the two genres’ relatively tight knit history, the song itself sounds natural and raw, even when bringing a psychedelic element to the table.”
The hip-hop veterans cite their experiences partying at EDM clubs as inspiration for this experimental new project, which fuses a hip-hop attitude with the sonic vocabulary of EDM production styles. The mix of instrumental-only tracks and tracks with lyrics makes for a diverse project with glitch-hop roots. Labeling their character “Molly” as a drug reference would be an oversimplification: A-Plus says of their concept, “…some songs are more about a cool girl named Molly, others about a not so cool girl named Molly.”
For nearly two decades, A-Plus has been honing his skills as producer, artist, and businessman as a founding member of Hieroglyphics and Souls Of Mischief. He and AAGEE joined forces as production team Compound 7 to earn production credits on albums such as A-Plus’ My Last Good Deed and Casual’s Smash Rockwell LP. Their concept album, Pepper Spray, which features fellow Hiero member Del The Funky Homosapien, reimagined some of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ most epic tracks.”
This is something new… This LP from A-Plus was very new and surprising to me. A whole new sound came along with this LP and it was done right. This is a must listen.
Mic Torrance a hip hop artist out of the suburbs of Chicago drops his newest single “Car Alarms” being the second single off his upcoming mixtape “Gravity”. Mic describes the struggle he’s been through and where he is at in his career. With a very old school boom gap type beat, mic really goes in, he shows how he can switch up flows with ease and bring dope lyrics. Nxffie has a really cool sound and just flows, with that real Chicago sound he just all around spits.
Off the Trae Tha Truth x The World’s Freshest (formerly DJ Fresh) collab album The Tonite Show that drops on the 21st.
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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