Chicago’s very own Trudell has released his DJ MoonDawg-sponsored mixtape titled ‘Focused On The Sky.’ Being from Chicago, we know it’s a good one.
The 26-year-old emcee uses music to tell stories about the good and bad of Chicago as well as his own inner struggles. Growing up in a single parent household, he can relate to many of those who share the experience as him. Luckily, he has his music to keep him sane. He puts his passion into writing, education and music – a true role model in the Chicago area.
When Trudell isn’t in the booth, he’s in the classroom teaching students and opening their eyes to how important education is.
The mixtape, with already 100,000 downloads, gives listeners a chance to close their eyes and imagine what Trudell feels inside. Touching on many personal topics, you will at least relate to one (or more than one) song off of ‘Focused On The Sky.’
Listen to his entire mixtape here. You won’t be disappointed. What are you waiting for? Press play and enjoy some real Chicago music.
Chicago spitter Vic Spencer is out to make lyrical gems and that is exactly what he delivers in his latest 15-track masterpiece “The Cost Of Victory”. After an onslaught of singles, visuals, and twitter rap battle with Lupe Fiasco, we continue to get more reasons behind why Vic is one of Chicago’s most proficient lyricists. The projects features include Sean Price, Illa Ghee, and tag-team parter Sulaiman. Vic Spencer has won this war but the battle rages on as he continues to showcase results in this ‘Cost of VICtory”.
Living in a city that gets so much exposure for it’s violent Drill and conscious Renaissance Hip-Hop movements it is very easy to forget that there’s a soul in Chicago. There is an existing R&B movement and everyday its grasps for an opportunity to inspire and give hope to the city of Chicago. One of those artists that we believe has the opportunity to create much off an opportunity is Chicagoan, Boricua R&B singer Izzy Rythm, that has released his much anticipated “The Coffee & Broccoli EP” that gives you soul and puts your mind at ease. This project is the type you can kick back and vibe out and it lives up to the hype with great production from Smoko Ono, Joseph Chilliams, and guest verses from Jarred AG among various other collaborators.
Cody DeCamry has been working hard in delivering his latest project, which we now get. “#FuckIt12’ Pt. 2” is a 14 track project that features the likes of RIO, Chris Crack, and SideWalk Chalk’s Sam Trump and the project is produced by Cody DeCamry as well.
The anticipated Ricky Dubs project “The Señor Dubs EP” is out for your enjoyment. The project features guest verses from Add-2, Jarred A.G., Astonish, Mick Jenkins, YC The Cynic, and Roc Marciano, among others.
The homie TMTHY TRTL drops an instrument project “What Mom Never Told You About Drugs” that is comprised of an eclectic mix of 13 different styled instrumentals from the New Deal Crew beatsmith.
We’ve been waiting for this project for a while now but rest assured, this tape has definitely been worth all the hype that has come with it. Lucki Eck$’ newest tape is “Body High”, the follow up project to his Alternative Trap that put Lucki on the map. The project features production from Vela Seff, Pluto Nash, Skywalks, among others.