Since 2012, Chicago has become a mecca for some of the most influential artists in the industry. Artists such as Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, and Noname have all positioned themselves as leaders by putting their own take on signature Chicago sounds.
Recently, I caught up with Evie in between her set where she gave me the scoop on how she got into Djing and where she wants to see her newest project, Babes Only, grow to. Like anyone wanting to dive into a creative lane, she started a blog and eventually, began learning how to DJ firsthand from Smoko Ono, another prominent Chicago producer.
Baltimore's own DON C & Manny Be comes through with a heavy trap hitter entitled Trappin'. Trappin' is believed to be off DON C's upcoming mixtape Project Home Invasion. The song is produced by Cash Money Ap
Even though its been a while since we've heard from the 21 year old Chicago artist, Toni Romiti bounces back strong with her newest video, "Somebody". "I wanna be somebody that you call on, I wanna be somebody that you fall on" the R&B singer croons on her latest single.
Mitchell De Lellis also know as GangSignz is a young artist from London, Ontario Canada. By the age of 20, he has been able to educate himself in the musical industry, whether it be producing and engineering, to writing and rapping. He has been able to network himself locally and in surrounding areas within the rap and hip-hop communities as well as collaborations with artists overseas
New talent from Toronto; W5vy Davis. From growing up in Jane and Finch to travelling North America, he has rapidly gained attention following his performances at SXSW in Texas with his fellow Giinchy members, Don Meeno and Friyie.
Calez adds it all up in his Problematic video, his second visual offering from his latest project BABY. Take some time out to watch and share in honor of all lost, and our special leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Hey, hope you're having a good week. I have a new release from my artist Laken Hil. The edgy, melodic, feel-good record is titled 'Mula' and produced by TheDoBetters. Laken Hil is showing off his diverse flow and describing a self-proclaimed lifestyle.
RnB singer-songwriter from North Carolina, JoeTrufant, releases a new project titled "Better Off Without Me" to start off 2017. With production from Tory Lanez's producer Tee Watt, Ozahora Miyagi, REDNIGHT, Trey Keysor, Mike Hector and more. Listen to Joe Trufant's 7-track "Better Off Without Me" EP below. Hope you enjoy the music.
2016 has been a tough year. We’ve lost legends, dealt with far too many petty rap beefs to count, and witnessed quite possibly the most upsetting election year in history. With that being said, I can’t help but feel like we’re all a little more ready for 2017 than we expected to be. Here are some of the top indie artists to look forward to in the upcoming year:
DSmith, born January 28, 1994. 22 years old coming with a style that differs from what you would normally hear from someone in the Chicagoland area. I am from Joliet, IL, that's 30mins away from Chicago. My city is influenced by any and everything that goes in Chicago. This has been the way things have been since i was younger.
Creating great music is just a regular thing until being involved in creating great music for huge star makes you a great artist. Steve James earns it that this teen DJ/producer co-produced Justin Bieber’s track, Purpose, off his latest album with the same name. Standing ovation is for this Pittsburgh young man’s producing ability that even his own beats are undeniably amazing.
RnB is in the air! Summertime Stories own his breathy voice that defines original RnB and it is legit. Get the recognition by posting his music to mainly SoundCloud, he has more than 100 thousand plays for his total of eleven tracks. Summertime has what it takes to win an award!