Category Archives: Midwest Hip-Hop

New Joint – Add-2

Add-2 – “Iron Mic” (@JamlaRecords / 2014)

The Chicago emcee gives a nod to 1995’s “Dead Presidents” flick with the visuals to this 9th Wonder-produced track off the “Jamla Is The Squad compilation.

New Joint – The Ol’ Days / Papi Jamon

The Ol’ Days ft. Papi Jamon – “Cinco De Mayo” (TheOlDays.BandCamp.Com / 2014)

Taken from the Chicago duo’s extremely entertaining album “1979”.

Jay Dee Unreleased EP Stream – Jay Dee / Dilla

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The mighty House Shoes has dropped the dope Jay Dee remix EP that he released on his own indie label back in 97 when the legendary Detroit producer was still attempting to make a name for himself and delivering flavourful reworkings of tracks by Masta Ace, De La Soul, Artifacts and more – click here to let House Shoes tell the story and then enjoy his latest generous ‘Gift’.

New Joint – Ancient Jewlz / Booda Blaou

Ancient Jewlz ft. Booda Blaou – “Without You” (@AncientJewlz / 2014)

Double Helix-produced track from Chicago duo Sense and Reefa Rei’s self-titled album.


New Joint – Jabee

Jabee – “Uncle Curtis” (@MyNameIsJabee / 2014)

The Murs-affiliated Oklahoma lyricist drops a gem inspired by the loss of a family member off his 2013 project “Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt”.

New Joint – The Soul Pros / Felix Fast4wrd / Edo.G

The Soul Pros ft. Felix Fast4wrd & Edo.G – “Greatness” (Future-Classic-Music.BandCamp.Com / 2014)

Positive vibes from the Colorado crew’s forthcoming project “The Grand Re-Opening (The Re-Mix Tape)”.

New Joint – Blueprint

Blueprint – “Silver Lining” (@WeightlessRec / 2014)

Intense, autobiographical rhymes from the Ohio lyricist’s new album “Respect The Architect”.

House Shoes Presents: The Gift Vol. 8 Album Stream – Raj Mahal

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House Shoes, certified Detroit legend and all-round supporter of quality music, drops the latest in his “Gift” series highlighting the soulful, futuristic thump and instrumental abstractions of fellow Motor City-raised maestro Raj Mahal – listen here.

New Joint – Infinito 2017

Infinito 2017 – “Brash And Abrasive” (@Infinito2017 / 2014)

The Windy City lyricist drops intricate verses live and direct from his living room couch from his forthcoming album “Threatening Music X Brash And Abrasive”.

New Joint – Kala Ra

Kala Ra – “We All G.O.D.” (@Kala_Ra / 2014)

Spiritual b-boy vibes from the Chicago emcee.

New Joint – Jermiside & Danny Diggs

Jermiside & Danny Diggs – “Bloodline” (HiPNOTTRecords.BandCamp.Com / 2014)

Autobiographical verses from the duo’s album “Quiet As Kept”.


New Joint – Verbal Kent

Verbal Kent – “Body The Beat” (@MelloMusicGroup / 2014)

Taken from the Chicago lyricist’s Khrysis-produced album “Sound Of The Weapon”.

New Joint – Ramaj Eroc

Ramaj Eroc – “One Day At A Time” (@RamajEroc / 2014)

Smoothed-out TaeBeast-produced cut from the Chicago-bred artist’s forthcoming mix-tape “Last Train 2″.

New Joint – Clear Soul Forces

Clear Soul Forces – “Solar Heat” (@ClearSoulForces / 2014)

The Detroit crew flip some fast-paced lyrical styles on this track taken from last year’s “Gold PP7s” album.

New Joint – Add-2 & Khrysis

Add-2 & Khrysis – “The Death Of Chicago” (@JamlaRecords / 2014)

Passionate verses and soulful beats from the duo’s collabo album “Between Heaven & Hell”.

New Joint – Phillie & Lord Jessiah Allah

Phillie & Lord Jessiah Allah – “Night Crawlerz” (Crimeline.BandCamp.Com / 2014)

Gritty, atmospheric street rap taken from the Detroit-based duo’s new collabo album “Crimeline Chronicles”

New Joint – The Primeridian / Neak / Nida Nasheeda

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The Primeridian ft. Neak & Nida Nasheeda – “Stop On By” (@Primeridian / 2014)

Chicago-based producer Mulatto Patriot gives a musical nod to a Rufus / Chaka Khan classic on this smoothed-out single from Primeridian member Race’s forthcoming EP “Baked Goods”.

New Joint – Infinito 2017

Infinito 2017 – “Good At Being Myself” (@Infinito2017 / 2014)

Piano-laced Fatnice-produced track from the veteran Chicago artist’s forthcoming album “Threatening Music X Brash And Abrasive”.

New Joint – ESQ & The Graduate

ESQ & The Graduate – “Cashew Spitz” (ESQNDCG.BandCamp.Com / 2014)

Taken from the Chicago duo’s forthcoming album “Lesson One”.

New Joint – Jah Orah & KD Assassin / MC923

Jah Orah & KD Assassin ft. MC923 – “It’s Not The Same” (Systematic Muzick / 2014)

Produced by 44/Beat Syndikit and taken from the duo’s forthcoming album “Used To Be Darrick & Bobby!”.