Category Archives: Midwest Hip-Hop

New Joint – Adad / Thaione Davis

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Adad & Thaione Davis – “Cloak x Dagger” (@MCAdad / @ThaioneDavis / 2014)

The two Chicago artists join forces on this relentless slice of raw Hip-Hop packed with vivid, intricate lyricism and pounding beats.

New Joint – Qwel & Maker / Wes Restless

Qwel & Maker ft. Wes Restless – “Through The Sidewalk” (@Galapagos4 / 2014)

The Chicago duo drop new visuals from their memorable 2013 album “Beautiful Raw”.

New Joint – Confidence / The Regiment


Confidence ft. The Regiment – “Can It Be” (@HiPNOTT / 2014)

Having built up an impressive catalogue of work over recent years, Boston-based producer Confidence celebrates joining the HiPNOTT Records camp by dropping this new track featuring Detroit emcees OSI and IseQold.

New Joint – DJ Dez & DJ Butter / Big Tone

DJ Dez & DJ Butter ft. Big Tone – “The Crib” (@CrazyNoiseProd / 2014)

Dez-produced track from the Detroit duo’s new compilation album “A Piece Of The Action” featuring Phat Kat, Kool G. Rap, Boldy James and more.

New Joint – Astonish


Astonish – “Still Dope” (@AstonishWho / 2014)

The Chicago emcee responsible for the dope 2008 EP “From Now Until Forever” returns with this Born Ready-produced track off his forthcoming project “The Who Mixtape”.

New Joint – Apollo Brown & Ras Kass

Apollo Brown & Ras Kass – “Humble Pi” (@MelloMusicGroup / 2014)

Dope beats and intricate rhymes taken from the duo’s forthcoming collabo album “Blasphemy”.

New Joint – J Rawls / Illa J

J Rawls ft. Illa J – “The Rest Of My Life” (@J_Rawls / 2014)

The Ohio producer-on-the-mic delves into his musical history on this soulful track from the recent album “The Legacy”.