Category Archives: Midwest Hip-Hop

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!”.


New Joint – Fatt Father

Fatt Father – “My Kids Need A Coat” (@FattFather  / 2014)

Big Tone-produced track from the Detroit artist’s forthcoming album “Daddy Dearest”.

New Joint – Block Alumni

Block Alumni – “Devine Rhymer” (@AozTheFull28 / 2014)

Hypnotic beats and rhymes from the Michigan-based act’s forthcoming project “Genesis”.

New Joint – Blueprint

Blueprint – “Respect The Architect” (Weightless Recordings / 2014)

Title track from the veteran Columbus, Ohio-based producer-on-the-mic’s forthcoming album.

New Joint – Boldy James

Boldy James – “What’s The Word” (Decon Records / 2014)

New visuals from the Detroit lyricist’s brilliant Alchemist-produced album “My 1st Chemistry Set”.

New Joint – J. Keys

J. Keys – “Diggin’ In The Crates For Love” (@JKeysMusic / 2014)

The Detroit-raised emcee pays homage to some old-school female favourites including Antoinette, Roxanne Shante and MC Lyte over a DJ Premier instrumental for his mix-tape project “KeymoTherapy”.