Category Archives: Midwest Hip-Hop

New Joint – Tensei & ADaD

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Tensei & ADaD – “The God Song” (@_Tensei / @MCADaD / 2015)

The Chicago duo explore the idea of spirituality and a higher power over the soulful, spacey thump of a captivating, bass-heavy soundscape.


New Joint – King Drive

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King Drive – “Everyday” (@KingDrive2 / 2015)

Chicago duo Rob Smooth and JD weave Windy City hood tales over mellow, soulful production.

Aghartha Constructions Album Stream – The Deity Complex

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Dusty, abstract underground instrumental flavour from Chicago production squad The Deity Complex.

New Joint – Phat Kat aka Ronnie Euro

Phat Kat aka Ronnie Euro – “Rededication” (@RonnieEuro / 2015)

Granite-tough beats and rhymes from the veteran Detroit emcee’s “Re-Dedication To The Suckers” release, produced entirely by the UK’s Agor.

f_ck the hype. EP Stream – Nolan The Ninja

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Without a doubt one of the best releases of 2015 so far, this highly-anticipated project from Detroit’s Nolan The Ninja showcases the 23-year-old artist’s ferocious flow and gritty delivery to great effect, with the passionate producer-on-the-mic joined by Phat Kat, Finale and Hassaan Mackey as he verbally attacks a selection of raw, basement-style beats.

New Joint – MF911

MF911 – “Taxi” (@SlamJamzRecords / 2015)

Taken from the Detroit crew’s new album “Return To The Bloodsport”.

New Joint – Kwote One

Kwote One – “Testin The Line” (@KwoteOne / 2015)

Instrospective, soulful boom-bap from the Chicago emcee’s new album “Kwality Over Kwantity”.