Category Archives: Midwest Hip-Hop

It’s Nothing EP Stream – Substance

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As their group name suggests, Chicago duo Dat Bizness and Ill Gordon clearly spent quality time with the pad and the pen when it came to constructing the verses heard on this SC-produced EP.

Combining gritty Windy City life experiences with rugged optimism and unabashed lyrical bravado, “It’s Nothing” finds the pair proving themselves to be accomplished emcees more than deserving of your attention.

Liberation – The Voice EP Stream – Iomos Marad

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Chicago emcee Iomos Marad’s 2003 long-player “Deep Rooted” still gets pulled out of the collection every now and then by yours truly, so it’s good to see the Windy City wordsmith still approaching his craft with the same level of integrity and intense lyricism that made his debut album so impressive all those years ago.

New Joint – Thought Foundry

Thought Foundry – “Wishful Thinking” (PlatformzRecords.BandCamp.Com / 2015)

Taken from Chicago duo Rediculus and Konflik’s new collabo release “”Ready For This”.

New Joint – Foul Mouth

Foul Mouth – “Detroit Gospel” (@FoulMouth313 / 2015)

The Motown producer pays homage to the city that raised him with this drum-heavy track off his “Soul Louis” project.

New Joint – Jamall Bufford / Magestik Legend

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Jamall Bufford ft. Magestik Legend – “Summer After Summer” (@JamallBufford / 2015

The veteran Detroit emcees joins forces with his Black Opera brother to drop this Slot-A-produced track in preparation for his forthcoming album “Freedom Is Right Around The Corner”.

SKYWRITTERS Album Stream – Thaione Davis

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For his thirteenth album release, veteran Chicago-based producer-on-the-mic Thaione Davis assumes the identity of Donald Mayhem, utilising the alter-ego to offer social commentary, inner-city observations and hard-hitting lyricism over accomplished, sample-based production.

New Joint – Psalm One

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Psalm One – “Timeless” (@PsalmOne / 2015)

Producer Benny Nice flips a mellow SWV ballad for the veteran Windy City emcee on this track from the new “Chicago Sight ‘N Sound” mixtape project.