Category Archives: Midwest Hip-Hop

New Joint – The Ol’ Days

The Ol’ Days – “Famous (Floyd Mayweather)” (@The_OlDaysMusic / 2015)

Chicago duo Ki Of NC and Rookie Chi stamp their brand of Hip-Hop and humour all over this lead single from their forthcoming sophomore album “Silver Alert”.


New Joint – Tunnel Movement

Tunnel Movement – “Honey” / “Road Less Traveled” (@TunnelMovement / 2014)

Footage of Chicago duo Kwote1 and N.O.A.H. performing two tracks from their brilliant “Overlooked” album at Lombard, Illinois venue Brauer House.

New Joint – King Drive

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King Drive – “Dedicated To The Poor” (@KingDrive2 / 2014)

Windy City duo Rob Smooth and JD deliver vivid, street-related rhymes from their forthcoming Frozen Files-affiliated project “Made In Chicago” to be released courtesy of former Loud Records A&Rs Schott Free and Matty C.

New Joint – Apollo Brown & Ras Kass

Apollo Brown & Ras Kass – “Deliver Us From Evil” (@MelloMusicGroup / 2014)

The lyrically-gifted West Coast emcee mixes religious imagery with raw wordplay over Brown’s heavy-duty beats on this track from their album “Blasphemy”.

New Joint – The Fist Coalition / Ras Kass

The Fist Coalition ft. Ras Kass – “I Know” (@FistCoalition / 2014)

A quality example of lyrical exercise from the Michigan-based crew featuring a typically dope verse from West Coast vet Ras Kass.

New Joint – Infinito 2017

Infinito 2017 – “Loop Soul Sound” (@Infinito2017 / 2014)

Jazzy lo-fi Positive Black Nationalist-produced flavour from the Chicago lyricist’s album “Threatening Music X Brash And Abrasive”.

Thought For Food Vol. 3 Album Stream – Bronze Nazareth

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The Wu-Tang-affiliated producer-on-the-mic drops the latest “Thought For Food” project featuring his usual brand of rugged, soulful beats and heavy-mental lyricism with appearances from fellow Detroit residents Phillie, Lord Jessiah and Salute Da Kidd.