Tag Archives: Chicago Hip-Hop

New Joint – Maverick Gawain

Maverick Gawain – “Black Tears” (@MaverickGawain / 2020)

The Chicago artist speaks on his experience of being Black in Amerikkka, addressing the social unrest following the murder of George Floyd, systemic racism and the ongoing threat of white supremacist ideology.

New Joint – Kenautis Smith & Race Bannon

Kenautis Smith & Race Bannon – “Quiet Money” (Race.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

The Chicago-based duo seek to “uplift through enlightenment” via a combination of clever wordplay and quality production from their 2019 album “Out To Lunch”.

New Joint – Kenautis Smith x Race Bannon

Kenautis Smith x Race Bannon – “Mmmhhmmm” (Race.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

Lyrical bravado coupled with a bluesy sonic swagger off the Chicago-based duo’s 2019 album “Out To Lunch”.

New Joint – Vic Monroe / Frannie El

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Vic Monroe ft. Frannie El – “Loyalty” (UglyPitch.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

The Chicago emcee gets busy over the mellow bounce of his lead single from the forthcoming SOULution-produced album “Old Cat’s”.

New Joint – Add-2 / Koku Gonza

Add-2 ft. Koku Gonza – “The Secret Life Of Blacks” (@Add2theMC / 2020)

Produced by Jadah Arrington and taken from the Chicago artist’s 2019 album “Jim Crow The Musical”.

New Joint – Kenautis Smith & Race Bannon / Vic Spencer / Mac Millie

Kenautis Smith & Race Bannon ft. Vic Spencer & Mac Millie – “Curdled Milk” (Race.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

Cool, calm, competition-crushing verses and menacing beats from the Chicago duo’s 2019 album “Out To Lunch”.

New Joint – ILL Gordon

ILL Gordon – “Work” (@ILLGordon / 2020)

Punchy wordplay on this Reg Vader-produced track from the Chicago emcee’s forthcoming project “#Barzondeck2”.

White People Love Algorithms Album Stream – Chris Crack

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Raw, infectious and thoroughly entertaining, this latest offering from Chicago’s Chris Crack provides listeners with another unique insight into the emcee’s Windy City world.

Crème De La 2 Album Stream – Sonny Blanco

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Chicago’s Sonny Blanco delivers another quality display of deadpan microphone dominance on this new Tony Stanza-produced project.

New Joint – Focus The Truth / Ayo Da Don

Focus The Truth ft. Ayo Da Don – “Freedom Of Thought” (@FocusTheTruth / 2020)

NYC’s Focus The Truth teams-up with Ayo Da Don for this jazz-infused display of quality lyricism produced by Griselda’s Daringer.

New Joint – Vic Spencer

Vic Spencer – “Rehab Resort” (@VicSpencer / 2020)

Produced by August Fanon and taken from the Chicago emcee’s new album “Psychological Cheat Sheet”.

New Joint – WateRR

WateRR – “Foul 2 Give” (WateRR.BandCamp.Com / 2020)

Intense, soulful cut from the Chicago emcee’s new EP “For The Streets And Scholars Vol. 2”.

New Joint – Vic Monroe

Vic Monroe – “Holy Devil” (VicMonroe.BandCamp.Com / 2019)

Taken from the Chicago emcee’s T The Human-produced album “From Under The Viaduct”.

New Joint – Stu Bangas / Vic Spencer

Stu Bangas ft. Vic Spencer – “The Healing Remedy” (BrutalMusic.BandCamp.Com / 2019)

Boston producer Stu Bangas enlists the lyrical talents of Chicago’s ever-impressive Vic Spencer for this shot of understated dopeness off his forthcoming EP “Beats And Blood”, featuring Blacastan, Juga-Naut, Celph Titled and more.

The Honorable Album Stream – WateRR & The Standouts

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Chicago emcee WateRR appears to have found the perfect sonic backdrop for his swaggering, forthright rhymes in the form of Texas production duo The Standouts, who supply the Windy City wordsmith with a strong selection of attention-grabbing loops and samples on this impressive long-player.

New Joint – Vakill / Twista

Vakill ft. Twista – “Vest Check 1,2” (@Vakill / 2019)

Skilled Chicago emcee Vakill makes a welcome return and showcases his ferocious brand of lyricism on this cut off the forthcoming album “God’s G.U.N.S.”.

New Joint – Vic Spencer

Vic Spencer – “Bobby Womack’s Weed Stash” (@VicSpencer / 2019)

Vivid, lively lyricism off the Chicago emcee’s new album “Bah Wounds”.

New Joint – Vic Spencer

Vic Spencer – “Bahbarians” (@VicSpencer / 2019)

Captivating rhymes and intense flows on this Preservation-produced cut from the Chicago emcee’s new album “Bah Wounds”.

New Joint – Maverick Gawain

Maverick Gawain – “A Billion Stars” (@MaverickGawain / 2019)

Smooth, soulful beats and hard-hitting rhymes from the Chicago artist’s new self-produced album “Leaving You To Find Me AGAIN”.

New Joint – Common / Jill Scott / Samora Pinderhughes

Common ft. Jill Scott & Samora Pinderhughes – “Show Me That You Love” (@Common / 2019)

Honest, heartfelt reflections on fatherhood from the Windy City emcee’s new album “Let Love”.