"The trill conscious rapper drops new SUMMER HEAT! Landon Battles has releases his brand new single entitled "It Wasn't Suicide". In this emotionally transparent song, the artist incorporates lyrics that depict how he feels about gentrification and the mistreatment vastly spread throughout the Black community, over a bass boosted trap beat. Landon Battles makes it known he's not going to let these issues hold him back from becoming more than his surroundings and the stigma attached to him and other youth striving for their dreams.
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DJ and Producer, Earn Money is a one-man band with his new project titled M. H. B. T. T. G. M. T. R. S. F. I. I. R. T. (MOUTHA FUCKAS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET ME TO RAP SO FUCK IT IMMA RAP THEN). Earn comes out the gate with a dope hard hitting track "Rock Cyber", setting the tone for the sound that you will hear throughout the next 9 songs.
With cool vibes and a very 90's, Wutang influenced flow, Earn Money can hold his own in a circle of emcees that claim they are dope lyricist. Awdazcate and Earn chemistry creates an unorthodox future sound that can be mirrored among artist including Tyler the creator mixed with Pharrell and Wutang.
Short but to the point, Earn Money ends the mixtape with an outro that seems to be the next sound for his upcoming production project soon to be released. M. H. B. T. T. G. M. T. R. S. F. I. I. R. T. is a combination of electronic and hard spitting bars that came to be a perfect marriage of how producers turn rappers.
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New Chicago artist Triple releases his first single "Crown" off debut project "The Hat Trick Hero," creating an intriguing vision of his identity. Crown depicts Triple speaking of his unsaid rank in the rap game showcasing his swag and flow. Triple displays an arrogant yet effortless demeanor throughout the song adding a hint of humbleness in his lyrics. The single also points out Triple's experience with haters and fake friends throughout his journey in the game. Produced by Downtown Music, the psych-soul beat with soul-rap contributes to his notion to be great in a world that tries to bring him down.
Less than a week off Lupe Fiasco's "Tour For The Fans" tour, The Boy Illinois & DGainz drop new visual for single "I'm Saying." Filmed in the depths of Harvey, Gainz captures unique angles and shots that almost mirror the tempo of the beat. Laced in a trench coat, The Boy Illinois gives off his full energy, with a direct focus on the live delivery of the verses. The quick switches in the video makes the repetitive hook feel as if the song is longer than expected. "I'm Saying" describes the classic DGainz style starring the classic man himself "Illi."
AHHHHHH! invites elements of classic hard-hitting hip hop, soul and house all in one. A.M. Early Morning makes an attempt to mix nostalgia with a cutting edge tone. This audio provides listeners with an adrenaline rush such as mixtape Wayne, early Eminem or Jay-Z in the “22 Twos” era. Some ears have to warm up to A.M. Early Morning’s voice. It’s occasionally modulated for effect not eccentricity. AHHHHH! provides listeners with ominous minor chords, open-ended quests and brass flares. A.M. puts his own spin on the verse while Vic Spencer calls himself the "Big Bad Wolf," adding hard-hitting punch lines & metaphors to the track. Their chemistry on the song aligns perfectly, giving it the perfect elements of great lyrics, engaging content, short and sweet.
Chicago artists Cee The World and YdotGdot, drops the ultimate twerk anthem "Down Too Good," describing themselves as "act right," for the ladies. The visual premieres with women of all shapes and sizes displaying their "twerk skills" to the bass of the track. With clever promo & product placement, throwing CD's instead of money, the ultimate duo, brings back the feel of the early 2000's female anthem comparing the single to major hit "Shake it Fast," by NO Limit artist Mystikal. The video displays the ideal setting of the edgy video including the perfect elements, red cups, major twerking and pretty exotic tatted women. “Down Too Good,” also talks about not giving a woman too much of him to keep the balance which is just in time for the warm summer to spark any audience thats looking for a good time.
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Ira Antelis releases the next installment of the "Gone But Not" music series titled, "Gone But Not: Progression." The follow up project is executive produced by LPZ, features music from Saba Pivot, Joey Purp, Rockie Fresh and Towkio. "Gone But Not: Progression" is about the process of moving on and accepting one's fate after the negativity of life's dealings.
Antelis has been releasing music off his current collaboration with Dr. Dexter (Gone But Not Duality), with Progression being the trilogy of this series, presented by LPZ. Gone But Not full compilation features music from Nikki Lynnette, JoJizzle, Z-Verse, Kevin Coval and more. The series has been featured on major press sites including Fake Shore Drive, Soraspy.com, TheseDays.com & more.
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Known for his clever punch lines, yet street smarts Ty Money paints great pictures in his lyrics with singles including "What They Taught Me," "Robber Pt. 2," and dope double meaning songs such as "Jessica." Hosted by DJ Victoriouz & Rio Mac, #CDM2 is a must listen, with TyMoney melodic flow from one song to the next. Rolling Stone describes "his real strength is a rap style in which conflicting moods of anxiety and confidence."
Cinco De Money 2 is structured as a "Body of Work," creating a full sound within the project. Production from Y.F. Beat, Rio Mac, YK808Mafia, Ramsay the Great and more, CDM2 looks to be a major stepping stone in his career.
Save Money affiliate, Sterling Hayes announces the release of his debut album “Antidepressant” available on Sound-cloud. Antidepressant tells the story of a journey through one of Sterling’s prominent phases in life. The album mirrors the feelings and emotions in a time period of his life that reflects heavily in the tone of the album.
Production credits from Spanish Diego, Ugly Eddie, Knox Fortune, Smoko Ono, Peter Cottontale, Nate Fox, and Carter Lang, makes each song on Antidepressant unique with each story Sterling tells. Three years in the making with single releases on Sound-cloud such as “OTS featuring Joey Purp,” “I Ain’t Shit,” and “Johnny Tsunami” as well as his first visual for “Fuck it” created anticipation for the release of his album.
Sterling Hayes, is one of the many members in the Chicago music collective SaveMoney including major brand members Joey Purp, Towkio and national recording artist Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa.