Tag Archives: Chicago

MZM: Excuse Me, Miss

Share Button

Music can be therapeutic, both for its listener and creator. As human beings we’ve all suffered from heartbreak and sought closure from being in emotional limbo. Chicago rap artist MZM puts all of his cards on the table with a … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on MZM: Excuse Me, Miss

DreamTek: The Wizard of Oddz

Share Button

DreamTek is a producer, emcee, and owner of Seven Oddities Records. The Chicago native has been a staple in the underground scene for nearly two decades. Dream recently released his second full-length solo album on his Seven Oddities labels titled, … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on DreamTek: The Wizard of Oddz

K’Valentine: Here For A Reason

Share Button

Chicago: The City of Broad Shoulders. Its inhabitants are inherently tough. Since the days of prohibition the city has been rife with crime. In the inner-city poverty, segregation, poor public education, and blistering winters make survival in Chicago all the more … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on K’Valentine: Here For A Reason

The Ol’ Days: Crepes & Mild Sauce

Share Button

Ki’ of NC and Rookie Chi are The Ol’ Days. Both men wear different hats for the group, Ki’ is a producer and Rookie is a videographer, but both play the role of emcee. Their music is lighthearted and fun … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vic Spencer: The Ghost of Living

Share Button

One of the best lyricists in Hip-Hop currently is Chicago’s own Vic Spencer. His music is not reminiscent of Chicago’s drill scene or its conscious movement — Vic has his own lane. His rhymes are full of wit and depth, … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Intelligenz: Feature, Don’t Follow

Share Button

With a name like “Intelligenz” you know before you hear one lyric that you’re going to hear something of substance. Intelligenz is an emcee from Chicago, now residing in the DMV, who takes pride in delivering conscious content. Don’t mistake … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

War Church: Gunship Diplomacy

Share Button

SKECH185 & Analog(ue) Tape Dispenser are War Church. From Chicago, Illinois and Houston, Texas respectively, the group released their debut album New Age Middle Finger in 2011. SKECH’s unorthodox rhyme style meshes perfectly with ATD’s electronic-influenced production to create for … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ric Wilson: Soul Bounce

Share Button

Ric Wilson is a 21-year old emcee from the south side of Chicago. His music is classic Chicago as his lyrics shift from fun loving Hip-Hop to thought-provoking messages. Wilson is also a prison abolitionist and an activist. In 2014 … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jyroscope: On the House

Share Button

I.B. Fokuz, Collasoul Structure, and DJ Seanile are Jyroscope. The Chicago trio came onto the scene five years ago with their debut album, Ragtime. Soon after Jyroscope released a mixtape paying homage to their favorite rock tunes titled, “On the … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gilead7: Peaces of War

Share Button

Tomorrow Kings emcee, Gilead7 and Echoes of Oratory Musik producer, Subtrax have joined forces for an album titled “Peaces of War.” The 9-track album meshes Gilead’s abstract lyrics with Sub’s boom bap beats. Peaces of War is a modern piece … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment