Westside Chicago: Grand National Ink release “New Age” album | @GrandNatInk

Support Grand National Ink Real Chicago Music and Real Hip-Hop! I hear a lot of complaints about the lack of talent in Hip-Hop in the past 10-15 years. I am one of those people who complain because the BS music seems to have killed off real rap, real hip hop, real music. I agree that the need for natural talent has declined a lot, as the thirst for big business in Hip-POP grew. Its so bad that people who aren’t even real artists like “Cash-me-outside”, “Tay-K’ and a multitude of others have been sought after by major labels in hopes […]

Grand National Ink #NewAge hits all the websites on #Nov21st | @GrandNatInk

Grand National Ink #NewAge hits all the websites on #Nov21st  Hec Nation and FM Grand (Grand National Ink) held us down with dope music this year. First they came with “Who Does That” single and video, next they linked with #UrbanGrindTv for the “Chi to Memphis Vlog“, they hooked up with Dj Smoke to bring you the “Live From The Chi” mixtape, we came back with the latest video “Running On the Set“, and now we have the “New Age” album that drops Nov. 21st! As you see these dudes been grinding hard!  Chicago based artist Hec Nation and FM Grand come together […]

Chicago’s own Beadz drops new mixtape “The Power of Social Media” | @Beadz1st

Chicago’s own Beadz drops new mixtape “The Power of Social Media” Follow on Twitter @Beadz1st Hip-Hop Artist Beadz born on Chicago’s Southside made his name from rapping in cypher’s at his high school lunch table to rapping on street corners, eventually to find himself rapping on one of the Biggest Stages in 2003 (WGCI’s Chicago Idol). Beadz since then has been featured in major publications such as Source Magazine, Hip-Hop Weekly “Unsigned Hype”, Ozone and countless more. Beadz live shows & performances has enabled him to share stages with Hip-Hop Greats like DMX, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Common, & Fat […]

Tae Rilla releases visuals for new summer anthem “Summertime ChiRaq” | @TaeRilla @DjSmokemixtapes

Chicago artist Tae Rilla releases the video for his new summer anthem “Summertime ChiRaq, (Can’t Deny That)”. Tae Rilla links with Robert Smith to bring you the visual to Summertime ChiRaq. Tae Rilla proves there is more than only drill music coming out of Chicago’s indy music scene. Summertime ChiRaq is a hard hittin record, the beat goes hard, and Tae flows with a defined Chi-town born cadence. Tae spits: “Tell em pick the shorties up, tell em put the guns down, tell em haters move around, Englewood where I’m found, sun up to sun down its going up it going down!” I […]

Long Island rapper E-Reign delivers The New York Times Vol. 1 | @EReignESM

Long Island rapper E-Reign links up with Chicago’s own Dj Smoke to deliver The New York Times Vol. 1. This mixtape is led by 3 singles, Grands, Rags to Riches, and Shake Em Up.  We have covered E-Reign several times throughout 2016. During that time E-Reign released his “Future of New York” mixtape series along with several singles, and a handful of videos. In the past year and a half E-Reign has increased his buzz 10 fold. He did this by staying consistent, releasing quality music, being active in the streets, and impacting the net.  E-Reign has well over 100K streams of “Future of New York” mixtape series, not to mention countless […]

[Mixtape] Calico Blue – The Pursuit | @Calico_Blue @PromoMixtapes

 Calico Blue born Antoine Freeman December 7, 1987 in Jacksonville, FL is an American hip hop/rap recording and performing artist. Calico brings a refreshing sound to today’s music scene. He has a revitalizing sound in an era of hip-hop where much of the music sounds alike. Calico Blue has a deep hypnotizing voice that can be closely compared to the likes of Kevin Gates, Gorilla Zoe or Trae Da Truth. Before we get into the mixtape lets discuss “Glow” Calico’s first single produced by M. Geezy. Glow, the intro to “The Pursuit” mixtape is where Calico delivers a gritty, smooth and bold statement to the culture. This statement being that, […]

#NewMixtape Fresh – Love and Confliction Hosted by @DjSmokemixtapes | @TheFresh615

  FRANKLIN, TN – Fresh isn’t just the name of one of the hottest up-and-coming young rappers in the U.S. It’s also the definition of his sound – a new take on hip-hop that he says is very much needed in the industry right now. “I feel as if a lot of upcoming new rappers all sound the same because of the flows that are hot right now and what people want to hear,” Fresh said. “But I don’t want my music to sound like other artists in the game. I want it to sound like my own style of music, […]

Music: @TwoCupEli – Lonely (Prod. By Eli Saf & Rashaun)

TwoCupEli – Lonely (Prod. By Eli Saf & Rashaun) Eli Saf returns from a year hiatus with a phenomenal single called “Lonely” Produced by the versatile emcee himself alongside producer Rashaun. Smooth verses with a Cudi flow one can only hope Eli Saf is back to stay handing out gems. Check out the hot single below Twitter: @TwoCupEli @I_am_Rashaun

Music: @Shyne_On_MeDC – Soul Of The City II

@Shyne_On_MeDC – Soul Of The City II On his third independent release, Shyne On Me leads a soulful journey through the inner- city streets of Washington, DC. The witty wordplay and soulful melodies that make up “Soul Of The City 2” give the listener a “best of both worlds” experience! With Gospel and Neo- Soul influences, Shyne On Me breaks open Hip- Hop’s barriers and welcomes a diverse audience of music lovers. Follow Twitter: @Shyne_On_MeDC

Video: @FastLifeATLANYC – “Rolex State of Mind” (Official Video)

FastLifeATLANYC -Rolex State of Mind Emcee “Fa$tLife” releases the visual to his trendy single “Rolex State of Mind”. Which pushed over 65 thousand plays on Soundcloud. Produced by Southside of 808 Mafia Ed Weathers (Fast Life) was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout his career, he has worked with a variety of mainstream rap artists including Future and Waka Flocka Flame, as well as European producers and DJ’s, such as Jesse Rose and Diplo. His last official project was the smooth yet heavy EP “From Time“, featuring production from 808Mafia, VillaBEATZ and Fast Life himself. Fast Life, along with his Fast […]