REALXTY And Mila La Morena Hit a Lovestruck Chord on "Mi Rosa"

REALXTY And Mila La Morena Hit a Lovestruck Chord on "Mi Rosa"
REALXTY and Mila La Morena recently rang in Valentines Day with their new single, Mi Rosa, and this one is bound to pull on your heart strings. REALXTY’s production talents really shine through on this track. The beat is smooth and rhythmic. It also possesses an  endearing sense of patience, illustrating that a love worth... Read more »

Check Out Carlito's Video For His New Single "Destiny"

Check Out Carlito's Video For His New Single "Destiny"
SN.B.JR. Records MC Carlito dropped a video for his new single entitled “Destiny” back on February 1st, and it doesn’t disappoint. Carlito goes over a banger-trap beat on this song. The instrumental is really quite empowering, and listening to it can amp up any casual rap fan. This makes Destiny the perfect song to be... Read more »

Meet Radcliff Music: An MC Who Has Been Slept on His Entire Career

Meet Radcliff Music: An MC Who Has Been Slept on His Entire Career
Ever since he was a little kid growing up in Evansville, Indiana, Chicago MC Radcliff Music has always been on a constant mission to prove his naysayers wrong. His father passed away when Radcliff was just 17 years old. He also had to bear the loss of his own child. He says that when he... Read more »
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Bombay Boyz Turn up the Lyrical Heat on "Pop Off"

Bombay Boyz Turn up the Lyrical Heat on "Pop Off"
Witty lyricism, an atmospheric trap beat and a catchy hook. This is the recipe that Chicago Hip-Hop duo Bombay Boyz went for when they teamed up for their brand new single, “Pop Off,” which is the first single from their upcoming “Jedi East” project slated to drop this summer. The beat, which is by produced... Read more »

Meet REALXTY: A Windy City MC with a Soldiers' Mentality

Meet REALXTY: A Windy City MC with a Soldiers' Mentality
For Chicago Hip-Hop artist REALXTY, creativity is a personality trait that has been in his DNA since the day he was born. When he was a little kid playing with his toys, he would not only develop plots and intricate storylines, but he would give each toy a name and a full character description, giving... Read more »

YOUNG XAV Strives to Overcome His Demons on "After Dark"

YOUNG XAV Strives to Overcome His Demons on "After Dark"
“The pain lets me know I’m still alive.” These are the words so beautifully belted out by singer Adam Martinez on the hook of “Still Alive,” the fourth track off of Chicago MC YOUNG XAV‘s upcoming album entitled “After Dark.” Although this project can’t be boiled down to just a few words, that lyric serves as... Read more »
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Chicago Duo Stranded Civilians Keep it Short and Sweet on "Teenage Dreamin' EP"

Chicago Duo Stranded Civilians Keep it Short and Sweet on "Teenage Dreamin' EP"
Sweet, simple and to the point. That was the first thought that crossed my mind after wrapping up my most recent listen of the new Stranded Civilians EP entitled “Teenage Dreamin.'” Dropping back in late November, “Teenage Dreamin” is the Northside duo’s second project, and is the follow-up to 2017’s “True Saiyans.” Clocking in at... Read more »

Umraan Syed Strives for Contentment on his Debut Album "Bismillah"

Umraan Syed Strives for Contentment on his Debut Album "Bismillah"
Perhaps the single most defining characteristic of Chicago rapper/singer Umraan Syed’s personality is his contemplative nature. He is always deep in thought. In interviews, he frequently utilizes long pauses before answering a question, and he usually follows that up by delivering a calculated, well thought out response. Syed says he feels trapped inside of his own... Read more »

Local MC deadstockv1 is on the Verge of Doing Big Things

Local MC deadstockv1 is on the Verge of Doing Big Things
deadstockv1 is a thinking man’s MC. A nerd at his core, he can spend hours talking your ear off about anything that he is passionate about. This isn’t hard to imagine, as he brags rather incessantly about his love of anime, and how he still has his collection of Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh cards sitting in... Read more »
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6 Frequently Asked Questions From Music Newbies

6 Frequently Asked Questions From Music Newbies
Music has been a fundamental part of my being for nearly my entire life. Whether I’ve been playing it, analyzing it critically or simply listening for enjoyment, music has always been (excuse the pun) instrumental in shaping who I am as a person. I’ve always been fascinated with all of the different genres, and have... Read more »