My attempt to write about 1 personal favorite song for the next 365 days will start with one of my favorite new artist Brent Faiyaz & a true hip hop legend 2 Pac. While exploring Tic Toc for ideas on my 1st post I stumbled across a hashtag #Ifyoucanreadthiswithoutsmiling #youretoxc & that’s when I discovered this wonderful gem that matches & Mashes 1 of Brent Faiyaz most popular tracks “Trust” with 1 of Pac’s often under appreciated softer side records “Do For Love.” The 2 tracks fit perfectly with Brent questioning his trust while Pac lets us know these Pro’s aint loyal. After listening to this song for the 1st time 2/22/2021 it has become one of my favorite songs of 2021 so far. Check out the record below, & by the add me on Tic Toc & Instagram @whobeta.
Nelly drops unheard jewels about the Lunatics which started with Nelly, Kyjuan, & City Spud, in High School. He also explains that Ali later joined the group for free studio time, the entire group owned 0% of their publishing, how Murphy Lee was never signed to Derrty ent & more in this 1 1/2 interview, minus the interruptions from the radio host who obviously thought he knew more about the Lunatics than Nelly. Check out the Interview Below.
St. Louis area hip hop legend & song writer to the stars, Fresco Kane is back with another banger “Coke Bottle”. With a snippet of influence from the southern throwback “Shawty” from Plies featuring Teddy Bend-Er-Ass Down better known as T-Pain he pours over the track telling all about his favorite “Drink.” Tune in below & soon on all streaming sites.
Not many have had a longer or harder road to stardom than Paper Divided Profit artist, Jacc Breeze. After a tumultuous upbringing and some time in the penal system, Jacc is now out and quickly becoming one of the Midwest’s brightest stars. His new single/video Pray For It is a glimpse into the darker side of being Breeze.
Midwest rapper/producer/musician @cornbread217 has been honing his craft for well over 15 years. With a multitude of project releases, stage performances, and collaborations the Illinois stalwart already has a lengthy resumé. The ever-evolving artist continues his growth with the release of Negro’s and Jazz the full length LP that spawned the single”Fly”. “Fly” at it’s essence is a song about marijuana but the r&b vibe and trippie video make it more of an experience. Check out the video here and get your head right with one of the Midwest’s most well known smokers, @cornbread217.
Illinois rappers and frequent collaborators, Knuck and DZY deliver another new single and video with Come and Go. Trusting people is never easy and this duo lays out their reasons for keeping their respective circles small. Elijah Settles handles the camera work for Come and Go.
Dirty Da Don is a man of action when it comes to producing a lot of music and of course when it comes to the streets. The Illinois native brings the energy on his new single, “On Dey Neck”. Keeping the pressure high over thumping production and of course on the block Dirty always knows how to turn it up a notch.
St. Louis area artist Mr.Nobody may have created the working mans anthem of the year with the repetitive recital of “Hustlin, Working, Grinding” in his latest single “Perfect Timing” in which he clocks in the entire video, check it out below.
Female artist Passhon has fantasies of robbing her man for money & diamonds in her latest music video for the single “If I” which samples the Destiny Childs classic of the same name. Watch the video below & for more music from Passshon check out her latest effort “No Tamin Passhon” avaible everywhere & inlcudes the single “If I.”
@misterzone4 aka Sensai Doog delivers his latest offering My Name Holds Weight. The Illinois native is known for weaving intricate tales of street life and a life on the grind. Having established himself as a force on the music scene with singles like,”Mula is My Bride” (The El Chapo Ztory) and “College Drip” with Benji Vinze (Zlatt Season). The new project continues in the same vein with standout singles “Memory Lane” and “Krankin’ Fiend” proving that Doogie is only getting better with each project. With upcoming shows and releases from the camp planned the Zu Cru Zillionaires are setting the tone for a major push in 2021.
Check out My Name Holds Weight on all major streaming platforms. The El Chapo Ztory is also live everywhere!