Central Illinois native, Swift Israel has been making major moves within the recording industry over the past several months. Using his creativity to create “Rael mixes” to some of today’s hottest songs have sparked interest in the burgeoning artist’s career. Taking on songs like Mooski’s “Trackstar”, Future’s “Puffin’ On Zooties” & his tribute to fallen rapper, Nipsey Hussle on “Long Live Nipsey Hussle” have given Swift a solid foundation on which to build.
Gaining further understanding of what it takes to build a brand within the music industry has allowed Swift to use his online platform to propel himself to the forefront of the music scene, and connecting with Authentic Empire CEO, Booman lead to a distribution deal with the company. Swift’s latest remix finds the rapper going in over Dj Khaled’s “Staying Alive”. Staying true to what got him this far Swift is ready to make the move from unheralded rapper to the game’s next superstar.
Check out Swift’s “Staying Alive Rael Mix” below and let us know what you think about the Authentic Empire signee’s latest release.
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.
@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 Weighton all major streaming platforms. The El Chapo Ztory is also live everywhere!
Midwestern rapper/crooner Jacc Breeze continues his heavy 2020 release schedule. Jacc delivers his heartfelt single So Numb. Bringing his singing voice to the forefront while giving a glimpse into the troubles he faces Jacc, enlists Twenty One Seven Studios to bring his vision to life.
Jacc Breeze took a short hiatus, only to bounce back stronger. The Midwest rapper/crooner is back with his new single and video “8o8’s and Heartbreaks”. Borrowing from Kanye’s album title of a similar name, Breeze delivers a catchy tune over bumping production. Deezy Da Paperboy plays video director for the Paper Dividend Profit signed artist.
Dirty Da Don has solidified his spot as one of the hardest working men in the rap game. Presenting his Quarantine Lockdown project finds the ever-grinding CEO/MC release a trio of new videos with “STFU” from 2020’s Project Legendary 5, “Switch Up” and “Everythang Business”. Stay tuned to @project_entertainment21162 for new content and releases.
Check out the entire Quarantine Lockdown mixtape here!
Illinois native and Tennessee resident, Ren of the Co-Pilots provides some perspective on his new project. Titling the release I Really Did Take It This Far is fitting based on it’s overall tone and feel. Keeping it concise with 9 tracks including standouts “Kings and Queens” and “Or What” with The Co-Pilots compadre Money Green. Exemplifying both lyrical and Black excellence, Ren has no plans of ever falling off.
Keep your eyes open as the project will make it’s way to all of your favorite digital retailers in the coming weeks.
Keeping up with Cornbread217 is becoming a bit of a challenge as the emcee/producer/songwriter continues to produce new content. “Craxploitation” serves are the new single from one of the Midwest’s best. The single serves as just a teaser for what Bread has cooking in 2019.
This single is available for streaming or purchase on all of your favorite digital retailers and streaming services.