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.
Wicked Sweet has been taking his time crafting his sound. The Jacksonville, IL native is ready to set the world ablaze with his latest offering Let It Ride. Sporting 6 tracks and clocking in a a tidy 20 minutes, makes this an easy ride to get into. The project is available on all streaming platforms. Follow @the_kid_wicked for updates on new releases and performances.
Coming from very humble beginnings, Dunk has transitioned into one of the premier artists in his region. Determined to make his way out of troubled situations, he put his mind to his grind and began releasing tracks. Wanting to make his way out of the streets, Dunk released his debut full length mixtape, Trappa Talk hosted by Midwest Connectz own Dj Juice Ortiz. Dunk delivers the details of his life in audio form. With tracks like “11hunnit Facts”, “Sleepless Nights”, and his hit single “Trappa Talk” he describes very vividly his experiences and what he’s willing to do to take his career and his life to the next level. This project is sure to be one that will stand the test of time, due to its authenticity and naturally organic feel. Check out the tape below!
Cornbread217 is making 2019 his year. After the release of new singles in the first two months of the new year he’s back again with a brand new video. Linking with Jayy Wills Ent for the visuals, the artist known as the Trash Panda brings his super lyrical weed ode to life.
Xtortion The Don is known as one of the most exciting lyricists to step in the booth. The Indiana native’s rapid fire, punchline heavy style has always translated well no matter the backdrop. Crafting classic material has always been the intent, and the “Pregasm” mixtape is a prime of example of that dedication.
The “Pregasm” serves as the appetizer to the main course that is the “Eargasm” which is slated for a 2019 release date. Taking on some of Hip Hop’s biggest singles including “Bad and Bougee” (Differences), “Gin and Juice” ( I Getz Busy) and “Controlla” featuring his AMG/Blackhood label mate Dre Madison allow X to flex his creativity over some of music’s most unique productions. With a style rich in both substance and wordplay X deftly crafts rhymes that will easily stand the test of time. The project is almost a year old and holds it’s own against any new releases.
If wetting the appetite was the plan, Xtortion delivered on all fronts. Clocking in at ten tracks allows for a full listen while still leaving room to digest the next release. Whether taking it light and speaking to the ladies like “Playing Games” with Dre Madison or putting rappers in their place like “BARS”, Xtotion let’s it be known that not only is he here for the long haul but everyone should be eagerly awaiting their chance for an “Eargasm”.
Creating timeless music, putting on amazing live shows, and providing a platform for other artists to shine are only part of what makes Deezy Da Paperboy “The Midwest Miracle.” Making the transition from full time recording artist to executive is a move not everyone is equipped for. Deezy not only made the move, but has excelled in his new position. Da Paperboy has become a known commodity in the world of Midwest Hip Hop with his brand of high energy, potent rhymes and his affinity for banging beats. His latest release The Midwest Miracle serves as a reminder that even in his new position as a label head, music is the number 1 priority. Keeping it short and sweet with only 5 tracks, the energy remains high with singles like “Trap” and “Blessed Up”. “Quick Notes” serves as a road map through the thought process of the talented emcee and “Light The Sky” featuring Alexa Redd showcases both his songwriting ability and the talent that brought Alexa into the Paperboy Entertainment fold. With plans to tour in the first quarter of 2019 and new singles and releases planned for the rest of 2019 it’s only a matter of time before one the Midwest’s best delivers yet another miracle.
The Midwest Miracle is now available on all major digital retailers.