Ice Baby. Let me start by saying nothing, I mean nothing, can stop this man Juicy J. He just released a video for “Ice” which follows the release of his video for my new favorite song “Low” which features Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, and Chicago’s own Lil’ Bibby. Needless to say, despite all the ice, Juicy J is on fire. The track, produced by Mike Will Made It, features Free Band Bandit Future, and A$AP Ferg. The video also includes cameos from the Ice King himself, Johnny Dang.
Goddamn, Jeremih! The past few months Jeremih has been here to deliver. From an appearance on Love and Hip Hop Atlantato a hit collab with Chicago’s on the rise artist, Tink, “Don’t Tell Nobody”, and a feature on DJ Khaled‘s “Hold You Down” which also features Chris Brown, August Alsina, and Future;Jeremih is definitely on the map. Now he comes to us with a new track titled “Nobody But U”, definitely a banger, one for the ladies that the fellas can definitely identify with.
Can’t wait to see what’s next from my fellow Chicagoan, his single “Don’t Tell ‘Em” featuring YG is getting plenty spins on the radio, let’s see what else he has up his sleeve as he prepares for the release of his upcoming album (October 7), Late Nights: The Album.
DRAMAtic. This week, DJ Drama hits us with a new release featuring Young Jeezy, Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan titled “Right Back”. The song features a verse from Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, with Thugger Thugger on the hook, where he’s always sure to bring the heat. The song is one of many Rich Homie Quan x Young Thug features that have followed Young Thug‘s Instagram post of him and Rich Homie Quan referring to RHQ as his “hubbie”. Young Thug has responded to the criticisms by saying “it’s a pimpin lifestyle, if you ain’t pimpin then you wouldn’t understand”. Regardless of what lifestyle he really does live, I could care less, Thugger got that shit! Jeezy laced the song with his usual trap vocals, and Rich Homie Quan did that whiney ass shit he’s always doing that y’all like for some reason…..BUT THAT’S NONE OF MY BUSINESS!
Chicago OVER Everything. This week King Louie released a visual for one of his most popular songs off his most recent mixtape Tony. The song, “Live and Die In Chicago” is a fan favorite and I hear it playing all over the city almost everywhere I ago. It’s the anthem! The video, shot by Chicago’s own DGainz, takes viewers through the city showing Louie and his niggas in their city while showing additional footage of some of the things that make Chicago Chicago.
Tony got sexy for us with those glasses we love to see him in, that’s a good look :p
Cutthroat Cousins: SHOTS FIRED? In Chief Keef‘s new song “Beetle Juice” featuring his cousin and fellow Chicago rap star, Fredo Santana, Keef takes time to mention his crew members and the many guns they come with including Tray Savage and Tadoe, but what’s really catching people’s ears is a line that seems to be a diss toward New York rapper Bobby Schmurda that states: “I still come and rob you for your kilo, you know you ain’t catch no body about a week ago”. The line comes after many listeners have accused Schmurda of stealing Sosa’s style in his widely popular song“Hot Nigga”. My personal opinion when hearing “Hot Nigga” was that it definitely sounded like it could have come from somebody in Chicago, but I wouldn’t say it necessarily sounded like it could have been Chief Keef‘s song, the song still did have it’s own spin on it, so let Bobby live, let’s see what else he comes with in the upcoming weeks.
In regards to anything being deemed “New York drill”…..STOP IT LOL
Aside from that, the song is alright, probably one that’ll have to grow on me after a little while but I’m a fan of Sosa so I can only imagine that it will end up in my iTunes rotation pretty soon.
Self Love :). This week, King Kendrick released his first single to be included on his highly anticipated upcoming sophomore album. The song, simply titled “i” is produced by LA’s own Rahki and sends a message of positivity and self love in true K. Dot fashion. The song has been getting mixed reviews with some listeners claiming the song to be trash, others saying that it’ll have to grow on a lot of people, and others saying just because the song isn’t great, doesn’t mean it’s an accurate reflection of what the album will have to offer. Personally, it’s alright, not my favorite Kendrick song and honestly probably won’t be getting much play on my iTunes, but hey, I’m not one to judge and I know that even if I don’t like a song or two from Kendrick, his final project will not disappoint!
What do y’all think of Kendrick’s new track? VOTE!
Listen to Kendrick’s “i” below courtesy of Top Dawg Entertainment:
Coke Boy Baby. From his most recent project, Coke Riot 4, Chinx Drugz brings us the remix to “Couple Niggas”. The remix features hit-maker 2Chainz, and Coke Boy president, French Montana. It’s great promo for Chinx as he’s been consistently releasing new material for us and continuing to strengthen the Coke Boy name along with the help of Lil Durk and Mr. Kardashian himself, French Montana. The track is hot, and definitely one I can see being in strong rotation on our local radio stations.
Stay tuned for more of Chinx, I’m sure he’s got plenty more in store for us.
Listen to Chinx Drugz “Couple Niggas (Remix)” below: