In Episode Six of Noisey's Chiraq, we tag along with rising super-producer Young Chop, who despite being the most successful beatmaker to emerge from the Chicago rap scene, still doesn’t have his drivers license (his mom drives him around). Song-maker for artists like Chief Keef, French Montana, Juicy J, Big Sean and Pusha T, Chop visits Chicago’s Bean for the first time ever and we find out the extent of racial segregation in the city.
MMG boss Rick Ross releases a new visual today for his recently released track "Oyster Perpetual". His 6th studio album "Mastermind" is set to hit stores March 3rd.
Producer Laudie releases his latest offering, "Keep Up With Us" featuring Freebandz's Casino and Slice9. All these niggas sound the same, especially in Atlanta.
Remember Jay Z’s “Meet the Parents” off of his critically acclaimed “The Blueprint 2” album? Well, It’s ten years later and let’s just say if Isis did leave with Sha, this is how that story would go. The good guy gets the girl and a healthy dose of Merlot or Moscato are his reward. This is the latest release off of SHATiFF’s upcoming album “The Lost Articles of Steve Jenkins”. Merlot and Moscato (LoveBird pt.2) is a hip-hop jazzy melody produced with style & substance by Beat Da Knocker and SHATiFF.
Atlanta up and comer OG Maco releases his latest body of work, "Live Life" hosted by DJ Blak Boy. The project comes with 17 projects and production from Cardo, Curtis Williams, and more. Check it out below.
Directly after Pharrell’s release, iTunes also releases the stream for Rick Ross’ newest studio album (6th, to be exact) "Mastermind". The album features guest appearances from Kanye West, The Weeknd, Jeezy, Big Sean, JAY Z, and more. The album is set to hit stores March 4th.
New York/New Jersey duo Joe & Box deliver a new visual for their track "Boogieman and Weasel". Very playful guys...I like. A little different than what's out, which is always good. Their energy is dope.
Migos are back with a new mixtape today called "No Label 2", presented by Quality Control Music. The new tape comes with 25 new tracks, and guest features from Meek Mill, Rich Homie Quan, and Machine Gun Kelly. I'll admit, I wasn't fully sold on them at first, but I am definitely a certified fan now. This mixtape is too tough.
Atlanta's own Cap 1 releases a new visual for his track "Extras". This is featured on his latest mixtape, "Caviar Dreams". He's currently working on his upcoming mixtape, "Open Bar".
MMG's forgotten artist Stalley is back and releases a new visual for his track, "Midwest Blues". Many disagree with me, but in my opinion, Stalley is the best artist on MMG. It's always the ones who are least marketable, but most talented that get the short end of the stick.