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Brick By Brick: J Santonio Talks “Neglected”, His Sound

J Santonio is a new act  with the maturity and composure of a performer well beyond his years. We sat down with the DMV native to discuss his origins, influences and how he wants to be perceived in the social media age. What’s The Origin Of Your Performer Name?  I came up with the name […]

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Go West: Shakara West Brings The Drama In Debut Video “Janet”

Go West. ATLien Shakara West brings the nostalgia (and the drama) back to R&B with her debut video “Janet”. Part 90s homage part relationship narrative “Janet” is the most relatable story you’ll see on the small screen all 2018. The lush  sonics are contrasted with the palpable tension of Shakara’s character, fearful that she was […]

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Perfect Game: Sir Michael Rocks Throw Out Opening Pitch For White Sox

Perfect Game. Banco brought Chin Music to The Chicago White Sox, throwing out the opening pitch at last night’s game versus the Baltimore Orioles. Mr. Populair hit the mound and provided the perfect opening to a dominant performance by the Sox (Chicago defeated Baltimore 11-1).  Fans of Banco have been treated to a storm of […]

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Apocalypse Now: Vell Da General Launches Da Platoon!!! x Official Website

Apocalypse Now. Vell Da General sets up his military post in the form of Da Platoon!!! The Chicago wordsmith’s new indie label will highlight skill over style and performance over publicity stunts. The “Different Kind” emcee’s first official signee is J Holmes, an artist with the wit of your favorite lyricist and the laconic delivery […]

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Somethin From Nothin: Jordn Speaks With ThisIs50 About His 2018 Journey

Somethin From Nothin. LA Transplant Jordn is making his mark in 2018 with the release of his solo work (Including his official debut visual “Somethin”). ThisIs50 sat down with the new Cali lyricist to discuss his journey and how listeners can expect he’ll change the genre. Read the full interview here, watch ‘Somethin’ below and […]

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Adrenaline Rush: T.Woods Teams With Twista For July 27th Concert In San Antonio

Adrenaline Rush. Distinguished Records CEO returns to the stage Friday July 27th to perform alongside Chicago legend Twista at Fizgerald’s in San Antonio. The Mayor Of Seguin shines brightest when the lights are on; last Friday Woods stole the show at a sold out concert alongside Killa Kyleon. The “12 AM In London” lyricist is […]

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West Life: Shakara West Reveals Inside Look To Her Debut Video “Janet” With Behind The Scenes Footage

West Life. Shakara West takes her audience behind the camera for an intimate look at her forthcoming debut music video “Janet”. The ATLien commands the choreography and collaborates with co-director Jerell Green to deliver a mature and entertaining visual narrative. West leaves no stone unturned and the behind the scenes footage offer insight into her […]

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Black Gold: The Cool Kids Team With Boldy James For “OilBass”

Black Gold. America’s Dynamic Duo double down with “OilBass” featuring longtime collaborator Boldy James. The perfect Friday jam, “OilBass” is the sonic embodiment of a lowrider cruise on a hazy LA morning. Mike x Chuck will hit the stage July 21st with Slick Rick for the Out Of Space Festival (purchase tickets here). Turn up […]

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Soldier Of Fortune: Vell Da General To Visit WHPK Friday May 18th To Spin New Singles With J Holmes

Soldier Of Fortune. Vell Da General’s planting his vice grip on summer 2018. This Friday Da Platoon CEO and his new artist J Holmes will visit Chicago’s WHPK to debut “FYF Means” and the SC Produced “Different Kind” to FM airwaves. Vell took the winter to strategize his plan of world domination and with the […]

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Think Different: Vell Da General Opens New Era With “Different Kind” Single, Launches Label

Think Different. Vell Da General’s never followed conventions of modern Hip-Hop or the classic business entertainment structure. Today the Chicago emcee declares his independence with his new single “Different Kind”. The breezy SC produced single features classic Vell lyricism and highlights the chemistry between himself and newcomer Holmes. The song is the first entry in […]

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