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Sylvie Rise To Grace

Inspired by music at a young age through singing, this Chicago artist has transformed herself into the genre bending cello playing vocalist she is today. With a passion for her art and talent Sylvie Grace takes to the streets of Chicago on Michigan Ave and performs for the public. If you had the chance to greet her she is quite friendly! She frequents the studio when not street performing and has gained quite the reputation in the Chicago music community.

Collaborating with many locals from A Billion Young to Palmer Squares and many others, she assists with either with her cello or her vocals. Leaving her mark in sound around Chicago. On her own she works with a loop station a cello and sometimes a drummer. The combination results in soulful pop and R&B tunes with deep lyrics. Another beautiful example of Chicago’s many talents. Keep on the lookout for her single this coming February, a preview to her project Bloom coming in March.



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NversivE

Sifting through Chicago artist on soundcloud I run into NversivE. Has an interesting encapturing sound and style much like Monte Booker. One smooth beat maker at that and he just recently released 3 tracks that calm you down. Follow NversivE n get lost in some trance to his beats. Most of his beats are free as well so take advantage, the playlist looking back is ambient and quality.

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Rapper Spittin Poetry: Mykele Deville

Mykele Deville another up and coming hip hop artist, poet and actor from Chicago is making some noise this year. Actors definitely need a cool name like that. Coming out with an LP not too long ago entitled Each One, Teach One and Super Predator earlier in the year. In More reacent releases he has collaborated with Jordanna in Memory Card (Back Me Up) and Mute Feelings a solo single released at the end of October. Being a poet this man lyrics can be thought provoking. Keep up with Mykele with us as we learn more of him through music it looks like he stays busy in it. You can catch him performing at Subterranean in Wicker Park the 18th of December.

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Malcolm London – Opia EP

Malcolm London is one of the many Chicago artists releasing big projects recently. Alongside Saba, theWHOevers, King Thelonious, oddCouple and Will Is Chillin, Chicago artists are finishing off this year with new music. Even better it features plenty talented up and coming producers and artists as well. Jamila Woods makes her presence known as well as Vic Mensa and Nico Segal formerly known as Donnie Trumpet and producers 5heriff and CEO Beats offers their talent as well. Right off the at this EP shows a lot of promise.

Not only does it sound good but it is packed with thoughtful lyrics and powerful commentary. Brings to light some social issues our nation still struggles with as a whole. But as an individual Malcolm leads by example through music. Perfect example in the track Take Your Time with Noah Chris. Filled with upbeat tracks and chill jams in between revolutionary and thought provoking lyrics invoked in Charlie, you can find a good message throughout the Opia EP. The title itself, described in the self titled track with Jamila, offers breathtaking contemplation as well.

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The Saba Bucket List Project

Saba did it big late October with release of the 13 track Bucket List Project. Co Produced by Phoelix the Bucket List consist of many Chicago collaborators from Idol to upcoming. Phoelix gets a few verses, NoName also makes some noise along with Jean Deaux, Ravyn Lanae and Smino. Monte Booker hops on te MPCs for one track. The Project even gets the blessing from the Legend Twista. A dope playlist to chill to, most beats are mellow and vibrant and the many artists add soul and character to the project. The artists also shared their own short bucket lists between every track and it can be inspiring or just plain funny or agreeable. Take a listen.

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Artist Rising: Marko Stat$

Marko Stat$ and Aced Spade are quite the pair. An MC needs a good beat smith and whenever these two get together it is dynamic. Among tracks like Locomotive and Free (Moving Forward) from Aced LP Positive Vibes Only, the two prove it again with Nobody and Back To The Basics that their creativity is limitless. Stat$ with the old school free style hip hop flow, this rising artist from Uptown, Chicago is gonna show these supposed Hip Hop and Rap artists in the mainstream how its done real soon. With lyrics of passion and action.

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Vic Mensa Calls Out Police Brutality and Standing Rock

Vic Mensa has gotten a lot of attention for this song. Going to great lengths to make sure the truth is known. He has made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and performed 16 Shots with riot police geared performers. The song and video itself includes a excerpt of a police recording. Vic Mensa is becoming a voice for the unheard against the establishment going as far as comparing the battle between Dakota Access Pipeline and Native Americans on their own land to Black Lives Matters movement. This is a human vs government interest matter and must stand with eachother to fight injustice. Join Vic Mensa at Standing Rock or lend support by visiting their website.

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Will Is Chillin On New Music

Will Is Chillin’ but he is preparing. Just about a about week away from dropping his album Moody the hype is building. Recently releasing an amped up track Bimbo, with DRO on production this only follows a few collabs. Spittin a few verses on Emoji Hand Sign from Scabbers recent EP as well as Glassics both from Chicago. Also got together with Treatment x Rapid Eye from New Age Music on a beat produced by Yellowjacket. Will has paved a pretty consistent trail of music leading up to now.

In comes Loosifer. A peak at his newest project. He raps about a mindless addiction to the White Devil, the cancer sticks, the cigarette. But in the end our sweet mistress Mary Jane takes the cake as always. The music video personifies the metaphor with a gorgeous brunette in white, puffin away at that Loosifer. How can you resist? New album Moody dropping December 1st. The video is Directed by J.Krown with Production by Josh Grant.

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Miss Chiff & Devmo See Through Your Mask

Miss Chiff has came through with another collab. This time she brings Devmo from LA on the beat to the Windy City. Over a heavy the two strong female figures rap about the people that wear a Mask. Those that are hiding something or are never quite real and realizing you have have to let go of that poison and move on for the better. Nobody has time for that. Certainly not Miss Chiff with those lightning fast rhymes, on to the next beat.

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Sex The Rapper

As a social experiment or just cause he can JXL recently came up with a name change and we are not complaining. Sex The Rapper is known for his lightning fast syllables and rhymes in his mind bending and tongue twisting verses here in Chicago. This talent is getting attention and collaborations like one with Palmer Squares would be inevitable with even more popular artists!

If you can catch up with his words you know he always comes packed with a message. Usually it will be along the lines of reviving Hip Hop and spread love. Holy Ghost has that same unifying message while Flexin he is doing just that. Very energetic track. Never a dull moment with this artist. Most conscious rappers will be blunt and honest so if you can handle their words and their styles you will hear some inspiration over some real raw beats. The best kind of art comes from within and Sex comes from the soul! You know what I mean.

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