With no pun intended (okay maybe a little bit), the New Deal Crew artist’s flow is sharp. Dicing up lyrics into mini clips from the inside of Crack’s head, the artist delves into talks about bullying rappers, getting handcuffed, and tells the world that he’s “soon/ to be the most dominant nigga/ happen to be the most prominent nigga/ capital murdah, need guns for this nigga.” All this fine dining is set over a hi-hat heavy instrumental boasting cooing vocals samples and lightly sprinkled trumpet snippets from fellow Chicagoan TREE.
Theres a certain way and or style of rap that you have to use when rapping over a tree production!!! and i think crack definetly embodies that in #treeswag fashion. - TREE
Be sure to cop this track and more on the 1st installment of TREE’s upcoming series project, soultrap.
Crown Hill is back, casting a spell on Naptown with Pope Adrian Bless‘ latest visuals for his single, “The Aura.”
Bless walks through a personal forest of impressive lyricism over dreamlike production before the tables are literally turned over. Then, the Indy emcee switches up the tempo, annihilating his verses with Zeus-like power and aggression causing haters and battle scarred emcees to flee the state of Indiana like a flock of birds.
Now that the wisely nicknamed Young Owl has cleared the air, the talented artist continues to fly higher and higher with each project. Videos like this one undoubtedly leave listeners and fans alike clamoring for the release of his upcoming project, Neighborhood Lights.
From The Ground Up member Resource gives the world a “Fair Warning” with his latest banger.
Imagine having the things you couldn’t fathom/ Just from rapping and actions/ You gotta goal, well make it happen – Resource
The poppy, neurotic electronic samples from Turk Mandela gives Resource the platform to stack his bars like bricks to continue building a solid fan base in and around his Georgian roots. This track isn’t going to featured on any projects, but be sure to look out for Resource’s upcoming tape, KWMNI, later this year.
Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamardebut the Amazing Spiderman 2 themed visuals for their single “It’s On Again.”
Kendrick attacks the track with the bite of an underdog, spitting inspirational lyrics as the camera pans through cityscape visuals spliced with exciting shots from the upcoming web slinging blockbuster film. Alicia takes over after the Top Dawg verse with her sultry vocals throughout the rest of the video, which later features cameos from composer Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams.
Childish Gambino splits apart in his latest artistically inclined visuals for a single from his critically acclaimed project, Because the Internet. “Sweatpants” pulls you into the brain of Childish for an experience that includes some serious déjà vu as he spits and walks monotonously through a 24 hour diner.