One lucky Chance The Rapper fan came across his old Facebook and discovered two of his early mixtapes, Good Enough and Back To School Pack. Both different in style from the critically acclaimed Acid Rap. As with most early projects, there are spots of good and bad, but I’ll let you be the judge.
Take a few minutes out and watch GiO Dee‘s new music video for “Saturdayz,” produced by Muvafux. The video was shot by Kira Klein and Yinka Soda in North Philadelphia during his trip to A3C. However, the song was recorded back in 2011 and was suppose to be on #TOTB.
A stream of the highly anticipated Justin Bieber and Chance The Rapper collaboration “Confident” hits the Internet. It’ll be available as a download on iTunes at midnight. On first listen, the bouncy track sounds like a hit. But it may not be the only one we get for Bieb’s #MusicMondays series. There’s speculation of a second track featuring Chance as well as Lil Wayne, Big Sean, R. Kelly and Diplo called “Journals. Listen to “Confident,” here.
We’re less than a month away from the new year. It’s the perfect time to take a look back at what has happened in Boston hip-hop. In 2013, we’ve seen more hometown talent get nods from major publications like XXL, Complex and Vibe than any other time in recent history. No major labels or prominent management firms exist in the city, but artists still managed to gain attention with high grade visuals, concise projects, and Internet marketing.
With a city, where it seems like everyone is a rapper, it can be hard to stay up to date with the best material. In our first end of the year list, we provide you with the best of the best and break down The Best 25 Boston Hip-Hop Singles Of 2013. Regardless of the level of artist, these singles are what we felt was the best representation of the budding scene and can compete with any other region across the country. From newcomers to emerging talent to touring acts, here are the best 25 hip-hop songs that came out of Boston in 2013.
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J.C.I.T.Y. releases the follow-up to 2011′s Sky Writing with 17 original tracks. On Sky Writing 2, he lets his pen run freely, providing a good balance of club bangers and relatable real life tracks. Topics like relationships, family life, the streets, the music industry, and more are touched upon.
He gets a strong supporting cast from Dutch Rebelle, Mark Merren, Phinelia, Bobbyo, and Shivaa, while production comes from Kelly Portis, Chemist, Flawless Tracks, Ready Rocky Productions, and others.
“Sleeping On Me,” “She On Fire,” “People At The Window,” and “Venting Pt. 3 (My Demons)” are leading cuts, spotlighting strong lyrics and solid songwriting ability.