From the man that brought you the smash hit, High In Love and Cold Roar, Matterx presents his demo, “My Love”. The track is beautifully composed with astounding vocals over a simple loop. Fortunately for us, this is only the beginning of what he has in store for the world. While waiting for the next […]Read more "Lab Premiere: “My Love” Zachary Matterx (Prod. Monte Booker)"
2008ighties affiliate Julian Malone is back with yet another joint entitled, “Empower”. The track encases a flow that is relatively easy to follow and a hot beat that undeniably fits Malone. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of Julian making his reappearance on the scene for a very promising new year. PEEP, LOVE, SHARE.Read more "“Empower” Julian Malone"
Blue Lemon affiliate Lavish Mzck has been making a lot of moves as of lately creating not only visually appealing pieces but musically appealing pieces as well. He passed through Chicago for a few days that turned out to be anything but boring for the rising artist. Through social media, we got a glimpse of how he’s […]Read more "Interview: Lavish Mzck | Indikaa"
Rose has appeared a couple of times on our site and we have been impressed with his flows and his ability to soulfully construct a track for one’s ear to catch on to. Today we have the pleasure to present his project “Old School”. This project has many different depths of energy and many vibes […]Read more "Lab Premiere: Ro$e “Old School”"
In a world where music and media takes all of the attention and directs it towards the negative, the city of Chicago hasn’t been in the best limelight lately. But let’s be honest if you didn’t know the story behind a movement surrounded by culture what would you think? You would be guided by all […]Read more "Lab Update: Revolt TV “Chicago Love”"
Jinx The Natural is a natural indeed, with a voice that sounds seasoned and his adlibs are reminiscent of pre-incarceration Mystikal. Here he premiers his new track, “Hoe House”, with lyrics that are grimy and a beat that is hypnotizing and likely knocks in the whip.Read more "Lab Premiere: Jinx The Natural- Hoe House"
Take conceptual lyricism, random cameos from Chicago creatives, and unique production from top to bottom and you will get out of that pot Year Of The Villain, the highly anticipated mixtape from rhyme spitter Arjaye Jeter. What stands out on this project are Arjaye’s old school sensibilities: on “Lo Fi” you hear him singing the hook to Skyy’s […]Read more "Lab Review: Arjaye Jeter “Year Of The Villain”"
It’s been a long journey for Feo Mob affiliate Logan. Slowly but surely he’s progressing beyond the local scene because of the constant work he puts in and what better way to show the world what he’s been up to than with a vlog. Above is the first installment of the “Feo Mafia” web series […]Read more "Feo Mafia: Road to 1636 (Ep. 1) | Logan"
produced by Fresco Stevens After a couple fire releases under his belt the kid $emaj is most certainly getting the labs stamp of approval as we get set to bring you today’s premiere. In case you haven’t heard much from $emaj Roc I should warn you that the 18 year old emcee has a knack for selecting […]Read more "Lyrical Lab Premiere: $emaj Roc- “Feeling the Same”"
FINALLY, after a long wait of what seemed to be forever, the highly anticipated visual for, “Chillin Like A Villain” is now available for public access. The video features a very abstract Arjaye Jeter in various locations across the city with a few familiar faces. Overall, the track is pretty darn catchy and the visual is perfect […]Read more "Music Video: “Chillin Like A Villain” Arjaye Jeter (Prod. Chris G)"
Pilot Talk season is coming. Pilot Talk season is coming.PILOT TALK SEASON IS COMING. Okay, so we have no date for the third installment of Curren$y‘s classic Pilot Talk album series yet, but we do have cover art (done once again by the very dope David Barnett) we have production credits, and we have a […]Read more "(Video) Curren$y- Briefcase"
A Lab favorite, Awkh has released a new project entitled Politically Correct. Awkh discusses life in Chicago, Chief Keef, and her frustration with the system. Within this tape, Awkh wants to enlighten everyone with what is going on, express herself, and smoke some dope and chill. Awkh has features from Kaliyah, A-Dot, Monty Psychs, Sophia Lawren, […]Read more "Politically Correct – Awkh"
My favorite people who I’ve been listening to since 2010, OverDoz., has released a new video and single, Rich White Friends. From what I know, this song is supposed to be on their debut album, 2008. The video is hilarious, the song is smooth, but of course there is a very serious underlying message that speaks volumes […]Read more "Rich White Friends – OverDoz. (Video)"
TEVI LAVAR presents his first fashion show! The event will showcase Lavar’s latest collection and house special guest boutiques/shops such as Iridium, Raggs Boutique, SUB TOP, Finally Living and more. After the fashion show, the After Party will take place for VIP ticket holders where the turn up will continue. Look forward to food, drinks and special guest appearances as well performances […]Read more "TEVI LAVAR Fashion Show & After Party"
Shoutout to 2008ighties members, Johnny St. Cloud and Sani, for blessing soundcloud with flawless new waves. The track, “Purp Cobain,” encases a simple loop, and continuous flow from Mr. Cloud himself making it the epitome of all things chill. Check it out for yourself above. PEEP, VIBE, SHARE.Read more "“Purp Cobain (Thank you and you’re welcome)” Johnny St. Cloud"
The fierce songbird that we’ve come to know and love as, Sophia Lawren is back with yet another beautifully composed track, “Parachutes”. The track encases a soft and simple melody accompanied by Lawren’s soothing vocals. I can’t wait for what she has in store for us next but, until then enjoy below. PEEP, LOVE, SHARE.Read more "“Parachutes (Interlude)” Sophia Lawren"
Here’s a new sound from VATOGATO, that’s a bit different from what many may be used to. It’s a spunky, fast paced mix that encourages the listener to dance. (Feel free to act upon impulse and footwork, I’m not judging- I swear.) Honestly, it’s a refreshing sound from the similar sounds of an over-congested scene making it […]Read more "“tearsawai_” VATOGATO"
If you’re anything like me, then here’s a little something that many of you gamers and Pokémon watchers may love.The track encases, a few excerpts from the show that is perfectly blended with the wavy beat, to perfectly compliment the overall relaxing piece. Check out the ear catching piece below and keep an eye for new ones. PEEP, LOVE, SHARE.Read more "“Round Tu.” Entact x DRWN."
The lovely songstress better known as, Aaliyah Allah, has, without a doubt blessed soundcloud with her new track, “Water Me”. The track encases a variation of homophonic tones that flows perfectly with the beautiful composition to create the perfect song to vibe to. Surely great things will be heard from Aaliyah in the future but until […]Read more "“Water Me” Aaliyah Allah (Prod. MndSgn)"