Rising Chicago rapper Spenzo dropped his In Spenzo We Trust mixtape last summer, which featured production from notable beatmakers like DJ Dahi, Young Chop, Sonny Digital, Metro Boomin, Honorable C-Note and more.
Disclosure are gradually infiltrating the rap game, teaming up with Mary J. Blige and Bishop Nehru on some recent releases. They also gave emerging Chicago rapper Vic Mensa an opening slot on their tour, and he's paid them back with a remix to the opening track from their album, "When A Fire Starts To Burn".
Alex Wiley and Mick Jenkins are two of the most promising young emcees currently operating in the Chicago metropolitan area. "Forever" is their first joint offering, and although brief, it's much doper than your average rap cut.
Cap 1 seems to be taking a not from Skeme, who went over Jhene Aiko's "the Worst" earlier in the week. Much like the California rapper, and Jhene herself, in the original recording, Cap references a Jay Z couplet in the first few bars of the song.
Young Chicagoan emcees Alex Wiley and Kembe X join forces on "Know Normal", a new collaborative joint produced by the The Innovatorz.
The last time the two artists appeared on a record together was "Midnight To Morning", a standout cut from Wiley's 2013 project Club Wiley.
"You're Welcome" is Chicago spitter Alex Wiley's first offering of the new year, as well as his first release since dropping his Club Wiley project (which is available via his official website).
The bass-heavy cut was produced by Odd Couple.
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"Leonidas" is the third single from from emerging Chicagoan emcee Mick Jenkins' upcoming project The Water[s], produced by OnGuad. Can you dig it?
The Water[s] drops next month. Stay tuned.
Chi-town's Giftz goes in over a LoKey track on his latest offering, making plenty of statements in his hookless track.
"Ain't do no drillin'/ I put bars on it," says the rapper, putting his skills above those of the buzzing drilll scene in Chicago. Look out for more from the rising rapper in the coming year.