Michael K

BJ The Chicago Kid- A Soulful Christmas EP

[Mixtape] BJ The Chicago Kid – “A Soulful Christmas EP”

BJ The Chicago Kid- A Soulful Christmas EP Merry Christmas folks. Windy city native BJ the Chicago Kid has just dropped his latest project, A Soulful Christmas EP. Teaming up with producers Jairus Mozze and Joe Syring, The Chicago Kid brings us holiday cheer with a warm and soulful six track EP, release just in time for the holidays. What is most amazing about this EP is that it was completed in only three days. The Chicago Kid weaves back and forth between R&B and Hip-Hip flows on this Christmas album, making it an enjoyable experience for all members of the family (even your Grandma will feel this). For example, The soulful rendition of "Chestnuts," is the perfect track to kick back to while you're keeping warm with your loved ones on Christmas Eve. Enjoy the Chicago Kid’s gift to all Hip-Hop heads worldwide. Let us know if A Soulful Christmas EP, made it into your Holiday play list.
Underachievers

[Video] The Underachievers – “Midnight Augusto” (Dir: Issa Gold)

Underachievers The Underachievers' latest video, "Midnight Augusto," gives viewers a look at how the duo conduct themselves on and off the mic. When they aren't performing sold out shows, AK and Issa Gold, who together make the group The Underachievers, remain true to their Flatbush, Brooklyn roots. Gold explained the meaning behind the group’s name saying, "I feel like the things that we do could be considered underachieving, like we smoke pot. People would probably meet us at first and be like, they’re probably just potheads and then they’ll talk to me, or talk to AK, and be like, Alright, they’re intelligent. So it’s just a flip on that.” The Flatbush duo make their act look effortless, flowing smoothly over hypnotizing instrumentals. AK and Issa don’t shy away from expressing the influence of psychedelic drugs and the effects it has on their music. When you hear the two exchange bars on any given track, other worldly thoughts are constantly being exchanged between one another. The duo grew up just a few blocks away from each other in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and claim that the two clicked over a mutual love for classic New York rap and cannabis. Producer Flying Lotus signed The Underachievers to his label Brainfeeder Records in 2012. Since their signing, the group has released two critically acclaimed mixtapes, Indigoism and Lords of Flatbush. The video for "Midnight Augusto" lets us see the tour life of the Underachievers, as they move forward with the UA movement. Let us know if you feel the energy UA brings with their live performance, and if you have been to a show before.

[Audio] KAi Sky Walker ft. Rich Kidd & Moka Only – “Dead Saints ” (Prod. Stevie Ross)

Dead Saints is the lead single from Vancouver native, KAi Sky Walker's up coming release, New Mind- Old Soul: Chapter IV. Kai’s turbulent life experiences are vocalized in his lyrics, giving insight to the classic starting from the bottom story line. After dropping out of school at the age of sixteen KAi spent the next three years homeless,with no place to call his own. Seeking refuge, KAi spent this period of time crashing at friend’s places and sleeping in McDonald parking lots. It was during this trying time that KAi truly found his gift as an artist, recording his first project A Day in the Life. Sky Walker is back at it again as he prepares to release New Mind- Old Soul: Chapter IV. The lead single,"Dead Saints"features guest verses from Rich Kidd and Moka Only.The trio showcase their talents lyrically over a smooth jazz influenced beat produced by Stevie Ross."Dead Saints"presents the listener to the various stages an aspiring Hip-Hop artists goes through in the industry.The track begins with a hungry Sky Walker, followed by Rich Kidd,(one of Canada’s rising starts) before concluding the Moka Only, a seasoned veteran in Canadian Hip-Hop. KAi Sky Walker’s talent and grind is too strong to go unnoticed. Enjoy "Dead Saints" and follow a star in the making. Share your thoughts on this track, I hope you dig "Dead Saints" as much as I have.

Michael K

Radio Host/ Blogger

What's up Internet... My name is Michael Kivell and I am a Radio Host/Blogger with TCUS. We're live every Saturday from 6:00pm-8:00pm so make sure you tune in. I live for this hip hop music and I'm proud to be a part of TCUS family.