Each week the These Days staff comes across great music from Chicago artists that we could not provide individual features for. In an effort to keep our readers up to date with more of our recent favorites, the Round Up segment provides quick summaries and additional noteworthy content. Check out our latest picks below and feel free to submit a comment if you feel we missed something.
#100Trill • "What I Tell Her"
West side duo #100Trill consisting of Grade Aplus and Mike Jaxx have not put out music as a group in several months, but it doesn't appear that they've forgotten how. With D.Jbari on the beat #100Trill keeps their pimp game alive with "What I Tell Her", a new single that's very reminiscent of vibes you might receive from an early 90s west coast joint. Don't get it twisted, though, this record is all Chicago and #100Trill sets the bar high with their return to the game.
Chief Keef • "Change" (Ft. Rich Homie Quan) & "Daily Job" (Ft. Young Scooter)
Chief Keef has been busy. He gave fans Leek 3 in November, his project with 12 Million, Nobody, hit iTunes in December, a couple weeks ago he dropped a video for his freestyle over Future's DS2 cut "Where Ya At" and all the while continuing to flood the net with loosies. Below we have his latest "Run Up" expected to be on Leek 4, alongside two collaborations with a couple of ATL's best in Rich Home Quan and Young Scooter. Go crazy!
Fredo Santana • "10 Minutes"
Rather than act like ZMoney, who had "10 Hours", Fredo Santana speeds it up and promises that he only needs "10 Minutes". Directed by Nick Brazinsky, this new video comes complete with a WorldStar co-sign and a purple fur coat. So much money, so much weed, so much lean. In other words: it's a new Fredo video. "10 Minutes" is produced by Hurt Boy and Mexiko Dro. This video follows "Go Crazy" by Fredo and Gino Marley, which was released back in December.
Iman Shumpert • SHUMPMAN: THE M.D.
Oak Park native and current basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Iman Shumpurt is already living a pretty decent life and doing what he loves as a professional athlete. As we've learned from past collaborations with Hurt Everybody and XVRHLDY amongst others, Iman also has a passion for raps; unlike Shaq, he happens to be pretty good at them. The six track EP Shumpman: The M.D., debuted on January 16th, the estimated delivery date of his daughter Junie. Iman and Teyana Taylor's daughter arrived happy and healthy a month early, but Iman still chose to release a collection of new raps on that original delivery date.
ManeMane4CGG & Fat Trel • Finesse Gang (Mixtape)
Chicago's ManeMane4CGG connects with the DMV's finest Fat Trel for a full project. The cross country collaborative mixtape earns the title Finesse Gang, and boasts a strong collection of production - most notably seeing a pair of beats from Young Chop. As far as features Future-affiliate Zona Man appears on the cut "Gang Members" while King 100 James hops on "All The Time". There's some heat here, dive in.
Stunt Taylor • Maison Margiela
While the west side's Stunt Taylor has yet to see the success he received following "Fefe On The Block", he remains a superstar in the streets. Catering to fans with a style that seems to merge musical influences from west side predecessors Crucial Conflict, Do or Die and others, along with more contemporary sounds from out west. Stunt's latest endevour "Maison Gargiela" is 12 tracks deep featuring the previously released "Racks" and most recent single "Sauce" with production from C-Sick. Check out the rest below.