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.
Charles Lauste (Ft. J-Hop & Femdot) • "Right On Time"
Formerly known as DJ Chi, producer Charles Lauste delivers a new record featuring frequent collaborators J-Hop and Femodot. All three artists are part of a collective called GRWYF$ (Get Rich With Your Friends) along Ohana Bam featured below. We've been championing Ohana Bam and Femdot for a little while now, but Charles, J-Hop and the rest of the crew have plenty to offer themselves. Don't take my word for it, click play below and don't be late.
Famous Dex • "Oh Man Got Damn"
Famous Dex and Laka Films are that power duo that keep cranking out content. According to Laka Film’s Youtube account, he and Dex are releasing a new track accompanied by a video every week. Talk about dedication. There’s just something about Dex’s excentric attitude and body language that gives him more character than the rest.
Khori⁴ • "Truth or Dare"
Khori⁴ collaborates with the lovely newcomer Elvee for a Valentine's Day inspired joint called "Truth or Dare". Slowly progressing from a slow jam to a rap anthem, the production from Eden Colley is a perfect concoction suitable for both soaring vocals and mellow rap. Dare you to hit play below.
Lil Durk • "Believe It Or Not"
Lil Durk doesn’t like to take time off. He is currently touring, just dropped a track with Young Thug and Boozie Badazz, and now he's released a brand new video for "Believe It Or Not". All of this while juggling a relationship with Dej Loaf. Believe it or not, this man really knows how to multitask. Check out the visual shot by A Zae Production, and be sure to catch Lil Durk on February 18th at the Canopy Club in Champaign Ill.
Ohana Bam • "Done Playin"
Ohana Bam has been releasing a slew of music for the past month in the form of #TreeUpTuesdays. Produced by Ohana Bam and D. Phelps, "Done Playin" is a very clever flip of Stevie Nick’s “Edge of Seventeen”. When this song was done playin, I had to hit repeat.