When you combine one-half of Chicago rap group Kidz in the Hall, a gritty lyricist from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and ridiculously dope production, you get The Brainfly. Naledge and Michigan native Willie The Kid released this EP just a few days ago, and after listening to it in its entirety, I can testify that it is indeed worth the download. There are only two features, but they are both fitting. Production credits are extended to 88 Keys, THEMPEOPLE, Thelonious Martin and more. Let’s hope that these two collaborate again in the very near future. Now, excuse me while I play “Red Lotus” again.
Chicago rap artist and one-half of the rap duo Kidz in the Hall, Naledge does away with the bits and pieces of musical greatness and presents us with #GoNaledgeGo, a mixtape that has great production, features, and bars from Naledge himself. Vic Spencer, Chip tha Ripper, Rapper Big Pooh and Carlitta Durand are a few of the guests who, along with Naledge, make this mixtape worthy of entry into your iTunes music library.
Download: #GoNaledgeGo, Naledge
What happens when you combine a theme centered around one of Chicago’s most prestigious hotels, dopest hip-hop artists, and dopest producers? You get Night At The Elysian, a Naledge/Tony Baines project. Never mind the fact that the Elysian Hotel was renamed the Waldorf Astoria in early February of this year. This tape is smooth as all hell, and features other Chicago emcees, like Vic Spencer, Mic Terror and Chicago rapper/producer Anton Genius. Elysian is only seven tracks long, but good music is often about quality, and not quantity, as anyone with two working ears should know.