Long time site favorite Son Em’ All has been missing in action for a couple of years now. He unfortunately got caught up in the Milwaukee penal system. A struggle that sadly many of our Black males know all too well. However, things are starting to look up again for the veteran emcee. He’s free and though still fighting the system in a sense, he’s also returned to the music scene. He’s got a lot to say and is kicking off his return with an EP entitled Back & Forth. The five track offering is described in the press release as a reference to: “(…) the revolving door of the Prison Industrial Complex as well as the push and pull it puts on a man and his family emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.” That sets a pretty deep tone right there. This journey into a troubled world includes production from top 414 names: DSCRIBE, Blax, and 40Mil. There are also a few guest appearances on the project as well from the likes of: Hektik, kEwii, Mic Crawf, Meccah Maloh, Rich P, and Blax. That is quite the roster of names right there. Settle in for the ride and continue reading after the break.
Cardiac Da Pulse teamed up with a couple of his peers for a collaboration that ended his 2016 in a major way and is shaping up his 2017 pretty nicely as well. The song is titled “Fear” and the collaborators areTr3y and Class M. The trio got together to create an old school style love record. It’s set to a suave instrumental with a groovy tempo and a mellow vibe, all courtesy of The Cratez. The hook is a thing of beauty too. Tr3y knocks the vocals out of the park and the lyrics are endearing. The verses are of a favorable quality. Cardiac and Class M come thru with distinguishable executions, notable wordplay, and open rhymes. They give a realistic perspective on relationships that listeners are sure to respect and connect with. As a whole, this is a banging single and it’s not hard at all to see why it’s gained so much popularity. “Fear” is slated to appear on Cardiac’s upcoming project ViBES. So if this tune is any indication, his supporters definitely have something to look forward to later on this year.
Mister Parris is known in the entertainment & fashion worlds for his unique striking way with graphics/designs. He’s the mastermind behind the site’s current logo as a matter of fact. However, what some might not be aware of is the fact that he also dabbles in music. A little bit ago, he released a brand new EP produced entirely by the one and only 40Mil. The project is labeled The Official and it contains a total of nine tracks. Additionally, there are features from names such as: Jackie B, Tory Lowe, and Yo Dot. A highlight from the collective would be “The Alarm.” This is a collaboration with the controversial Tory Lowe. The song carries a strong call for the people to stand up and combat all of the violence as well as the corruption that plagues the world today. The tune is set to a smooth old school style instrumental with a slight groove to it and a conscious vibe. It’s a solid track and just one of many on the EP. Readers should definitely give the whole project a spin if they haven’t already.
Haven’t had a 40Mil feature on the site in a good while. So figured it was time to remedy that. He is still hard at work slaying the worlds of both production and videography. He is taking his Rhythmaddix Music Group faction to new heights as well.
L-R aka Lyrics N’ Rhythm is a Milwaukee County bred talent. He got into the music world at an early age but didn’t start taking his journey seriously until around 2005. Under the tutelage of his close friends, family members, and the great state of Texas (Houston), the up-and-coming rapper developed his own sound & style. Currently, he is a part of two factions: $NR$ (Staying Noble Reaching Success) and Rhythmaddix Music Group. Additionally, he has a project in the works titled The Giver that is due out this year. With a reputation for being a serious grinder with a diverse palate, he is seemingly one to keep an eye/ear out for. So The Illixer thought it might be a treat for readers to dig into his most recent offering, “Rain.”