Time for us to do a little bit of catching up on some local music that’s been coming out lately. Earlier this month or late last month a new single dropped from local hip hop artist “Fly Rich.” That song is called “Damn!” and you can find it streaming on the youtube player embedded below. This one was engineered by Shawn “Push” Freligh.
Earlier this week a video was released by On The Move With Reco Hill – a new local video series which has mostly featured video interviews orchestrated by Reco Hill and filmed by Elijah Settles.
The new video is of some featured performances by some newer up-and-coming local hip hop artists, entitled the “OTM Freshman Class 2020 Cypher.” It was filmed inside of our own space (the closest thing we have had to a show here since March), and you can check that out streaming on the player embedded below. Also check out the On The Move With Reco Hillyoutube page for more videos right here.
We have a hard time keeping up with local hip hop news and going-ons a lot of time on our site. It would be great if there was a whole other site and other people dedicated to posting what’s new and hot in 217 hip hop, right!?!? Well luckily, there is once again! Today we are reporting that the domain 217hiphop.com is back up and running!
The site looks as active as ever, with plenty of new music being actively posted covering the 217 area code, including both Springfield and Champaign, Illinois. There is also a page for events, however that might not be updated until we are all out of this coronavirus business.
Happy Phase 4 everyone. To celebrate Phase 4, long-running local hip hop artist Cornbread has blessed us with a brand new “Quarantine E.P.” You can stream this five-track EP on the player below or head on over to Cornbread’s soundcloud page for more. Thank you Cornbread.
We have added this one on to our Springfield album archive page! This brings us to 26 local releases we have kept track of so far this year and 521 total.
All of the bars in town are closed (except for some that are doing curbside and delivery services), but today we have some more brand new local music, and a song called “Brown Baby Bars”… that’s right, brought to you by hip hop projects Deezy Da Paperboy and featuring Junior Pasáre.
Today we bring you some brand new Springfield music in these times of stay-at-home orders, coming from local hip hop artist “Clutch.” Clutch has released twelve new tracks on her soundcloud page, and hinted that a proper tape release is on the way. We have the first of those three tracks – “Pain,” featuring YM Tae, “Research,” featuring Dunk, and “Hard Times” featuring ABM Kid all on separate players embedded below. Check out all of the tracks on Clutch’s soundcloud right here.
Today we are bringing you the announcement for our next hip hop show which is coming up QUICK on Saturday, February 15th, and is quite possibly the most stacked hip hop show we have ever put on here. There are SEVEN performers all on the bill for seven dollars, ALL of which have not yet performed at our new space here downtown. At the top of the bill we have the queen of 217 hip hop and one of the best in our area, T-Roni. T-Roni performed at Black Sheep as well as all over the country and has won numerous contests for her performances. Also on this show we have long running local hip hop act Dirty Da Don performing here at Dumb Records for the first time. Stream a new song featuring both Dirty Da Don and T-Roni below. CLUTCH is another one on the bill, a long time performer here in town and had been on a few shows back at Black Sheep! Before that we are gonna Fly Rich! With Fly Rich! Who else do we got… OM33ZY from the area who has worked with a good number of other local artists and performed a few times at Black Sheep. Towards the beginning of the lineup we got a newer artist going by “Extravagant.” Opening things up is the first Springfield performance for BabyPac, who moved here from Galesburg, IL a couple of years ago.
All of this starts at 7:30pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good list of everything we have coming up at Dumb Records in the near future.
Today we have a mega-huge hip hop show to announce. This one is happening on Monday, April 6th at our space. We are especially excited about this one because it features a great lineup of national touring and very notable hip hop acts. One of those being “Aceyalone” from California and an active rapper since 1988. We have his 2001 album streaming on the player below. Aceyalone is coming with a whole group of artists, including Cas Metah and Mouf Warren from Ohio. “Blast Mega” and “Lee G” are a part of the tour as well. Then for local acts, this makes a lineup the biggest we have ever seen for a hip hop show at our space. We’ve got… some familiar acts to our stage including Cornbread, Zach Moad & Young Frost. Some unfamiliar acts but some who may have performed at Black Sheep include… Xtortion Da Don, Agent Orange, and Prez A Dent. There’s more??
All of that is only costing $7 admission… doors are opening at 7:00 pm. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at our space.
Today we are bringing you the first (?) local release of 2020 that we’ve had featured on this site? We know there are a couple of more releases that have already come out from local bands and acts this year, and we have some catching up to do! This one is from a local hip hop act that we have not yet covered on our site, called CHRxS. CHRxS just released a six-track, BLK HRT EP which you can find streaming on the Soundcloud player embedded below.
We don’t know anything about live shows for CHRxS just yet. This is the first one we are adding for 2020 for our Springfield album archive page. Nice.
Here’s another very recent local hip hop release that came out last month that we now know about thanks to Ken No of Hip Hop Humpday and Activator Magazine. It is a compilation of songs of artists – 27 songs in fact – put together by DJ Reco, called Dope: The Mixtape. The cover features a building we are somewhat familiar with. The mixtape is streaming on Datpiff.com and you can check it out right here. Can we embed players from Datpiff??? Let’s see… Yes!!? Does that player right down there work? Awesome!