Soul Group Universe is a gritty, lyrical rap group that represents the streets of South Jamaica Queens, in every bar they spit! Stargiela, Saj, Chello and 808 all bring a different energy to the track; painting a picture of their stories in every song. The group's lyrical prowess and NYC heavy hitting bars attract the OG hip-hop lover, while the heavy trap inspiration and dynamic flows fit right into today’s rap game. Their versatility allows this group to stay relevant in an evolving music scene, meanwhile allowing them to stay true to the essence of NYC hip-hop. Chello’s charismatic verses make you feel every line. Stargiela’s dynamic flows keep you guessing as he proves his lyrical genius on every track. 808’s witty bars and trap flows allow him to add a more mainstream, but yet underground presence to SGUV's tracks. When Saj blesses us with a verse, he sets the undertone of the track with melodies for each listener to vibe out to. Check out our top five tracks for the Commission's latest signees.
5. "Lights Out"
4. "No Hook Freestyle"
3. "Believe Its Jumpin
2. "Outter Space"
1. "Heaven or Hell Freestyle"
Chance the Rapper recently dropped his most recent mixtape "Coloring Book," in which he really exhibits his unique sound. With live instrumentals on most of the production and gospel inspired vocals throughout the tape, we hear Chance's love for gospel music and how it influences his music. With his first two critically acclaimed mixtapes, 10 Day and Acid Rap, Chance provides us with another gem that doesn't sound like any other project out right now. With a lot of features on this project including Future, Lil Wayne, 2Chainz and Kanye West, Chance is still able to stay true to his own sound.
Overall this tape will speak to your soul, while still providing you with the bars that a hip-hop lover is always looking for. Make sure to take a listen and download the tape. Check out this throw away track from the album that features fellow Chicago artists, Mick Jenkins and Alex Wiley, two other lyrical geniuses.
Take a look at Chance's latest performance on the Jimmy Fallon show of one of the singles off the mixtape, "Blessings."
JCole has been reppin Dreamville for years now. Over the last 2 years or so, we have seen the group's development, along with the development of each member. The first project we heard from the group as a collective was Revenge of the Dreamers, in Jan 2014. This project included all four members, JCole, Bas, Omen and Cozz.
Bas recently dropped a project entitled, Too High to Riot. This is his second release, his first being Last Winter which was released on April 29, 2014. On this project we see Bas' development both lyrically and musically. As an artist from Queens, his New York style is evident in much of his production, yet hr is able to effectively express his art throughout his unique flows and intellectual lyrics on the project. Bas remains in-house on this project, including features only from his Dreamville counterparts, Cozz and JCole. The project is quality music throughout, take a listen: