Written by Maxwell James (@maxwellxjames)
It’s hard to believe that June is already over. It's been a month of high profile releases, so keeping up with all of them might have been somewhat difficult. Luckily, we've put a PrimeFortune's Best of June together for you in case you looked past or overlooked some of the more exciting tracks the city has seen this month.
5.)119 Productions & The FDC Present: "The C.S.S Vol. 1 & 2"
Few can argue Chicago's domination of the hip hop scene in recent years, but just in case you were starting to forget, 119 Productions & The FDC, reveal a series of mixtapes titled The C.S.S(The Chicago Sight 'N Sound). The tape features artists such as Smoke Ono, Chris Crack, Saba, Leather Corduroys, Dally Auston, Lucki Eck$, SolarFive, Jared A.G., MFn Melo, and many more. This is a must listen too tape for any Chicago hip hop fan so be sure to check it out.
4.)Travis Scott "Antidote"
Houston native Travis Scott, returns with this latest solo cut "Antidote". While this one is a little more subdued than your typical Scott record, featuring melodies that are more nuanced than his preferred style of inspired auto-tuned blurting, it's still as equally impressive. There's no word as to if the single will appear on Scott's upcoming album, but the track has left fans more eager than ever for the new project.
Party on a Sunday
Do it all again on Monday
Spent a check on a weekend
I might do it all again
I just hit a 3peat
Fucked three hoes I met this week
3.) Video: Logan "Far Away"
Shortly after being the victim of a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway, Logan returns in a somewhat heroic fashion with the video for his hit single "Far Away". The J. Krown directed video perfectly captures the essence of the track, and signifies the Chicago native's return to the game.
2.) Video: Vic Mensa "U Mad"
After taking the charts by storm with "U Mad" , the first single off his highly anticipated debut album "Traffic", Vic Mensa and Kanye West connect for one of the most visually striking videos of the year. If the public wasn't already buzzing about "Traffic" they certainly are now.
1.) Lil Durk "Remember My Name"
Almost 3 years after making a name for himself, one of the forefathers of the Chicago Drill Scene, Lil Durk, releases his highly anticipated debut album "Remember My Name". Critics speculated that Durk's decision to wait 3 years before releasing an album may have dissipated the buzz behind the young Chicago artist, but upon first listen this turned out to be far from the truth. "Remember My Name" perfectly demonstrates how many flows Durk has in his arsenal and ultimately is an excellent showcase of what Durk can accomplish as an artist and why he remains at the forefront of the Chicago Drill Scene.