Everyday in Chicago there is music being dropped by the masses. There are new artists arising and Chicago is becoming a critical aspect to the music scene.
This summer there were plenty of good and bad tapes being dropped. Some made the spotlight, some didn't, and some are still being played. This year, there were only a select artists that dropped successful projects that sounded different than most. Here's the tapes that we felt were the best of Chicago summer.
1) Saba- "Comfort Zone "
Saba made his imprint in the industry with this tape. It was the most diverse and original tape heard so far this summer. Provided some nice vibes, and the songs related to the realities of Chicago. Many Chicago talent on the tape helped make this tape as organic as it was. Hands down, the best tape of the summer.
2) Mick Jenkins- "The Water[s]"
This was Mick Jenkin's debut tape, and he made sure to provide his all. This tape had its own genre of sound that really made it stand out. We felt that this brought the best out of Mick, from the mixture of production and the theme he portrayed. After a listen you definitely will need some water.
3) King Louie- "TONY "
King Louie never fails when dropping a mixtape. Once again, he comes with the heat and the right features. As well as some nice production that only added a better sound. King Louie gave a solid number of tracks that provided a heavy amount of new music at once from him. Ensuring that he is still relevant, and keeps the excitement high for new music from him.
Hurt Everybody- "Hurt Everybody EP"
Right when Supa Bwe, Carl and the later accompanied MulattoBeats, it was obvious that they would be the next success out of Chicago. With already providing some original music before the tape, they provided something deeper than that with it. This tape had a totally different sound than most, and had melodies that they can only provide. You'll almost wish there was more tracks after the end of it.