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Above Ground – [The O’My’s]

A few days back Chicago duo The O’My’s released a sensational new EP titled Above Ground, and it’s a project that you’re going to want in your rotation this summer! It’s a rather quick listen through coming in at just six songs in length, but the tape flows so smoothly together that you hardly even notice the songs change because the transitions are so seamless, it just feels more like an experience. That’s what I have grown to expect from these guys though, they create extraordinary and timeless music so I expected more of the same, and this tape is flawless if you ask me. The lone feature on this project comes from the Pivot Gang leader Frsh Waters on the record “Mood”, which was arguably my favorite track on the tape. Stream Above Ground for yourself below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Studio Ground Rules – [Pivot Gang]

You’ve just been invited to a Pivot Gang studio session. Not sure what to do? Don’t trip—the Chicago crew’s latest cut comes with step-by-step instructions on how to not act a fool when in their presence. “Studio Ground Rules” is the latest posse cut to come from Chicago’s own Pivot Gang, and the squad offers up more of their signature charm, humor, and straight-forward rap style that fans have come to expect by now. They initiate a listener to how they like to run things in their dojo, stressing that they have little tolerance for bullshit once they’re locked in. Saba kicks things off by reminding us of just how creative he could get with one word, turning “hood” into a dozen different metaphors as if it’s nothing to him until he then passes the ball to Frsh Waters, who’s been giving us flashes of lyrical excellence since his return to the rap game last year. Waters’ contribution here is no exception either, as he holds his own with a verse that puts any doubts about his skills to rest. MFnMelo closes up the track with his unfazed, steady flow that’s as warm as it is intimidating, and the final …

Blood – [Pivot Gang]

Pivot Gang’s story up to this point has already been a long one, yet the Chicago collective spearheaded by Saba is only starting to garner the attention they deserve. Their new crew cut, “Blood”, serves as a reminder of the range of talent in Pivot’s ranks and a family reunion just in time for Thanksgiving. ‘Chicago’s Most Charming Rapper’ Joseph Chilliams kicks off the track with his signature sense of humor, followed by MfnMelo’s laidback flow that switches up the pace of the song at just the right time. Frsh Waters, who’s emerged this year with a few promising tracks of his own, closes the song out and finishes his last verse with finesse. Saba holds things down on the hook, tying the gang together by proclaiming his loyalty to his family. It’s been a minute since Pivot dropped a group track, and hopefully “Blood” is a sign of more to come. Listen to “Blood” below, and if you’re in Chicago this weekend, see Pivot Gang in action at the 2nd annual John Walt Day this Saturday. produced by @daedaePIVOT & @squeakPIVOT

Off Instinct – [Frsh Waters]

PIVOT Gang member Frsh Waters made a splash late last year with his explosive single “Piss Po’”. Assisted by Chicago’s Jean Deaux and over a beat produced by Saba, the song marked Frsh’s first piece of new music since serving a 4-and-a-half year prison sentence. He wasted no time, stealing listeners’ attention with his sharp, dyanmic flows, and he brings the same level of precision on the mic for his new track “Off Instinct”. Much like the rest of the PIVOT roster, Frsh packs a whole lot into his bars, letting different parts of his story unravel through his rhymes. He incorporates his upbringing on Chicago’s Westside, growing up with “coupe ambitions” and the idea of hustling to make something out of nothing. Ultimately, the track serves as a testament to Frsh’s loyalty and the idea of stepping up for your team when the time comes. PIVOT’s in-house producer daedaePIVOT offers up effervescent, lo-fi vibes that feel natural under Frsh’s steady delivery. “Off Instinct” also marks the first of what Frsh is calling “Frsh Friday’s”, so hopefully we can expect more where this came from next week.

Off Instinct – [Frsh Waters]

PIVOT Gang member Frsh Waters made a splash late last year with his explosive single “Piss Po’”. Assisted by Chicago’s Jean Deaux and over a beat produced by Saba, the song marked Frsh’s first piece of new music since serving a 4-and-a-half year prison sentence. He wasted no time, stealing listeners’ attention with his sharp, dyanmic flows, and he brings the same level of precision on the mic for his new track “Off Instinct”. Much like the rest of the PIVOT roster, Frsh packs a whole lot into his bars, letting different parts of his story unravel through his rhymes. He incorporates his upbringing on Chicago’s Westside, growing up with “coupe ambitions” and the idea of hustling to make something out of nothing. Ultimately, the track serves as a testament to Frsh’s loyalty and the idea of stepping up for your team when the time comes. PIVOT’s in-house producer daedaePIVOT offers up effervescent, lo-fi vibes that feel natural under Frsh’s steady delivery. “Off Instinct” also marks the first of what Frsh is calling “Frsh Friday’s”, so hopefully we can expect more where this came from next week.

Piss Po’ – [Frsh Waters] Ft. [Jean Deaux]

Chicago native & Pivot Gang’s own Frsh Waters released an impressive new record a few days back titled “Piss Po’” featuring Jean Deaux, and it’s one of the hottest songs of the month by far. The first thing you will notice when you dive into this one is undoubtedly the bass knocking production that was brought to us by Saba, before both Frsh Waters & Jean Deaux jumped on the beat and picked it apart perfectly, leaving us with plenty of memorable & punch line bars. Frsh displayed his ability to create all around sonically pleasing records that don’t lack the hard bars that we all crave, one of my favorite rhymes he spit in this one was when he paid homage to the trailblazing Chicago emcees saying “West side where you do or you die, in the conflict crucial, smoking on hay now”. Jean Deaux went CRAZY on her verse toward the back end of this track, it’s one of those verses that you hear for the first time and think “oh shit” as you replay it over and over again. I really enjoyed this new offering and it’s only leaving me more eager to see what else Frsh has …