Netherfriends- TOUR4EVER EP [New Music]

Netherfriends, one of our favorite beatmaking nomads, has released his latest EP TOUR4EVER. Crafted over the summer of 2014 while he was living in Chicago, it features a wide spectrum of Chicago MC’s and vocalists who dropped by his attic lair to make magic. Simply put, this EP could melt all the snow and ice in the city if played on the right sound system. Can we make that happen?

DRE DAY 2015 Aftermath [Event Wrap-up]

Another year has come and gone and Dre Day was once again the place to be! Thanks to all the homies that showed up and showed out to help make this our best year ever! Check out the footage courtesy of DJ Intel, Glitter Guts, and Adle Photo.. and if you really want to relive the moment, we have the whole event streaming on

Share, like, and tag til your fingers fall off and remember, when you diss Dre Day, you diss yourself.

ps. #DREDAY2016. February 19th, 2016 at Double Door. Save the Date!!

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RIO- Trying To Be Human [New Music]

Today, Chicago’s RIO (Raps Instant Obsession) releases his long awaited album with Portland producer G_Force Trying To Be Human. Simply put, we’re obsessed. Blending infectious melodies with a penchant for clever wordplay, RIO sounds at home whether talking spiritual or about the material things in life. Don’t be surprised if you get hooked.

Keiya- Work EP [New Music]

Looking to chase those winter blues away? Or, for our warm weather readers, are you looking to chase away your non weather related blues? You aren’t alone. Thankfully, Keiya has us/you/everyone covered with her debut EP Work! Handling vocals as well as production, this is an impressive first effort and a pleasure to listen to. Look froward to running this one back again. And again. And again.

DANJ 001: Strictly Butter by DJ Scend [New Mix]

Here at Ground Lift Media we come from a deep culture of DJing as an art form and are supported by a wide array of those artists. Driven by our mutual love for music and bringing it to the people, we subscribe to a simple ethos: There will always be a human element; DJs are not jukeboxes.

So to that end, welcome to the first episode of DANJ. Every other week we will be featuring a different DJ with a mix to take you into your weekend. Think of it as gift from us to you. This week we have DJ Scend of the Hip Hop Project bring you that butter, strictly. Hop over to the Soundcloud for 30 minutes of that goodness and follow us to be the first in line for the next one!

Red Pill- Look What This World Did To Us [New Music]

Red Pill lets loose, “Look What This World Did To Us,”the title track off of his next project and solo Mello Music Group debut, out April 7th. Earnest and introspective, we’re intrigued to see what the complete project has in store for us this spring. Given his previous releases, both solo and with his group Ugly Heroes ( Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent), we envision a scenario where this just might stay on repeat for a good while.

Green Sllime x Defcee- “Army Jacket Lining” [New Music]

SkighMOB representers Green Sllime and Defcee body their latest offering, the swerving and ominous “Army Jacket Lining.” Sllime double duties this one, providing both rhyme and beat. Veteran status is written all over this joint, as the duo maneuver with tactical ease from start to finish. You’ve been warned.

A Moment with: Saba PIVOT [Interview]

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Tahj Chandler, better known as Saba, has been has been making waves since his critically acclaimed release Comfort Zone and has no intention of stopping anytime soon. We sat down with the Pivot Gang representative to find out what makes the man tick before he lives the dream on tour with NoName Gypsy and Mick Jenkins.  Continue reading “A Moment with: Saba PIVOT [Interview]” »