King Louie, Brain Dead, Wave Chapelle, Fanetic, Julius Dolls, Trip

King Louie

King Louie has cemented his place as a legendary figure in Chicago Hip-Hop and has never stopped giving his fans new content or touching down on the road. King Louie is best known as one of the pioneers of the Drill Hip-Hop movement in Chicago that put on display an honest portrait of the conditions in underserved Chicago neighborhoods, woke the city up, and provided a blueprint of success for ambitious, talented youth in Chicago. King Louie’s talent and work ethic continued to take him to new heights and led to him receiving nods and collaborations with some of Chicago’s most prominent entertainers such as his work with DJ Victorious & Twista on “Koolin”, “ Familiar” from Nico Segal, Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment’s Surf project, and teaming up with fellow drill pioneer Chief keef for Send It Up, an important moment for Chicago on Kanye West’s Yeezus album. King Louie has recently been featured on networks such as CNN to speak out against gun violence in Chicago.
Fresh off performing in venues and arenas nationwide on Chance The Rapper’s Be Encouraged Tour, King Louie will take the stage in Milwaukee to help celebrate the kick off of IVE’s f Irst & foreVEr Tour.
King Louie recently dropped a video for his new Mulatto Beats produced track “Long Live The Kings” ahead of King L’s highly anticipated, up and coming Jeep Music 2 project:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__51hpR3JcI
“ The early standout for me was this King Louie-assisted “Long Live The Kings,” which in my opinion brought Louie back to the zone I like him in. The backdrop was perfect, and Louie attacked the track effortlessly. The good news is now there’s a video to accompany it. This is a song everyone needs to hear, so let’s hope the video further pushes it.”
-Fake Shore Drive

Braindead

Braindead is one of the fastest rising emcee- producers in the latest class of emerging Chicago talent. Braindead combines high-energy, trap-inspired production, live instrumentation, and honest storytelling to paint a broad, vivid picture of living in Chicago as a young adult. Braindead has been steadily feeding the dead with content such as his self-titled, debut mixtape and his summer in the city anthem “Ridin.”
Braindead has been hard at work recording his debut album at Classick Studios in Chicago, preparing to preview the material from the highly anticipated, debut album, and arranging to bring out some of Chicago’s top artists as special guests on the fIrst & foreVEr Tour.
Back in April Braindead teamed up with IVE co-founder & twin brother Uncle P for the release of 4I7 by Mr. Smith. Stream the double EP everywhere:

Wave Chapelle

Milwaukee native Wave Chapelle is one of the most talented and successful artists to emerge from the often under-recognized, vibrant Milwaukee Hip-Hop scene. Being the son of a legendary Milwaukee rapper, Wave received valuable lessons about the game while growing up but knew instinctively he also needed to carve his own path. Wave headed down to Memphis where he continued to grow his organic fan base while inking a deal with Yo Gotti’s CMG Music & Epic Records in 2014. Since then the “ Authentic” rapper has continued his strides touring with national acts such as Curren$y, building his own brand, and feeding MKE wavey new content.
Wave takes a break from recording and performing on the west coast to join IVE for the premier date on the fIrst & foreVEr Tour in his hometown .
Get familiar with “It’ll All Make Sense 2,” the latest mixtape release from the Milwaukee emcee: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/44412/wave-chapelle-itll-all-make-sense-soon-2.html
“ Throughout his work, he teeters between neo-soul production, trap-like beats, and boom bap, using the platform to spit bars on his personal narrative, his city, and his success.”
-Noisey Vice

Fanetic

Fanetic is known as one of the most seasoned and entertaining lyricists, songwriters, and emcees in the Chicagoland area. Fanetic brings an infectious love for the Hip-Hop culture, constant energy, and a sense of responsibility to speak his truth and amplify other voices & perspectives whenever he has the mic.
Most recently, Fanetic paid homage and showcased one of his favorite areas in the city of Chicago. Watch/stream the new single & music video for “ Printer’s Row” directed by Italian film director Lorenzo Diego-Carrera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlyo23GndFY
Fanetic made Chicago move with his latest project while upholding, preserving, and sharing the legacy of his late mother. Listen to the most recent album from Fanetic, Karen’s Legacy : https://soundcloud.com/fanetic/sets/kerens-legacy
“Music was a big reason for my resilience. I figured that if it helped me, then possibly I could help others with my message. That's when I thought of the name "Keren's Legacy". I knew that things were far from over. It became more important for me to carry on and do my best in life.”
-Fanetic speaking to AllieLyke.com after the release of Karen’s Legacy

Julius Dolls

Life Is Beautiful Sometimes
Stream the acclaimed, debut album from Chicago’s original Beach Goth: http://www.juliusdolls.com
The latest music video from Julius, “Long Nights (Feat. vii)” was premiered at The Logan Theater in Chicago and later debuted on Elevator Magazine. Watch the video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5clcOsiM4wg
‘“Long Nights” is a great track that’s accompanied by a beautifully scenic video that brings the track to life really nicely. It’s home is Dolls’ recently-released project Life Is Beautiful Sometimes, and is a tremendous introduction to the Chicago artist if you weren’t already familiar.”
-Elevator Magazine IVE

Trip

Trip is one of Hip-Hop and R&B’s freshest and most unique voices emerging in the Midwest. Growing up in Hawaii, then by way of Chicago, and currently residing in Milwaukee, Trip uses a combination of his feel-good bars, vibey melodies, and hard,trap-like production to take his audience on a...
Ride top down to Trip’s debut LOST EP: https://soundcloud.com/trip_yuh/sets/lost_ep IVE

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