Modill Midnight Green

Windy City hip-hop has been growing stronger every year thanks to the likes of Kanye and Common, but underground cats have been producing even greater waves in Chicago. Add the duo of Racecar on the mic and K-Kruz on the console to the list of Illinois hotness because Modill have constructed a rather beautiful excursion into abstract beats and hypnotising vibes with their Midnight Green debut. K-Kruz’s beats are fresh as he hits some incredible moments in blissful jazz and funk, such as his gorgeous boom bap for Dave from De La Soul on "Vacant Rhymes” and especially on "Touchdown” as he chops up a nice soul croon and horn section with a Premo-esque drum. Even when the producer gets a little more complex he still stays on point, sounding similar to Prefuse 73’s love of sample demolishing. Racecar’s flow is smooth as well and fits snug on this record as he effortlessly drops rhymes in a cool manner making Midnight Green extremely easy to get down with. Fellow Chicago microphone assassin and one of hip-hop’s most slept-on MCs drops by for two fantastic numbers as the mighty Diverse solidifies the claim that the Windy City is a hip-hop hotbed right now with Modill quickly rising to the top. (EV)