By Julie S.
Chicago's Fairplay delivers another strong mixtape in Family and Money 2 (City of Hate)
Fairplay is a lyrical assassin, using his gritty street tales from the crime-ridden streets of Chicago to capitate listeners. He has a penchant for 90’s hip hop, utilizing the old school mentality with a new school flavor. In the last few months, Fairplay has perfected his skills behind the camera, dropping 2 well-received visuals in anticipation for his highly anticipated full-length Friends, Enemies, Demons & Saints.
Dude is bringing a new flavor the city, keeping true to the music he wants to make. He has a loyal following, and his social media (and SoundCloud) numbers are substantial. I love listening to his music – it’s refreshing & much needed in the current state of hip hop.
Fairplay is also a family man and has just dropped his second compilation tape titled Family and Money 2 (City of Hate). While Fairplay makes up the bulk of the tape, he enlists features from his crew that has created a grass-roots movement in Chicago.
At 14 tracks it’s a perfect introduction to the MC, full of his wit, creativity, and of course lyrical genius. The mixtape title says it all, as Fairplay isn’t afraid to speak candidly about the atrocities in the city. If you are a true hip hop head you’ll enjoy this project, and find at the very least a few songs that you rock with. Keep watch for this guy as more and more people are starting to take notice.