EP: ProbCause – WAVES

Chance the Rapper, The Hood Internet, Twista, Exmag Feature on Chicago MC’s New Release, Available for Free Download

05.12.2014

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Critical Praise for ProbCause:

“ProbCause nimbly rides fusion-friendly hip-hop tracks; there’s the DJ Screwed-up dubstep buzzer ‘Ego Trip’ and the ecstatic rap-rock track ‘Neon Dreams.'”SPIN

“The rising rapper […] has continued to dominate his own lane…  Prob will have you locked in.” – XXL

“…just one conversation with ProbCause is enough to make you realize that he’s deeper than even his most serious lyrics suggest.” – Chicagoist.com

“In Chicago and beyond, ProbCause is one to watch. His skills, creativity and persona are refreshing and unlike much else. There is a spin on everything that sounds and feels distinctly his. In both the rap game and the art world he is changing the rules.” – FakeShoreDrive.com

The EP:

Following a premiere with SPIN, eclectic Chicago rapper ProbCause officially releases his WAVES EP for stream and free download. Anticipation for the new EP has continued to grow ever since hip-hop fans got a taste of the project’s first single, “LSD (Hood Internet Remix),” featuring Chance the Rapper. The track surpassed 500K collective plays on ProbCause’s personal and ThisSongIsSick’s Soundcloud pages. Debuting on Noisey, the trap/juke-influenced second single, “Chicago Style,” has been updated to include a verse from Chicago rap legend Twista, which SPIN calls “one his most snarling verses in quite some time.”

On the WAVES EP, tracks like “Ego Trip,” described by SPIN as a “DJ Screwed-up dubstep buzzer,” prove ProbCause’s versatility and willingness to experiment with different sounds. In doing so, he includes a bit of auto-tune in conjunction with heavy electronic synths. With production by electronic-rock band Exmag, he also hits listeners with “Neon Dreams,” which plays into more of a blissfully romantic sound, simultaneously obtaining baby-making soundscapes, before subtly segueing into a sweet, more melodic track, “Breezy.” Speaking on specific tracks from the EP, SPIN adds, “the introspective, novelistic ‘Pale Moonlight‘ is a downtempo moment of pause that practically turns WAVES EP into a mini-movie.”

The release of ProbCause’s WAVES EP follows a 40-city tour with electro-pop duo Cherub, which included two sold out dates in NYC. In addition to creating music, ProbCause is a graffiti artist-turned-graphic designer, responsible for the remarkably imaginative WAVES cover art. “His skills, creativity and persona are refreshing and unlike much else,” says FakeShoreDrive. “There is a spin on everything that sounds and feels distinctly his. In both the rap game and the art world he is changing the rules.”

Listen to WAVES: http://soundcloud.com/probcause/sets/waves

Download WAVES for free: http://probcause.bandcamp.com/album/waves

Check out the SPIN premiere of WAVEShttp://www.spin.com/articles/probcause-waves-ep-stream/

ProbCause – WAVES EP tracklist:

1 – “Meditate” (Prod. by Two Fresh)
2 – “Ego Trip” (feat. Fluffy) (Prod. by Fortified Sounds)
3 – “Neon Dreams” (Prod. by Exmag)
4 – “Pairadice” (Prod. by Drew Mantia)
5 – “Chicago Style” (feat. Twista) (Prod. by Fortified Sounds & Drew Mantia)
6 – “Breezy” (feat. Gibbz) (Prod. by Cofresi)
7 – “One of a Kind” (feat. The O’MY’s) (Prod. by Carter)
8 – “Pale Moonlight” (feat. Donnie Trumpet & KSRA) (Prod. by Wes P.)
9 – “Back in the Day” (feat. Psalm One & KSRA (Prod. by Drew Mantia)
10 – “LSD (Hood Internet Remix)” (feat. Chance the Rapper) (Prod. by The Hood Internet)

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Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with ProbCause.

ProbCause Background:

We drew a line in the sand, and ProbCause crossed it. Over and over again. Eventually, we gave up on drawing lines and left that to him. Not only is ProbCause a prolific rapper, but a painter too. Between SXSW, North Coast, Costa Rica, and tour dates nation-wide, ProbCause is keeping busy. When he’s not on the road doing shows, he’s getting friendly with his paintbrush and inspiring fellow students at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. His sound jumps from hip hop, to electronic, to R & B, and then back to a classic boom-bap gritty rap sound. With stories that make you reminisce and a percussive delivery that highlights his versatile production, ProbCause is one of the most dynamic touring acts.


Links:

official site | twitter | facebook | instagram | soundcloud | bandcamp

WAVES: http://soundcloud.com/probcause/sets/waves

“Chicago Style”: http://youtu.be/-msZxXK6xXg

“Chicago Style”: https://soundcloud.com/probcause/chicago-style

“LSD” (Hood Internet Remix): https://soundcloud.com/probcause/lsd-ft-chance-the-rapper-hood-internet-remix

“LSD” (feat. Chance the Rapper): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfwGplBrAKc

“Flex”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwjG7ZRTcNQ

“Muffhugger” (feat. ProbCause): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfwGplBrAKc

“LSD” (feat. Chance the Rapper): https://soundcloud.com/probcause/lsd

“Three Course Meal” (feat. Action Bronson and Chance the Rapper): https://soundcloud.com/probcause/probcause-three-course-meal

Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/probcause/