Chicago Loud 9, also known as cLOUD9, is a 9 member multi-genre collective that seamlessly blends moments of hip-hop, rock, funk, jazz, reggae, pop, blues and more into a unified and instantly recognizable sound.
Last July the group self-released their debut full-length cLOUD9 and its lead single, “After Party”. The track serves as an ideal album opener, perfectly introducing the dynamic of the group while allowing its accessibility to ease you into some of the album’s heavier hitters.
Strong drums and a punchy horn section lead the song instrumentally, while the interplay of rock and hip-hop vocals pave the way for a pretty phenomenal rap verse in the song’s third quarter. Take a listen to the track below or check out its newly released video counterpart.
Stream the rest of cLOUD9 or name your own price and download a copy through the group’s Bandcamp page. You can catch Chicago Loud 9 live at the Double Door next month for Midwest Hype’s album release show. Tickets go on sale Saturday, and you can grab all the details here.