MP3: ZRO FOX – “Might Not” ft. Sasha Go Hard
Three of Chicago’s Finest Team-Up for a Hard-Hitting New Track, Premiered by Complex
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
“He’s a great rapper who you can imagine killing it at open mics, cyphers and old-school styled club nights.” – PotholesInMyBlog
“You’ll find WAVES incorporates several different genres within it’s overall hip-hop vibe– electronic, rock, and blues are some of the other elements tapped…” – HotNewHipHop
“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
“The lanky MC’s vocal gymnastics have an elastic flow… he raps like a fan in the crowd hollering at the DJ to pump up the volume.” – Chicago Reader
“It’s diverse, veering from slower flows erring in the sub-genre of jazz-rap to hard-hitting, hard-spitting electro-rap. It’s a perfect summer project…” – HillyDilly
“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
Forming together like Voltron, three Chicago MC’s unite on the debut single from newly formed rap duo ZRO FOX. The group consists of fluidly flowing rapper ProbCause and the first lady of Rhymesayers Ent. Hologram Kizzie fka Psalm One. “Might Not” introduces ZRO FOX with ProbCause and Kizzie trading rapid-fire bars over a lurching space-age beat produced by Wes P. The whole affair is tied together with a blistering verse from Sasha Go Hard, which proves that Chicago still has a lot to say in 2015.
Hologram Kizzie sets off “Might Not” with the slick line “I don’t need a motherfucking co-sign.” Kizzie goes on to pay homage to Ang13, Da Brat and a host of other Windy City female emcees that came before her. Throughout her verse Kizzie takes no prisoners and proves that she’s the lyrical bruiser of ZRO FOX. ProbCause follows up Kizzie’s mind melting bars with a laid back flow that sees the burgeoning Chicago rapper spit about getting his Master’s degree while on acid. ProbCause complements Kizzie well, holding down the experimental druggy Andre 3000 role to his partners Big Boi.
ProbCause and Kizzie have forged a musical kinship that reaches back to 2012. After collaborating on ProbCause’s The Recipe 1 & 2 and Hologram Kizzie’s album Hug Life, they decided that it was finally time to take their chemistry to the next level. As Complex mentions ZRO FOX, “is them not giving a fuck about being cool in any scene.” ZRO FOX isn’t about race, class or fitting into any preconceived notions of what Chicago hip-hop is. The only thing ZRO FOX cares about is creating and performing great art. “Might Not” is the first single from ZRO FOX’s forthcoming self-titled debut EP, which releases 1/20.
Listen to “Might Not” ft. Sasha Go Hard (prod. Wes P): https://soundcloud.com/bonafyderecords/might-not-ft-sasha-go-hard
Check out the Complex premiere of “Might Not”: http://www.complex.com/music/2015/01/zro-fox-might-not-feat-sasha-go-hard-premiere
ZRO FOX Background:
Forming together like Voltron, Chicago MCs ProbCause and Hologram Kizzie, aka Psalm One unite in the newly formed rap duo ZRO FOX. Their music waxes poetic for every genre, yet remains undeniably hip hop. Race doesn’t matter. The scene doesn’t matter. The only thing they care about is creating and performing great art. For everything else, they give ZRO FOX!
ProbCause is a prolific rapper and a painter too. Between performing at SXSW, North Coast, Costa Rica, and tour dates nation-wide, ProbCause is keeping busy and inspiring fellow students at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. His sound, which jumps from hip-hop, to electronic, to RnB, and then back to a classic boom-bap gritty rap, helped get him signed to high-profile booking agency Paradigm. With stories that make you reminisce and a percussive delivery that highlights his versatile production skills, ProbCause is at the head of the pack of promising new Chicago artists.
Cristalle Bowen, professionally known as Psalm One aka Hologram Kizzie, is an artist who never stops evolving. In 2006 Psalm One became the only woman signed to the prestigious, fiercely independent record label Rhymesayers Entertainment. Since then she has toured the globe performing and recording an impressive discography, and has shared the stage with everyone from MF Doom and 50 Cent to Kendrick Lamar and Travis $cott. Balancing time between the road and running the hip-hop influenced after school program Rhymeschool, Psalm has always been an insightful, exciting artist to watch. In 2013, she began releasing music under the pseudonym, Hologram Kizzie. Kizzie’s solo work and group efforts ZRO FOX and The RapperChicks is always witty, fresh, eclectic, and nothing short of inspiring.
“Might Not” ft. Sasha Go Hard: https://soundcloud.com/bonafyderecords/might-not-ft-sasha-go-hard
“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
“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/