Chicago hip-hop artists Shaffer and D.R.
These days it’s hard to find a decent hop-hop track that has a deeper message than how many blunts the rapper can smoke. Chicago-based Creative Thought$ Music Group is an alternative hip-hop label reacting to the absence of depth in the more mainstream music by releasing tracks that go just as hard but include lyrical poetry and deep meaning that would fit right in on a Tupac record. The group is currently featuring rappers D.R. and Shaffer who also happen to be CTMG’s founders. Recent singles have gained them a lot of attention as someone to watch closely in the alternative scene. Their latest release “It’s All Good” is an airy anthem with a bittersweet hook and intricate verses.