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ProbCause – WAVES

Chicago Rapper ProbCause Releases Charismatic, Blissful WAVES EP, Debuting via SPIN

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, especially with his new project The Recipe Volume 2. 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

“As this up-and-coming creative continues to walk the line between the subtly sinister and adventurous, his stock continues to increase.” – PotholesInMyBlog

The EP:

Dubbing himself as the “attention hogging, loud talking bitter bragging writer,” Chicago rapper ProbCause proves to be so much more in his highly innovative, and introspective WAVES EP. Premiering via SPIN, the anticipation for the new EP has been bubbling for months, as the project’s first single, the trippy “LSD (Hood Internet Remix),” featuring Chance the Rapper, has eclipsed 500K listens between posts on ProbCause’s personal Soundcloud page and ThisSongIsSick‘s Soundcloud page. Meanwhile, the WAVES EP’s second single, the trap/juke-inspired “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.” Throughout the release, ProbCause displays his ability to take risks artistically, dabbling in electro-rap-rock fusion, while also intriguing his audience with a charismatic flow.


Earlier this month, ProbCause concluded a 40-city tour with electro-pop duo Cherub. In addition to creating music, ProbCause is a graffiti artist-turned-graphic designer, responsible for the remarkably imaginative WAVES cover art. On the 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 and heavy electronic synths. With production by electro producer Gramatik‘s 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.” 

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)

ProbCause’s 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.


“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



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