Apr 15

Interview: The Hip Hop Project w/ Esohel

Esohel who joined DJ Scend in studio to talk about his latest album, Dopamine. Scend played new joints off Dopamine and Esohel went in depth on the making of his latest project.

The Hip Hop Project has been on air since 1995 and is one of America’s longest running hip hop radio mixshows. Be sure to tune in every Saturday night to catch DJ Scend & Slot-A from 10p-12a CST on 88.7 FM if you’re in Chicago and/or www.wluw.org worldwide.

Apr 15

MUSIC: Esohel x DJ Poor “Dopamine” LP

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Blood brothers, Esohel and DJ Poor bring it back to the roots on their latest full length release titled “Dopamine”.  The two originally released their first independent project in 1999, “Eclipse”, which was Esohel’s introduction to the Chicago rap scene going then by the name Emce Sol along with DJ Poor playing maestro providing a unique sound on the production tip.  A decade plus and several projects later, the two prove that some things don’t change as they unite once again on “Dopamine” to push boundaries with an unconventional approach that encourages the rest to catch up.  Dose up.

Stream and Download Here

Apr 15

VIDEO: Esohel “Trenches” (Prod. DJ Poor) [Dir. Satellite Imgs]


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Apr 15

ART: Official Dopamine Cover

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Official cover artwork for Dopamine has been released showing that Dopamine is an all around collaboration, whether it is the soul of the project, Esohel’s lyricism and versatility to adapt to DJ Poor’s wide range of hard hitting production, or the visual tag team for the album’s art and direction which both eS and Po also have come together to bring to life.  Dopamine drops 4/14 for stream and download on www.Esohel.com and www.DJPoor.com.

Apr 15

FASHION: “E” Chicago Hawks Tee

BlackandGreyEhawkEsohel “E”Chicago Hawks Logo Tee is now available in Black and Sports Grey screen printed in sizes S-XXL.  Visit www.Esohel.Bigcartel.com to purchase this and other design styles now!

Mar 15

MUSIC: Esohel “Trenches” (Prod. DJ Poor)

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On “Trenches”, Esohel paints a candid, yet dark portrait of Chicago, where every day someone falls victim to the streets’ allure.  The head nodding production by DJ Poor takes you on a sonic ride of the city’s underbelly and back.  Look out for visuals of Trenches to follow, along with the anticipated  “Dopamine” LP releasing 4/14.

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Mar 15

FASHION: “Dopamine” Blk on Bleach Tye Dye Shirt



Less Is More Clothing drops the Dopamine (Blk On Bleach Tye Dye) Tee designed by graff artist PORE.  Each Tee is unique and handmade with no two shirts alike. Support the artistry below by purchasing in your size. Look out for Esohel x DJ Poor’s upcoming “Dopamine” album release set to be available 4/14.


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Mar 15

LIVE: “Countdown To Dopamine” @ Sub T Lounge 3/25/15

Countdown To Dopamine#HelloHipHop x So Elevated present: “Countdown To Dopamine” Pre-Release Party.@ Sub T Lounge (2011 w. North Ave, Chicago) Wednesday 3/25/15.   Performances by Esohel, Words, Phero, Demo, and Konsept The Emcee along with a Beat Showcase by DJ Poor. Vibes all night provided by Shon Roka and Illanoiz with guest Ricky Dubs on the tables.  Hosted by Visual. 21+ to enter. Doors open 9pm-2am. $5 cover, Ladies free before 10.

Mar 15

FASHION: Blk On Blk Aqua Glow Hoody



The up and coming clothing label Less Is More releases its first piece to the public. The black on black hoody sports the “P Money Bag” emblem representing passion over dollars and is perfect to wear as is or layered especially in unpredictable Chicago weather.  A modest sheen in daylight and an aqua luminescence in the dark brings the logo to life making this piece one to have in your wardrobe.

Purchase Here

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Feb 15

VIDEO: Esohel “System” (Prod. DJ Poor) [Dir. Satellite Images]

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